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PS4 graphics comparison montage shows evolution of PlayStation visuals

Friday, 16 August 2013 16:54 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony’s PlayStation Access has published a neat video comparing games across PSone, PS3, PS3 and PS4 to track just how far visuals across each of the formats has improved.

What do you think? Sony is said to discuss PS4 in even greater detail next week at gamescom.

Via CVG.

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39 Comments

  1. Rockin a Jack D

    It’s PlayStation and it’s still shit.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TD_Monstrous69

    Have my PS4 half way paid off, almost can’t wait until launch (still need 2 pay for some of the games I have reserved). Sucks I won’t be able to watch the Sony press conference until after work, just so I can see if they unveil the release date, o well.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Thebeakers

    @1 Poo Face

    #3 2 years ago
  4. gomersoul

    awesome video @1 course mate, that’s why you were straight on this article hating. hilarious

    #4 2 years ago
  5. fearmonkey

    It’s funny that im excited about my pre-ordered PS4 when I have been all about the Xbox the last two gens, damn MS.

    I just find the PS4 more interesting really. Unlike the previous Gen 360 VS PS3, PS4 Vs Xbox One will be much different, thanks to similar PC architectures. No worries about Bad ports or blurry textures for the PS4 compared to the OPS3, and I think Gaikai will be more interesting than what MS is going to do.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. diego-rbb-93

    Great stuff. It was definely a video for the Playstation fan since it the console was born. It recognizes perfectly all the PS DNA, since Crash Bandicoot and the Platform gaming evolution to that epic SNAKEEE!

    Sony selling gaming as it must be.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Joe Musashi

    @1

    JM

    #7 2 years ago
  8. xxJPRACERxx

    They should have include an overlay to indicate when it’s PS1 footage and when it’s PS4. It was hard to make the difference.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Francis O

    Although really good. I think this video shows the leap in graphics is not as big as it use to be.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Mike W

    Nice

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Hcw87

    Dubstep needs to die allready

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Djoenz

    @Dave typo! ps3 should be ps2 :p
    I wont watch this vid cause visuals I dont give a crap about. They should have made a vid of the evolution of their playstation commercials instead.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. schnide

    @8 xxJPRACERxx

    You’re so cute! I would like to send you some flowers, can you give me the address of the bridge you live under? :)

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Irani

    @1 Like ++++

    #14 2 years ago
  15. MrWaffles

    I was never a fan of Sony, but the whole PS4 offer and the +PSN free games, not mentioning a more global appeal than the us-centric Xbox One, make it much more appealing.

    Microsoft will have to do something extremely radical in Europe and asia to have any impact at all.

    -Waffles

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Erthabutt

    @9 lol of course but that doesn’t matter

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Kreion

    @15
    Well they are never going to get appeal in Asia…I mean that just isn’t going to happen xD As for the EU the are generally around the same level as the PS4, though I agree that a lot of the X1′s features are disappointing in that they are marketed solely towards the US. Then again the PS4 has less features in general so I think that’s worth baring in mind when comparing the two.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Osric

    PlayStation is always the best console. I love how the ones who bought the “wrong” choice live in negation.

    Anyway, PS4 will SUCK, why? Because no freakin’ backwards compatibility. What do I do with my PS1, PS2 and PS3 games if I sold my consoles to get the next one…? Hopefully it has that Steam-like system for all PS classics and I sell the games to get their digital versions.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. BrahManDude

    finally this gen dragged out long enough plus it’s not about graphics it’s what next gen experiences that are going to come out with the new hardware

    #19 2 years ago
  20. actuallyisnotafox

    i really think sony needed this as the line hasnt been so close over generations so its nice :) surprised its on the playsation access youtube though and not the original one :p

    #20 2 years ago
  21. TheWulf

    So… lots of dubstep, some higher resolution textures, and more shader and particle spam to obfuscate poorly designed art assets? That’s the ‘next gen,’ then, is it?

    Welp. I’m impressed.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. loki

    the best there is, the best there was, and yhe best there will be

    #22 2 years ago
  23. zoopdeloop

    1:58-1:59 drawing distance
    truly next gen :P

    #23 2 years ago
  24. TF_PtMaster

    @17 How can you say PS4 will have less features? Have you explored both platforms to get that conclusion? Early today we had the rumor sony is singing a deal with Viacom, maybe is true, maybe is not, we can say for sure about any console, look at all the changes Xbox One is taking.

    Maybe Xone will have more features, thanks to kinect, but now we can use the console without that brick, i think 1% percent of Xone buyers can have additional features.

    Is lame, reading all the time the same complaints about the graphics, i mean, i love to play beautiful games, but i believe next gen will be more than that. Better IA is the thing i’m hopping for. Look at Crysis 1,2,3. Gorgeous games awful IA.

    I think people are missing a big point with this vídeo. The legacy Sony as delivered in the first 2 generations. While Nintendo stayed childish Sony stepped up, and made this industry respectable in the world of entrainment.

    Peace!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. deathm00n

    @24 Damn, you are right, well, no next gen Playstation to me then. Thanks for showing this incredible and truly gameplay impacting flaw that you have to look really hard to see.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Moonwalker1982

    In no way was PS3 the best console. Liked PS1, Loved PS2 and PS3 was a mixed bag. Good for a few exclusives, but that’s about it. Everything else was clearly better on 360 IMO. A few things that not even a hardcore PS fan can deny and i shouldn’t have to mention them.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Kreion

    @25
    But you can’t BUY the console without the Kinect. If you really are going to buy an X1 and then not use the Kinect just to be petty…well it says a lot about who you are. When you have it, I’m pretty sure most people will use it unless they are really paranoid about spying. In which case I suggest they don’t leave their homes either.

