Grand Theft Auto V initial release date was on September 17, 2013. The game was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. At the time, gamers were wondering why the developer, Rockstar, did not wait for a while longer and release the game for the next-generation consoles, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Later on, it was known that Rockstar planned to release a remastered version of Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Of course, there are some changes Rockstar made.
The graphics of Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 were not bad, at least for that time. But as you can expect, next-gen consoles have more power which means they can run a heavier game. So of course, Rockstar chose to upgrade the graphics of Grand Theft Auto.
Rockstar made better character models, increase resolution and made some changes to the user interface. Here are a few things that Rockstar upgraded for Grand Theft Auto V: improved damage effects, improved weather effect, improved wind dynamics, and more realistic fluid dynamics.
But if you want to play Grand Theft Auto V with the best graphics, then you should play it on PC. On PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, this game can run in 1080p 30fps while on PC, it can run in 4K.
GTA V Online
There are some changes that Rockstar made on GTA V for next-gen consoles. One of them is that Rockstar added cross-platform. It also has cross-game saves. It means that you can continue playing regardless of the platform you use to play.
This mode can be found on GTA V and GTA Online. Rockstar did not mess around when they decided to make this mode. This mode is not a feature that Rockstar adapted from a feature that was made by players. Rockstar put their resources to create a new experience of playing Grand Theft Auto V.
There are some changes that Rockstar made to GTA V to accommodate the first-person mode. Now the game has a first-person covers system and traditional FPS scheme. It also has a new targeting system and upgrades for graphics.
Interestingly, there are many options you can customize in the first-person mode, such as button layout and field of view.
With all these upgrades, it is no wonder that many people want to buy the remastered version of Grand Theft Auto. Some people were patient enough to wait for the PC version, which was released on April 14th, 2015. It meant PC players had to wait almost two years since Grand Theft Auto V initial release date.