This new update has added the parallax occlusion mapping back to the game. You can see the difference between both in the 1.09 update versus 1.10 update screenshots below.
Check out a slider comparison below, or if you prefer direct-feed, you can scroll to the bottom of the article for the direct-feed screenshots.[twentytwenty] [/twentytwenty] [twentytwenty] [/twentytwenty]
The main complaints that were thrown around the 1.08 update was that it removed the POM effect, as can be seen in the screenshot below. In addition to this, Anisotropic Filtering (AF) was apparently toned down. Car damage was also reduced in the 1.08 update, and people also complained about additional pop-in when driving or flying around the city.
Rockstar Games released 1.09 update recently and it was confirmed that almost most of these issues were resolved including pop-ins, anisotropic filtering and car damage. However, POM were still missing.
If this comparison proves anything, POM effect has been added back and there are no more “downgrades”, as most of the graphical features still remain the same.
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