It is only a matter of days now before the eagerly awaiting PC gaming community gets to pick up copies of the PC version of Rockstar’s most cherished and critically acclaimed open world action adventure video game to date. What’s more, unlike those who played the game on consoles, PC players can enjoy the breathtaking in-game environments in a lot more detail and pixels at 4K resolution. Rockstar has already suggested the hardware that players would need to run GTA V at 4K with 30 and 60 frames per second, and now here is what the developer thinks about how the game running at all those pixels can transform player experience.
GTA V Running at 4K Resolution on PC is an Eye Opener, Says Rockstar - Offers a Different and More Detailed Look at the In-Game World
A few days ago, Rockstar clarified that the recommended system requirements for GTA V only stand fit if players are planning to run the game in full HD 1080p resolution with 60 frames per second. However, if anyone is looking forward to maxing out the game and pushing the pixel count all the way up to 4K, they will need more than what has already been recommended. According to the developer, GTA V at 4K resolution with 30fps will require “an AMD HD 7870 or Nvidia GTX 760 with 2GB of VRAM at minimum,” and as for 4K at 60 frames per second, players will need to have a proper “high-end SLI or Crossfire setup.”
With all that talk about all those pixels, it looks like the PC version of GTA V is going to be something way more big and immersive than the one that console players experienced. However, how much of a big deal will 4K exactly be for players, and how will it transform the way players experience the in-game world of Rockstar’s masterpiece. Seeking answers to these questions, PCGamer recently sat down with Rockstar North developers, including, director of technology Phil Hooker, director of engineering Klaas Schilstra and technical director Adam Fowler, and talked about GTA V in 4K.
“4K is an eye opener when you see if for the first time,” claimed Rockstar. “It really does make you look at the world differently and in greater detail as you would expect. That said, you could probably say the same thing about a lot of the other high-end graphical options and ultimately it will be personal preference which particular resolution and graphical settings that each player decides to settle on.”
Quite a few triple A titles have afforded 4K support lately, but of course, it has not become a norm just yet, however without a doubt, it is what the future of gaming is soon going to be, at least on PC, if not on the latest consoles. The PC version of GTA V will land next week on April 14. If you have pre-ordered the game via Rockstar Warehouse or Steam, you should better start pre-loading it already, it happens to be a really heavy download.