Been a damn long time since I last talked about somethin other than Warcraft in particular or Blizzard spin-offed posts in general, so I thought that I might change that with this post because the hype around the Warlords of Draenor launch finally seems to have setteled. Allow me to start by telling you that if somehow you don’t own a PS 4 or Xbox One just yet, then you really should try and get one because once you finish going through this very short post you’ll be ashamed of your old console (that is if you even have a console). Now I was perfectly aware that the new generation console had far superior graphics capabilities and that was seen on mostly all the games that were released for them when first launched, however I never really bothered with a comparison to tell you the truth (even if the internet was filled with those even before they were officially released). Well all that changed after I’ve seen how the brand new GTA V behaves on them since last week they finally made the game available on the generation as well. Here’s the launch trailer and please try to spot if you can the differences in terms of graphics (trust me there are plenty of them):
GTA V PS4 / Xbox One Launch Trailer
So did you managed to spot the differences in terms of graphics and texture and all that as opposed to the good old type of consoles? Well I don’t blame you for I haven’t really noticed them myself without the help of a much more explicit video that basically makes the transition much more visible if I may say so. Anyways, my point is that we certainly noticed the difference from GTA San Andreas to GTA IV, but then between IV and V there really wasn’t all that much of a difference (except for a more diverse palette of colors and a few extra settings, but that was quite about it). Sure thing one may argue that GTA Vice City had to a certain degree much smoother graphics and controls than San Andreas (for its time off course), but that is a discussion for another time and another place. Now let me point it out to you by using the other promotional video that these fellas released to POINT out the “gap between generations” (in terms of console age obviously). Although we still have a long way to go until real-life actually becomes virtual you will clearly notice the difference and it will leave you wondering on how long will there be until the sandbox world of Grand Theft Auto will become more real than “real-life”.
GTA V – From PS3 to PS4 Comparison Video
So now did you spot the differences? I’m sure you did … Also I am quite certain that you are thinking hard about getting that PlayStation 4 so as to experience the game in its most high definition yet, but I would say not to worry about all this because pretty soon it comes to PC as well and if you have a rocket gaming tower computer then you might just play it in ultra high def on that too. If you don’t have the money to get either the computer or the new console, let me tell you again not to worry because next year (or in two year’s time) when the new and improved PS5 will come out you’ll be able to afford a PS4 as well. Till then just keep playing World of Warcraft or Hearthstone like I do (bloody hell I can’t shake them in these posts either) cause those have a set of more decent requirements to go with and work well on last year’s technology as well.
And this was it for my small post that was supposed to break the habit and cover a more general topic less related to strategy or guides or anything else, but simply gaming in its purest form and in the most marketable way possible. No seriously don’t buy a new console just to be able to play a game in more detail because I assure you that the last thing you’ll be doing is studying the texture while you are playing. But if you are that kind of player that just likes to wander around and enjoy the virtual Los Santos more than the “real world” then you should seriously start saving money and get yourself one for a much more immersive gameplay. I for one would still suggest tho that you remain at a more decent level of gaming up until everything will become more affordable, cause that time will come too (even sooner than you might think). Till next time then, take care and keep up your game whatever it might be!