Grand Theft Auto V has been out for a long time on consoles, so there’s little point of me reviewing the gameplay, it’s been discussed at great length by a vast majority of the internet and there’s really little else to dive into in that respect. However, the thing I wanted to do today is play Grand Theft Auto V, the way I think it was meant to be played and that’s something I am enjoying at great length.
Playing the game in 4K is a far cry from the blurry, texture pop-in riddled, clunky console release. Even the current-gen release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One pales in comparison to what I have seen today. We’ve got double the average framerate of the console editions, we’ve got higher resolution textures (much higher), we’ve got advanced graphics features and effects that go far beyond what was available in the other version and we’ve got far more options in terms of how we play – such as the Nvidia Shield, PC and Streaming.
Using Nvidia GeForce experience really helps streamline the experience, allowing you to quickly adjust graphics settings for your hardware, which is a handy tool for those streaming to their Nvidia Shield, especially so if you want to switch between resolutions and advanced settings like I have today, for 4K desktop gaming and 1080P streaming to the Shield Tablet. Of course, you can also benefit from extra features such as ShadowPlay, Twitch streaming and more, both on the desktop and on the tablet, making the whole PC + Shield setup a much friendlier ecosystem to use.
So, was it worth waiting all this time to play GTA V in all its glory, at higher resolutions and frame rates, with the option of playing at my desktop, on my tablet or on my big screen? Absolutely!
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