Rockstar Games has detailed how some of its big games, including Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2, will work on the new PS5, Xbox Series X, and Series S. Those games will be backward compatible on both next-gen consoles upon launch next week. This also includes the most recent version of LA Noire, and the PlayStation VR La Noire: The VR Case Files.
The backwards compatibility includes cross-saves, so you can pick up right where you left off by transferring your save file or downloading from the cloud. All of your online progress in GTA Online or Red Dead Online will come across too, as long as you’re using the same account information that’s linked to your game profiles.
Rockstar also noted that all the previous Xbox One backward compatible games would continue to work on Series X and Series S, and compatible PS2 games will be playable on PS5:
Xbox 360 games on Xbox Series X/S
- Bully: Scholarship Edition
- GTA: Episodes from Liberty City
- GTA San Andreas
- Midnight Club: Los Angeles
- Red Dead Redemption
- Rockstar Presents Table Tennis
PS2 Games on PS5
- GTA San Andreas
- GTA Vice City
- Max Payne
- Red Dead Revolver
- The Warriors
As previously announced, PlayStation Plus members will get a bonus $1,000,000 in GTA cash deposited into their account each month that they play the PS4 version of GTA Online, up until the native PS5 version launches sometime in 2021. You’ll get those funds deposited into your in-game bank account within 72 hours of playing.
If you have a disc copy of these games, you can just insert it into the disc drive and play, assuming you got the standard PS5 or Xbox Series X. If you own a digital copy, you can find them in the Game Library on PS5 and the Ready to Install section on Xbox Series X/S.
As part of the backwards compatibility on next-gen systems, you can expect a quality-of-life boost with faster load times. Check out our PS5 and Xbox Series X load time comparison for more details.
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