Is GTA 5 Cross Platform In 2024? (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5)

Get ready to dive into the chaotic and thrilling world of Grand Theft Auto V!

As a long-time fan of the series myself, I know the excitement of teaming up with buddies to wreak havoc on the streets of Los Santos.

But with GTA V available on so many platforms these days, from PC to the latest consoles, the big question on everyone’s mind is – can we play together regardless of which system we own?

Is GTA V the ultimate cross-platform multiplayer experience we’ve been dreaming of?

Well my fellow gamers, strap in, and let’s find out!

  • GTA V and GTA Online do not currently support cross-platform play between PC, Xbox, and PlayStation as of 2024.
  • Rockstar has not implemented crossplay despite the game’s availability on multiple platforms and the growing popularity of cross-platform gaming.
  • Technical challenges like balancing gameplay, storing save data differently on each platform, and the PC version supporting mods make crossplay difficult to implement.
  • GTA Online is still hugely successful without crossplay, so Rockstar may not have a strong business incentive to add the feature this late in the game’s lifecycle.
  • Some limited cross-generation play is possible within the same console family (e.g. PS4 players can join PS5 players) by running the older version of the game via backward compatibility.
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Is GTA 5 & GTA Online Cross-Platform In 2024?

As we know by now, GTA games are not limited to one platform when they are launched. When GTA 5 was released back in 2013, it was at; first, only exclusives to console platforms.

The PC port was released later that year. With the availability of different platforms, you can wonder if there is crossplay available between consoles and PC. Sadly, as of writing this article, crossplay is not an option in GTA V and GTA Online.

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The reason is unknown, and one can only guess why is there no cross-play between any platform despite being one of the top-selling games in gaming history.

This can be quite a bummer that you only have to team up with someone on the same platform. If you have friends that are on console and you are on PC, you cant join them in their lobby.

We have yet to see any update regarding this from Rockstar themselves. Maybe there is some kind of game mechanic that is preventing this from happening or some licensing issues between different console companies. Only time will tell what is in store for us in the future.

Is GTA Crossplay Possible Between PS4 and PS5?

Technically you can say that GTA V has crossplay between consoles, although this is not what you think it is.

When PS5 was launched, Rockstar allowed players to update their game data and transfer it to the newer gen of the console. Many ps4 players cross progressed their game version to the PS5.

When you cross progress your GTA V data from PS4 to PS5, you are essentially playing the PS4 version of that game on PS5, so it is backward compatible with PS4. This allows you to pair up with other PS4 players in the same lobby.

Talking about Playstation 4 and 5, Xbox consoles offer the same facility to players who upgrade their console to newer gen.

Like I said above, it is indeed possible to crossplay “from a certain point of view” even though it’s not a real definition of crossplay, it is something.

Will GTA Online Ever Get Crossplay?

Many players still to this day hope for some news regarding the crossplay, but it is highly likely that we might not get a crossplay. If you think about it, this game is almost 10 years old.

Nearly a decade, and not to mention Rockstar has confirmed the making of GTA 6 officially. This dims out any hope for a crossplay update for this game.

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Crossplay will require them to dedicate resources and time towards changing and optimizing the mechanics of the game.

This will divert their attention from the upcoming installment in this franchise. I do not have to be the bearer of bad news, but it is time that we all move on and accept it.

Final Verdict:

After reading this article, you are now aware of the fact that GTA V and GTA online are not compatible with other platforms and if you want to play this game with your friends, make sure you are on the same platform as your friends.

Many other huge franchises like Call of Duty, and Fortnite have embraced this feature which makes you think why didn’t Rockstar did this, especially since this could result in huge growth in the player base.

No one knows what Rockstar is planning right now. Maybe in the distant future, there is a crossplay patch somewhere lying around for us gamers. Who knows? One can only hope and, in the meantime, wait for Grand Theft Auto 6.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Will GTA 6 have Crossplay?

Although GTA V never had multi-platform support, there is a high chance that GTA 6 will allow players to cross-play with other players. With multiplayer gaming becoming hugely popular nowadays among gamers. There is a high possibility that Rockstar studios will provide crossplay with the new addition

Is GTA 5 crossplay XBOX and PS4?

Unfortunately, GTA V is not compatible with other consoles. If you own a specific console then you can connect to another type of console or PC.

Can we play GTA 5 online on a cross-platform?

In order to play GTA online with your friends, you should be on the same device or otherwise there is no way of pairing you up with others. It does support cross generation play i.e if you own ps4 and your friend has ps5 you can play together.

How to play GTA 5 with my friend if he is on a PC?

Steam and Epic games are one of the major game clients on PC that allow you to buy and play GTA online. If you want to play GTA Online with your friend on PC, you should buy this game from steam or epic games. Both game clients allow crossplay on PC.

Muhammad Hamza
Muhammad Hamza

Enthusiastic about gaming and PC hardware, he found his gateway to the gaming world when he was young and first experienced the open world of Grand Theft Auto. Since then he has developed a strong love for gaming.