Rockstar North returns with one of the greatest technological achievements of the current generation. Face-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5. Rematch.
PS3 wins baby. Picking up my copy in 1 hour. Edit @ below Interesting how you leave out the part where PS3's framerate is superior during high speed driving and shootouts.You know, the the taxing stuff. Eh, spinners gonna spin.Can't be helped.
Fuzzy grass eh? Or slightly better frame rate? If you like grass then Sony have you covered. Frame rate then Xenos has you covered. I'm just glad there is parity as its pants when a multi is night and day better on one platform as it limits choice. Edit: bet this gets approved before the story about GT6 audio being patched after release. http://n4g.com/news/1355977... 5hrs ago... vs 16mins! @day Z. Yes I did miss that - I stand corrected. I'm not here to spin or be bias to either console - I own both. I do however get frustrated at the attitude and hypocrisy of many on this site especially when it comes to how good Xbox news or bad ps news gets treated and vetted. This site is inherently bias and I want to do anything I can to highlight these shortcomings as the sites respectability will only be enhanced by a neutral moderation. Please don't ever label me. I just missed a bit that's all.
well the ps3 version edges out a narrow win. props to R* to have gotten them this close.
I agree Animal Mutha is one of the least bias on here and fair dues admitting a minor oversight!
Phew! I gambled on the ps3 version being good. Gta4 and RDR were clearly better on 360 but after seeing which version seemed to be lead I took the risk and went with ps3 Pre order. Mainly because of the one disc thing and online play being free. Was a bit of a gamble but it worked! Rockstar finally pulled it off on Sony's machine after enough tries. Sure enough the difference is minimal and you would only notice if they were side by side but gotta say chuffed with my choice.
@AnimalMutha Your "slightly better framerate" on 360 is actually written off by DF as a NEGATIVE since it produces judder. And I quote: "- far from being ideal, this produces a judder effect due to the frame-rate no longer operating as a multiple of the 60Hz output signal." I don't see how more judder has Xenos "covered".
Guys, the Xbox beats the PS3 in framerate. You can clearly see that, all those who disagree, for what ever bleeding reason, are in denial. The PS3 has better draw distance, that's it. The differences in both games are so slight, the fan boy in all of you is whose talking. Stop being stupid and see what's right in front of you.
So better textures and fps on PS3 version, got it. :) "The 360 does command a minor advantage in frame-rate during synchronised play, but for shoot-outs and high-speed hurtles down the city streets(what you'll be doing 90% of the time), the PS3 can sometimes pull ahead in these metrics"
"Since all else is identical across the board, the PS3 version is recommended on the grounds of image quality if you have the option" Clearly the framerate differences aren't all that amazing if DF calls the game "identical across the board" aside from image quality. And really? You're shocked by a DF article of the hottest game of the year getting approved faster than article about a patch for some audio issues for a racing game? +1 off-topic
Well, I'm just glad they improved the PS3 version. GTAIV and RDR were better on 360, and I always end up buying the PS version since that's where I've always played R* games. Looks like R* finally got a grip on the Cell processor. Better late then never. Can't wait to see how GTAV looks on PS4.
This is a current gen game. It's gonna be technically unimpressive anyway. Just play the game for a couple months and then get the PS4. Even though I bought the 360 version of GTA5 because my launch PS3 is acting up.
PS3 has better textures, check the ground differences! but narrow win
"Technically unimpresive" is not the term most are using for this game. It looks pretty technically damned nice on both platforms.
It's what you should expect from a current gen game. People who said this version could be a next-gen game is wrong. This wouldn't pass with all the pop im seeing and the graphics in general are better than GTA4 but that's not saying much.
X360 http://cfa.eurogamer.net/20... PS3 http://cfa.eurogamer.net/20... There are more particle effects on screen and the dirt on the car is more detailed on the PS3 version while blurrier on 360. And from what I heard, there's a bit more of a pop-in issue and low LOD in some cases on the X360 version.
Poor animal mother.
It's funny how all of these xbox fanboys are trying to sound the trump on what is the lesser version of GTA V, but will go on the Ryse article and decry anyone talking about the non-1080p and talk about people making such a fuss about small differences. Irony, thy name is xbox fanboy.
