New, free Grand Theft Auto V mod gives it a spectacular 4K ultra HD boost for PC
Stephan Jukic – December 2, 2015
GTA V just got itself a fantastic new and free upgrade for the PC version and it looks spectacular on PCs with 4K ultra HD monitors.
Developed by modder Josh Romito, the new changes to Grand Theft Auto V include all sorts of visuals enhancing tweaks and particularly impressive are the new 4K UHD textures given to various things like plants, cityscapes, closeups and blood on the floor. The 4K visuals are remarkably lifelike and include other enhanced textures for water, cars and grass as well, among other things. The overall effect of these mods is astonishingly sharp and realistic and things like driving a totally souped up car down city lanes and country, or navigating a boat across the sea have never been so impressive in any game we’ve seen.
Aside from these astonishingly good 4K ultra HD visual enhancements, the new mod by Romito also consists of gameplay tweaks.
According to the man himself, writing in the mods download description, “Not only is this a visual enhancement, but literally every aspect of the game has been tweaked, adjusted and fine-tuned to create the most realistic, stunning, and immersive Grand Theft Auto experience to date”.
The full list of improvements is quite long in fact and things such as weather patterns and certain physical effects (like how footprints stay on the ground) have been tweaked for considerably enhanced realism. Additionally, there are mods for chromatic aberration, noise, vignetting, lighting, color control, fog reduction and even things like rain and puddle effects which look exquisitely real.
Of course, since GTA is more than anything about going crazy with cars, there has also been some serious reworking done of the way vehicles handle and all vehicles in the game have been changed to crash more realistically and look more realistic as wrecked vehicles. And of course, things like top speed, weight, crash physics and even AI control of vehicles have also been redone by the Romito mod for much more realism and less of a “game-like” experience.
Here is a video of some of the changes in action
Finally, the new GTA V mod also offer sup plenty of gameplay tweaks on how a player deals with police, gangsters, animals and other characters in the game for the sake of greater liveliness.
Simply put, the new Grand Theft Auto V mod by Josh Romito is definitely worth taking a look at and the full list of mods can be found here, while the download link for the new GTA V mod is available here. Once again, these additions are all free it seems.
Naturally, full appreciation of the new 4K visual mods will require the use of a gamer-friendly 4K UHD PC monitor and ideally, gamers who want the smoothest possible experience will be best off playing the latest changes to the game in a PC with a powerful, 4K-friendly GPU.
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