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EA DICE Aims to Achieve the Same Framerate and Resolution for Battlefield 4 on Xbox One and PS4

Earlier today a report from a Japanese website mentioned that the final retail version of Battlefield 4 would run at 720p, as confirmed by an EA rep.

Things suddenly took a turn for the better, as DICE now confirmed that they aim to achieve the same resolution and framerate on Xbox One and PS4 (Battlefield 4, PS4, Xbox One)

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wishingW3L  +   483d ago
"Final specifications are unknown until officially published by EA DICE."

This article is just more speculation guys.
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HolyDuck  +   483d ago
Regardless, they've still stated they're aiming for the same RES/FPS.
MasterCornholio  +   483d ago
They shouldn't if one system (whichever one that it is) is more powerful than the other.

No system should be held back due to flaws in other systems.

Nexus 7 2013
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Deadpoolio  +   483d ago
Which they shouldn't end of story....The PS4 is FACT more powerful than the One80....And there is NO good excuse why one version should suffer because of another.....If someone wants a better looking console version then they should remove their mouth from Micro$haft's junk, take their fist from their anus and buy a PS4
GiggMan  +   482d ago
The keyword is aiming. Aiming would imply that it is a hard task to achieve. Why would it be hard to achieve parity on both console if they were so similar? You wouldn't have to "aim".

One would assume one was more powerful than the other. Hmmm...
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MWong  +   482d ago
My question here is, if DICE is trying to make the XBone and PS4 versions of the game the same. Obviously reading this it seems they are having difficulties with the XBone version. As a gamer reading articles like this is very discouraging. Why? Because the PC version isn't being held back, so why hold back one console version back over the other?
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gapecanpie  +   482d ago
Well both systems are pretty weak and use outdated tech so Im not surprised they are closely matched.
mewhy32  +   482d ago
Well here we go. The lowest common denominator syndrome already taking hold on this gen before we even get started.
Kayant  +   483d ago
Well... Well... Well... The roller-coaster begins again.

Dem reps :p.... This was bound to happen considering confirmation wasn't gotten from EA themselves first. I predict it will be 900p 60fps on both consoles.
deecee33  +   482d ago
Agree- just like sub-720p was the status quo for console games this gen, sub-1080p will be the status quo for the next, probably with a few first party titles that push 1080p at a decent framerate (maybe even 60? But I'm skeptical). At least this time around we'll get decent anti-aliasing as mostly standard.
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TekoIie  +   483d ago
"Earlier today a report from a Japanese website mentioned that the final retail version of Battlefield 4 would run at 720p, as confirmed by an EA rep."

Is this confirmed by EA/DICE? I really thought it would be in 1080p for next gen :(
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Gamer1982  +   482d ago
We have already seen an articel stating the xbone has a problem with 1080p 60fps so to run at 1080p they would have to lower frames so instead they bumped the resolution down. We will see this a lot for 3rd party games either 1080p or 60fps never both for big, nice looking games like this. EA have to make them look alike though I mean there on MS dime right now coming upto launch.
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marcofdeath  +   482d ago
cam you tell me a game that is on PS4 that is doing 1080p 60fps? Killzone is 1080p MP only!!!
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LostDjinn  +   483d ago
Once again we've got desperate people trying to justify their bias with hearsay. When the game comes out everyone will know if it's been watered down for parity or not. EA aren't going to say anything about one system or the other being better at this point.

Till they release the game (or someone leaks it) you'll need to find something else to entertain yourselves.
Goku781  +   483d ago
Wheel of Morality, turn, turn, turn
Teach us the lesson that we should learn

Enforcing parity for next gen games just so Xbox One can keep up will not be good.
Mithan  +   483d ago
I hate lower resolution gaming, on the flip side, there can be a bit more happening action wise, shader wise, etc. Depends.
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AKS  +   482d ago
Resolution is one of many settings. I'd prefer they pick the settings that look the best rather than focusing on any one setting. Minecraft at 8K still isn't going to look that special. I wouldn't want a bunch of detail cut from The Last of Us for a higher resolution, either.

I think people tend to substantially overrate the importance of resolution specifically because the generations of consoles and TVs tend to be marketed that way. Detail, post processing effects, AA, ect. are also very important.

30 fps at 720p doesn't sound like impressive specs for this generation, but those are the specs for The Last of Us and many of the very best looking games from this generation.

Frame rate and resolution specs are not as useful as seeing the game actually run. I think many mistakenly think that because they have a few figures they know just how it will look, and this isn't necessarily true given all the other factors involved. Predicting that Killzone 3 or The Last of Us would look mediocre because of unimpressive resolution and frame rate specs would have been a big mistake.
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BadlyPackedKeebab  +   482d ago
Res and framerate is one thing but quality settings is another. Ps4 might get better aa etc... time will tell.
bjmartynhak  +   482d ago
Honestly, this is the type of thing I would expect.

The jump from 720p to 1080p is just too big in comparison to the difference in power between both consoles. I was only expecting an extra degree of AA, textures or less fps dips in the PS4 version.
AKS  +   482d ago
We may see different approaches taken for awhile until developers get accustomed to the new hardware. We may see some less detailed games with a high frame rate (the CoD approach) or really high detail with a lower frame rate in other games.

