PS4 graphics comparison montage shows evolution of PlayStation visuals

Friday, 16th 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.



  1. Rockin a Jack D

    It’s PlayStation and it’s still shit.

    #1 1 year 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 1 year ago
  3. Thebeakers

    @1 Poo Face

    #3 1 year ago
  4. gomersoul

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

    #4 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  7. Joe Musashi



    #7 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  10. Mike W


    #10 1 year ago
  11. Hcw87

    Dubstep needs to die allready

    #11 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  14. Irani

    @1 Like ++++

    #14 1 year 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.


    #15 1 year ago
  16. Erthabutt

    @9 lol of course but that doesn’t matter

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Kreion

    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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  22. loki

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

    #22 1 year ago
  23. zoopdeloop

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

    #23 1 year 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.


    #24 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  27. Kreion

    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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  29. Riseer

    @1 Yet your a troll….go away

    #29 1 year ago
  30. machy

    feeling old .. anyone?

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Animeboy413

    @31, Nope

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Riseer

    Great video gave me goosebumps.

    #32 1 year 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 1 year ago
  34. zoopdeloop

    @34 you mean like most XO showing was PC footage

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Ali

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

    #35 1 year 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 1 year ago
  37. Lengendaryboss

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

    #37 1 year 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 1 year 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 6 months ago

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