The PS5 GTA 5 Remake isn't just a simple port

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Rockstar Games' GTA 5 Remake on the PS5 isn't just going to be a port with a fresh coat of paint.

Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick recently spoke at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference and discussed how the publisher approaches remasters and remakes.

Below, we're taking a look at what he said and what this means for the GTA 5 Remake on PS5 consoles.


"Done Differently..."

To summarise what Zelnick said at the Conference, he essentially explained that Rockstar Games doesn't "just port titles over" to other platforms.

" We've done differently than the competition... We actually take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release, for the new technology we're launching it on."

This means that Rockstar Games are improving the technology GTA 5 will be using, the visuals it has, and a number of performance enhancements.

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That all sounds like a pretty standard set of improvements for a remaster, right? Especially a next-gen upgrade.


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Well, Zelnick believes that Rockstar Games are better than their competition and that this is one of the reasons that Rockstar remakes often sell so well.

It sounds a little bit naive to completely dismiss the efforts of other developers in their remakes and remasters, but we're guessing Zelnick has to make sure he really sells Rockstar Games to the world.

Expanded and Enhanced

So, what does this mean for the "expanded and enhanced" GTA 5 Remake that's due to launch on PS5's at some point this year?

Well, it means that the game will be tweaked to make the most out of the hardware that is now available in the next-gen consoles.

He mentions improved visuals, too. So, should we expect a native 4K build with ray-tracing features?

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Rockstar does do things differently from their competition. It isn't outrageous to expect these visual features given the prolific reputation Rockstar Games has for producing the highest-quality titles in the industry.

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Red Dead Redemption 2's level of detail was truly incredible.

Sadly, though, Zelnick didn't give much else away in his discussions and we are sat with the same amount of information as we were before.

The GTA 5 Remake is due to launch on the PS5 in 2021 at an unconfirmed date.