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.
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