Finally, after years of rumors, Rockstar Games finally confirmed that Grand Theft Auto 6 is currently in active development. There are no concrete details available, but the studio did say that they would like to create one installment of Grand Theft Auto that includes all previous cities from the series. Players would then be able to travel between various locations to revisit places they explored in past games. Read more for a video and additional information,
Artist and product designer Dom Riccobene specializes in creating data sculptures, or using real-world data to recreate locations. Unfortunately, many things have been closed for the past year, so he turned to video games as a creative outlet. Whether it be Grand Theft Auto V or Red Dead Redemption II, there was plenty of location data to be used. So, he decided to create a physical 3D map of San Andreas’ Los Santos. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ever wonder what Grand Theft Auto V would look like if artificial intelligence were to generate the world in real-time? If so, then look no further than GAN Theft Auto, which basically uses an AI-powered neural network to create a fully playable section of the game. This was made possible by using GameGAN by NVIDIA, or a generative model that learns to visually imitate a desired game by ingesting screenplay and keyboard actions during training. Read more for a video and additional information.
There have been several GTA V mods released over the years that make the game more realistic, but none have even come close to photorealism.. Researchers Stephan R. Richter, Hassan Abu AlHaija and Vladlen Koltun might have the solution for that…machine learning. They managed to enhance the game by a convolutional network trained using a novel adversarial objective, which provides strong supervision at multiple perceptual levels. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Petri Levälahti
Petri Levälahti, an EA Dice employee, previewed what Grand Theft Auto V would look like as Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City, and the results are stunning to say the least. There are actually several mods that you can use to accomplish this, starting with the GrandCyberPunk map mod, which gives you countless hours of things to explore and travel. Next, is Cyberpunk Peds, which lets you minmic the characters you find in 2077. Read more for a video covering all that you need to recreate Night City in GTA V.
Officially released on September 17, 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has come a long way, thanks to countless modders, and the latest one previews what the PS5 as well as Xbox Series X versions could look like. It uses OreoShaman’s Realism Beyond Graphics MOD 1.0.2 and transforms the game into a whole new experience, which could possibly be made better when played in virtual reality. Since both next-generation consoles have ray-tracing capabilities, these graphics shouldn’t be too far off. Read more for the video and additional information.
For those who don’t know, GTA VR is essentially a free third-party mod for Grand Theft Auto V offline compatible with VorpX and the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift to give an enhanced Virtual Reality (VR) experience. There’s support for native head tracking via OpenVR, while the in-game camera has been modified to follow the movements of the head-mounted display (HMD), giving native 1:1 tracking for both rotational and positional head movements without the need for finicky mouse emulation sensitivity tuning. Read more to see what it’s like to play this VR mod with a steering wheel.