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Battlefield 4: First-ever PS4 gameplay footage surfaces, hands-on suggest “nothing to criticize”

Battlefield 4: First-ever PS4 gameplay footage surfaces, hands-on suggest “nothing to criticize”

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ABeastNamedTariq1038d ago

Hmm... While it's no PC version, from that awkwardly angled video, it looks pretty good. VERY smooth.

Maddens Raiders1038d ago

Good game + great console = One happy gamer and one frightened wallet right here.

Enemy1038d ago

Man it's weird that they don't even talk about the Xbox One version.

Godoftheweek1038d ago

@Enemy

I don't think it is weird, rather I think it is very telling as to what state the xbone version is. It is either not as far along, or it does not look as good, or both. That for me is the only logical explanation.

thechosenone1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

better version here.. yt is garbage.
http://www.ign.com/videos/2...

AgentSmithPS41038d ago

Why are most of the players in gameplay vids so bad or just plain weird?

dantesparda1038d ago

Ugh! why is there still pop up, cant they get rid of the pop-up/pop-in? (whatever you wanna call it)

ShinMaster1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Looks better than I was led to believe...

MWong1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Looks beautiful and runs smoothly, too bad the player was awful. I mean the guy looked like most of the time he was on a stroll.

However, I do wonder if this version is optimized at 1080p version or is it running in the native graphics probably 900p. I laughed at 3:06 into the vid when the person walks in front of the camera. It reminded me of a bootleg movie.

starchild1038d ago

Honestly, as a PC gamer I have to say it looks great on the PS4. No screen tearing and it seems to have minimal aliasing and a fairly steady framerate.

I'm very picky and from what I can see I wouldn't mind playing this version at all. I'll still be getting the PC version, but it's good to see the PS4 will look great too.

NewMonday1038d ago

BF4 has more going on but straight up KillzoneSF is the better looking game.

aCasualGamer1037d ago

From looking at the pause menu and the description for L2 and R2 buttons, it doesn't seem to be the PS4 version. The buttons are convex, and we know that those buttons on PS4 are concave. Might just be me overanalyzing this footage.

blakstarz1037d ago

@Enemy

If you think about Battlefield tends to be catered a bit more to Playstation whereas COD tends to be favored more on the Xbox brand.
So it make sense to see the PS4 version shown more, but I'm sure the XB1 version is just as good, just like COD gameplay demo tend to show the Xbox more in the spotlight than the PS3.

lex-10201037d ago

@Enemy

Not really. The Xbox doesn't sell well in Japan. Actually it's sold so poorly that Microsoft abandoned the market all together. Not really surprising.

Christopher1037d ago

***Why are most of the players in gameplay vids so bad or just plain weird?***

Because most of us aren't good/great at every game. I suck at shooters. But, I enjoy playing them still.

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WillM171038d ago

In 720p resolution and high scaling, recording from a tv

3-4-51038d ago

can't wait for this.

Probably the first next gen game I'll buy.

ballsohard20131038d ago

wouldnt really call it next gen... only because any game that is on both ps3 and 360 can't fully live up to its potential...

but this game looks decent enough to get me by

starchild1038d ago

It doesn't matter if it is cross-gen.

Battlefield 3 was on PS3 and Xbox 360 as well, and it still looked amazing on the PC.

Cross gen games like Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed 4 were among the most graphically impressive games I saw at PAX Prime.

Volkama1037d ago

I'd say cross-gen matters, but Battlefield is a good example of doing it right. The features and scale take advantage of the hardware, they aren't just layering on some extra detail over the same experience (which is more common).

trancefreak1038d ago

God off screen has been looking good but direct capture would be so much sweeter.

Not much longer folks and I will have this beauty connected in my face with gorgeous games.

andibandit1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Yes God looks pretty good off screen, but i agree, a direct capture of God would be better.

Down with the Atheists!!

/s

a_squirrel1037d ago

And now we see the importance of grammar.

"God, off screen has been looking good but direct capture would be so much sweeter."

trancefreak1036d ago

LOL! A punctuation contest for my "enthusiasm"; Brilliant!

This Bud Light goes out to you MR. Punctuation man!

