We know that GTA 5 on PS4, Xbox One and PC boasts vastly improved visuals, a new first-person game mode, new songs and an increased GTA Online player count, but you may not be 100 per cent clear on the finer points of the upgrade.
Rockstar has helped us out by sending over a list of all that’s new with GTA 5 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Upgrades and enhancements include:
- Seamless integration of new First Person Mode in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online including fully customizable controls, targeting, FOV and more
- New first-person cockpit views for vehicles, with fully re-modeled interiors, including working speedometers, gas dials, radio and instrument panel lighting
- Increased resolution at 1080p at 30fps, 4K compatible for PC
- More than double the draw distance
- New depth of field effects
- High resolution textures
- Over 150 new songs plus new DJ mixes and talk radio
- Dynamically adaptive depth of field
- Increased particle effects quality and number of particle effects rendered on-screen at once
- Improved wind dynamics for clothing, flags, foliage, trees and more
- More realistic fluid dynamics
- Improved weather effects
- Improved damage effects
- Volumetric light pollution
- 3x number of light sources from 360/PS3
- Vehicles from GTA Online Updates now form part of the ambient vehicle population for increased vehicle diversity across the entire world
- Vehicles and weapons from all 11 free GTA Online updates are available in Story Mode from day one
- New land and sea animals
- Animals in the world now have soft fur
Enhancements specifically for Grand Theft Auto Online include:
- Increased player count to 30 players with an additional 2 spectators
- Completely overhauled character creator to allow players a greater range of customization
- Over 120 new props added to the Creator tools for players to use in creating their own content
- Doubled the amount of props allowed in created matches
First Person Mode and GTA Online
The integration of the new first-person mode means players will have the freedom to play GTA Online in either first-person or third person with the ability to seamlessly switch between them on the fly at the touch of a button, both in Free Mode and during matches. In addition, we’ve added the option to toggle match settings to create first-person or third-person only matches, if they choose.
You can see these upgrades for yourself in the new comparison trailer below.
GTA 5 launches November 18 on PS4 and Xbox One, then for PC on January 27.
Source: Rockstar Games