"GTA 5" has appeared on the Playstation Store as a free item. According to a report from Gaming Bolt on July 20, Sony Computer Entertainment recently put up a pre-order page for the PS4 version of the multiplatform product. The listing showed that it could be pre-ordered for free. However, trying to acquire the digital copy will lead to an error message stating that the content is not yet available.
The free "GTA 5" pre-order listing is most likely a glitch. Rockstar Games will be selling the PS4 port, along with the PC and Xbox One versions, later this year. The price is expected to be $59.99, which is the standard range for a majority of releases of new high-definition games.
Sony Computer Entertainment has offered free games before through the Playstation Store. A vast majority of the selection requires the Playstation Plus subscription, a service that is also needed to play multiplayer online games on the PS4. The membership costs $49.99 per year and is spread throughout the other platforms from the company, such as the PS3 and Playstation Vita, as well.
"GTA 5" won't be a straight port on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Rockstar North decided to add more density to the fictional Los Santos setting with more cars in traffic in addition to extra animals to the wildlife. The development team also decided to touch up some of the visual elements as the video game can now be displayed with a native resolution of 1080p. The first trailer, which was shown during Sony Computer Entertainment's E3 2014 media briefing, showed that the frame rate and texture details got improved.
"GTA 5" is coming out in the fall season for the three aforementioned platforms. Sony apparently has some exclusive partnership with the port as well although no specific details have been announced so far. A screen from the PS3 and Xbox 360 video game can be viewed near the top of this article (via the official Twitter site of the publisher, Rockstar Games).