GTA 6 Looks Incredible In Unreal Engine 5

GTA 6 Looks Incredible In Unreal Engine 5
Rockstar Games | TeaserPlay

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Tom Chapman


5th Aug 2022 14:09

No one is expecting GTA 6 to look anything less than amazing. Even in the nine years since Rockstar Games raced into our lives with GTA V, the 2013 game still holds up pretty well by today's standards. Still, the developer unleashed the Expanded & Enhanced edition to show what the future of the franchise could look like.

By the time we get around to GTA 6 (whenever that is), we'll be a million miles away from the potatoey Claude of GTA III. Rockstar has always pioneered cutting-edge graphics with GTA, but now, someone has shown off the potential of what GTA 6 could look like in Unreal Engine 5.

What Does GTA 6 Look Like In Unreal Engine 5?

Unreal Engine 5 is where the world is heading in terms of graphical capabilities, and YouTube account TeaserPlay has become the go-to for showing what games could look like if they adopt this tech. We've previously shown off a new-gen remake of 2005's God of War, Rockstar's Red Dead Revolver, and even San Andreas in UE5.

In this souped-up concept trailer, we whip through popular franchise locales like Vice City, San Fierro, and Las Venturas, and Liberty City - which fit those rumours that GTA 6 will let you visit multiple cities. Although some have shot this down amidst rumours of Rockstar having to downsize development, we're hearing other locales could be added at a later date. It ends with the date 1986 - suggesting it would be a direct Vice City sequel. Remember though, this is just a concept.

In the comments, fans applauded TeaserPlay, with some arguing Rockstar should hire them to work on GTA 6. One cheered, "This looks amazing as hell. I wish this was the real deal I would definitely play this," while another added, "The only one who never seem to be able to deliver this type of quality are game developers themselves, everyone else is turning UE5 upside down." A third concluded, "Wow this looks beyond amazing, you should either develop your own gta style game or get rockstar to hire you, they NEED this…"


Will GTA 6 Be Made Using Unreal Engine 5?

Sadly, this is little more than a pipe dream. With Unreal Engine 5 being owned by Epic Games, Rockstar would rather shell out its own money on its own engine. Speaking of which, we're told GTA 6 could use a brand-new version of the developer's RAGE (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine) technology. The team has confirmed development is "well underway," and despite rumours of it being in a turbulent state, we guess GTA 6 is ticking along nicely.

Earlier this year, Rockstar insider Chris Klippel posted on Twitter and said: "The new version of the Rockstar Games graphics engine (RAGE9) that will be used for GTA 6 is going to be pretty amazing." He went on to praise "an engine ahead of its time," which should have us excited about what's on the way. Then again, you only have to remember the GTA Trilogy to see how GTA can sometimes get a little big for its boots. Here's hoping GTA 6 can live up to its new-gen potential, because chances are, it'll be sticking around for a while. 

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