Grand theft auto 5, or more commonly known as GTA 5, is the most popular game in the GTA franchise. Rockstar has been continuously adding new modes in games since its inception, but with the advancement of next-gen game consoles, there is no news regarding the sixth entry, namely GTA 6. GTA 5 is a long-term horse, and he is here to stay for a long time.
Cross-platform compatibility is one of the main aspects that Rockstar lacks. Now, with games like Minecraft and Rocket League introducing cross-platform support, it will be interesting to know when Rockstar introduces this feature to its audience. Here’s everything we know about GTA 5’s cross-platform compatibility.
Is GTA 5 cross-platform?
We will be direct, no, GTA 5 is not cross-platform. Rockstar has yet to introduce this feature to their vast GTA 5 audience. Even after 8 years of its release, you can only play GTA 5 with your friend who has the same system as you. The same goes with GTA Online. Even games like Fall Guys come with crossplay functionality, but according to available reports, crossplay will not come to GTA 5 in the future.
Developed by Mike Daily and David Jones, GTA 5 is an adventure and mission game that has no competition. Even eight years after its release, its popularity does not seem to stop. Along with the new update, GTA 5 also introduced multiplayer functionality and online play.
However, crossplay of GTA 5 is possible but only in a few cases. I know this is quite confusing, so let’s clear up your confusion first. This means that someone with a Playstation 4 and an Xbox One can play GTA 5 with the person playing the game on PC. However, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One guys can’t play together.
Bad news for cross-save and cross-progress
Cross-progression is one of the most interesting aspects of GTA Online. When GTA 5 was made available to play on PS4 and Xbox One in 2014, players only received a number of cross-progression features. Rockstar gave PS3 and Xbox 360 players the option to transfer their GTA Online character to the latest PS4 and Xbox One or even the PC version of the game. However, players were only able to transfer the data for “one time only”. and data transfer support ended in 2017.
Now Rockstar is making GTA 5 compatible with PS5 and Xbox Series X, but they still haven’t announced a transfer schedule. We will most likely see the same thing that happened in 2014, which is a one-time transfer program that could be available for a few years.
With some of GTA 5’s neck and neck competitors, like Activision Call of duty: Warzone, making cross-save and cross-play possible in their game. It will be interesting to see how GTA 5 manages to deal with this, without hope to introduce crossplay into the game, for now. On a positive note, GTA 5 continues to break records even without the crossplay feature.