GTA 5 Runs at 1080p on PS4, Report Claims

Official PlayStation Magazine comments on wide-ranging graphical upgrade

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The PlayStation 4 version of Grand Theft Auto 5 will render at 1080p, according to a new report.

Although Rockstar Games has not officially discussed the specs for its next-gen crime-opus, the UK publication Official PlayStation Magazine has made unequivocal claims regarding its resolution.

The publication writes: "Glimmering 1080p presentation, hugely increased draw distance, 100 new songs, fresh wild-life, a bumper version of GTA Online, this is sandbox you've dreamt about ever since you slotted Sony's angular baby under your TV."

It adds: "Farewell 720p. You served your purpose adequately enough. Still, our eyes have been gagging for 1080p's pin-sharp pleasures and the Los Santos sandbox is only too happy to oblige on PS4, running at a native 1920x1080 pixels."

The article's author writes that distant billboards "pop with clarity" and that "texture assets have been reworked across the entire game."

GameSpot has contacted Rockstar Games for comment. A representative for Official PlayStation Magazine was unable to elaborate on the matter.

The GTA 5 release date falls on November 18 for PS4 and Xbox One. The GTA V PC release date has been delayed to January 27.

Rockstar says the next-gen editions of its multi-million selling blockbuster will benefit from a number of technical improvements, such as enhanced detail and longer draw distances.

Additional features for both the next-gen and PC versions include:

  • New weapons, vehicles and activities
  • Additional wildlife
  • Denser traffic
  • New foliage system
  • Enhanced damage and weather effects

Those who pre-order the next-gen and PC versions will also receive $1,000,000 in-game bonus cash to spend across Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

As previously speculated, the development team at Rockstar North will also bolster its in-game radio stations with more than 100 new songs and new DJ mixes.

Meanwhile, for the next-gen versions of GTA Online the player count has increased, allowing up to 30 players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. All existing gameplay upgrades and content released on GTA Online will also be available on the next-gen and PC editions, with Rockstar pledging "much more to come."

See below for the latest batch of GTA V screens for next-gen consoles.

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