Fan Of Grand Theft Auto? You’re Probably Not Going To Like This!
It’s the most popular and famous gaming franchise out there, Grand Theft Auto V broke records by selling 11.21 million units in its first 24 hours, and generated revenue of $815.7 million (£511.8 million), going on to reach $1 billion (£624.45 million) in sales after just three days on September 20 2013.
So yeah pretty popular!
But what we didn’t know is if we wanted to keep playing the most recent edition, Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTAV), it could end up costing us a load of money!
The announcement will affect everyone playing GTAV online using Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 consoles and could see all the game progress you’ve made and in-game money you’ve got become absolutely pointless.
In their official announcement, Rockstar revealed, “If you have not yet brought your characters and progression over from PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC, time is running out as this will no longer be possible as of March 6th, 2017.”
“Experience the definitive version of GTAV, which features across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail, a video editor designed for advanced movie-making inside the game, and the massively upgraded GTA Online, with access to all the latest vehicles and gameplay from our continuing series of free updates including the recent Import/Export.”
What this all means is that Rockstar is going to migrate everything over to PS4 and Xbox One, so if you’re playing on the older consoles and you want to move your online game over to a PS4 or Xbox One in future without losing the data, you need to do it VERY soon.
That means that people would need to buy one of the new consoles in order to play the most recent version of the game online, and with consoles ranging from around the £230 mark, that’s the price you’ll have to pay if you want to keep up.
If you want to migrate your data, Rockstar has shared a massively useful guide to explain exactly what you need to do: ‘Transferring Your Previous Grand Theft Auto Online Characters and Progression to PlayStation®4, Xbox One, or PC‘.