GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 Next-Gen Backwards Compatibility Announced


Rockstar has announced that Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as numerous other older games from the developer, will be backwards compatible on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles.The PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA 5

and RDR 2 will be playable on the new next-gen consoles. Progress can be carried across, either through the use of cloud saves or manual transfer via USB storage or LAN/wi-fi transfer, for campaign save games. Progress in the Online components of GTA and RDR will be carried across via your Rockstar Social Club profile, provided you sign in with the same PSN/Xbox Live account you used previously.In addition to GTA 5 and RDR 2, the most recent version of L.A. Noire (as well as the VR Case Files on PS4) will also be backwards compatible on next-gen.

Also detailed by Rockstar are the developer’s other games that will be available through backwards compatibility. On Xbox, these 360 and original Xbox games will be playable: Bully: Scholarship Edition, GTA 4, GTA: Episodes from Liberty City, GTA: San Andreas, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis.

As for PS5, these games available from the PS Store will carry over to PS5: Bully, GTA 3, GTA: San Andreas, GTA: Vice City, Manhunt, Max Payne, Red Dead Revolver, The Warriors.Rockstar has yet to announce any form of free next-gen update for these games, and so while they will likely be enhanced due to the power of the next-gen consoles, none of these games will be optimized or upgraded for PS5 or Xbox Series X right now. We do know that there will be GTA 5: Enhanced Edition for next-gen, although it’s unclear if this is a paid-for re-release or a free update. There will be a standalone version of GTA Online released for PS5 in 2021, though.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.



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