- Players of Grand Theft Auto V on Playstation 4 and PC have experienced a glitch that drastically reduces the game's graphics quality.
- The bug, described as a "Retro-Virus", brings texture resolutions down to a minimum and reduces buildings to angular, block-like structures.
- The glitch also causes other issues like clipping errors, shaky camera, missing animations, and strange physics.
Well, this is certainly new. We here at GTA BOOM like to bring attention to the newest graphics mods for the game, and also frequently highlight how visually stunning GTA V is. Well, today we have something a bit contradictory in store for you guys. Several Playstation 4 players have encountered a peculiar glitch which won't just make you question whether you're playing on PS4 or PS3, but more like if you're playing on a PSOne or N64.
This glitch always occurs in one particular GTA Online mission for PS4, meaning there is some sort of bug in the code there messing up the game's visuals. At least, that was what was assumed until recently, when PC players also encountered the same issue, in the exact same place, and the bug could not be "undone" in-game.... As the visual issues still persist no matter how much distance players put between themselves and the "infected" area, nor does it matter how much time passes.
The bug seems to take texture resolutions down to the absolute minimum, and also massacres polygons in the static assets, making all buildings completely angular and rectangular, and some things just flat out do not load.
Other issues this bug causes which I have christened the "Retro-Virus" include clipping and collision errors, shaky camera, missing animations, and weird wonky physics.
Honestly, some of the older gamers out there (or the younger ones who have caught up on their retro gaming) might find this glitch to be genuinely charming and nostalgic to a degree. To be frank, knowing what a bunch of silly tricksters the folks over at Rockstar can be, I would not be surprised in the least if it turns out that this whole things happens on purpose!
Would you guys want a true "retro" graphics option for GTA V?