GTA Online has been relaunched for a new generation of consoles, namely Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5. However, the basic requirements to play the game on PlayStation consoles have not changed.
PS4 and PS5 players will still need a PS Plus subscription to play the game. This article provides information on playing GTA Online on PlayStation consoles, including all the details of a PS Plus subscription.
All about PS Plus subscription terms in GTA Online (as of March 2022)
How to get a PS Plus subscription
To subscribe to PS Plus, players must do the following:
- Select the PS Plus logo and select Join PlayStation Plus from the function screen, then make the purchase.
- After payment is complete, the PS Plus logo will appear on the profile screen. It also appears alongside features available exclusively to PS Plus members and on PlayStation Store content.
Players should note that the service automatically renews at the end of the subscription period. To turn off auto-renewals, players should go to Settings > Account Management > Account Info > PlayStation Subscriptions > Turn Auto-Renew Off.
GTA Online currently free on PS5
GTA Online is now available as a standalone title for next-gen consoles and is cheaper than the base game on the Xbox store. Meanwhile, PS5 owners can get the game for free if they install it before June 14. There is no standalone online mode on the PS4, and players who want to play it on that console will still need to purchase it.
Although it’s free on the PS5, PlayStation players will still need a PS Plus subscription to play it, regardless of console. This is due to Sony’s policy of restricting multiplayer access to those with a paid subscription. There is no such restriction on the Xbox store, and some gamers believe that a one-time purchase is better than a subscription.
Costs of a PS Plus subscription
There are three main options for PS Plus membership that GTA Online players will need to choose from:
- $9.99 for one month
- $24.99 for 3 months
- $59.99 for 12 months
The 12 month subscription is generally considered the best choice as it is the best value for money. The annual cost of paying the monthly subscription is $119.88. In the meantime, the quarterly payment will cost $99.96 per year. The 12-month subscription is equivalent to just paying $5 per month.