When Grand Theft Auto 4 finally came out on PC, the modding community went nuts. Before long, a multitude of crazy mods were released for Rockstar’s excellent open world game, greatly extending its lifespan and value.
One of the most popular mods for Grand Theft Auto 4 was the iCEnhancer mod. Created through a collaboration of modders, this particular mod greatly improved the graphics of GTA 4, defying gamers to tell screenshots of the game apart from real life. Now PC gamers with Grand Theft Auto 5 gamers can look forward to their game getting the same treatment.
That’s right, the iCEnhancer mod is on its way to Grand Theft Auto 5. When the mod will be finished is anyone’s guess, as it is only in the pre-Alpha stage at this point, but the modders have already made a number of changes to the game, such as tweaking the color of the sun and removing fog effects.
Since the mod is in such the early stages, it’s virtually impossible to notice any major graphical differences. However, the Grand Theft Auto 4 version of the mod was extraordinarily impressive by the time it finished. Check out the screenshot of the Grand Theft Auto 4 iCEnhancer mod below, and compare it to the video:
As it stands, the Grand Theft Auto 5 version of the iCEnhancer mod is not very impressive, but it will presumably look as realistic as the above photo once the mod is finished. Keep in mind that work on the mod has only just begun, so the complete version is quite a ways off, but it will be worth the wait.
In the meantime, those eager to mod their PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 don’t have to look far to find a plethora of interesting mods for the game. Through the use of mods, players can do anything from obtaining superpowers to wielding the iconic Gravity Gun to transforming into various animals. These mods make significant gameplay alterations to the core experience, offering substantial value and will surely lengthening the lifespan of the game for PC players.
That being said, there have been some issues in regards to modding GTA 5, so some may want to exercise a bit more caution than they usually do when it comes to modding their games. Users have reported been banned from GTA Online if they have mods, even if they are only cosmetic mods or mods that apply to the single player experience. Furthermore, a recent patch for the game crippled mod compatibility completely, making the modding process more of a headache than it needs to be.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is currently available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Those that would like to mess around with the game’s mods will have to pick up the PC version.