The differences seem so minimal that both PS3 and 360 owners gets to be the winner. But htat wouldn't be fun now, would it? :)
Your right there is a huge bias here on N4Xbox.
looking at the disagrees DayZ got even though he's just saying what the article already confirm i find it funny how xbox fanboys keep say when ps3 version turn out better xbox fanboys try to act like open mind people "hey they look almost the same every one win :)" but when xbox version win "in your face ps3 ..lol ps3 can't do open world games" and what sad is that the best looking open world multiplat game turn out better on ps3 which destroy xbox fanboys claim about ps3 can't do open world games and also show how ps3 was held back by bad ports from xbox360 and lazy dev's including Rockstar and bugtheseda ps3 version is the better version no need to spin it
PS3 wins even after getting a Gimped Version! WOW! @husonc Check out TLOU!
how is it a gimped version ?
the last of us doesn't have an open world environment like in GTAV. if i had the option i'd wait for a PS4 version of GTA5, but gotta play it....
for such a fanboy i thought you would be smart enough to understand open world games have a whole lot more polygon counts than a game like TLOU i will have to call you an idiot :)
@Okmrman Poly counts are likely close to the same, depending on engine abilities; however, open world games have to spread the polygons over a larger area, resulting in less detailed graphics. This goes for shaders, textures, and effects as well.
I'm gratified that Rockstar did a steller job making Both GTA5 games so close in overall performance. You can't go wrong owning either versions. BUT, I,m equally gratified I've chosen the PS3 version after reading this highly indepth tech face–off from Digital Foudary. But the Real reason I,d chose the ps3 version had more to do with fact that at the heart and soul of the franchies always Belonged to the Playstation (like Tomb Raider & Resident Evil franchises) after all, the GTA franchies started off the PSOne back in 1997, of course along side pc and gameboy color. Dispite of the Xbox orig & 360 getting the better ports of GTA series since the franchies went 3D Revolutionary starting with GTA 3 on playtation 2. The Xbox has been mostly just a "Hey, Me too!!" console when it comes to the GTA franchies.
Tired of GTA V already and I have yet to play it :S Want the PS4 to come out now so I can play Knack
Did we watch the same comparison??? Have you seen that bad looking palms? PS3 http://www.gameranx.com/img... 360 http://www.gameranx.com/img... Now switch between the tabs. Also on ps3 the dude on the beach just becomes totally black...
I don't know man... X360 http://cfa.eurogamer.net/20... PS3 http://cfa.eurogamer.net/20... There are more particle effects on screen and the dirt on the car is more detailed on the PS3 version while blurrier on 360. And from what I heard, there's a bit more of a pop-in issue and low LOD in some cases on the X360 version.
yes, we all did. you didn't, apparently. now sit down, troll.
Seriously to hell with these comparisons websites...period, they are near pointless, the differences are always so minor that the average gamer doesn't even notice. So what ? one version has a SLIGHTLY better framerate or better looking grass (I cant believe I just said that) Both games are amazing regardless and they are almost EXACTLY the same, every thing brought up in this video accounts to a 1% difference between the to versions, if the version with the SLIGHTLY better grass gives you a sense superiority, then you truly are a sad individual. I honestly think sites like Digital Foundry, Lens of Truth are the worst things to happen to gaming in the last 15 years, their intentions may seem ideal but they've only ever succeded in fueling pointless wars on who has the better "grass" Its pointless, pathetic and sad
It's great for people who are interested in this stuff. I'm glad the information is out there for those wanting to purchase the best version.
If die hard GTA V fans are arguing over hard-to-discern things like graphics, frame rate, etc. on the PS3 vs X360 versions, then that should tell you to simply pick up this game for whichever console you prefer to game on. That's all (imo). Most people are just splitting hairs when it comes down to it. If anyone spends time comparing grass or the detail on palm trees from a helicopter, you're clearly not in the moment, so to speak. I haven't bought my copy yet, but it wouldn't surprise me if I put off buying a next-gen console until after I get my money's worth out of GTA V (and some solid titles in my backlog).
Oh my gosh...who cares?! This is ridiculous. I'm sure pretty much everyone has already made up their mind on which system they are playing this thing. This article will sway no one. Waste of time arguing about it especially.
