See the intro to True Detective recreated in GTA 5

Gta 5

Here's a neat thing: the opening of True Detective season one, recreated with GTA 5. I guess—to be more accurate—I should say shot with GTA 5 and then recreated using After Effects compositing. Whatever, it looks cool.

Naturally, not all of the effects came from GTA 5—stuff like the film grain effect and the arresting cloud formations aren't really within the scope of the game. Also, maybe you're wondering why it's the season one opening; given that season two is actually set in LA. There's no definitive answer from creator llachlann, but the fact that season one has the better intro probably helped.

And now back to what is turning out to be quite the slow news day.

Ta, GAF.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.