The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on PS4 vs Skyrim on PS3: Graphics Compared in New Video

By Giuseppe Nelva

October 22, 2016

Gauging how much a game was improved when you’re not seeing a direct comparison against old footage is always difficult. There is an element of rose-tinted glasses at play, and memories of older games we loved are always a bit charitable. Which is why we often see comments mentioning that the difference is not visible, when it totally is.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is almost out, bringing completely overhauled graphics to fit the new generation of consoles, and a fresh coat of paint (free, if you have all the DLC) on PC as well.

Today the good folks at PlayStation Access published a very well made comparison video that shows exactly that, and demonstrates that things have changed quite radically on the PlayStation front.

Of course, on whether the game in itself has aged well or not, your mileage may vary. You could also say that your modded original Skyrim on PC probably already looks better than the Special Edition, but if you like to play vanilla or on consoles, the improvement is certainly massive.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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