360 has drops as low as 16 fps, smh.
What you crazy!!! Xbox look a little bit better and 90% of the time xbox had 2 - 4 even 6 at some point fps more. So dont troll. 95% of the time multy-plat games look better or have fps on xbox360.
Afraid of the truth I see , afraid you'll get negged by the fanboys I see hehe .
Why should I care whether you're pre-ordering a PS4 or not? http://n4g.com/news/1356092... It has nothing to do with this topic. All you did was ignore the evidence I gave and had no counter argument for it. It seemed like you just covered your ears and went "lalala can't hear you it still looks better on 360" despite the evidence I showed with PS3 edging out the 360 version with more particle effects, detailed car textures and less pop-in issues than 360.
There are FIVE things I hope Rockstar improve in the next-gen version: 1. Less jaggies (better AA) 2. Better framerate (or atleast stable framerate WHETHER you drive a car fast or you are in a gunfight) 3. Better textures (allround on the map) 4. Better drawdistance (even though the draw distance is CRAZY good for these current-gen consoles) 5. Higher resolution but not necessarily 1080p since the framerate is more important. If I can have 1080p/60fps then why not? ;) What do you guys think?
For me these face offs don't matter much especially in GTA case as I started the franchise on PlayStation, and that's where I'll end it on PlayStation.
"Since all else is identical across the board, the PS3 version is recommended on the grounds of image quality if you have the option." Well there ya go, if you're really concerned about having the best looking one you have your answer :)
Yay! And thats exactly what Im gona do.
PS3 version for me will get my copy later today.
Honestly, the differences are minor here, they said it themselves, with the only major difference being the lesser quality textures of some parts of the 360 version. Could that not be patched down the line? That is a genuine question because I really don't know. I own a 360 and PS3 but my primary gaming is on 360 right now so I would prefer that one but maybe after a patch or two for the textures and that installing the play disc fiasco. Really though, this debate doesn't seem exactly worthy of merit, especially since this gen is now coming to a close. I think either way you slice it, you are getting a masterpiece here.
PS3 takes it nice. Sony comes out on top with the best exclusives and the better multiplats at the end of the generation all moving towards their total domination with the PS4.
"at the end of the generation" It not the end for the PS3 yet so we cannot say the end of the generation. Obviously it seems the 360 had it's time in all areas the PS3 are either equal or outshining the eXBox360. So yeah it's the end of the 360 era for sure but the PS3 are in its prime. I am just not sure about how many will still develop AAA exclusives for the PS3 if the PS4 are released. Hold thumbs that the PS3 will see lots of PS4 crumbs of love to come. I have space to accommodate both in my heart and home.
"After playing both versions extensively and amassing over 2TB of lossless video to analyse, we must stress that you're bound to have a fantastic time with either take. Lighting and physics engines are fully intact on both versions, and the minor differences in reflection mapping go down as nitpicks. At its core, both PS3 and 360 present the same massive Los Angeles-inspired sprawl via the same 720p native resolution lens, with almost entirely identical effects and object detail." If only that was enough for everyone to part happy knowing we all can play a great game. But no, lets take whatever small differences exists and fight about it.
it's their job, they have to look for differences and report it. not to make owners of which ever console feel good about their purchase
Wasn't talking about Digital Foundry.
omg for such a minor difference people are jizzing all over themselves the ps3 version looks washed out at times too ive already gotten the 360 version and its beautiful and runs good enough for me this game is awesome
That is the way it should be, Rockstar has created a fantastic game and you are enjoying it, regardless of platform, since the differences are indeed minor. That is what gaming is about, having fun. Not this console wars crap. At the very least people, let the console wars for this gen die. As I said above, this gen is coming to an end. The fact that we are getting a game such as GTA5 is late into it is quite neato and it should just be enjoyed, not subject to heated and pointless debates on which one has better grass textures.
Do you not remember the hate the PS3 version of Mafia 2 got because it had no grass? I do
and this http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Yep and that was quite stupid as well. I was basically saying that it is stupid to have heated discussions over such a stupid thing for any console but I guess people will still do that regardless.
