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Submitted by Donnieboi 891d ago | news

Battlefield 4 dev DICE on the importance of 60fps

Buy the next-generation version of Battlefield 4 and you'll get the "full Battlefield experience", developer DICE has told Eurogamer.

The Swedish developer has used the PC version of the game, which as Battlefield 3 players know features huge 64-player battles and, if your computer is up to it, 60 frames per second visuals, as the target for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Battlefield 4, due out later this year.

Battlefield 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One includes 64-player battles and 60fps visuals, unlike the console versions of Battlefield 3 and the current-gen versions of Battlefield 4. (Battlefield 4, Dice, PC, PS4, Xbox One)
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titletownrelo  +   891d ago | Funny
COD dev: we have the leading FPS engine gameplay running at a constant S I X T Y fps. Come at me bro!

BF4 dev: 66 players on next gen consoles, larger maps, enhanced destruction and graphics, and at 60fps. B00M.

COD dev: ...b-b-but...fishie A-I...and doggies...
ABizzel1  +   891d ago
Between Battlefield and TitanFall Call of Duty is going to start to feel the heat.
UNGR  +   891d ago
Pretty sure they're bathing in lava at this point if they thought fish AI, and dogs was the best new thing to bring to the table. Still no word on servers being used, god forbid they update that game to 2013 standards. Call of Doomed should be it's new name, it seems fitting.
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SonyPS4  +   891d ago
To be honest, similar things were said when BF3 was about to be released that it's going to give CoD a run for its money. That didn't happen. Nothing can kill CoD but CoD alone and it seems CoD is killing itself. Rock Band didn't kill GH, GH dug up the grave they're lying peacefully in.
Upbeat  +   891d ago
I couldn't stop laughing at E3 when they were showing cod and said "as you swim towards fish they move out of the way"
DarkHeroZX  +   891d ago
Since Mario 64 lol.
Donnieboi  +   891d ago
Ecco the Dolphin did it even before Mario 64. That means that COD's "next gen" feature was capable on a 16 bit Genesis. LOL.
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jmc8888  +   890d ago
Ha ha, was just going to say Ecco.
quenomamen  +   891d ago
Lol so true, but if we stop and think about it for a minute 75% of COD players are 13 year half brained boys. All they had to do was throw in stupid ass fish and a mut and they're in.
3-4-5  +   890d ago
Exactly...I just started playing BF 3 for the first time this week ( my first BF ever) and I'm loving it.

Compared to COD, it's a breathe of fresh really is..

So many more strategic options in Battlefield.

I'm going to be playing BF4 next gen and not COD ghosts. I've owned every COD and still like the series, but with every release my total time played goes down.

4 days.....2days....1 day 5 hrs.....16 hrs... stuff like that.

It doesn't have that magic appeal it had with COD 2,3, WaW & MW1&2...
windblowsagain  +   890d ago

Sit ubu sit. good dog.
PurpHerbison  +   890d ago
And COD will still outsell everyone.
UNGR  +   891d ago
Call of Duty is done, at this point if all of the sheep stop buying it because their friends have it BF4 will soak up the (well deserved) sales. BF4 looks like a massive improvement, especially the destruction.
Monkeysmarts  +   891d ago
And there's still people who think these new consoles are barely upgrades over current gen or, even more retarded, no better than tablets. SMH

Been trying to decide which 2 or 3 games to get at launch with the PS4... Battlefield 4 on there for sure.
ABizzel1  +   891d ago
Watch Dogs
PS+ (Drive Club)
Free 2 Play games

That should tide you over, and my exact line-up.
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kassler  +   891d ago
Wonder what resolution it will be on PS4, they don't mention it so maybe 720? Really hope for 1080.
Tundra  +   891d ago
720p XB1 and 1080p PS4 I'm betting.
Jovanian  +   891d ago
1080p and 60 fps on PS4? Hah, you jest

Not for 400 dollar hardware.
No_Limit  +   891d ago
If Killzone, a first party game, can't even do 60fps, there is no way Battlefield with 64 players online can run 1080p @ 60fps on any of the two consoles. That is just fanboy talk.
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Donnieboi  +   891d ago
@Swadian: That $400 hardware is more powerful than the Xbone. Don't be stupid enough to think that more money = more quality. PS4 is 50% more powerful.

Why pay more for copper, when you can have gold at a discount?
Tundra  +   891d ago
1080p/60fps isn't difficult if you lack AA, turn down the LOD, bring down shader quality to a minimum or close to it. Popping up to 1080p doesn't mean you need everything on ultra with 16x MSAA.

1080p and nothing cranked up to ultra, it's not all that difficult.
MasterCornholio  +   891d ago
I would love to see the PS4 version run at 1080P but i have a feeling that they will be both 720P with a more stable framerate on the PS4 version.

BTW 1080P 60FPS is possible on both next gen consoles but that depends on the amount of detail that developers want to include in their games.

Edit: Forza 5 (XBOX One) and Warframe (PS4) are examples of games that run at 1080P 60FPS on both consoles.
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3Bit  +   884d ago
They've made Killzone before they new the exact specs of the PS4 so that's quite irrelevant.

