Rockstar Games clears up confusion surrounding Grand Theft Auto Online on PS5 and explains how gamers get the title for free.
At PlayStation’s Future of Gaming showcase in 2020 where the PS5 was first revealed, Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto Online will be free for PS5-owning gamers at the time of the PS5 version of the title. launch. Fast-forwarding to 2022, a Rockstar Games blog post mentioned that Grand Theft Auto Online will “open for free for the first three months for PlayStation 5 players”, leading to confusion in the gaming community. .
Rockstar’s announcement has led some gamers to believe that GTA Online will only be free-to-play for the first three months after launch, and the lack of mention of PlayStation Plus also confused fans. However, the misunderstanding surrounding GTA Online and its PS5 launch is now clearer.
Rockstar Games has clarified that GTA Online will be free for PS5 gamers to download and keep forever as long as they receive the game for the first three months after launch. This means that any PlayStation 5 gamer interested in the title will have between March 15 and June 14 to pick up the PS5 version of GTA Online for their game library. After that time, gamers who have not received the game seem to have to pay a fee.
Some gamers have also wondered if PlayStation Plus is necessary to play GTA Online, and Rockstar Games says that to get Grand Theft Auto Online for one’s PS5 library it’s not necessary. But while gamers aren’t required to have a PS Plus subscription to get GTA Online for free, PS Plus is still required to actually play the game. Basically, gamers who own a PS5 but don’t have a PS Plus can still get GTA Online right away and then play it another day once they’ve signed up for the PS Plus service. GTA Online coming to PS5 is only one part of the equation, and gamers should be aware that the Grand Theft Auto 5 story mode will need to be purchased and will not be available for free.
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