DSOGaming writes: "Following up to our previous comparison article, here are some new gif comparisons between the old-gen and the current-gen versions of GTA V."
How about some uncompressed comparisons please?
Web browsers don't support uncompressed image formats except maybe tifs, but without lzw compression a tif would be hard on the browser and horrible for loads
Png (portable network graphics)re also compressed as their name suggests though they can at least do 24 bit color. . The only graphic files that aren't compressed are tif, dpx, exr, targa, cr2 and a few others
I was 95% sure they would release this game on x1/ps4, I wish I would have trusted my instincts and waited. They being said it was the 2013 GotY, and I'll go ahead and take in the experience once more, it really is an incredible game, nobody makes games quite like rockstar
But aren't PNG's lossless? I know they're a compressed format, but an uncompressed image and a PNG would look identical, no?
Well "lossless" is a bit of a misnomer as any time you reduce information, you are in fact losing information. That said, png is arguably the best low bandwidth graphics format with 24 bit color support and probably yields the best compression result for still images but... actual uncompressed image formats will not lose any information and also can operate in a 32 bit float environment so the individual rgb channels have a full range of value rather than being limited to 256 shades per channel or 1024 as in the case of a 16 bit
Even JPGs would look better than this.
Lossless compression is not a misnomer in the case of png. Consider this: Storing the following information 00000000000000000000 is exactly the same as storing 20x0. There is no loss of information, yet the second version takes only 20 percent of the space. When displaying it back to you it can generate the original information flawlessly without needing the same space. Obviously the algorithms for PNG aren't as simple as my example, but PNG does not lose quality. Now reducing the color-depth is a whole different matter, but uncompressed has nothing to do with color depth. You can have an umcompressed image with 8bit as well as a compressed image with 32 bit. Different properties really. One can speak of color-compression but that is not what is usually meant, nor is it what happens in PNG per default.
Why? You can still see the graphics are vastly improved.
This is one remaster that's completely welcome for me. I loved GTAV but the grainy look of it would make me feel sick when I played for too long and some of the textures, especially grass were just ugly. Still I kinda wish I hadn't already done absolutely everything there is to do in the single player mode. I knew this upgraded version was inevitable and I knew I wouldn't be able to wait for it but I probably should have at least held off on a few side missions.
There will be additional story content for the remaster ;-).
And new music on the radio stations!
Can never see these things very well on a PC screen for some reason (probably because a man's is 720p lol) anywho after the vast difference in TLoUR a man is happy about remasters as long as they're done right. Might even pick this up at launch.
Speaking of, I find it interesting that there's no "do we really need gta5 remastered?" articles like there were for TLoU.
From what I've heard GTA is more of a remaster than TLOU was. Nonetheless TLOU was a great game both times around but this GTA remaster just seems better to me.
cause it's not PS4 exclusive so the haters can't insult it lol oh wait it has Playstation marketing guess the Xbots will be out soon
Obviously, the biggest difference is the lighting. There are a few small details added to objects as well here and there. I hope the game runs at 60fps. That would be amazing.
now that's actually a significant jump.
i don't know about anyone else but i hope for no pop up and way better anti aliasing that alone will make these ports 100x better. some new police units or diversity would rock.
I play this game on PS3 every day and my PS3 version doesn't look as crappy as the ones on this comparison. What's going on here?
Compression is whats going on, and both images suffer from such so expect the next gen port to look even better than the trailer or images.
And yet no talk at all about Heists or the Single Player DLC that was promised. WTF is Rockstar doing?
If rockstar made a sanandreas HD PS4 remake I would cry like kevin Durant and yell they the real MVP :,(
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