GTA 5 PS4 And Xbox One Patch Fixes Graphics Downgrade

Those of you who felt like Grand Theft Auto V wasn’t quite as pretty as you were hoping on next gen consoles can finally breathe a sigh of relief, as Rockstar Games has announced the launch of a new update, specifically designed to tackle these issues.

When an updated version of a game hits new platforms, one of the first things you expect to be enhanced are the graphics. That was the case with Grand Theft Auto V, which originally looked quite a bit nicer on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in comparison to its last generation counterparts.

Unfortunately, amidst all of those changes to the code that get plugged in wit regular patches, sometimes stuff like the graphics take an unexpected hit. That’s exactly what happened with GTA V’s most recent patch, which reportedly made the enhanced versions of the game look pretty dang crappy. For a look at what we’re talking about, check out this graphical comparison put together following the initial launch of Update 1.08.

So, yeah, there’s no denying that the last update did a number on the game’s graphics. Rockstar Games was quick to acknowledge this fact, however, announcing that a fix was inbound. The first part of that fix came just last week, with an update that smoothed out at least some of the issues. Patch 1.09 began the work, but Rockstar stated that another patch would be required to set things back to normal.

“We are aware of some graphical issues on the Xbox One and PS4 versions of GTAV after the most recent title update, and we are investigating a fix now,” Rockstar said in an announcement last week.

That post has now been updated to state “Graphical quality has been fully restored as of title update 1.10 and is issue is now resolved.”

So, the next time you boot up GTAV on your PS4 or Xbox One, you should be looking at the game exactly as it was intended to look. Here’s the full rundown of notes for what 1.10 addressed:

-Fixes graphical issues on PS4 and Xbox One…

-Corrects an issue where some players’ character appearance would change periodically

-Fixes an animation issue where another player aiming on your screen would not play the correct animation.

Now that Rockstar has sorted everything out, we can all breathe a sigh of relief and get back to jacking cars and robbing banks knowing that we’re looking at the best possible version of the game.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.