Graphics and realism have come a long way since the early days of video games and the Grand Theft Auto series is a great example of that. Each of the individual GTA games themselves are actually split into categories (2D, 3D, and HD) that reference changes in the series style and appearance. These changes also reflect the overall progression and advancements made in the world of video games over the past decade or so.
When images from Grand Theft Auto V were first released, fans were stunned by how much better the game looked than previous tiles – particularly Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto 4. Some fans even re-created scenes from the GTA V images with the older games, to better illustrate the differences (as can be seen at the bottom of this article).
With technological advances and more powerful consoles, the developers were capable of things far beyond what the previous entries in the series could handle. Grand Theft Auto fans were stunned by how vivid, detailed, and realistic the characters and environments were.
Now, roughly one year after GTA V launched for the Xbox 360 and PS3, fans can look ahead to the upcoming remastered versions of the game and say the same things. As amazing as GTA V looked, it looks even better on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. All three of those systems are much more powerful than the Xbox 360 and the PS3, so improvements were expected, but the new trailer and screenshots still blew fans away. Comparison shots show the increased detail, and the effect is unbelievable. It makes the original version of GTA V look as outdated as GTA V’s predecessors did a year ago!
There’s no denying that video game graphics have progressed even further with the advent of the new generation of consoles, which makes the remastered GTA V look more realistic than ever before. We can only imagine what GTA VI will look like!
How excited are you by the prospect of improved visuals (amongst other things) in the remastered versions of GTA 5 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One?
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