GTA 6: Ray-Tracing Will Be A Huge Focus For Rockstar

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GTA 6 Will Be Visually Stunning!

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  • A job listing suggests that GTA 6 will feature a strong emphasis on ray tracing.
  • We saw evidence of ray traced lighting and reflections from the first trailer.
  • Both the PS5 Pro and GTA 6 focus on ray tracing, making them a good combo.

Ever since the GTA 6 trailer dropped, it was clear that visuals would be a huge part of the game. According to analysis, it showed a heavy emphasis on ray-traced shadows and reflections.

Several months later, a new listing confirms that GTA 6 will indeed focus on ray-tracing for its visuals.

Why it matters: This would make GTA 6 Rockstar Games’ first AAA game to be built around ray-tracing.

Rockstar job listing
Rockstar Games is looking for someone experienced with ray tracing

According to a job listing via Twisted Voxel on Rockstar Games’ Linkedin, the team is looking for a ‘Senior Graphics Programmer.’ This position requires someone with experience in using real-time ray-tracing APIs. The evidence aligns with what the first trailer showcased.

However, this isn’t something Rockstar Games is debuting with GTA 6. The developer used similar tech for the next-gen GTA 5 update, but the upcoming release is expected to take things up a notch.

Undoubtedly, this would make GTA 6 a title that won’t easily run on most hardware. Recent games like Spider-Man 2 feature ray tracing for their lighting in all modes, and if Rockstar Games relies on a similar setup, consoles and PCs could be pushed to their limits.

However, this also makes the PS5 Pro an appealing console for those interested in Rockstar Games’ upcoming title.

GTA 6
GTA 6 could be the best-looking console game to date

According to various leaks, the PS5 Pro will greatly emphasize ray tracing. Sony is reportedly asking studios to prepare their games for the pro console by integrating enhanced ray-tracing and higher resolution support.

Reports also stated that Sony is preparing for GTA 6 in particular. Therefore, both should go hand-in-hand quite well.

GTA 6 seems to be the biggest release of this decade. Therefore, it seems quite fitting for this title to rely on cutting-edge technology as it approaches the final stages of development. The game is still on track for a 2025 launch.

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