Grand Theft Auto is the name known to every single gamer in the world. Even if they haven’t played it, they have heard of it. The reason this game deserves so much acknowledgment is the availability of criminal activities inside the game. You can imagine almost all sorts of crimes in this game. And the leader in this series is GTA 5, or how Rockstar calls it GTA V.

The immense popularity of GTA V has also kept many psychologists and behaviour analysts busy figuring out the effects of the game on its players. And you will be pleased to hear that no significant evidence has yet been found regarding real-life violence after playing the game.

Now the million-dollar question is, Is GTA 5 coming to smartphones?

We have already done enough research on the subject for your convenience, and here are the results.

According to the official website, the “screens” section of the GTA 5 lists the following platforms:

  • PC
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One

Beware Of The Scammers

As we already mentioned, there is a lot of demand for GTA 5 all across the globe. Many online platforms are busy cashing out this opportunity. Thousands of people search for GTA 5 availability on smartphones every single day. And some scammers and spam websites take full benefit of such queries by taking the user from one malicious link to another. They lure the people with some hacks that can make the game playable on the phone without much effort. Remember that it is IMPOSSIBLE to play a game locally on your phone unless released officially for smartphones.

Don’t Give Up On GTA V Yet

Officially this game is not yet available to play locally on the smartphone. But wait a minute! You cannot play this game LOCALLY on your smartphone – this also means you can play it on a cloud. Let’s get to know a little more about cloud gaming and how you can play GTA V on a smartphone without downloading it.

GTA 5 and Cloud Gaming/Game Streaming

Can you really stream a game that big? Yes, you can. Just like you watch videos on YouTube and Netflix by using the cloud servers, you can do the same with your favourite games. Since GTA 5 is quite a heavy game regarding its system requirements, your PC may even be unable to run it smoothly (not talking about gamers who have high-end gaming PC). Cloud gaming comes into action for those who don’t have enough memory or processing speeds under the hood of their PCs. In a cloud gaming server, the game runs on a much faster and robust server, and the players get to interact with the game in real-time. With magical technology available today, this mode of gaming is gaining well-deserved popularity.

Not Enough RAM For Cloud Gaming?

Your phone may not be able to stream the game if you are short on memory. In this case, there are mobile phone companies where you can buy a pre-owned cell phone with higher specs. This will eradicate the need to buy a new phone just for playing your favourite game.


So, GTA 5 is not yet available on smartphones, and we don’t have any news of its release for smartphones in the near future. That is because of processor and memory differences between phones and the consoles/PC. The 8 GB RAM that you have in your phone is much weaker in terms of its architecture and technology than the 8 GB RAM in a PC. But the good thing is you can play GTA 5 on your phone using any cloud gaming service for a smartphone. And when you do it, make sure to use the right accessories with your phone to enhance your gaming experience.