Mega popular GTA franchise to get Ultra HD boost, GTA V Coming with 4K support for PCs
by Stephan Jukic – November 4, 2014
The extremely popular Grand Theft Auto franchise has always been at the cutting edge of gaming technology and because of the way they’re set up, the games themselves have also always been insanely popular.
Now, the latest iteration of GTA is getting a further technological boost in the form of built-in support for 4K resolutions in its PC version.
The Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V will also be emerging with a new optional first person viewing mode that is looking very cool from screenshots of live gameplay. Unfortuntatley however, at least for now, the PC GTA V won’t also enjoy this feature. This is quite a shame considering how awesome it would be to have both 4K support and first person POV in the PC edition.
According to the latest reports from PC gaming experts, the desktop version of Grand Theft Auto 5 will be the definite most impressive version of the game yet created, despite the lack of the first person viewing mode. With the capacity to run at 4K resolution, the game will truly make a welcome addition to the collections of gamers who have the money and equipment to play its map at an ultra HD setting of 3840 x 2160 pixels or more.
Furthermore, the makers of GTA, Rockstar games, have also declared that next generation versions of GTA 5 and sequels to the fifth edition will all also support first person POV for all versions, including those that come out for PCs.
So, for really serious fans of GTA and of PC gaming at the highest UHD levels in general, here is one more superb reason for getting your hands on a 4K capable desktop computer.
Those who have tried out the new GTA V are also praising other new additions to the game’s landscape. These include an extensive reworking of the entire movement sequences for driving, targeting and walking in the first person mode: it’s not just a case of a change in the camera angle. There are now thousands of new graphic sequences for reloading guns, parachuting, carjacking, walking around and shooting.
The update to the GTA franchise has also included at least 20 new types of wildlife (some of which can be killed) and 100 new musical tracks for different situations.
Even the lighting and overall visuals have been modified and expanded to provide all sorts of new details that the last version of GTA didn’t at all have.
All of these details mean that enjoying the game on a PC in full 4K glory will still be a deeply impressive and novel experience even with the (temporary) absence of the first-person POV mode.
For game fans that are interested in upgrading to 4K PC gaming, going for a machine with ultra HD resolution capability is a bit different than what buying a normal desktop entails.
For starters, a lot of money and care has to be invested in buying the right kind of graphics cards that can handle the resolution and making sure that the PC’s internal connections between display monitor and tower include HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 slots. These are crucial for rendering visuals at the right 60Hz refresh rates that allow 60 frames per second levels of fluid movement.
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