GTA V on Xbox One is substantially inferior to PS4

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Over the past few weeks we’ve all been amazed at the massive improvement in graphics that Rockstar has shoved into their Xbox One and PS4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V and the early videos and screenshots showed a near parity between the Xbox One version and the PS4, however it’s not true.

Now that the game is out people have been able to take a deeper dive into the experience and the inconsistencies between the two versions have started to become more noticeable. The biggest difference appears to be in the rendering of the foliage in the living world of Lost Santos and its surrounds. You can see the difference quite easily here.

There are many other examples but the basic idea is that the PlayStation 4 version is simply superior at rendering more foliage and doesn’t fall behind the Xbox One version in any other manner so if you are looking for the very best looking experience and don’t want to wait for the PC version then the decision is quite clear. For some extra detail we’ll even throw in a free video from the graphic comparison guys themselves, Digital Foundry.

So the crux of the story is to avoid the Xbox One version right?

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Well no, the Xbox One version is still a huge leap in comparison to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions and missing a few plants is not going to make the game any less enjoyable to play. If you are lucky enough to own both current consoles then head to the PS4 for this one but don’t worry if you don’t.

The Xbox One version is still more than pretty enough to really enjoy.

Last Updated: November 20, 2014

Gavin Mannion

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