Submitted by deadlydragon121 542d ago | opinion piece

Grand Theft Auto V will not run 1080p natively on consoles

Gadget Mill: Having done some sneaking around on the official Grand Theft Auto V website – we have found some indications that GTA V will be running at 720p resolution natively and not 1080p. Of course this probably won’t be a shock to most of us even at this late stage of the current generation as GTA V is looking to push its boundaries in terms of size and expectations and heck if GTA IV couldn’t run at 1080P natively it was always going to be very unlikely that GTA V could push its resolution out further with what it is looking to achieve.

Initially we were in search for the GTA V map to be hidden somewhere in the website’s directory and after about half an hour of trying to find it we eventually gave up (it isn’t there – trust us!). However we did find that the screenshots posted on the website were posted at 720p max resolution, we tried various ways to get the website to produce a bigger image of the screenshot but we returned empty handed. (PS3, Tech, Xbox 360)

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AbortMission  +   542d ago | Well said
Not surprising at all. I wish they can announce GTA V for next gen consoles/PC already.
deadlydragon121  +   542d ago
Yeah to be honest I didn't expect it to myself. Well as long as we do not see the scenario where the Xbox 360 is running at 720p and the PS3 less than 720p (which happened for GTA4) then I'm completely cool with it!
Kryptix  +   542d ago

I really doubt the PS3 will be running the game lower than 720p since it was developed on it as the lead platform. I think Rockstar saw the benefits of developing it on the PS3 then porting it to the 360 like how it was with Battlefield 3. It means less bugs to address and make it as similar to each other as possible. Can't wait for GTA V.
slimeybrainboy  +   542d ago
I didnt notice. After I play a game for 120 seconds all the little settings make no difference to me. No matter how small a TV is my brains gets sucked in to what i'm watching an I dont notice.
Hydrolex  +   542d ago
aooo man, it's gonna suck for me to start playing an awesome game on a 7 years old outdated hardware.... My computer is MONEY, the grahics are SO MONEY that it's just gonna be hard looking at PS3 graphics with those shicy textures and shooty aliasing
PeEsFour  +   542d ago

Cool, meanwhile i will enjoy the game because i want to have fun.
minimur12  +   542d ago
I didn't know current gen consoles could go up to 1080p???
Crazyeightzz  +   542d ago
@Kryptic. Where the hellin that article did you get that Rockstar was developing for PS3 and then porting it over to XBox?
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   541d ago

Of course they can! As long as you have a Full HD output (HDMI or other) and the screen itself is capable, almost any piece of hardware can output 1080p, the problem is achieving that with everything else going on. Even you you are able to run PONG in 1080p with any practically mobile or old hardware, the same is not easily done in GTA (or any games more in lines with today's complexity).
YodaCracker  +   541d ago
Stop spreading misinformation. There is no lead platform, as Rockstar themselves have stated. Both versions were developed simultaneously, no ports:


Q11: "“Hello Rockstar, I have a question: how much difference will there be between the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game?” – received via Mouthoff

Players can expect the same great gameplay experience on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms as they have both been developed in tandem. Like all of our games, trust that we’re committed to making sure Grand Theft Auto V looks and runs as great as possible regardless of whether you pick it up for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, and we are excited for fans on both platforms to experience Grand Theft Auto V this September. We expect any visual differences to be completely negligible."
Gaming101  +   541d ago
Even the Ballad of Gay Tony spinoff game was 720p on PS3, they fixed the issues even on the same engine for the DLC episodes.
dj3boud  +   541d ago

funny you say that.. i just finished TBoGT episode yesterday and i could see how much graphically it was much better than GTA IV.

finished IV and the 2 episodes.. getting ready for V.
fr0sty  +   541d ago
I can't believe there was ever any doubt about it. Even Gran Turismo 5, the most technically demanding game of this generation to attempt to hit the 1080p native resolution, still had to settle for 1280x1080 instead of 1920x1080 (I may be a bit off on exact pixel count, my memory isn't the best.). Wipeout HD even had to use dynamic resolution, dropping down to lower native resolutions when the action got too intense for 1080p. Who in their right mind thinks these current gen consoles running 7 year old tech and 512mb's of RAM (especially 360, with it's framebuffer only being the 10mb available in it's EDRAM) are going to be able to handle an open world game of the quality of GTA5 at 1080p? Hell, even the next gen systems seem to treat 1080p60 as some sort of hard to reach milestone, with only some of the games on both new consoles supporting that res and framerate together.

Someone who has no idea about the tech in these consoles is trying to make educated guesses about the tech in these consoles... and educated guesses without education are just guesses.
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NihonjinChick  +   542d ago
Yeah, they're probably not announcing it for next gen.
bumnut  +   541d ago
They will wait until they have sold it to you on 360/ps4, then announce for next gen/pc
Gamer1982  +   542d ago
Hahaha I read the title of this article and immediatly said to myself NOOOOOO!! REALLY??!?!! DUH!!!!
Who in there right mind thought it would be in 1080p native?? no 3rd party AAA game has ever been 1080p native.
--Onilink--  +   541d ago
i dont think any game at all has run at native 1080p at all this gen. Wipeout HD and GT5 were 1280x1080, not 1920x1080
NarooN  +   541d ago
The only game I know of that did true 1080p60fps was Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection on PS3. Not mind-blowing since it was based on the arcade version, which in turn was an updated version of the original PS2/Arcade release. Still, it was a full 1080p framebuffer and ran at 60fps at all times.

