If you thought the most recent GTA 5 trailer looked too good to me true, you are not alone. The detail, draw distances and sheer scale of the entire GTA 5 world seems next-generation, and not something that could be achieved on the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3.
So, were some parts of the trailer pre-rendered then? Absolutely not according to Rockstar, who posted the following on the official Playstation blog in response to a reader question on this exact topic:
As with all our games’ trailers, it was made entirely from in-game footage and nothing was pre-rendered.
I guess Grand Theft Auto V is what you get from releasing a game that has been so long in development at the very end of a generation of console’s lifetimes. Rockstar look like they will be getting every last drop of performance out of the Xbox 360 and PS3, right down to the last pixel.
We can’t wait to get our hands on the game!