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GuyThatPlaysGames1038d ago

I thought i was watching BF3 gameplay.

seanpitt231038d ago

Iam not impressed at all.

lex-10201037d ago

Who's Iam? And why is he not impressed?

dcj05241037d ago

Is Iam a middle eastern name?

yeahokchief1038d ago

Not bad, but i'd rather be playing GTA V.

hades071037d ago

@ Enemy and Godoftheweek

The reason you dont see Xbone is the same reason why you rarely see playstation advertised along CoD, exclusive deals each company has. CoD gets their DLC published first on xbox and has advertising deals, playstation does the same with Battlefield.

TAURUS-5551037d ago

absolutely astonishing...only PS4 can achive that.

Tsar4ever011037d ago

I wonder where and how they are beta testing the next–gen verisons multiplayer on servers since they're no next–gen consoles spread out around to test the servers stability on?

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Majin-vegeta1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

If PS4 can do 1080 @60FPS and the xbone can't does that mean DICE isn't gonna make the PS4 version at that frame rate??and has to have both versions equal??

@WB Don't get mad at me for asking a simple question.Not my fault you're gonna buy cheaper hardware.

theWB271038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Don't you ever get tired of it? Seriously...

To the 3 of you...it isn't a valid question.
http://www.nowgamer.com/new...

"Battlefield 4 will support 64-players and 60 fps for the first time on Xbox One," Bach explained. "This is a big deal for us because it’s something we’ve always wanted to deliver but we couldn’t do it without taking away from the core 'Battlefield' experience."

DICE has been stating from the beginning that X1 and PS4 would be the same experience.

http://gamerant.com/battlef...

http://www.trueachievements...

I don't know what your version of dumbing do down is...but it's usually the way BF ran on PC's compared to PS360 versions.

Again...I haven't heard anyone suggest the X1 version would be gimped. Nor confirmed it would be 1080p on PS4 only.

My question stands...does it ever get tiring..

cell9891038d ago

he was asking a legitimate question

Godoftheweek1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

It is a valid question, which as of yet an answer for has not been given. Don't you ever get tired of devs dumbing down the PS version so that it is on par with the xbox version?

I know I do.

@blackmonone

Flame wars are inevitable when dealing with console parity or in this case the lack thereof. To criticize someone for asking a legitimate question in the hopes of avoiding another flame war is pointless and silly imo.

blackmanone1038d ago

I think he was referring to yet another person trying to start a flame war.

Kingthrash3601038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

very legit question...tho it might rub fanboys the wrong way,(not to say your a fanboy...your question is understandable many are tired of the flame war) i see a legit question. im even curious of that.

ATi_Elite1038d ago

None of your links say anything about "1080p"

They ALL say 64 player 60fps but NO MENTION of 1080p!

Majin-vegeta was asking a LEGIT question.

XB1 version is NOT in 1080p

UncleGermrod1038d ago

I understand your frustration. The bottom line is that while the ps4 will likely be somewhat more powerful I don't think it will be apparent so soon. Take all the math out of this and just look at it....there's really nothing to suggest that the xbox one could not run a game like BF4...that being said it could be using more % processing power than it is on the ps4, but lets be real about this...maybe in a year or so there will be a couple of titles that could show case that the ps4 is a bit more powerful, but really by how much? who knows. Ill have them both so I could care less but it does get a little old. Everytime a next gen game is mentioned, everyone claims that the xbox one will not run it as smooth. I guess only time will tell

GiggMan1038d ago

I agree with Majin. There has been 3rd party gameplay footage for AC4, Watchdogs, and Battlefield 4 running on PS4... No such footage exist of 3rd party (non exclusive) software on the X1. Not even TitanFall... I'd bet if TitanFall was on both platforms they would probably have shown that too on the PS4 lol.

I hope if there is problems getting X1 versions of games up to speed it doesn't affect the PS4.

thechosenone1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

He's asking about resolution and you post articles that don't even touch on that issue. WTF

I've heard countless Dice devs state that the Xbone version is config to run at 720p/60fps over the past few months.

And this tweet here from a Dice dev corrects false info that BF4 on PS4 resolution will be the same as Xbone.

"To clarify: BF4 running at a higher resolution than 720p in the PS4 dev environment. Final resolution when the game is optimised at launch!"

https://twitter.com/repi/st...

theWB271038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

No crap the links don't mention resolution...that's the whole point of me posting them. Where is this confirmation of PS4 running at 1080p 60fps or the X1 possibly gimping development.

