How much better does Skyrim: Special Edition look on current-gen? This much better.

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The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is a game that will not die. Five years on since its debut, and it's gotten three DLC expansions, a Legendary Edition that compiles all content into one package, and now a Special Edition with enhanced graphics and mod support coming to Xbox One and PS4. But just how "special" is Skyrim: Special Edition? Are the differences really that significant?

Turns out that yeah. Yeah they are. PlayStation Access has produced a side-by-side comparison video, showing off the PS3 version of Bethesda's medieval fantasy RPG alongside the upcoming PS4 version. Take a look and see the changes for yourself:

Trailers from publishers are nice and all, but sometimes they're a bit too polished and focused on selling you the idea of a product rather than the nitty-gritty. So I can appreciate two guys sitting down, comparing screens and video of a remastered game to its original counterpart and talking about what they notice.

And I admit, this is more significant of a jump than I imagined it would be. Tempting enough to buy the game again? Well, I'll let you be the judge of that.

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Hi! My name's Sam Prell. I'm a games journalist with a soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and puppies. Forever a farm boy, forever a '90s kid.
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