It's possible to have 1080 at 60fps but if they'll do it, that'll be interesting.
angelsx  +   891d ago
They will look same on both consoles.
Ju  +   891d ago
I'm not a little bit exited for that game (nor for CoD for that matter). Yet another "lets-shoot-the-bad-guys " military run of the mill shooter. Gameplay didn't change much if at all. Game looks the same as before with more "teh FPS" but that's about it. Really? Are we getting exited so easily lately?
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MidnytRain  +   891d ago
So we were getting a half-***ed experience before?
oakshin  +   891d ago
yea battlefields always been a pc game so dice didnt hold it back just cuz the ps360 could run it
kevnb  +   891d ago
Sweet, 30fps and lower kept me from enjoying a lot of console games like I would on PC. Maybe next hen will be easier for me to join my friends and play more on console.
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   891d ago
why can't Call OF Duty.. build an engine??? they make billions, yet they can't build their own "COD" engine,.. and they are using the same old engine just "updated", I hope to see the death of COD, this gen.
Pillsbury1  +   891d ago
Bf4 will be amazing, call of duty is as dead as fish in a barrel.
sourav93  +   891d ago
....which move out of the way... xD
blanket14  +   891d ago
I think its funny how even spyro the dragon for ps1 has better lookibg fish AI than cod ghosts lol
xk77  +   891d ago
EA got Battlefield & Titanfall, and Activision got Call of Duty & Destiny
sourav93  +   891d ago
If only EA could bring Titanfall to the PS4.
Pillsbury1  +   891d ago
As a ps4 gamer that is one game I wouldn't mind trying out but I'm sticking to battlefield.
Majin-vegeta  +   891d ago
It will.You think they will alienate millions of dollars??Timed exclusive.
xk77  +   891d ago
most likely a exclusive deal like what Microsoft and Epic had with Gears
pedrof93  +   890d ago
Well titanfall trailers dont announce it as a Xbox one exclusive, just as a game.

So maybe who knows ?

But to honest this game seems too generic. Now its just getting a little spotlighted because its XONE exclusive. The game is just going to be like section 8 or any other shooter that was hyped.
SlapHappyJesus  +   891d ago
It means your shooter plays smoothly.
Of course it is important. It should be the standard, and should have been for years now.
ufo8mycat  +   891d ago
I've played both 60fps shooters (on PC) and 30fps on 360 and to be really honest, the difference isn't that big. It really is just PC fanboy talk or COD fanboy talk.

Maybe I am one of those fortunate people who isn't sensitive to 30fps, but when I play both the difference isn't big at all.

Is there a difference? Yes, but its minimal, especially when you are focused on the game.

I can get headshots just as easy on 30fps then I can on 60fps.

So all that should tell you, that it really is not that big of a deal
FragMnTagM  +   891d ago
It is not as big of a deal as you are saying, but it does contribute to a smoother experience.

That being said, dedicated servers make a much bigger difference in my opinion.
SlapHappyJesus  +   891d ago
Having recently started PC gaming, I have to say a very much disagree. The shift from 60 to 30 is a rather drastic one, from my point of view.
jmc8888  +   890d ago
Huge deal. 30 FPS is crap.

Of course some people can deal with it, more power to them.

Way too choppy. It feels like a strobe light slow motion crap.

BF3 on PC at ultra settings at 1080p/60 was amazing.

PS4 version should be really good.

I can't wait for 120FPS to be standard (many years from now), and yes my eyes can easily see that and far more.
papashango  +   890d ago
"Maybe I am one of those fortunate people who isn't sensitive to 30fps, but when I play both the difference isn't big at all. "

it's probably the opposite.

You might not be able to see 60fps. Everyone is different.

In fact it took a few weeks before my eyes adjusted from 60fps to 120fps. Now it's a night and day difference.
FlyingFoxy  +   891d ago
it should be the standard, but not when we get games like Crysis. Look at some benchmarks of those games, they run poorly even on high end stuff and it's pretty rediculous we still get games that struggle to hold 30-40fps at best at 1080p.
horndog  +   891d ago
The only thing bf is got going foe it is its better graphics. From the looks of the e3 trailer its pretty much copying call of duty with the carriers sinking and all hell breaking loose. I got zero interest in bf. It just looks like something ive played a few times before and something that cod has already done. Yawn. Ill take cod and so will many over bf. Just look at this gen. Even with its newer engine bf couldnt hold candle to cod. Its just not the better game.
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mainofit  +   889d ago
That trailer was single player. These games are all about the multiplayer and its there that BF beats the shit out of CoD. BF multiplayer is superior in every way.
FlyingFoxy  +   891d ago
I really don't get people that say rubbish like it's hard to tell the difference between 30 and 60fps, or our eyes can only see 30 most. Play a PC game and use the console to lock the frame rate to 30 and try looking around with the mouse in CSS for example, then lock the frame rate to 60 and do the same. Big difference.

There's also a difference from 60-120, less pronounced from 30-60 but a bit smoother nonetheless. 1080p is still the best resolution on PC for speed, if you want to hit the all important 60fps anyway and maybe higher.. But not on all games, poorly optimized ones like Crysis still struggle. But i don't even play those games.
jmc8888  +   890d ago
Oh the human eye can see 200-700 FPS depending on how you can quantify it. (of course we see light and not frames, but what corresponds to that many frames per second)

Air force studies have shown a pilot can see, recognize, and identify a plane in 1/220th of a second. From recognize to notice you can no doubt go much higher than that. As for light levels, it appears to human eye can discern somewhere in the 1/600 or more range.

In other words, the people saying we can't see more are morons.

Also another Richard Gere gerbil story is that you can't tell 1080p unless it's 42 inches or bigger, and thus for 4k it's something like 70 inches.

We can see more than 30 fps and you don't need a huge screen to enjoy higher resolutions.
Supermax  +   890d ago
I think everyone is also forgetting about destiny being the next big multiplayer experience,don't coun out bungie they do know how to make a great action packed first person match type gameplay.

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