I posted links to res down there. Here they are..

http://n4g.com/news/1339241...

http://www.ign.com/articles...
"Another contributing factor was resolution. While EA and DICE have not confirmed what resolution the game will run at on next-gen consoles, for the purposes of this demo, it was running at a resolution higher than 720p, but not 1080p. Though the difference between the two formats may not be recognizable to more casual players, after spending the week checking out games running natively at 1080p, it was readily apparent to me."

http://www.videogamer.com/p...

"The PC version of Battlefield 4 will look better than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, executive producer Patrick Bach has suggested, telling VideoGamer.com that DICE is "doing as much as [it] can" with the next-gen versions, "but we need to compromise in some places."

No one is backing up Majin's pointless and nonfactual question. I don't care that they haven't shown the X1 version...the PS4 version has BARELY been shown itself.

Quotes show both version won't be on par with PC and NO QUOTES IMPLY ANY PERFORMANCE DROP ON THE X1.

All I'm asking is for someone to show the X1, any evidence, dragging down development. Not opinions...actual evidence. No one is backing up Majin's question...where is it confirmed BF on PS4 is running 1080p 60fps?

Majin
"If PS4 can do 1080 @60FPS and the xbone can't does that mean DICE isn't gonna make the PS4 version at that frame rate??and has to have both versions equal?? "

He/she asked about frame rate also...

I've confirmed X1 is 60fps and the PS4 isn't 1080p....can anyone do otherwise.

PLEASE!!!!!!!

GiggMan1038d ago

"All I'm asking is for someone to show the X1, any evidence, dragging down development. Not opinions...actual evidence."

I'd love to be able to provide that evidence but unfortunately no one will show footage of a game running on X1 for us to make a comparison. You don't think that's strange at all? Anyone can "say" both versions will look the same but proving it is another thing.

"DICE has been stating from the beginning that X1 and PS4 would be the same experience."

Yeah well so has Ubisoft and everyone else. What else are they suppose to do? Tell the truth? All they can do is keep saying that and keep hoping people believe it while showing off the better versions.

dantesparda1038d ago

Hey WB, you're really not getting Majin's question. We all know that the PS4 hasnt been confirmed to run at 1080, however, what he's asking is "IF" they can get the PS4 version running at 1080/60, will they gimp it becuase of the X1 version. That's what he means. And dont run any of this sh*t to me about there being no proof of the X1 ver dumbing down the PS4 ver. We all know how its easier to get games to run at higher resolutions and higher framerates on the PS4.

What i believe is that game will be gimped on the PS4 because of X1 (as most games will be, in order to keep console parity. But, any dev that does this will not get my money. I dont sweat any company or any game. So i'll buy only what i think is worth it.

theWB271038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

@Dante
"Hey WB, you're really not getting Majin's question. We all know that the PS4 hasnt been confirmed to run at 1080, however, what he's asking is "IF" they can get the PS4 version running at 1080/60, will they gimp it becuase of the X1 version. That's what he means. And dont run any of this sh*t to me about there being no proof of the X1 ver dumbing down the PS4 ver. We all know how its easier to get games to run at higher resolutions and higher framerates on the PS4.

What i believe is that game will be gimped on the PS4 because of X1 (as most games will be, in order to keep console parity. But, any dev that does this will not get my money. I dont sweat any company or any game. So i'll buy only what i think is worth it."

So now you want to imply what Majin "meant" when the question is right there? There was no "IF" in there.

Majin asked since the PS4 can do [email protected] and the X1 can't does it mean they'll hold the PS4 back and not make it 60fps.

There is nothing anyone can say to legitimize his/her question.

The fps has LONG since been confirmed at 60 for both X1 and PS4 and resolution hasn't for either.

I don't need to give shit about anything. I don't need an excuse. All of you laggies can try and defend that blatant, misinformed, fanboy question but all any of you are doing is looking as >insult here< as Majin.

cell989
Godoftheweek
Kingthrash
ATI_Elite
Giggman
Dantesparda
Thechosenone
Boriboy

Every single one of you who tried to defend this question can't answer it because it isn't legit.

60fps has been confirmed LONG AGO for both systems. Resolution hasn't for either. I don't care how any of you try and spin Majin's question...it still comes up looking foolish since the info is all there and it's blatant Fanboy drivel.

There has been almost NO footage of BF on PS4. DICE isn't running around showing the PS4 version. So it doesn't mean much at all that they aren't showing the X1. This is the FIRST time it's been seen running on PS4 in this state. 1 time for PS4...0 for X1. Doesn't say much either way.