There were probably a few indie games and PSN exclusive games that did 1080p, the kind of games that aren't too GPU-bound and don't require much beef, but I don't directly know of any off the top of my head.
HammadTheBeast  +   542d ago
I dog really want that though. I'd hope they put in effort and time for GTA VI and make it natively on next-gen.

After all, GTA isn't mainly about graphics (this is Rockstar, not Crytek here) it's about the gameplay. San Andreas anyone?
-Superman-  +   542d ago
To be fair, Grand theft auto 4 alone needs very high PC to run this game with good graphic while Call of Duty dont.

Yeah, if we look details then Call of Duty looks better than Grand theft auto, but again, Grand theft auto is massive while Call of Duty is linear.
When 95% games run 720p, then its impossible to make 1080p native on consoles.
LAWSON72  +   541d ago
That is a load of crap about gtaiv. My previous rig could run it maxed out except view distance/detail and highest aa at 60fps/1080p and it had a lower end sandy bridge dual core CPU, Intel G850 and HD 6850 that together only costed me around $160
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NarooN  +   541d ago
GTA IV PC version isn't a decent comparison. That port is one of the ones that is well-known for being very poorly-optimized, a poor console port. People with beast rigs even today get random frame drops for no reason in that game.

Thankfully, there's very little chance that the PC version of GTA V (we know it's coming, it's just a matter of when) will suffer from that.
r1sh12  +   542d ago

It will come out for PC, most likely a few months later (as history would suggest).

The next gen consoles again will most likely get a release too probably around the same time as the PC (Its easier to port between PC and next gen consoles).

Take2 will always get rockstar to do that, because its about money too.
Not long after that, we will see the PS vita/ iphone android games too.
dcj0524  +   541d ago
I'd cum if they made 3 GTA games for VITA like there was for PSP.
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Cam977  +   542d ago
Holy crap, it's next month. The journey that began late 2009 ends next month and in it's place, a new one is born: the journey through GRAND THEFT AUTO: V itself.

I just want to say thankyou to my mom, my family, Jesus, God, my friends and everybody who endured the wait with me. IT's ALMOST OVER.
erick21093  +   541d ago

I shall flourish the moment when the loading screens of ALIMIGHTY GTA Flash before my eyes in dazzling bright colors and when the royal music of waiting plays shortly after they start.

Then, I shall properly scream like a little girl when I get to set foot on Southern California, AKA Los Santos for the very first time. :)

(Nah, Jk I won't scream like a little girl) lol
bakasora  +   541d ago
caperjim  +   541d ago
This will be the first GTA that im not buying at launch. Im waiting for either next gen console version or a PC version.
3-4-5  +   541d ago
Nobody should be surprised by this.

90% of games on Current gen only run 720p max.
Rodney25  +   541d ago
Oh no! You mean like the other 99% of current gen games!?
Valenka  +   541d ago
Perhaps I'm mistaken, but didn't Rockstar already announce that GTA V was not going to next-gen consoles? I know they haven't confirmed or denied a PC release, but I'm pretty sure they denied a next-gen release.

It would make sense too, since they're working on an original, open-world IP for the Xbox One and PS4.
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showtimefolks  +   541d ago

if they do that than it will hurt sales on current systems, don't hold out for GTA5 on next gen consoles since RS aren't really known for porting their games to next gen consoles

we still waiting for GTA HD collection
Snookies12  +   542d ago
'Tis fine, I shall buy it on console... Then buy it on PC when that is available. (For mods and all that good stuff...)
TrevorPhillips  +   542d ago
Game will be amazing, I mean it's a huge ass game.
N7Lukas  +   542d ago
Wow, i would never have guessed that a game as big and as ambitious as GTA5 wouldn't run at native 1080p on 7 year old consoles.

deadlydragon121  +   542d ago
No need for the sarcasm, no one is slaying the game whatsover. Just confirming that it is most likely not going to support anything above 720p natively.
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JackVagina  +   542d ago
no shit
PeEsFour  +   542d ago
Of course it wont, who the hell lets this posts come through.
cyguration  +   542d ago
An absolute idiot would have to be hit with an autistic stick to believe that GTA V on dated consoles would be 1080p native.

That...or they've got hold of some of the best hash in town...mmm...hash.
ape007  +   542d ago
ColinZeal  +   541d ago
Yeah, seriously. What´s the next GTA related article from that site?
"Grand Theft Auto 5 (V) will not be released on PS2"???
iMaim  +   542d ago
In other news, you can also shoot people.
Doctoglethorpe  +   542d ago
This is BULLSHIT. Pre-order canceled.
deadlydragon121  +   542d ago
hahaha if only it was that easy!
imt558  +   542d ago
Who wants 1080p anyway...:)
Buljo  +   542d ago
No shit sherlock. The game looks too phenomenal for consoles to be able push all that at 1080p.
deadlydragon121  +   542d ago
Well at least we know it probably isn't going to be less than 720p - think GTA IV PS3.
Buljo  +   542d ago
And thank god for that. That game was blurry as hell on PS3. And it ran like dog crap. Performance wise, GTAIV was horrible across all platforms.

