Watch: This incredible GTA V 4K graphics mod took 1,200 hours to create

A trailer has been released for a new Grand Theft Auto 5 mod that makes the game more stunning than we ever thought possible.

Some games are born for modding; Skyrim and GTA V both come to mind, which is why they have a huge array of software add-ons to alter gameplay. One of the more popular ways to modify these massive open-world games is by improving the graphics, making them more life-like.

That’s exactly what Razed, the creator of the NaturalVision Remastered mod for GTA V, has done, building out an incredible add-on that massively enhances the visuals of Rockstar’s latest Grand Theft Auto title.

Here’s a trailer:

Razed purports to have trawled through “more than 40 hours of video footage, hundreds of photos” and researched neighbourhoods in Los Angeles to get a real feel for the landscape. He then used this knowledge to modify the environmental weathers, lighting system, ambient colours and tonemapping “in order to blur the line between fantasy and reality”.

“The goal was to try and make GTA V look visually similar to Southern California in real life,” writes the mod author. “Over 1200 hours were spent working on the Remastered update over the course of six months.”

He went on: “The aesthetic behind NaturalVision Remastered was inspired by Forza Horizon 3, Watch Dogs, GTA IV, and a variety of other games. Numerous ambient details were taken from those titles and reproduced in GTA V’s various weathers.”

The remastered version of the mod is currently available to download for free right now on PC, and is available here.

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