We all know that GTA V is going to look prettier than a gift-wrapped Ferrari under your Christmas tree. After all, I’d be disappointed if the game wasn’t fielding some shinier tech when it launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. But how pretty does it actually look then?
About as pretty as your old high-school crush a few years after graduation and with a gym membership thrown in for good measure. Here’s a quick video comparing the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game:
And since some of you guys are locked out of YouTube, I made you a nice alternative link as well. It’s clearly way too early based on how nice I’m being:
I’ll be honest, I’m seeing some massive and not so massive improvements in the visual department. Character models look round about the same overall with some slight tweaking having been done, but it’s the environments, lighting and various other smaller details that have been amplified. More than anything however, this video reminds me of just how damn good the hardware of the previous generation was.
I think some amazing technical hurdles were vaulted over, with developers pushing those consoles to the bleeding edge of what they were actually capable of in the year or two that those systems began to wind down in. I’m not overly impressed with GTA V’s transition, but at the same time, the collection is more than just some fancy new textures.
You’ve got new content, new gameplay additions, tweaks and of course a new FPS mode which is probably going to induce all manner of nausea into our vertigo-stricken Zoe. And watching colleagues suffer is always a game-seller to me.
Last Updated: November 6, 2014