Now that Grand Theft Auto 5 Expanded & Enhanced is well and truly out, with GTA Online split off as a standalone title, and the game getting its proper, native debut on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, a swath of players new and old are getting acquainted or re-acquainted with the eight year old title. The new port brings many changes to the table, and this FAQ will answer your biggest questions about it.
What is new in GTA 5 E&E?
E&E brings real 4K, upscaled 4K, 60 FPS and HDR support GTA 5 and GTA Online alongside improved textures, particle effects, lighting effects, reflections and shadows across the Xbox Series X|S and PS5, while also sporting UI tweaks and decreased loading times. E&E also makes use of 3D audio and immersive controller feedback.
In GTA Online, players can make use of the Career Builder to hit the ground running when starting out, allowing you to pick one business, several vehicles and other items which you'll own immediately when you start. You'll also get a starting cash boost to help you settle in. This feature was designed to make entry into the game more accessible following 8 years of constant DLC additions.
Speaking of DLC additions, Hao's Special Works also comes to GTA Online with this release, featuring new time trials, new races, new vehicles, new vehicle upgrades and more additions to the LS Car Meet, including a fun new feature allowing you to purchase exact copies of other players' custom vehicles.
Is GTA 5 E&E different on PlayStation 5 versus Xbox Series X|S?
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Is GTA 5 E&E available on PC?
Is Hao’s Special Works exclusive to the port?
Will all versions of GTA Online continue to receive updates?
Can I transfer my progress from a previous version of the game?
Players have documented waiting periods when importing saves - it isn't instantaneous, and that is normal. A screen will inform you that the importation is still under way before booting you to the main menu. After the process is complete, you can pick up where you left off in story mode. In Online, you can choose to start fresh with the Career Builder, or continue from where you were.
Is GTA Online included in E&E?
Can I transfer Shark Card money to a different console family?
The reasoning for this has not been confirmed, but it is likely to do with the Shark Card sales being made on either the Xbox or PlayStation stores, and commission payments that might be due to them.