DICE On BF4 PS3/360 Versions: “Wouldn’t Sacrifice the Core Experience For Higher Frame-rate”

"DICE's Patrick Bach spoke about the importance of form over function, practical gameplay over pretty visuals following the reveal of the single-player campaign at this year's GDC. It is interesting to know whether the frame rate has been improved for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions or if 30 frames per second would be the norm again."

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Neixus1666d ago

pretty much confirms that Ps4 / xbox720 will run at 60fps then, would be cool.

But buying it on PC,non the less, but will probably ask my friend who jobs at dice for a ps4 copy so i can play with my friends.

gameseveryday1666d ago

Well, am not sure about the next Xbox but given that we already know a bit about the PS4 (8GB ram and all), 6FPS at 720P should be achievable on the PS4. If DICE optimize the PS4 version well, then we will get a treat of 1080P/60FPS :D

a08andan1666d ago

6 FPS!!? That would be horrible :(.

Naa, I know you meant 60, but couldn't resist ^^

thechosenone1666d ago

I hope PS4 gets 60fps @1080p! Please oh please oh please!

gedapeleda1666d ago

It's an interactive slide show at 6 fps ;D

Peppino71666d ago

Translation...... we Dont know how to program the game to be 1080 and 60fps so we're gonna say its perfect at 720.
I see the complainers now.... just because the NEED to complain about something.

AngelicIceDiamond1666d ago

@Rashid The PS4 and 720 will look the same, end of story.

papashango1666d ago

I'm pretty sure this confirms 30fps on ps4 and 720...

how the hell do you get 60fps out of that

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gijsbrecht1666d ago (Edited 1666d ago )

Funny, according to me they are almost confirming that on consoles in general, so also for the PS4 and xbox 720, the frame rate is not as important as the BF experience (destruction, vehicles). So 30fps seems almost a certainty. We'll see, I suppose.

Neixus1666d ago

Why the dislikes? are you just jelly that i know a dice employee?

I can prove it, got a signed copy of bf3 limited edt. two days before it was released.

LOGICWINS1666d ago

Most immature post I've read on N4G in a while.

HammadTheBeast1666d ago

At what angle did you bend over for him?


Looks like a toddler took a marker to it

Reverent1666d ago

The fact that you're using "jelly" as a term to mean "jealous" just proves that you're in middle school.

Maninja1666d ago

Pretty sure you just scribbled all over you limited edition case...

Rockefellow1666d ago

No one is jealous; they're disagreeing because you're acting like an arrogant asshole.

I'm surprised you have friends at all.

Neixus1666d ago (Edited 1666d ago )

arrogant? tell me what was arrogant of my top comment?
But seriously, my top comment, is like any other in here ''omg 60 fps confirmed'' but except they get more likes than dislikes.

Can someone explain me why i got the dislikes. (ON THE FIRST COMMENT, ofc i know why you disliked my second one, i'm not a fool) Is it because i said i was getting it on pc? or the matter of fact that i said i'm going to be given a copy for free?

And sorry for my childish second comment, it was just me assuming that you disliked it because of a friendship between me and another normal person, who happens to work at dice. And i just wanted to apply some cold water to burned area.

oh and why the fuck should i have written the autographs myself? although i have to agree that it looks like a child did it :P

Hassassin1666d ago

Why get the shitbox version?? yuck

Outside_ofthe_Box1665d ago

***"Can someone explain me why i got the dislikes."***

I'm guessing it's because you said 60fps was pretty much confirmed for next gen consoles.

I doubt people really care that you are getting it for the PC or that you know a dice employee lol.

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GraveLord1666d ago

No, if anything it confirms 30FPS. The way I interpret this comment is that they wouldn't sacrifice graphics for framerate. Which means they are sacrificing framerate for graphics.

Reverent1666d ago

True, but I don't think it's far off to say that the next gen consoles won't be able to handle AT LEAST 60fps, 720p while retaining the experience that DICE wants to give us.

a_squirrel1666d ago


Man, how do people not get this. If they're like, hey, we're running at 60fps @ 1080p but we wanted to have 128 players or something crazy. Welp, I guess we can just drop down the framerate to test it.

There. That's what it means.

solar1666d ago

aka: it's not possible

Sandmano1666d ago

Get one for me with you ;)

arjman1665d ago

papashango is right, this suggests 30fps on the PS3/360 versions not 60fps.

Mykky1664d ago

The swedish head of DICE confirmed the PS4 would run PS4 at 60FPS and 1080p on the PS4 with the same level of graphics as the PC.
At least that was the answer the norwegian press called got in response when they asked.

If this is true then I'm really impressed!

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NastyLeftHook01666d ago

so the ps4 and pc will run 60 fps cool!

CommonSenseGamer1666d ago

Sorry, where exactly did you read that?

nthstew1666d ago (Edited 1666d ago )

ps4 may run 60 fps but the graphical fidelity may not be same as in pc.....but who cares of graphics

Conzul1666d ago

Thing though is that PS4's recording chip will be able to take (lossless?) recordings of your gameplay without affecting the actual framerate or performance of the game itself.

On PC, recording your footage (let alone at 60FPS) on highest settings makes your ability to play the game suffer. Respect for PS4 - it might be able to do what my $1500 from 2011 can't.

Statix1665d ago

Well, if it really does run at 720p60, then I wouldn't doubt that the PS4 would be able to achieve at least High settings--if not max--when running BF4. Now if it were to run at 1080p, then it would be a different matter. My guess is it would take some serious optimization to get the game at High or Max settings at 1080p running on the PS4 (even at 30fps).

Personally, I would rather have the game run at 720p60 than 1080p30, any day all day, on the PS4. Gameplay fluency always matters over how many pixels are being output to the screen. With some good anti-aliasing (SMAA?) jaggies would be mostly a non-issue anyway.

GABRIEL10301666d ago

Battlefield 3.5 ver....Thanks but I'll more games for this gen for me. Saving for PS4.

CGI-Quality1666d ago

Uh, The Last Of Us? Beyond?

OT: Getting it on PC, but I'm excited to see what they accomplish on PS4/X720.

GABRIEL10301666d ago

Oh I forgot¡ Sorry The Last of Us, GTA V and Beyond..sure...

seanpitt231666d ago

Well I just cannot buy this game on the ps3 they should not even make a current gen version its like half a game compared to the pc version its to gimped down this needs to be on ps4 and next box

MysticStrummer1666d ago

If it's anything like BF3, they should sacrifice the huge multiplayer levels. They were waaay too big for the number of players.

MysticStrummer1666d ago

lol Uh yeah, but once again a PC gamer feels the need to speak up in an article about consoles.

Thanks, Obviousman. You saved the day once again.

Septic1666d ago

They should sacrifice the huge multiplayer levels so that PC owners get an inferior experience too? Nice logic there. Remember the roots of the franchise and you'll understand what really is obvious.

MysticStrummer1666d ago (Edited 1666d ago )

When did I say anything about the PC version? smh...

The BF3 multiplayer levels on the current consoles were already smaller than the PC version, so your comment makes no sense, but thanks for playing.

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