Nothing says next-gen like ogling over comparison pics and Rockstar has duly obliged, releasing a new trailer for Grand Theft Auto V comparing the old PlayStation 3 version with the current-gen PlayStation 4 remake.

The difference is night and day in the update, and the transition to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and of course PC has given Rockstar free rein to improve each and every aspect of GTA V’s graphics and performance, ranging from increased visual fidelity to a massive jump in environmental detail and the number of objects and NPCs on-screen at any one time.

For this version of Grand Theft Auto 5 Rockstar has more than doubled the draw distance and increased the traffic density, creating a world that feels more believable and lived in even than the PS3 original. The studio also claims that ever single texture in the game has been replaced by a higher-resolution version, so this overhaul should look much more visually impressive in almost every way.

Of course all this footage is of the PS4 version, so we’d expect yet further enhancements to the PC version of GTA 5, which we already know provides native support for 4K resolution. Grand Theft Auto V is out on november 18th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, before arriving on January 27th, 2015 on PC.

Impressed by all the changes? Or are you expecting much bigger improvements for the PC version? Let us know!