GTA 5 Next-Gen Patch Adds A Host Of Highly-Requested Improvements


Grand Theft Auto V might be nearly 10 years old, but Rockstar Games is still working on the game. Today, the publisher introduced long-awaited improvements for the next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V via Update 1.56.

Update 1.56, which quietly released for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, hosts a variety of improvements and bug fixes detailed on Rockstar’s website. While most of these tweaks simply fix minor glitches, the update also includes some highly-requested quality of life improvements, including:

  • Even shorter load times
  • Music now continually plays while in an Xbox Live party
  • Tweaked adaptive trigger feedback on PS5

Perhaps the most exciting addition for players, however, is the newly added option to turn motion blur off, which has become a massive talking point for players of the game's next-gen version.

According to Kotaku, some players have pointed out that the update also adds next-gen files to PC versions of the game, which could hint at this update arriving on PC in the near future as well.

Despite the game’s age, this isn’t the only recent update to GTA 5, which was released for next-gen consoles in March. Last year, GTA Online received a story-focused expansion. And, most recently, Rockstar removed transphobic content from the game following complaints from players.

We dubbed GTA 5 a masterpiece in 2013, praising its detailed environment and enjoyable single-player campaign mode.

Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer for IGN.