(Pocket-lint) - The next-gen version of Grand Theft Auto 5 is just days away, with a launch date of 15 March 2022, but it looks like there will be a pretty sweet deal to incentivise a purchase as soon as it comes out.
A few store listings for the game, have gone live, and they paint a pretty confusing picture.
On PlayStation, the pricing is very impressive, at £8.75 or $9.99 for both the story mode and GTA Online during the launch period. Rockstar does have promotional tie-ins with PlayStation, which are likely behind the advantage it has on price, and the package of both games on PS5 will be priced at £34.99 or $39.99 when the promotional period ends.
GTA Online on its own, by contrast, is listed at £8.99 on the Xbox Store right now, and will rise to its full-time price of £17.99 on 14 June. The permanent price for story mode will also be £17.99 or $19.99 on Xbox. Just like on PS5, you'll later be able to get a package of both games for £34.99 or $39.99.
GTA Online will be free for the first three months after its PS5 launch if you have PlayStation Plus, a great deal when you consider that there's no equivalent on Xbox.
As pricing schemes go, this is one of the more chaotic we can remember encountering, which isn't helped by the split between Story Mode and GTA Online for the launch, so it's worth double-checking you're getting the right price before you pre-order.