“Grand Theft Auto” has always been an impressive video game franchise, but it’s never been this impressive before.
The latest game in the series, “Grand Theft Auto V,” has been available on PC for over two years. Since its launch in 2015, fans have taken the already gorgeous game and modified into into something truly remarkable.
Every image you see here is from 'Grand Theft Auto V' on PC, using the 'NaturalVision' modification.
The mod's creator, who goes by the pseudonym 'Razed,' says it took 'over 1200 hours' to create this update across six months.
Notably, this is the 'Remastered' version of the original 'NaturalVision' mod, which presumably took another few hundred hours and several months of work. It's a huge step up over an already very impressive mod.
Some of the shots are genuinely hard to discern from reality, especially in the case of landscapes like this.
The 'Remastered' version of 'NaturalVision' isn't just pretty still images. You can play the game looking this good, and it apparently runs similarly to the original game.
That's important, as mods like this make games look so good that they can't be run on normal gaming PCs (the type that would run the original game, for instance).
In the mod's description, 'Razed' goes into some more detail about performance:
'With NaturalVision Remastered, your in-game performance will be about the same as vanilla (standard 'GTA V'). The only thing that matters is how you currently run 'GTA V' without mods and the FPS (frames per second) you receive on average.'
From the sounds of this, if you can run the standard game on your home PC then you're able to run this mod.