It will be released in physical form on April 12th, the same day as the digital release of GTA 5, the fantastic next-generation edition of the game that is already available at a discounted price. Rockstar confirmed the news in its weekly GTA Online post this week, stating that physical titles would be available for purchase through either the Rockstar Store or select merchants.
Despite the fact that Grand Theft Auto 5 is beginning to show its age, the fact that the city of Los Santos has held up so well is a testament to Rockstar’s original vision, as we highlighted in our review of the game. “The improvements to graphic quality and framerate breathe new life into this sunny sandbox, and although some of the single-player gags may not hit as hard as they did in 2013, there are still plenty of memorable missions strewn across the release’s 30 hour running length,” writes Game Informer. “
Not to add that GTA 5 is now available for £8.75/$9.99 on the PlayStation Store until June 14th, making it far less expensive to acquire the game digitally than physically. Upon release, physical copies of the game will be available for purchase at the promotional price of £34.99/$39.99, which is also the price at which the digital edition will be re-released when the promotional period has expired.