“PC Master Race”
The “PC Master Race” once received a horrible kick in the teeth, the offender was Rockstar and they had Grand Theft Auto IV emblazoned across their shoes. Now, it looks as though the PC build of Grand Theft Auto V is the definitive build of the game, seemingly far surpassing its console counterparts.
To help assuage gamers and convince them that their fears of a shoddy port are unfounded, they have release a fact sheet for the PC build. It reads, in part, “Our goal with the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V was to not only make the most graphically and technically advanced version of Grand Theft Auto V, but also the most flexible and configurable version, so that players on all kinds of PCs could experience GTAV at its best. Modest minimum system specs will still achieve beautiful visuals and steady performance, while hardcore PC players with access to top-of-the-line rigs can crank up the visuals.”
Seemingly aware of the benefits that the PC can bring when compared to consoles, a portion of the fact sheet says, “The PC is the only machine to achieve a frame rate higher than 30FPS. Enjoy running around Los Santos at a smooth 60FPS for ultimate control, handling, and precision targeting.”
It also goes on to mention that although the PS4 and Xbox One builds of the game doubled the draw distance of the previous generation versions, the PC version expands this even further, letting players “see for miles with even more clarity and detail than previously possible”.