New GTA 5 game 'coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X THIS year', new leak claims

A SECRET "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto 5 may be in development.

Eagle-eyed fans think they've found proof that an improved GTA 5 is coming to the PS5 – possibly as soon as this year.

The game first launched seven years ago, but the Rockstar Games title is still wildly popular.

This streak of success could continue on next-gen consoles, according to a recent post on GTAforums.

In a post, top insider Tez2 says that there are references to Red Dead Redemption 2's game engine.

RDR2 is another more recent Rockstar Games entry, acclaimed for its stunning graphics.

The latest version of the RAGE game engine is what powers the graphics in RDR2.

And the exact same RDR2 engine could be used to "enhance" GTA 5 graphics for newer consoles.

Rockstar has previously talked up plans to eventually "expand and enhance" GTA 5 for the PS5.

It would be an impressive feat, given that the game originally launched way back on the PS3.

However, it's unclear exactly how the game would be expanded and enhanced.

Grand Theft Auto games – a timeline

Here’s the full list…

Main series:

  • 1997 – Grand Theft Auto
  • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto 2
  • 2001 – Grand Theft Auto 3
  • 2002 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City
  • 2004 – Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
  • 2008 – Grand Theft Auto 4
  • 2013 – Grand Theft Auto 5

Expansion packs:

  • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1969
  • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1961
  • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto 4 The Lost and Damned
  • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony

Handheld games:

  • 2004 – Grand Theft Auto Advance
  • 2005 – Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
  • 2006 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
  • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto 5 came out in 2013, and was the first main entry in the franchise since 2008's GTA 4.

It's set in the fictional state of San Andreas – which is inspired by Southern California.

The story follows three criminals who conduct heists against a backdrop of organised crime and corrupt government agents.

Importantly, GTA 5 also comes with GTA Online – a ludicrously popular multiplayer experience.

It's set in the same open-world, but you can to act out your criminal fantasies alongside other players in real-time.

In other news, The Sun's favourite alternative to a games console is the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.

Grab a VR headset and you'll be able to play the legendary Beat Saber – like Guitar Hero, but with lightsabers.

And Dell's Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new consoles.

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