Will the PS5 and XSX versions of GTA 5 also use an updated engine? New indications suggest at least a use of the 2018 RAGE engine.
GTA 5 has a fourth version coming in 2021, taking into account its original launch for Xbox 360 and PS3 eight years ago, its release on PC, and finally the one on PS4 and Xbox One.
While fans await news about a new chapter, last year, the latest iteration of the open-world series of Rockstar Games has announced a surprise for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
We don’t have too many details regarding this version, which made us suspect from the beginning that it was a simple port or a little more suitable to bring the fruitful GTA Online to two other platforms.
Apparently, however, things could be different and, if only to justify the existence of yet another variant, Rockstar Games could be working on something special for its fans.
New structs added with #GTAOnline recent update, found by @alloc8or, suggest that we might see the enhanced edition utilizing RDR2's RAGE version.
Also, a struct called "CHasCharacterToTransferDecisionPage" seems to imply the enhanced edition will feature character transfer.
— Tez2 (@TezFunz2) January 10, 2021
Tez2, a well-known user in the Rockstar production scene, has in fact reported on social networks a recent discovery of the dataminer @alloc8or which would suggest some significant changes compared to the starting point.
“New structs added with #GTAOnline recent update, found by @alloc8or, suggest that we might see the enhanced edition utilizing RDR2’s RAGE version,” reads Tez2’s tweet. “Also, a struct called “CHasCharacterToTransferDecisionPage” seems to imply the enhanced edition will feature character transfer.”
While we took for granted the possibility of bringing a character from one version of the game to another, the use of an updated version of the proprietary graphics engine could bring some significant changes to the game, in particular regarding lighting and animations.
We look forward to finding out more about the game at an upcoming GTA 5 presentation for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, which should take place soon as the title is slated to release in 2021.