Last week, many players were troubled by an apparent downgrade of GTA V’s graphics on the PS4 and Xbox One after downloading Update 1.08. After a short time of confusion, Rockstar confirmed the change was accidental and released a new patch, Update 1.09, in an attempt to fix it. This solved some of the problems, but not all of them.
Now, it looks like the matter has finally been taken care of with the latest patch. Update 1.10 for the PS4 and Xbox One fixes a few bugs, including the graphical difficulties caused last week. Early reports from fans, along with Rockstar’s own assessment, say everything is back to normal, so be sure to contact Rockstar Support if you still have problems even after downloading the update.
Usually when you hear players discussing a graphics downgrade, it’s about a difference between early game footage and the final game that was released. This, however, is something unusual. Grand Theft Auto V’s latest patch was only intended to fix minor bugs and improve GTA Online’s stability, but something else came with it. Update 1.08 for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V downgraded the game’s graphics.
One user compiled a series of comparison shots demonstrating problems with parallax occlusion, popping, anisotropic filtering, and collisions. You can see them all in the video below.
While many of these changes are subtle enough to go unnoticed, the vehicle collisions particularly caught players’ attentions. Some people theorized it was a deliberate downgrade to improve frame rates, although no major frame rate issues had been noticed.
However, it now appears this was unintentional. Rockstar Support addressed the issue and said a fix is underway. So far, a new patch has solved the popping and collision issues, but the other problems remain.
With any luck, this will be taken care of soon, but we’ll keep you updated if we learn something new.
Although the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed until April 14, there is still much excitement about how GTA V will look and run on the PC. Aside from advantages like fan-made mods, the PC version will also be able to achieve a higher-quality appearance for players running it on the maximum settings. Back when the PS4 and Xbox One versions were unveiled, comparisons between generations became a big incentive for fans to upgrade. None of us have seen the official PC version of GTA V, but we can get an idea of what it will look like.
Thanks to Gamersky, we can take a look at several images comparing GTA V on the PS3, on the PS4, and running on a PC at 4K resolution. Take a look at GTA V’s progression.
Impressed? While the contrast between the PS3 and PS4 versions is startling, the PC version takes another leap in quality. The level of detail, lighting effects, and even the colors have a noticeably more realistic appearance. If you’d like to see these images in video form, as well as more console-to-PC comparisons, you can check them out below.
Share your thoughts on these images and videos in the comments below. GTA V on PC is bound to be beautiful, and there are many reasons why fans of the game might consider an upgrade. Are you planning to buy it, or do you remain unconvinced?
If anticipation for the PC release of Grand Theft Auto V has led you to wonder what the game would look like running at 60 frames-per-second, Reddit user A113-09 has created several gifs to show you.
While playing GTA V on the PS4, this user used the slow motion cheat code. By activating the cheat twice for the gameplay scenes, speeding up the recorded images to 225%, and rendering them at 60fps, A113-09 was able to create the following 1080p 60 fps GTA V gifs:
You should be able to do this with either the PS4 or Xbox One version of the game. These clips look pretty great, and have increased fan anticipation of the PC version for many people. How do you think GTA V looks at 60 fps?
Three new GTA V cell phone cheats have been discovered. If you have the PS4 or Xbox One version of GTA V (or the PC version, when it comes out later this month), you can activate Drunk Mode and Fast Run, as well as cycle through weather effects, by entering the following numbers from your in-game cell phone:
Drunk Mode Warning: do not attempt to operate heavy machinery! 1-999-547-861 (LIQUOR)
Fast Run 1-999-228-8463 (CATCH ME)
Change Weather Rotates through sunny, clear, cloudy, smoggy, overcast, rainy, thundery, clearing and snowing 1-999-625-348-7246 (MAKE IT RAIN)
They can now be found listed with the rest of our cheats for GTA V remastered. Additionally, the new versions of GTA V have brought another benefit for players who enjoy cheat codes. While in the original versions, you had to re-enter each code every time you used it, these cell phone cheats make it a little easier thanks to a redial button. Pressing the phone’s * key will dial the last number, or re-activate the last cheat code, you entered.
What are you favorite GTA V cheats? Have you found any we don’t have yet?
