GTA 5 Redux makes Grand Theft Auto look almost real

July 12, 2016

For one intrepid group of modders, even GTA 5’s PC graphics weren’t up to snuff. They’ve been hard at work creating GTA 5 Redux, which massively overhauls the graphics in Rockstar’s seminal open-world game.

You can view the mod’s launch trailer below, which shows off its improved weather systems, 4K textures, shadows, increased particle effects, light pollution, terrain tessellation and a whole host of other features that can be read about on GTA 5 Redux’s official site.

In simple terms the mod completely overhauls the game’s weather, shaders, textures and effects.

Grand Theft Auto V is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, on 18 November 2014 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on 14 April 2015 forMicrosoft Windows. The game is the first main entry in the Grand Theft Auto series since 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV. Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, based on Southern California, the single-player story follows three criminals and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a government agency. The open world design lets players freely roam San Andreas’s open countryside and fictional city of Los Santos, based on Los Angeles.

The game is played from either a first-person or third-person view and its world is navigated on foot or by vehicle. Players control the three lead protagonists throughout single-player and switch between them both during and outside of missions. The story is centred on the heist sequences, and many missions involve shooting and driving gameplay. A “wanted” system governs the aggression of law enforcement response to players who commit crimes. Grand Theft Auto Online, the online multiplayer mode, lets up to 30 players explore the open world and engage in cooperative or competitive game matches.



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