Pre-ordering GTA5 on PlayStation 5 almost feels like stealing

While the story of GTA5 starts with breaking a bank, getting to experience it on PlayStation 5 ironically won’t require you to do so. For a limited time, Rockstar Games is offering the current-gen versions for prices so low, you’d almost feel guilty about pre-ordering. I say ‘versions’ because Xbox gamers are in for a discount as well. It just ain’t as sweet as the PlayStation one.

Let me just cut right to the chase. The PlayStation 5 version of GTA5 can now be pre-ordered for $9.99. That’s right. For the price of 4 liters of gasoline in the Netherlands, you can drive indefinitely in current-gen Los Santos. That’s right, Los Santos, the city where you never have to worry about refueling your ride. The only cumbersome annoyance comes in the form of cops riding your ass. And for that ultra-low price of $9.99 you’ll get the complete package, including GTA Online, which is free for PS Plus members in the first place, be it for only three months.

Xbox Series owners are getting a deal of their own, which is still neat, but not as impressive. Team Green will need to fork over $19.99 to claim their current-gen edition of GTA5. Those merely interested in GTA Online can buy that separately for $9.99.

If all of this sounds enticing, be aware that these offers won’t last forever. If you decide to snooze, you might lose. That would have to be one hell of a snooze though, since the deal ends on June 14. So, if you really don’t wanna miss out, fire up your console and hit that pre-order button. Oh… and good luck finding that option in the browser version of both stores. Y u do dis?

Then again, you might want to know what it is that you’ll be pre-ordering. Well… it’s GTA5, an eight-and-a-half-year old game being re-released to fit the current standards. That means you’ll be getting the original laureled story in crispy new Fidelity, Performance, or Performance RT coating. Or, as Rockstar puts it:

“These new versions also offer across-the-board improvements including faster loading times, increased population and traffic variety, increased vegetation density, improved lighting quality across shadows, water reflections, and other elements. Plus improved anti-aliasing, motion-blur, highly detailed new explosions, fire, and much more.”

“There’s also new levels of responsiveness with Haptic Feedback and dynamic resistance via the Adaptive Triggers on PlayStation 5’s DualSense wireless controller, adding new sensations to weather effects, directional damage, rough road surfaces, explosions, and much more. Platform-specific features also include immersive audio using Tempest 3D positional audio on PlayStation 5 and Spatial Sound on Xbox Series X|S.”

Cool.