GTA V PC (Normal/V.High) vs. PS3 vs. PS4 Screenshot Comparison Shows That The Wait Was Worth It

GTA V has finally been released on the PC after a long wait. The game seems to be well optimized for the PC, and can run on a wide range of hardware easily. It also has some nice customization options on PC in addition to having the ability to add own custom track, a video editor exclusive to PC version and more.

Rockstar Games has spent a great deal of effort on this port for PC, ensuring that the long wait is worth it. It definitely has paid off for them as the game set new sales record on Steam.

Since the game has been out on PC for a while, and we have also seen the PS3 and PS4 version of the game, it should be interesting to see how well GTA V PC compares to the PS3 and PS4 version of the game. You can check this out in the screenshots below. (PC screenshots courtesy of our friends at DSOGaming).

GTA V PC (Normal) vs. PS3

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It appears that the PS3 version of the game is even lower than the PC version at the Normal quality preset. Rockstar Games might have utilized some custom quality settings for the PS3 version, which shouldn’t be surprising judging from its aged hardware. The settings appears to be mix and match of Normal and High quality on PC.

You can check out some more direct-feed screenshots from below. Click on each image to open in full resolution.

GTA V PC (Normal) vs. PS4

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The PS4 version easily beats the PC version at Normal quality preset here. You can check out direct-feed screenshot comparison below. Click on each image to open in full resolution.

GTA V PC (V.High) vs PS4

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PC version at very high has some effects and settings at a higher quality than the PS4 version of the game. Shadows are more natural and dense, better fog and smoke effects, a higher draw distance, and improved textures. There is also the option to run the game at 60 fps compared to the locked 30 fps on the PlayStation 4.

You can check out more direct-feed screenshots from the comparison below. Click on each image to open in full resolution.

It is pretty obvious from the above comparisons that GTA V looks absolutely beautiful at the highest quality settings, compared to the PS4 version. The PS4 version of the game also holds up very well against the PC version, sitting comfortably at a graphical setting between High and V.High on the PC.

Let us know what you think about this screenshot comparison in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

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