According to the latest NPD data, after GTA V came out for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18, it sold approximately 1.85 million units by the end of the month. Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter estimates this puts the month’s worldwide sell-through figure at around 3.7 million units, quite an impressive feat.
Pachter didn’t expect the remaster to sell that well, but now he’s put forth a prediction of 7 million total shipments by the end of the fiscal year: 5.5 million this quarter and 1.5 million in the fiscal year’s final quarter. Overall, however, his opinion of the game’s potential hasn’t changed. He believes the PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V will sell significantly less than the originals.
Have you picked up a remastered copy of GTA V? How do you think the release of the PC version in January will compare to these figures?
Everyone interested in GTA V wondered how it would do sales-wise when it was remastered for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Analysts predicted it would sell less than the original PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, not a difficult conclusion to come to given the sizes of the relative install bases and the fact that not everyone who bought GTA V the first time would buy it again. GTA V came out for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18, so at last we can take a look at some sales figures instead of just speculating.
Once again, GTA V did really well. According to VGChartz (which may not be entirely reliable, but it can at least give us a good idea), a total of 3,093,320 copies of GTA V for the PS4 and Xbox One were sold during its first week. The majority of those sales were for the PS4 version, although the Xbox One still brought in about a third.
We can’t be entirely sure yet these are the accurate sales figures (and we’re aware some of the numbers in VGChartz’s article don’t add up properly), but this paints a good picture for GTA V’s new release. It’s off to a strong start, and 2015’s PC release might be even more powerful.
Did you pick up GTA V for the PS4 or Xbox One? Are you planning to buy the PC version?
Two lucky gamers are going to win an epic, one-of-a kind custom GTA V console each. Read on and find out how it could be you…
Rockstar have created two exclusive laser engraved special edition Xbox One and PS4 consoles in celebration of the launch of the next-gen versions of GTA V. Entering is as simple as filling out a form and can be done via either this page on Facebook or here at the Rockstar Games Social Club.
The images should speak for themselves (click the one above for a full-size version), but the hand-designed consoles each feature slick hi-gloss painted accents with micro perforated metal panels and custom controllers.
Also up for grabs are 20 Deluxe Prize Packs containing brand new GTA 5 gear including T-shirts, mouse pads, pin sets, polos, caps and more. May the best gamer win!
We thought we knew everything Grand Theft Auto V had to offer, including all of the new features in the remastered version. However, Tuesday’s release of GTA V for the PS4 and Xbox One was followed by the discovery of an unexpected and fun feature related to the plant pictured above.
That is a peyote plant, and eating it causes the player character to hallucinate. This isn’t a standard video game hallucination with graphical changes or visions or anything like that. No, a peyote plant makes the character hallucinate he’s an animal… which puts you in control of that animal. There are quite a few different animals you can become, with 27 peyote plants in the game. You can soar above the city as a hawk, terrify people as a coyote, or prowl around as a cat, among others. Playing as the smaller and more harmless animals available can lead to some hilarious outcomes.
CVG highlighted several of the transformations, and suggests the Mount Chiliad plant will turn you into a winged animal, while the other one found so far turns you into a four-legged animal. Check out their video to see some of these in action, along with more extreme overreactions from Los Santos law enforcement.
It’s a little feature, but one that could be a lot of fun. Have you found any peyote plants yet?
GTA V is now out for the PS4 and Xbox One, but if you’re one of the returning players who was eager to transfer your GTA Online progress and see how it plays on the new consoles, you might have run into some problems. For a lot of people, this hasn’t been an issue. Players who still logged into GTA Online from the PS3 or Xbox 360 on a regular basis were able to transfer their progress.
However, if you haven’t played GTA Online yet in 2014 and tried to transfer your progress, you might have received an error message saying, “No previous Grand theft Auto Online data is associated with your Social Club account.” If you tried to log in from the PS3 or Xbox 360, then, another error message refused you access.
Rockstar is on top of the issue. If you are a PS3 and PS4 user, you should be able to download a patch now or over the next few hours to enable character transfers. An Xbox 360 and Xbox One patch should be in place tomorrow. For more information and updates, visit Rockstar’s support page. We hope this situation is resolved for everyone soon.