GTA 5 For Xbox Series X Has A Weird Physical Case Design

GTA 5 arrived on next-gen consoles last month, well, digitally at least. The physical launch came a month or so later, and well, those copies are now out in the wild - and they look a little odd.

At first glance, it appears as though Xbox is testing a new style of box art, with a pretty big border surrounding the game's artwork. However, it seems this design is specifically for GTA 5 alone. This is the first time we've seen this on a Series X game, and it reminds us of those ugly 'Greatest Hits' cases you see from generations gone by:

The digital version of GTA 5's Xbox Series X and S version also has the same gold trim (albeit not quite as pronounced), so it seems Rockstar chose this design as a way to differentiate between the last-gen and current-gen versions. The PS5 version has it, too.

A strange choice if you ask us, but an interesting talking point all the same! You can pick up a copy below if you're interested.

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