It’s Amazing To Look Back At What Rockstar Did With 256MB of Memory: Farewell GTA 5 On Last Gen
A homage to GTA 5 on PS3 and Xbox 360.
In a matter of days, Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released on current gen consoles i.e. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The new versions will have updated visuals, resolution and better graphics overall but that is to be expected. The PS4 and Xbox One have tons of memory in them so the amount of challenges that Rockstar might have faced while porting must have drastically reduced compared to the ones they faced while developing the game on PS3 and Xbox 360.
As a homage to one of best games of last generation, a user from Reddit has compiled a collection of stunning environmental screenshots from the last gen version of GTA 5. It’s almost unbelievable that Rockstar were able to achieve this feat on consoles that were seriously under powered in 2013. The PS3 had just 256MB dedicated to games and the Xbox 360 had 512MB shared between the GPU and CPU.
All of the screenshots below are in-game and according to the user only in-game filters were applied. Quite amazing, right?