    You’re right, I don’t know. You know why? Because Sony’s marketing has been pretty damn uninformative most of the time. They barely show any of their features and are claiming big about a streaming service when they have, historically, failed.

    I would add that you have no right to complain about my lack of research when you throw that bullshit “1%” number at me. If you think that then you truly do need your head readjusted.

    As for Sony as a company, they have been irreplaceable in this industry…but so have MS and Nintendo and every console creator. But, fyi, this industry isn’t respectable in the entertainment world yet. It may be moving towards there slowly, but right now it is still only just past its childhood years.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. TF_PtMaster

    @27 I tottaly agree with you.

    @28 how many people do you know, uses the kinect anymore. Well i think i have one friend in my whole100 friends list. Of course i have exagerated with 1% don’t need to be a genious to see that.

    Call it paranoia, i don’t really care what you think, i don’t want that piece o shit connect in my house. And like me, with this option, i belive a lot of Xbone future owner’s thinks the same way. Kinect 1 was a piece of shit, nothing of what they promissed with project natal came true. Kinect2 has huge potencial, but nothing related to gaming in my point of view, and i don’t like being spied.

    Well i really want to know what says about me… I want to play games whit that good looking controler, not jumping in front the tv and talk to a brick.

    Your are kinda funny, if sony markting campaing is uninformative, what can you say about microsoft. One day they need always on, the other no, one day kinect is mandatory to start your xbox the other one you can leave it in the box. True, this is not uninformative, because they say the same things in two ways to see wich one is more hated. Looool.

    Well i don’t know wich century you live, but in a era where videogames make more money, like a thing called cinema. And when we see even more hollywood superstars envolved in the videogames industrie and even all the anti gaming policies in US represents a tremendus response of the power of gaming in the entertainment world. All this represents respect.

    I don’t know how old are you, but i’m 30 and i used to work in a very big chain retail in europe, and i remember when clients came to asking, not for consoles but playstations (in plural), even if they where looking for a Nintendo console, not handled. Sony PS1 and PS2 are the pillars of the gaming we love, play and discuss) when you have a console reaching more than 130 millions homes in the world in the earlys 2000 this means something. And fyi, i did not said Nintendo, MS and the other consoles manufacters, and even pc did not get a important role at this. But keep in mind No other console had the influence and power of PSone and PS2, especially the last one.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Riseer

    @1 Yet your a troll….go away

    #29 2 years ago
  30. machy

    feeling old .. anyone?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Animeboy413

    @31, Nope

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Riseer

    Great video gave me goosebumps.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Keivz

    Way too early to release a vid like this. They should have waited until they were deeper into the console cycle. I mean really, Gran Turismo to Drive Club? And I’ll be darned if some of that (MGS5/BF4) wasn’t PC or XO footage.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. zoopdeloop

    @34 you mean like most XO showing was PC footage

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Ali

    That’s funny , the last of us’ 1 second part looked the most stunning of all what was shown.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. InhaleDaHerbHomie

    With those who said ps3 was shit and how 360 was way better are just mad they bought the wrong console… If all games were on ps3 they would’ve been a lot better but thanks to MS the games were held back to their true potential. Blu ray discs were extremely good compared to the Xbox disc. Also the reason why the ps4 won’t have ps1 2 and 3 readily available with backwards compatibility is due to the loss of money they suffered from selling the ps3. Last, I loved the first Xbox but switched to ps3 due to its potential. Who mad now??? :O

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Lengendaryboss

    @36
    “Who mad now??? :O”
    That would be you my dear lunatic :P :D

    #37 2 years ago
  38. AngryConsumer

    @36 i totally agree with you the ps3 was held back because of the x360. looking back in retrospective it is very clear now that the ps3 was the better one to pick. today the ps4 is the better choice of a console than the xbox one too. microsoft have shown their true face, with all the drm and then all the 180 turns when they did. it is very clear now that microsoft dont know what the heck they are doing. they are only interested in getting a straw right into your wallets, customers relations and service comes last.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. jwdonnel

    @Rockin a Jack D HAHAHA, oh man. You must be a loser virgin in your mid to late 20′s living in your parents basement that has accounts to about 20 different gaming sites. And i bet this is all you do. Its people like you that keep me coming to these sites because I love seeing what stupid comment you’ll say next.

    #39 10 months ago

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    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies will be “totally unique, mind-blowing”

    Welcome back Treyarch’s “own unique brand of mind-fuckery” to Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has said Zombies mode in this year’s game will be completely different to the campaign and multiplayer games. Speaking at a briefing last week, studio head Mark Lamia said players should expect something entirely different. […]

  • Meet the specialist classes of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer

    Hands-on impressions of four new classes and their special abilities shaking up Call of Duty multiplayer. What’s exciting about this year’s Call of Duty is that we were able to get hands on with three different multiplayer maps and four of the new classes this early in development. Although the number of maps is still […]

  • Here’s the PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    The PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 have been confirmed well ahead of the game’s November 6 release. Releasing the specs over six months before the game is due highlights how far along the game is in development. The specs are designed with low end and high end builds in mind. Get […]

  • Open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ahead of Nov 6 release date

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will offer an open beta to every player who pre-orders the game. The open beta is for the three supported formats – PC, Xbox One and PS4 – there is no version of Black Ops 3 for PS3 or Xbox 360. Solid details for the beta are yet to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 brings back 4-player co-op campaign

    This year’s Call of Duty campaign is designed specifically for four players to experience together. Let’s get boots on the ground, soldier. Don’t call it an Exo skeleton. Call it the Direct Neural Interface. Okay, it’s a little less catchy, but the DNI biotechnology in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will feel familiar to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. pic.twitter.com/rn6SVtVJbY — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]