GTA V Old Gen vs. New Gen 720p vs. 1080p Direct-Feed Image Comparison Shows A Worthy Remaster

Grand Theft Auto V is going to be released tomorrow on the PS4 and Xbox One. Those who have pre-ordered it on their PS4  can now start the download for the pre-load of the game on their PS4. We have also found the size of the day 1 patch and the details about the pre-load and its size, but what about the difference between the previous generation version (PS3 and Xbox 360) and the current generation version (PS4 and Xbox One)?

We have decided to do a comparison between direct-feed images, taken directly from the game, in 720p and 1080p. The resolution is untouched so you can see for yourself how big of a jump it is going from 720p to 1080p. This is not the only jump though — even if it is a significant one — we also note upgraded textures, improved lighting, shadows, and a much better LOD (level-of-detail) and draw distance compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360 release. Of course, these are all the caveats of a better hardware but it is still impressive nonetheless, as Rockstar has basically gone over the game and re-done most of the assets work to work best for the current generation consoles. They have also added tons of new features including the ability to play the whole game in a first person mode.

First check out a slider comparison between both versions of the game below.

Notice the wall on the left, it actually has details now compared to the old version. Power lines can also be fully seen now.

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The interior of the car is massively improved here. The textures of the seat and its belt are on a whole another level.

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Vegetation has increased and now appears to be more lush and natural. The old gen version looks quite barren.

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Shadows are completely missing from the old gen version and they can be seen cast by the objects in the new gen version.

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A comparison between the character model of the old gen vs. the new gen.

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You can view the gallery below for the full resolutions screenshots of both versions of the game. Open each screenshot in a new tab to view them in their full resolution and size. The difference shown here is between a native 720p image vs. 1080p image, and it is massive.

What do you think about this screenshot comparison? Are you impressed by the leap in visuals between both versions of the game? Let us know in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

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