I'm still hoping for a PC release soon. My PS3 bit the dust and I'd really like to see how this game would look on PC.
MidnytRain  +   541d ago
If you had said this before the PS4 announcement you would've been debubbled to death, lol.
MrTrololo  +   542d ago
Guess many need to wait for the PC version to get the best experience
No_Limit  +   542d ago
As long as both versions are 720p and maintain a solid framerate, that is all i care about.
maximus1985  +   541d ago
agreed. GTA V news is so slow that anything is passing as news
Indo  +   542d ago
I remember when the PS3 and 360 were suppose to support 1080p format. But that didn't happen and we're 7yrs in their cyle. Hopefully their be a PC version.
deadlydragon121  +   542d ago
Exactly but in the PS3 scenario it didn't even reach 720p as it wasn't the lead console at the time.
dark-hollow  +   541d ago
They do have some very few full hd games but they are mainly sports games/arcade/games that doesn't push very demanding graphics.
bub16  +   542d ago
As I keep saying. Its not all about graphics. Look at games like minecraft and cod

Aslong as it has a solid frame rate then I'm happy
Foxgod  +   542d ago
Well, doh? the previous one was Sub HD, so i am not sure if GTAV will even archieve 720P.
Yodagamer  +   541d ago
Only the ps3 was sub HD, 360 was 720p. I'm actually kind of surprised they maintained 720p considering the improvements with the graphics.
Braid  +   542d ago
What game runs at native 1080p on consoles, anyway? They're either upscaled or low profile games like Wipout HD or Virtua Tennis 3.
PeEsFour  +   541d ago
Gran Turismo 6 runs at native 1080p.
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   542d ago
if it comes to pc, it sure will come for next gen consoles. The Pc version may even be delayed. sorry for going off-topic
H4zZz4  +   542d ago
I just don't really care, it's going to be a great game anyway!
GentlemenRUs  +   542d ago
"Grand Theft Auto V will not run 1080p natively on consoles..."

Ooh! A hint towards a PC version?
LKHGFDSA  +   542d ago
Of course it won't be 1080p on current gen consoles, that's impossible for a game like this.
Atleast 1280×768 is slightly more than standard HD.
(still hoping this game gets a PS4 release)
nthstew  +   541d ago
its 1024x768 720p not 1280×720 720p
mochachino  +   542d ago
This is news?
kaozgamer  +   541d ago
I really hope that they did something to minimize those horrible jaggies in gta4
PersonMan  +   541d ago
No crap! 1080p would make the game look worse than 720p because the graphics would have to take a hit to get that extra resolution and it wouldn't be worth it.
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Scatpants  +   541d ago
Did anybody think it would run 1080P? Do any current gen games run 1080p?
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KingKevo  +   541d ago
Did ANYONE seriously think it would?! LOOOOOOOOL

Edit: I mean GTA 4 ran in 720p on the 360 and sub-HD on the PS3 and the world was a lot smaller than GTA 5's world, so it's would be pretty naive and idiotic that such a game could run in 1080p, especially when other, smaller, more linear games have trouble to run in 720p at 30fps. So to me it's already impressive if the games does run in HD on the two consoles and has a stable framerate.
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Jovanian  +   541d ago
Probably wouldn't even be able to run 1080p on next gen consoles either...without at least making massive sacrifices to framerate and pop-in and stuff like that
SuperSteve  +   541d ago
On PS4/XO it would actually look as good as it does in the trailers.
GamePeace  +   541d ago
As Xbox 360 owner you will only Need to buy a VGA cable and put your Screen Resolution at 1920x1080p, then you have full HD. Played and tested many games with HDMI 720x480, 1080x720 in comparison to VGA 1920x1080 ecc. second one Looks better, for example Skyrim at 1920x1080p, it looked worlds better than my previous Resolution with HDMI cable, try it on your own, you will notice the differences... VGA cable costs around 20-30 euros/Dollars.. dont Forget that you Need a full HD TV with VGA Support, to plug in the cable...
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Jovanian  +   541d ago
that my friend is called upscaling, and a far-cry from true 1080p at that
GamePeace  +   541d ago
Yes, and you cant deny it, never said thats true 1080p, your tv have to be true hd, then Switch to the Resolution and make yourself a soup of mushrooms, my "friend"...
Braid  +   541d ago
That you see "1080p" indication on your TV's OSD doesn't mean the game is actually running at that resolution.

In order to see what native resolution your games are actually running at, there's a great list you can refer to:

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BattleTorn  +   541d ago
Are you trying to say that component cables give a better picture than HDMI?
linkenski  +   541d ago
And who the heck would've thought this would happen anyway? None of the really hard-pushing titles have been running more than 720p, in fact GTA IV which is bound to look uglier than this ran in 640p on PS3 or something like that.
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