Grand Theft Auto 5 has already sold 90 million copies around the world, with fans drawn to its single-player content as well as Grand Theft Auto Online, its online multiplayer mode. People seemingly can't get enough of Rockstar Games' criminal sandbox, which is perhaps why the developer is reportedly planning to re-release the game almost five years later.
Eagle-eyed Grand Theft Auto 5 fans have spotted several listings for Grand Theft Auto 5 Premium Edition on Amazon Germany and, although the listings appear to have been removed since fans uncovered them, fans did take screenshots before they were taken down. The screenshot below shows that GTA 5 Premium Edition will reportedly be released on March 23 for PS4 and Xbox One and the four listings link to versions with different ratings (two for the Austrian and Europe rating AT-PEGI and two for USK which is the German rating).
Although GTA 5 continues to be a huge success and was the most lucrative game of 2017, many fans are wondering why Rockstar Games is choosing to re-release the game now. No story DLC has been announced, so what content could be included in order to justify the purchase? Aside from story DLC, one popular suggestion is that GTA 5 will finally receive some enhancements for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
GTA 5 already received significant graphical enhancements when it was re-released on PS4 and Xbox One and Rockstar Games has created PS4 Pro and Xbox One X improvements for the remaster of L.A. Noire. So, it makes sense for the developer to use its know-how of the new consoles to improve its hugely popular game. However, asking gamers to pay for 4K enhancements when most developers are releasing free updates is a bold proposition.
Another theory is that Rockstar is also going to announce the rumored GTA 5 Nintendo Switch port and this is part of that. Speculation about a Switch version of the game has been circulating for quite some time and since there are also rumors about a major Nintendo Direct happening this month, this event could provide Rockstar with an excellent opportunity to announce the port.
Alternatively, the Premium Edition could just be the standard version of GTA 5 with several Shark Cards thrown in, or the listings could have been published in error and a Premium Edition isn't on the way after all. It's best to take this with a grain of salt and watch this space for an official confirmation.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is available now for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Source: Amazon Germany (via ResetEra)