Personally, I think 60 fps is important for racing and fighting games, particularly online, but I don't have a problem with sacrificing frame rate for high detail or having a huge open world environment in a single player adventure game. Developers should pick what best suits the experience rather than trying to make the game fit a certain arbitrary spec.
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lifeisgamesok  +   482d ago
Now we have people saying the Ps4 multiplats are being held back so to them I ask you these questions below and I'm not dissing the Ps4 by any means

Does Killzone look 50% better than Ryse visually

Does Driveclub look 50% better than Forza visually

Let's all be happy next gen looks great for both camps
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   482d ago
Here's the problem with that and a big thing consoles gamers don't realize. Regardless of 50% visually better, it's about what the game does. Devs use a lot of tricks to make games look better, which isn't bad. static environments, weather cycles, real time lighting, tesselation, HBAO, AA etc.

Those are things that could be happening in a game even though another game SEEMS to look as good from videos. Not to say that's the case, just an example.
Beastforlifenoob  +   482d ago
Well you say devs use static environments, weather cycles, real time lighting, tesselation, HBAO, AA etc. Ok thats right, buw whatlifeisgame is saying is that we cant see a 50% difference, with everything you listed developers should have added it graphically, so therfore we should see if its 50% better directly, otherwise even if a dev used all that stuff and it makes no difference to the graphics why should we care?
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   482d ago
I kind of overstated i guess, i was bringing PC into the equation.

Point is with that extra 50% the PS4 devs could be using no tricks and using all the high end techniques where the Forza devs are using a painted sky. Make sense? It doesn't make a huge difference in videos, but it does look nicer when being played and is noticeable. It's just the end all be all.
Majin-vegeta  +   482d ago
Lol yes two both of your questions.
Rageanitus  +   482d ago
It goes both ways, both sides are blinded by their own fanboy glasses.

What matters is when we see the games in the next couple months to see a true representation as to what is really going on.
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Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   482d ago
I really wanted to get this for my PS4 because I HATE origin and hate EA's online system for BF. But this is looking more like a PC buy now, I can most likely max it out anyways.
Beastforlifenoob  +   482d ago
Could someone explain to me how origin is bad? I use it on my PC flawlessly everyday.
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   482d ago
I hate EA, their policies, being forced to use origin when I don't want to. i hate battlelog and using my web browser, it's just cheesy.
AKS  +   482d ago
Origin itself usually functions just fine. EA servers on the other hand...

Most who dislike Origin are not fond of EA and/or tend to prefer using Steam.
ninjagoat  +   482d ago
Hence there gonna gimp one to accommodate the other -_-.
BOLO  +   482d ago
M$FT's got that money-hat cash...They will buy their way to relevance/dominance because they know they f*cked up their pre-launch moves with Xbone. This time they have NO year head start, NO lower price point, and NO RROD consoles (time will tell) to boost up sales. What they do have plenty of though is money which will soon decrease as they're currently failing on all fronts (OS, Mobile, PC). Sayonora Ballmer! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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TechMech  +   482d ago
Xbox one and ps4 will both be good. Get over it. Xbox is good for multiplayer and online fps games. Sony is much better at single player games. They appeal to two different audiences.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   482d ago
I'm not saying "ZOMG PS4 VERSION IS GIMPED!!!!".....but would it be so unbelievable that a developer would make both versions the same to please both MS and Sony, regardless if one console was more powerful than the other?

If so, that sucks. Developers should be able to use both systems max potential without having to worry about the other company breathing down their necks.

Again, i'm not saying that's what HAS happened here, it just doesn't make sense that the more powerful console has the same res and frame rate as the lesser powerful console, i would expect 900p from PS4 and 720 from Xbox One.

Oh well, im getting both consoles anyway so ill just wait for the digital foundry analysis before buying a multiplat.
TwistingWords  +   482d ago
There was less excuses thrown around at the Nuremberg Trials... reading both article comments has been a rollercoaster of back and forth excuses.

Now we have come full circle back to the MS paying EA to make the PS4 version the same as the xbox version... But also paying must be paying EA to make the PC version stand out at the same time?

N4G needs a mandatory tin foil hat requirement.
Ippiki Okami  +   482d ago
"Now we have come full circle back to the MS paying EA to make the PS4 version the same as the xbox version... But also paying must be paying EA to make the PC version stand out at the same time?"

You obviously don't know what MS console policy is like.


MS does these kind of things to control the market. Sorta like how EA and MS tried to force DRM into console gaming. No tin foil hat needed buddy.
TwistingWords  +   482d ago
Key word being reserves the right.

What about all of the PSN games which have released first on the Playstation and then onto XBLA?

Did Microsoft's policy stop them being released on there?

What about all of the exclusive content some PlayStation games get like with Assassins Creed and what other game came with a few extra missions or DLC, MS says they reserve the right to not release it if they are not equal, did those games not get released on the Xbox?

Some policy huh?
oWOLFo  +   482d ago
Would people rather 1080p, 60 fps, 32 player online?
Your still getting the same experience no matter what console.
If people are really nit picky about resolutions/graphics then personally i think you should get a PC.
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