A reimagined Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in Unreal Engine 5 makes the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Definitive Edition fiasco look even worse.
A number of games generated high expectations last year – Life is Strange: True Colors and Halo Infinite, for instance. It was undoubtedly the remake of the classic GTA trilogy known as Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Definitive Edition that created high hopes for fans only for instant disappointment when it came out.
Both fans of these classics, as well as fans of GTA V, had high expectations for the remastered trilogy. Although it was not made by the same studio as GTA V, Rockstar published it anyway. But, it turned out to be one of the most disastrous releases the industry has seen in recent years. So, a fan decided to make their own version of GTA: San Andreas using Unreal Engine 5. And boy, does it look good!
A game engine that surprises more and more
The Unreal Engine 5 has been the latest game engine introduced by Epic Games. This free, semi-open-source game engine has allowed taking game performance to an impressive level. We can even see it in the graphics demo of The Matrix Awakens and in hundreds of videos of projects created on YouTube.
Projects such as Black Myth – Wukong, the upcoming The Witcher game, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II are good representations of the progress that this new engine presents. Also, thanks to the fact that it is a free engine, hundreds of thousands of fans have started to create certain remakes of games adapted to this new engine. We have seen remakes of Red Dead Redemption II, Superman, Cyberpunk 2077, and more. But today a new fan-made remake of a classic title has caught our attention.
A fan-made remake that will surprise you
Remember we were talking about Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition? The YouTube channel TeaserPlay has published a new video where they show a small teaser of what would be if the remake of San Andreas was made with the Unreal Engine 5. If there is a game that has really disappointed with this trilogy, it is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. That’s not only because of the graphics but also because of the large number of bugs that make the gameplay unplayable.
Teaser Play, on the other hand, has shown us what all fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise were hoping to see – from the movements of the characters and the atmosphere to the level of detail. Even the modeling of some of the game’s recognizable characters has improved. Also, we can see a reimagined HD model of Carl “CJ” Johnson created by Hossein Diba. This goes along with all the changes presented in this small remake.
Although this will only stay here for copyright compliance, its impressive what some fans can achieve with the Unreal Engine 5. Let’s hope not only to see more fan-made remakes of classics, but more games developed directly on this engine that take full advantage of its potential.