Finally, GTA V gives you the best PS4 upgrade excuse

If you've been sitting pretty with your PlayStation 3, insisting that there's nothing about the PlayStation 4 that could encourage you to upgrade, Grand Theft Auto V may have just spoiled that. The upcoming game is set to debut on PS4 and Xbox One later this month, and since all eyes are on what the console abilities of the next-gen hardware might be able to do, Rockstar Games has served up a side-by-side comparison of the differences. One thing is clear from looking at the same scenes on the PS3 and the PS4: your eyes are going to be a whole lot happier.

According to Rockstar Games, the update included not only porting the title to the PlayStation 4, but some significant technical changes too.

That includes increasing the overall resolution at which it plays, and more than doubling the draw distance. For those not in the know, the draw distance is basically how deep into the scene the renderer creates polygons: more polygons, more detail.

In fact, every texture in the game has been changed in the switch to the new version. The result is more lifelike faces, better effects on water and rain, and more visually rewarding cityscapes and landscapes.

Yesterday, meanwhile, Rockstar confirmed that there would be a new first-person shooter mode in GTAV.

Grand Theft Auto V will roll out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One come November 18th. PC gamers, though, will have to wait a little longer, with their version not due until January 27, 2015.