GTA V is out today on PS5 and while the game is cheaper than everyone expected, after seeing gameplay for the Rockstar Games release, we aren’t sold on how “next-gen” this so-called “enhanced version” is. Gameplay videos have popped up online showcasing GTA V running on the PS5 and it is pretty hard to tell the difference between the PS4 version and this new game.
Users have also raised concern over the lack of visual enhancements across the game. Many gamers believe that the game looks identical to its PS4 counterpart. Even when it comes to the loading times. While they are shorter than the PS4 version, it still takes the game fifteen seconds to swap between Micheal and Trevor during the single-player campaign.
Of course, the biggest change in GTA V for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S is the addition of graphical modes for the game. Users can now select between Fidelity Mode, Performance Raytracing Mode and a standalone Performance Mode. Given the lack of major visual changes across all three modes, it is going to take a while for users to decide which one to choose from. Whether they actually change anything is still up for debate.
Here’s a video of GTA V loading on PS5.
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Don’t get me wrong, I am sure this isn’t the exact game ported over to the PS5 for the sake of money (I hope). However, it seems that Rockstar Games has officially milked GTA V to the bone. So much so that they simply cannot enhance this old goose any further due to the limitations on their engine.
Rockstar says GTA V offers improvements across the board:
“These new versions also offer across-the-board improvements including faster loading times, increased population and traffic variety, increased vegetation density, improved lighting quality across shadows, water reflections, and other elements. Plus improved anti-aliasing, motion-blur, highly detailed new explosions, fire, and much more.”
Here’s a video based on the opening of GTA V on PS5. You tell the difference.