Rockstar Games: What to expect from GTA V: Expanded & Enhanced

Previously in June 2020 during Sony’s PlayStation 5 event, Rockstar Games first announced that Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online would hit PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, promising “a range of technical and graphical improvements across the entire experience including performance enhancements for select vehicles in GTA Online, and so much more”.

The game was first released all the way back in 2013, roughly 9 years ago. The upcoming Grand Theft Auto V: Expanded & Enhanced version is the third rendition of the game by Rockstar.

The game will be released on March 15 and despite being released in less than one month from today, there have not been many details revealed by Rockstar regarding the game itself. However, some speculations and promises from the trailers have let us know what to expect.

What can be expected from GTA 5: Expanded & Enhanced

1. Faster load times

As Grand Theft Auto V: Expanded & Enhanced will be played on next-gen consoles, the long waits in GTA 5 are expected to be no more. That is also what was promised in the trailers of the game. However, this is only information that has yet to be confirmed. Let’s wait until it releases to see whether the promise was true.

2. Haptic Feedback, DualSense

Details surrounding how Rockstar will adapt the DualSense adaptive triggers to the game are not yet confirmed. Judging from other games, however, it is likely that the game will include some kind of pedal resistance while driving and even something as detailed as small vibrations when it rains in the game.

It is also likely that Rockstar will also adopt the Haptic feedback mechanism as the game will be available for PlayStation 5, making the game feel more immersive. Implementing the Haptic feedback tool is the norm in today’s games for PlayStation 5.

3. Improved graphics on PlayStation 5

The graphics will be the most obvious improvement on the game when it hits PlayStation 5. Multiple graphic options, including 4K, 60fps gameplay, and ray tracing, are expected to be available, making the display of the game much clearer and cleaner. This means textures and draws distances will be upgraded. The game will also have improved immersive 3D audio.

4. New tutorial

For those who buy the full version of Grand Theft Auto V: Expanded & Enhanced instead of the standalone version, the prologue in North Yankton will be made skippable. They will also be able to jump straight to Grand Theft Auto Online.

Grand Theft Auto Online newcomers will be given a new tutorial to complete called the Career Builder. After creating the character, players will be asked to choose a Business. The options include Nightclub, Gunner, Executive, and Biker Business. They will also be given the money to buy a high-end car and a property. Meanwhile, returning players will be given the option to restart their character to access this feature.

Grand Theft Auto V: Expanded & Enhanced will also include the new Hao’s Special Auto Workshop which will allow players to upgrade five new vehicles in addition to 5 currently owned vehicles.