KEY POINTS

  • New details about “GTA 5” for PS5 and Xbox Series XlS leaked online
  • It reveals the potential game engine of the upcoming Rockstar Games title
  • “GTA 5” achieves another impressive feat

New details about the “GTA 5” version set to release this year on PS5 and Xbox Series XlS surfaced online, including the kind of engine, Rockstar Games will use.

The latest information comes from industry insider Tez2. The extended and enhanced version of “GTA 5” could run on the latest Rockstar Advanced Game Engine or RAGE, according to him. The information shared on GTA forums reveals the insider found this on the new game data that was recently added to the upcoming game. 

The game engine is the updated form of RAGE and is used on “Red Dead Redemption 2,” the insider added. As per Wccftech, the game engine supports fog values, physical-based rendering, volumetric clouds, pre-calculated global illumination, and fog values. The insider, however, clarified it is possible that only the UI will utilize the new engine while the rest of the components might run on the older engine.

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While these may seem like an interesting discovery, the insider pointed out that data mining is not a guarantee that the expanded and enhanced version of “GTA 5” will actually use the “Red Dead Redemption 2’s” game engine. Just like other assets found on “RDR2,” nothing has been confirmed yet by the game developer.

At this point, fans should temper their expectations about the expanded and enhanced edition of “GTA 5.” Just like all other leaks, the latest information should be taken with a pinch of salt. Meanwhile, based on the latest U.K. sales records, “GTA 5” is one of the hottest-selling titles in 2020.

The 2013 action-adventure title is still doing well and sits along with “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.” “FIFA 21” tops the video games charts for 2020 followed by “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” on the second spot and “GTA 5” in the third place.

The data was shared by the Entertainment Retailers Association, which includes the physical and digital sales of the games across all gaming platforms. Games like “FIFA” and “Black Ops Cold War” are already expected to be a hit, but “GTA 5” made an impressive feat considering it was released seven years ago.