GTA V Screenshots Are Next-Gen Quality?

Since the GTA V reveal trailer way back in November last year the rumour mill has been turning quicker than the wheel of a Lamborghini. It’s slowed in pace however, in the light of the fact that Rockstar really haven’t released any further information. Until now.

With Rockstar releasing two brand new screenshots from inside the GTA V world in a recent ‘Asked and Answered’ post (the aftermath of which we’re still currently right in the eye of) it’s started gathering momentum all over again.

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LOGICWINS2285d ago

Actually, when you blow these screenshots up to full size, the visuals only look a tad better than GTA4.

Hisiru2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

It's "PC quality".

Oh... I just tried it, youre right.

jizzyjones2285d ago

Full-screen the trees are still card board cut outs.....still this gen alright

DA_SHREDDER2285d ago

I don't know why graphics are such a big deal? The games are fun. San Andreas is ugly as hell and still one of my favorite games of all time.

WeskerChildReborned2285d ago

Are the pictures HD? Or is it just standard?

black9112285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

Just imagine if it was a PS3 exclusive. GTA was ment to be a pS3 exclusive.

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TronEOL2285d ago

Sure, it may look pretty, but when the draw distance is tiny, and the city lacks any life unless you're within 50 or so feet radius, people will understand why a new generation is needed.

Open world games become lifeless at a certain distance from the ground, or even while on the ground because the hardware can't have all that stuff happening at once.

It was very noticeable in Saints Row The Third, and I kept dreaming about how awesome a game like that would be for next gen consoles. The graphics didn't even have to change much, I just wanted a bigger/more detailed game world.

Pintheshadows2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

Watch Dogs looked like a step in the right direction with plenty of traffic and pedestrians and the attention to detail with rubbish being caught in the breeze etc. If that's where open world titles are heading i'm happy.

I'm with you fully to be honest. Open worlds are great but in some aspects GTA in particular hasn't moved forward since 3 and I think that is indicative of tech holding them back in some areas.

Next gen i'd like huge draw distances but maintain the detail so we can still make out cars, rather than just having disembodied lights when you're in a helicopter and hopefully the odd haze will be gone. I'd also like the ghost town lulls that GTA in particular is guilty of to be a thing of the past. And while i'm at it enough with the same vehicles spawning constantly. That has been an issue in both SR and GTA.

I just want to add as well, the helo picture basically confirmed to me it's current gen. It looks just a bit better than TBOGT and still has that odd haze that i'm not overly keen on. I expect next gen will be a big step up for open world titles in particular.

PoSTedUP2285d ago

exactly. the graphics could stay the same, i really just want more to do like in san andreas and vice city with improved reality. i hope they make the popins and keep the action going from a farther draw distance. also add the old easy accessible cheat codes. : P that would be win

WeskerChildReborned2285d ago

I know what you mean, i wish in the future, games would be able to support alot of characters and vehicles on screen.

camel_toad2285d ago

Yeh it looks really nice for this gen but I would think and hope next gen looks better than that.

Ramas2285d ago

whats dogs looked like next gen, gta 5 looks this gen, even if it is quite nice looking.

Awesome_Gamer2285d ago

Watch Dogs was running on a high-end PC that's why it looked next-gen, these GTA V screenshots are console shots (confirmed by B3D to be 720p with Fxaa)

Axonometri2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

Uh Yea guys,

Those images were scaled down and pixels were thrown out in the process. Up-scaling them to full screen(whatever your full screen res is) is not going to look anything like what will be rendered on screen... PC nor console.

koh2285d ago

Pretty sure they're referring to the images that rockstar themselves posted on their website in the full size. That's where I went to view the images at least. I think the trees are where it's most obvious that it's this-gen, but that's just my take.

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