PlayStation tech demos, from PS1 to PS4


Tech demos are a great way for console makers and game engine makers to show off their new technology. Console makers have especially shown some great tech demos over the generations of consoles, wowing gamers with what the new hardware can do.

Sony did just that with the “Dark Sorcerer” tech demo, showing just how realistic and life-like the PlayStation 4 can render games. Now we’ve got an interesting video that compares the tech demos of the past with the PlayStation 4. We get to see what kind of visuals hyped the PS1, PS2, and the PS3,

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  • The Unknown Legacy

    Dem graphics

    • bizzy gie

      I know. Dinosaur was easily the most advaced hands down.

  • TomDobo

    Brings back memorys that ps1 dinosaur has that on an old games demo. Ps4 looks unbelievable and it can only get better i will be getting one of these things next year after the xbone

    • The Unknown Legacy

      it would be awesome if capcom makes a Dino Crisis for PS4 :O

      • TomDobo

        I had that game on ps1 it was awesome i would like to see a remake

  • iceazeama

    visuals dont mean everything…… playstation was behind by a long shot before ps3. just like nintendo was ahead until wii. the difference is nintendo was really good with power and they suck with weak hardware. where sony was really good with weak hardware too.

  • bizzy gie

    DUCK DEMO WAS THE BEST BECAUSE DUCKS ARE AWESOME!!

    • sd

      Thats the best comment you have ever made.

    • Ducked

      Ya damn right they are

  • Madmagican

    It’s amazing to look back at these old tech demos to think that those were mind-blowing graphics at that point in time and then thinking that the PS4 tech demos could look like that in comparison a decades years down the line

    • TULFich

      u know what is more amazing? that lots of games look even way better, in the final stage of tha cycle of a console, than the tech demo :D

      • Madmagican

        Well it kinda makes sense; by the end of the console’s life cycle developers know how to get the most out of the system
        Just look at early Wii games vs Skyward Sword or the Galaxy games

        • TULFich

          totally agree, I remember the legend of zelda tech demo for the game cube, and Twilight princess was a lot better :D I´m just waiting for an HD Zelda better than the tech demo from Wii U, in the other hand I can´t wait to get a PS4 :P

  • companyoflosers

    why does there seem to be a severe lack of actual news articles on this part of the daily site compared to the xbox and wii u parts?! maye thats sony’s game, not tell you anything, just let xbox make themselves look bad and look good in comparison. kinda like a plain looking girl being around ugly girls to make herself seem prettier. not that im saying ps4 is a plain console, its the best choice so far when choosing between xbox and playstation, im just making a point abot how they havnt told us nearly as much about the console yet as microsoft has. maybe they r waiting till its too late to change our pre orders?

  • sd

    What i like about this is that from what I can see games eventually exceeded these tech demos by a huge amount. So taking into account the PS4 demo looks great i cant wait to see what will happen in the future.

  • NintendoNoob

    This is a really amazing comparision. I am happy to know that once devs get the FULL power of the PS4 games will be looking greater than ever (And hopefully more innovative than ever)