Just take Two Interactive published their fiscal results for the first quarter of 2021, and like most other major publishers, they had a very good three months because COVID-19 kept consumers at home. As usual, the biggest money maker was Grand Theft Auto V, which has now sold over 135 million copies. During their latest earnings report, Take-Two announced that GTA V had sold 130 million copies, meaning it sold another five million copies in Q1 2021, more than any other quarter since the game’s launch in 2013.
On the heels of this latest success, Take-Two has revealed some more information about their upcoming GTA-V related plans. As previously announced, GTA V will be coming to next-generation consoles in the second half of calendar year 2021 with a “range of technical enhancements, visual upgrades and performance enhancements to take full advantage of the latest hardware.”
Take-Two has also revealed that Grand Theft Auto Online will receive new exclusive updates and next-generation content, as well as a new standalone release. It seems that this version of GTA Online not free to play, although PlayStation 5 owners can download it for free three months after its release. In the meantime, all PS Plus subscribers will receive 1 million GTA dollars every month they play the game until the PS5 launches. It has not yet been announced on which platforms the standalone version of GTA Online will be released, although it is expected to come to PC, Xbox Series X and PS5. Hopefully there is also a current generation console release in the cards.
Grand Theft Auto V is currently available on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. This game will survive all of us. What do you think? Excited to try out GTA V on the new consoles? What interesting new things do you think Rockstar can do with GTA Online with that next-generation power?