Sitdown1038d ago

*checks majin-vegeta's post history* Yeah, I am pretty sure he was asking a legitimate question. Haha. I too would like to see a link from a legitimate source saying the xbox one can't do 1080p and 60FPS.

BitbyDeath1038d ago

@WB27, the question wasn't posed because the game 'might' be inferior. The question was posed because the hardware 'is' inferior.

And by the looks of your answer you think they will be the same so the simple answer from you is 'yes'.

ShwankyShpanky1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

WB: "So now you want to imply what Majin "meant" when the question is right there? There was no "IF" in there."

Oh my...

"If PS4 can do 1080 @60FPS..."
"If PS4 can do..."
"If PS4..."
"IF"
http://n4g.com/news/1358311...
(and his last edit was 3 hours ago. your post was 32 min ago)

So... after all your asinine ranting... was it worth it? Do you feel as stupid as you look?

Does it ever get tiring?

insomnium21038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

@ShwankyShpanky

Oh dear GOD that was a homerun!

So WB......could we get an answer to this from you?

dantesparda1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Wow, just wow! WB may well be one of the dumbest fanboys yet. I wasnt trying to "defend" his question, you re-re, I was trying to explain it to you. But its obvious your comprehension skills are no good. You got to much fanboyism in your head! I know what his question was implying I was just trying to help you understand. But whatever, go be all defensive and sh*t cuz you know you've been made a fool of. Listen, WE ALL KNOW BF4 IS 64 PLAYERS/60FPS. What we dont know is what the res will be. He's basically asking/saying, "IF" the PS4 version can hit 1080, will they gimp it because of the X1. Thats what he's saying/asking, he just messed up and said "framerate" instead of "res". Im sure he knows its 60fps but not a confirmed 1080p on either system. And if you are gonna sit here and act like its not more possible for the PS4 to hit 1080 than the X1, well then i dont know what to tell you other than you are a delusional fanboy. Kapeesh!? Now bye, bye. I've wasted emough time on your dumb a$$

andibandit1038d ago

@Ati_Elite

"Majin-vegeta was asking a LEGIT question. "

that would be a world first

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ma1asiah1038d ago

Johan Andersson, who is the technical director at DICE, among other things responsible for the next generation Frostbite engine 3.0 has admitted that the resolution Battlefield 4 on PS4 will be a little higher than 720p and specifically it be 720p upscale to 1080p.

PS4 can run a lot of games at native 1080p for sure but Battlefield 4 is not one of them.

user74029311037d ago

yeah ps4 can run battlefield 4 1080p

BitbyDeath1038d ago

Xbox doesn't have the leverage of starting a year earlier and therefore having 10 million extra people onboard... I don't think MS can call the shots on that anymore.

Bathyj1038d ago

Thats all true but I fear it will take publishers a while to realize that and continue to walk around on eggshells so as not to offend MS.

I say make the best game you can on Xbone and make the best game you can on PS4 and if they are not the same then so be it. That will be the information gamers need to help decide which console they should go with.

starchild1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Microsoft never called the shots on that. This is the most absurd thing I have heard. I don't know why some of you keep saying that. There isn't a single shred of evidence to support such a claim.

PS3 versions of multiplats sometimes were a little inferior because it was more difficult for developers to get good performance out of. Along with the fact it had a little bit weaker GPU and a bit less available RAM due to the higher OS overhead on the PS3 relative to the Xbox 360.

Even so, there are many examples of multiplats that were better on the PS3. That wouldn't be the case if there really was a policy in place that said that PS3 versions couldn't look better than 360 versions.

Given the hardware in the PS3 and 360 the differences that we saw are exactly what I would have expected. It's absurd that some people still repeat this conspiracy theory as if it holds any water.

insomnium21038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

@starchild

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

" Downloadable games must ship on Xbox Live Arcade at least simultaneously with competing platforms or Microsoft may refuse to publish them, Eurogamer can reveal.

Microsoft also demands publishers release games with at least the same content "on-disc" across platforms.

If these conditions are not met, Microsoft reserves the right to not allow the content to be released on Xbox 360."

dantesparda1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

@starchild

"Microsoft never called the shots on that. This is the most absurd thing I have heard. I don't know why some of you keep saying that. There isn't a single shred of evidence to support such a claim."

