Can GTA 6 Be Played on PS4?
Grand Theft Auto fans have been buzzing about the possibility of Grand Theft Auto 6 ever since Grand Theft Auto 5 was released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC over three years ago. But are there any plans to release GTA 6 on PS4? Here’s what we know so far about the possibility of playing GTA 6 on PS4…
Yes, but it won’t be easy
If you buy GTA 6 for PS4, there’s no way to play it on your Xbox One. According to Rockstar Games, Microsoft doesn’t allow cross-play with competing consoles. That means no matter how far along development is, if you want to play GTA 6 when it’s released, you’ll need a PlayStation 4. It could come to Xbox eventually—as soon as Microsoft agrees to work with Sony—but we can’t imagine that happening anytime soon. If you want multi-console functionality in your games, it might be worth waiting a few years until developers realize they can’t survive without offering it.
Yes, but you may need to wait
It’s currently possible to play GTA 5 on a PS4, but it takes some technical know-how. In addition to modifying your console, you need to use software called RPCS3. You can read more about how it works here , but suffice it to say that if you plan on playing GTA 5 through RPCS3 you should do so at your own risk—there are a number of bugs and crashes that can make for a frustrating experience . There is also no guarantee that GTA 6 will be playable through PC or console emulation when Rockstar decides to release it; as Kotaku notes , any developer who cares about its intellectual property enough to protect against piracy and knockoff studios would likely take steps to stop such projects from happening.
No, you will have to upgrade your console
According to console manufacturer Sony, GTA 5 will not work with its next-generation PlayStation 4. The reason for this is simple: Sony just doesn’t have an upgrade program in place for hardware that’s more than three years old. If you have a Playstation 3, you will be able to play GTA 5 and any other games released for it—Sony has made sure of that. However, if you don’t already own a PS3 and are hoping to buy GTA 5 for your new system, well…you’re out of luck.