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'Battlefield 4' and 'Need for Speed Rivals' built for Xbox One & PS4, says EA

One of the things that is in people's minds when it comes to buying games on Xbox One and PS4, when they are also going to be available on current-gen systems, is whether or not the next-generation version of a game has been sacrificed to accompany current-gen consoles? Is it worth it to buy an Xbox One and/or PS4 this November?

Today, we found out that both Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed Rivals have been built for the Xbox One and PS4 from the ground up. EA Games Label boss Patrick Soderlund talked about how these two titles have been made for next-gen. (Battlefield 4, Need For Speed: Rivals, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

kizzle32  +   708d ago
Well, at least they came out and said this to clarify...good to know the current gen systems didn't hinder the dev process and holding things back :)
3-4-5  +   708d ago
that is why I would never buy a PS3 or 360 version of BF4.

with BF4, you NEED xbone or PS4 to fully or truly enjoy everything next gen about it.
decrypt  +   708d ago
"you NEED xbone or PS4 to fully or truly enjoy everything next gen about it."

How so? both of them still run the game in 720p :P

Just a get a PC, then you can claim "fully or truly enjoy everything next gen about it."
Majin-vegeta  +   708d ago
@decrypt *facepalm*There still isn't a set FPS of BF4 -_-.
Sevir  +   708d ago
Lol they don't run at 720p, they Run more likely at 900p or something above that but not quite 1080p
Nekroo91  +   708d ago
@decrypt did you saw the gameplay at tgs?! because it was 900 upsacaled to 1080p
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xKugo  +   707d ago
PS4 and XB1 will not be experiencing everything next-gen about this title. None of you will be gaming at 1080p/60fps at ultra settings because the hardware isn't capable of it, at least with this game anyway. More than likely 900p/60fps at medium settings which is OK, I guess.
nunley33  +   707d ago
I would buy the current gen version if i wasn't planning on getting a ps4 or xbone right away. you'll enjoy bf4 just as much as bf3 on ps3 or 360,same goes with nfs rivals and hot pursuit. plus with that next gen upgrade deal,no worries about buying it and just upgrade a while later. i may not buy it right away myself.
TheFallenAngel  +   708d ago
But was it made from the ground up from each system or made using one version and then ported to the other?
crock7owu10  +   708d ago
Don't think it matters for Xbox One and PS4, since they according to some devs, they are pretty much the same to develop for. I'd guess those two versions will be very similar.
MRMagoo123  +   707d ago
Well the dev did say one version will be better than the other between the ps4 and xbone, shu tweeted it with a grin emote add to that the fact the ps4 has the better hardware, one would logically presume its the ps4 version that is better so im guessing they did actually try to use the advantages of the better system.
DeadlyFire  +   707d ago
Mutliplatform developers/publishers fear creating favoritism for either console over the other. So they try to keep it the same across the systems. This likely means 1BX as the base platform to port to PS4. The resolutions I have heard about are roughly 900p for 1BX with TV upscaling to 1080p, and 1080p without need for upscaling PS4 games. I believe that to be 85% certain. Any multiplatform PS4 title running with less than 1080p is likely a 1BX port. That shouldn't hinder the game though like before as both consoles are pretty similar with tech. PS4 should have performance advantage later on with the more demanding games come out. :)
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boya3gob94  +   708d ago
Wait isnt wii u next gen aswell? Ohh right it has the hardware of a current gen
LOL_WUT  +   707d ago
Ouch! ;)

But yeah BF4 on next-gen over current gen any day
7sEvEn  +   708d ago
I believe this game it's meant to be played on PC IMO in this state of next gen at least. Of course later in 2 yrs the frostbite engine w/ PS4 will more likely be optimized.
Obamanationn  +   708d ago
1st person shooters were made to be played on KBaM
thats were they started and thats were the best competition is , although one day PS5 or xbone 2 could announce native KBaM support and destroy the PC ecosystem but they wouldn't because they need to make money off of ppl breaking their controllers and "charging stations"
Goku781  +   708d ago
One of the things that will never leave my mind is repeated RROD with need for seed on 360. I may check the new one out on PS4.
XboxFun  +   708d ago
Yea, the same for me with YLoD for Mirror's Edge.

I'll definitely check out the new entries for the Xbox One though.
christocolus  +   708d ago
lmao........ :Ds
ShwankyShpanky  +   708d ago
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Goku781  +   708d ago
Did this really happen to you or are you just trying to go tit for tat?
venom06  +   708d ago
while it will be a good game on current gen, (BF3 was a good game on current gen consoles) this will be FANTASTIC on the next gen consoles.. 60fps and 64man servers is stuff CoD can only dream of..
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xKugo  +   708d ago
Neither of these titles were "made for PS4 & XB1" because the engine they utilize is primarily geared towards PC. This article is such complete bullshit and PR at it's best merely to try and qualm the console exclusives players.

Something to take note of here: This article stipulates that these titles were made from the ground up for next-gen consoles(again not true but whatever.) Why is then that these early titles can't accomplish 1080p/60fps if next-gen consoles is what they were built around? Considering the fact that games are only going to get bigger and more graphic intensive, you should at least be able to do 1080p/60fps in the very beginning of the console generation. These titles will probably be 900p/60fps(BF4) and 1080p/30fps(NFS) for the first next-gen iterations. Further games are only going to get better, and thus the quality of the games on consoles will have to be degraded even more so from their original versions. Consoles aren't even out yet and their already showing their age. Quite disappointing...

I love Sony(don't give a shit about Xbox) but I wish they had splurged a little more on their console hardware, so as to AT LEAST ensure 1080p/60fps on all next-gen games. Making my decision to build a PC($1700 worth of tech) that much better.
Ps4Console  +   707d ago
This is a must have title regardless what console gamer you are .
SugarSoSweet  +   707d ago
I don't believe them simple as

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