Oh except for the fact that there is such a policy in reality from MS. Otherwise, i actually agree with all this other stuff:

"PS3 versions of multiplats sometimes were a little inferior because it was more difficult for developers to get good performance out of. Along with the fact it had a little bit weaker GPU and a bit less available RAM due to the higher OS overhead on the PS3 relative to the Xbox 360.

Even so, there are many examples of multiplats that were better on the PS3."

starchild1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

@insomnium2

I knew someone would pull out that article.

First of all, that is clearly talking about parity in terms of features and content, not graphical parity. I don't know how some people twisted that into MS somehow demanding graphical parity.

Furthermore, it seems that even that policy really wasn't enforced much because there are quite a few games that have exclusive content on disc on the PS3. Assassin's Creed 4 is only one upcoming example.

Finally, we saw plenty of graphical and performance differences between the PS3 and 360--sometimes favoring the 360 and sometimes favoring the PS3--which again knocks a giant hole in the theory that MS secretly demands graphical parity.

So, again, you guys state it as a fact, but not only is there no evidence to support your claims, all the evidence actually points in the opposite direction.

I'm not trying to defend MS, I'm trying to defend the truth. I don't believe for one second that MS has, or ever has had, a policy which demands that multiplats on their consoles must have complete graphical parity with the versions on other consoles.

This is why I also believe that we WILL see graphical and performance advantages on the PS4.

insomnium21037d ago (Edited 1037d ago )

@starchild

"Microsoft reserves the right to not allow the content to be released on Xbox 360"

It doesn't say they will not allow it. It says the reserve the right to do it. if the publisher or the published game is not big enough it would be easier to enforce.

Now as far as evidence supporting the quote I put out I would say FF13 is a halfway good example. the game was said to be finished on PS3 but they postponed the release cause of X360. Now the word 'content' is kinda grey area. Do they mean quality or quantity? It doesn't say. Clearly the quality of the content was worse on x360 but afaik it is the same game quantity wize.

That example actually fights against Majin's question and would lead me to say that no they will not gimp the PS4 version but I really cannot say anything for sure about MS. To think they even have something like that in the first place speaks volumes on what kind of business practices they have or they are willing to do. They fight dirty. It's like throwing sand into your opponents eyes in a fistfight. Cheap ass tactics. The way XBone was unveiled (DRM and such) is the epitomy of that.

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XboxFun1038d ago

Where (or who) does it say that the Xbox One can't do 1080p @60fps for B4?

that is the better question.

Shuyin1038d ago

Yeah, on low settings.
Njoi.

BigShotSmoov0071038d ago

How Dice is handling this is nothing new. If I remember correctly when Battlefield 3 came out, all they showed in the beginning was the PC. The first console version they showed was the PS3 and thats all they really talked about and around a month from launch they showed the 360 version and in the end both console versions looked and played the same with the PC or course being the superior version. I look for both consoles versions to be the same here as well, especially with Microsoft having that exclusive deal where they get the map packs first now so everything should just relax, we will all get the same game and same experience cause this is how Dice & EA does releases with Battlefield.

dantesparda1038d ago

@xboxfun

"Where (or who) does it say that the Xbox One can't do 1080p @60fps for B4?

that is the better question."

Ummm, Dice does! Look it up. So really its not a good question at all, its actually a rather dumb one. Man, are all MS fanboys this misinformed? No wonder they think the X1 is good system, sad really! The stupidities of fanboyism

theWB271038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

I'd be proven invalid if someone can provide where BF on PS4 has been seen or confirmed 1080p locked and not on X1. I can't find it.

Cell989
GodoftheWeek
ATI_Elite

Can any of show you a quote from DICE or any hands on that specifically says PS4 is running 1080p 60fps locked and it's not the case for the X1.

If you can't provide a link stating that as FACT...then my question is valid. Nothing else should be said about specs this and that...links and quotes.

http://n4g.com/news/1339241...

http://www.ign.com/articles...
"Another contributing factor was resolution. While EA and DICE have not confirmed what resolution the game will run at on next-gen consoles, for the purposes of this demo, it was running at a resolution higher than 720p, but not 1080p. Though the difference between the two formats may not be recognizable to more casual players, after spending the week checking out games running natively at 1080p, it was readily apparent to me."

http://www.videogamer.com/p...

"The PC version of Battlefield 4 will look better than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, executive producer Patrick Bach has suggested, telling VideoGamer.com that DICE is "doing as much as [it] can" with the next-gen versions, "but we need to compromise in some places."