Rockstar Games Are Investigating GTA V Visual “Downgrade” On PS4 and XBO

GTA V might have received a visual downgrade in the latest update on the PS4 and Xbox One. This visual downgrade can be easily seen in a new YouTube video. Fortunately, Rockstar Games has taken notice of this visual downgrade and has confirmed that they plan to fix this issue.

You can check out the visual comparison between the unpatched version of the game compared to the patched version (1.08) and it appears some effects have been toned down considerably in the latest patch.

The above comparison demonstrates the lack of parallax occlusion mapping on certain surfaces, which can make the surface appear flat. Car damage also seems to have been toned down and and there is an increase of pop-ins in the latest patch.


Rockstar Games has taken notice of this and have confirmed that they are working on a fix in a new update.

Question: After updating to Title Update 1.08 on PS4 and Xbox One, there appears to be a deterioration of graphical quality. Is Rockstar investigating this issue?

Answer: We are aware of some graphical issues on the Xbox One and PS4 versions of GTAV after the most recent Title Update, and we are investigating a fix now. If you would like to receive an automatic email notification as soon as there is more information, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page.

Hopefully this means Rockstar Games can revert the game back to its original state in a new update.

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

  • Gaikai

    Rockstar makes me vomit, They downgraded the PS4/xbone version so people would buy the PC version such shady buisness practice, guess I’m done with rockstar games from now on

  • Mark Burley

    Is this downgrade to make the multi player aspect work better will it affect those who play single player in first person?

    • It is for both single player and multiplayer.

      • Mark Burley

        Bummer do you think updates will fix it or are there just too many pans on the stove now with this game?

        • I do think that update can easily fix this issue as this sort of “downgrade” has happened in the past for other games, and usually gets fixed in an update.

          • Mark Burley

            Good the game seems to have been released as a work in progress like unity seems to be the norm these days.