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GTA Online will be free for PS5 owners for three months

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Update

Rockstar have confirmed to GR that GTA Online will be free for PS5 owners for the first three months, we have updated the story below to reflect this.

Original Story

GTA Online (opens in new tab) will be free for PS5 (opens in new tab) owners who have PlayStation Plus when the game launches on the platform in 2021, for the first three months after launch.

The announcement was made at the PS5 Future of Gaming event, just after the opening sequence showed off GTA Online footage with the promise that the game will be "expanded and enhanced" for the next-gen console.

From now until the expanded and enhance version of GTA Online drops on PS5, all PS4 players who own GTA 5 will get $1 million in GTA cash every month to be used in GTA Online. We don't know exactly when the new version of GTA Online will drop on the PS5, but that's at least six month's worth of free payouts. 

"What better way to bridge our past and our future than with a game that's graced every PlayStation console - Grand Theft Auto," president and CEO Jim Ryan said shortly after the announcement. "It's been a privilege partnering with Rockstar Games for many years now. We're thrilled to open today with the news that that partnership will continue with Playstation 5."

It's important to note that you must be a PlayStation Plus member to get the enhanced and expanded version of GTA Online for free on PS5. 

If you're looking for a great deal, we've got the cheapest PlayStation Plus membership prices right here (opens in new tab).

Alyssa Mercante
Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.