If you are a gamer you must have heard about GTA 5! One of the most gossip video game was launched in 2013. It’s been 5 years since it’s launched and it’s still very popular among gamers as they are continuously adding new modes, vehicles, and of course tons of Easter eggs! And not everyone can afford such a expensive Gaming PC for playing it or they don’t want to spent that much! So, if you’re one of them you must have thought about why not play GTA 5 in my Android Phone? So, let’s find out!
The size of GTA 5 in PC is around a whopping 60GB! More than 90% of the smartphones doesn’t even have enough storage to have this in your smartphone. Let’s say you have enough storage to install GTA 5:
Still the processing power of phones is too low to run GTA 5 apk . The RAM is super slow in phones compared to that of PCs. The GPUs are way more worse than even integrated graphics in PCs.
Is GTA 5 Port on Android Possible?
It’s actually not possible for a GTA V being ported on Android or iOS. GTA V was made on Rockstar Advanced Game Engine which supports:
- XBOX 360
- XBOX ONE
As you can see Android is not included in the list, thus they cannot port the game on Android anyhow.
GTA SanAndreas apk was built on RenderWare Game Engine which supports Android, and that’s why developers were easily able to port the game. Even if the people try secondary methods there are still too much for the smartphone hardware to develop before someone can port it. Some necessary improvements which are required such as,
- Dedicated GPU Video Memory
Currently, in most Smartphone motherboards, the GPU share the memory with the actual RAM. The RAM has some bandwidth which gets divided between CPU and the GPU limiting its processing speed.
Currently most low to mid end smartphones have very low memory bandwidth as low as 6Gbps, 12Gbps. Most high end smarphone are the only the ones which could be seen with a PC grade 25Gbps bandwidth
- Amount of RAM
Its another factor why the game won’t run on most phones. Its general and everybody knows why.
What if I have a very high-end phone?
GTA 5 has a lot of graphics, for which to render you need to have a good graphics card. Currently, the most powerful GPU in the phones is actually integrated in the Apple’s newest iPhone X chip (A11 Bionic). You’d also need a pretty good CPU with good IPC (instructions per clock) to render a playable FPS.
The amount of RAM it’d take could actually be solved considering there are some phones with 8GB of RAM.
The system itself wouldn’t be such a problem as Android is based on Linux.
You can still play the game on some devices such as nVidia Shield.
So, considering the techonology, at the time of writing this, this is the final conclusion :
- Downloading the game – Possible.
- Playing the game (itself on the device) – Not possible.
- Playing the game (through a streaming device like nVidia Shield) – Possible.
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