Yeah uh NO....That isn't a washed out look that is actually how the image is supposed to look unlike the 360 which has had crushed blacks for years. That darker image quality NO that isn't good image quality crushed blacks is not a plus and it's in every 360 game
Washed out? It's how it's supposed to look. Xbox 360 crushes dark tones. It's an issue with almost every multiplatform games. Compare other games like Mass Effect on PC and PS3 and you'll see that shaded areas on the 360 version are almost completely black, while still being able to see some detail on PS3 and PC. X360 http://cfa.eurogamer.net/20... PS3 http://cfa.eurogamer.net/20... There are more particle effects and the dirt on the car is more detailed on the PS3 version while blurrier on 360. And from what I heard, there's a bit more of a pop-in issue and low LOD in some cases on the X360 version.
i have both versions and prefer to play on the 360 . image quality is much better on 360 . ps3 looks so bad , the anti aliasing is ps2 like . dont believe these guys try them both out . you will notice the difference . i did think the ps3 ran better though , more smoother . digital foundry isnt trusted that much anymore , check out neogaf
Unhuh, "cool" story bruh.
couldnt be any more biased than that
You maybe right but everyone here its in a hate MS attitude and that SONY its god. It can look better on 360 but drones dont accept it, look at the fps 360 has more and more consistent, look at the video some one post for gta4 xbox had like 10 fps more and no drone answer cause they are in denial. X360 any day before PS crap.
Joined 05 Jul 2013 (74d ago ) What the hell do you know about N4G? try being here 5 years ago buddy, us Sony "drones" were in the minority
Yeah , I actually believe there are Sony drones . Sony , this is not a good look for you . I don't care about any company but hiding the truth is just wrong . If this continues , then no one will believe anything on n4g . To be honest both versions are poor . It needs a proper PC port .
"digital foundry isnt trusted that much anymore" Considering this is coming from a site that favors the 360 95% of the time when it comes to multiplats, so now that there's a PS3 advantage in what seems to be a better game than GTA4, now y'all wanna say DF is unreliable, and not to believe them. There's a screenshot comparison on LensOfTruth(Which also favors the 360 in most multiplats), and it seems to be more in favor of the PS3 version judging by the screenshots provided, now it's a matter of time until they show the tech analysis, if PS3 wins, no need to twist things around like some XBox fanboys are trying to do, if you have the game, you shouldn't be here & enjoy it regardless of platform, btw, it's downright stupid to buy two versions of the same game when in fact you'll choose one over the other, ridiculous, and now some of you saying "360 version is better in my eyes &/or 360 because I prefer the controller", that's a reply from a butthurt fanboy. Pardon me, but you and ovnipc are being too ignorant, there is of course Sony drones, but same can be said about Xbutts, you guys as of late are contradicting everyone by saying "powah of da cloud, best gigs of ram, secret sauce, secret this & that" please ya fanboys can get worst too, & don't give me that "I'm no fanboy, I have both", well, DrTre, a known Nintendo fanboy, also owns a PS3
Both versions are as jaggie as hell, been having a go on pals 360 as well as my PS3 version. I really cant stand playing it. iistuii on PSN if you think im trolling, check my trophy . Its going to be a great game i can tell, but seriously its so jaggie its unbelievable. I'm tempted to just stop & wait for pc version.
Console gamers are probably used to it. Even the best exclusives like The Last of Us have a lot of aliasing.
yeah agree. But i play every multi on PC maxed out as i enjoy great games but like them looking great, its my hobby. I bought GTA5 as i couldn't wait, but i definitely am waiting now.
@iistuii I pretty much only play on PC and max everything out. My PS3 has been collecting dust for MONTHS. The jaggies are really not that bad at all. You're being a little over dramatic. I don't know what your set up is like, but I'm playing on a 62" and the game is unbelievably gorgeous. If jaggies bother you that much that you're willing to stop playing probably the best game of this generation, you got some issues and should probably throw your console in the trash.
@ xphearr3dx You may be right, I do have a jaggie problem. But it's terrible, it has no AA at all. But I agree I may miss out on a gem.
Well considering the PS3 is 7 years old and how massive and detailed this game is, did you really expect lots of AA?