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Need For Speed Rivals "More Visually Impressive" On PS4 Than PC

GR: Need for Speed Rivals, the upcoming racer from Electronic Arts, is said to be more visually impressive on PlayStation 4 than PC. (Need For Speed: Rivals, PC, PS4)

Credit url: polygon.com
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Kayant  +   654d ago
WTH??? I don't even know..... Gimped PC version confirmed if true.
Sev  +   654d ago
Yeah, that might be the case. Because PC should be > PS4 every time.

Oh well, this is a good thing for PS4 owners.
I_am_Batman  +   654d ago
The PC version should have the potential to go much further than the console version considering the fact that the hardware is customizable. Most PC games are done with future hardware in mind. I don't see how a gimped PC version is a good thing for PS4 gamers though cause it doesn't make the PS4 version look better than it would anyway.
zebramocha  +   654d ago
@batman that doesn't make sense,the ps4 is fixed hardware,if the dev is accounting for the minimal requirement for pc and that performance is lower than the ps4 then it should be easier to have the ps4 look better.
NatureOfLogic  +   654d ago
@ Kayant, lmao I agree with you. Blame Xbox One for holding back the PC version. I had to lol at PC getting gimped by Xbox One and not PS4.
Computersaysno  +   654d ago
Remember NFS Most wanted from 2005 that launched on 360 and then PS3? I do. Because they gimped the PC version. The next gen console version had slightly better effects despite the fact that it only ran 1280 * 720 and the PC version obviously supported and easily ran in 1080p.

EA usually gimp PC versions of games and fail to match them to next gen for the first year or so.
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ShinMaster  +   654d ago
It's because some multiplatform games are developed primarily for consoles.
So the only advantage PC would have is maybe higher res, frames and AA.

Many multiplatform games are dependent on consoles anyway.
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FamilyGuy  +   654d ago
Maybe they just didn't have the settings maxed on the PC version. Either way they old comment about people being surprised about what one console was capable of just came into play.

Lots of us are surprised by this.
Xsilver  +   654d ago
so that confirms that out of the Xone and PS4 version the PS4 is the one that looks better.
Lalanana  +   654d ago
i dont need nfs..i'll get forza 5.. best out of the bunch
acharlez  +   654d ago
@Lalanana Forza 5 does look pretty great.
HeavenlySnipes  +   654d ago
Forza and NFS are two different types of racing games
FamilyGuy  +   654d ago
Was just about to say the same thing Heavenly, racing games have sub-genres, just like how there are different types of shooters and different types of RPGs.
sincitysir1  +   653d ago
All I need is realistic damage and I don't care what genre it is.
acharlez  +   654d ago
Yeah... sure sounds like it. Welp, looks like I'll be going PS4 on this one.
DeadlyFire  +   654d ago
1BX version ported to PC with DX 11.2
PS4 version on PSSL 1.x :0

I am sure the PC version could look better though. I wouldn't rule it out just yet, but I suspect if it doesn't then its a pure port to PC rather than an upgrade. In that case the PS4 version could have a slightly enhanced advantage.
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cyhm3112  +   654d ago
yeah yeah, you know better than the developer, pc version looks better yeah yeah!!
KUV1977  +   654d ago
Doesn't the PC version run with 60fps and the consoles are locked at 30? Not that I personally care that much, but slightly blurrier textures with double the frame rate could be preferrable to many in a game like NfS.
Brix90  +   654d ago

Some console game are playing at 60fps so no locked frame rate.
KUV1977  +   653d ago
Of course some console games run at 60fps but NfS is locked at 30, but as I found out just briefly after my post, the PC version is also locked at 30fps, although I assume that this will quickly be modded away. I'm just glad it looks good on PS4. Played it at GamesCom and thought it was rather nice.
GribbleGrunger  +   654d ago
“What we’re seeing with the consoles are actually that they are a little bit more powerful than we thought for a really long time – especially one of them, but I’m not going to tell you which one," Nilsson told VideoGamer.com at Gamescom earlier today.

“And that makes me really happy. But in reality, I think we’re going to have both those consoles pretty much on parity – maybe one sticking up a little bit. And I think that one will look as good as the PC.”
DeadlyFire  +   654d ago
Well they could both look amazing if the weaker one picks lower resolutions for its games then graphics will look about the same, but its picture will be smaller.
Mike134nl  +   654d ago
Gimped might be depends what kinda pc polygon was playing on.
Otherwise if its a good game some pc guys will pick up EA's slack and come up with some new texture map.
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heliumhead2030  +   654d ago
Why is this on here as a fact when he doesn't mention which version
Rageanitus  +   653d ago
wait and SEE.

Alot of developers DO this to make it seem better than it really is.

Just look at final fantasy marketing on the x360 or la noire.
BallsEye  +   653d ago
Let's not forget this is someone's word that had hands on, not even official statement. It can't be worse than PC it's just IMPOSSIBLE. How can anyone believe this, considering even ps4 demos were running on pc crashing to windows

Kayant  +   653d ago
Loooool it's funny to how fanboys react :p.... Even though polygon & kotaku have both said the same thing about the builds they played being pretty much the same as the pc build on hand. Obviously this news means EA are doing a lazy console port. And also it's locked 30fps on all platforms.

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pyramidshead  +   654d ago
I don't think that can be possible can it? lol o.O. Better than other consoles maybe..but PC I doubt it.
acharlez  +   654d ago
I know... hard to believe, but it is what it is.
Feralkitsune  +   654d ago
Unless the devs simply haven't put any time into the PC version and are focusing on the next gen consoles. It's very possible.
clmstr  +   654d ago
lol, nice joke
bahabeast  +   654d ago
Lmao. I am going to enjoy this generation I can see it now ps4 versions on par with pc. :)
TheKayle1  +   654d ago
.....i hope for u that u trolling coz u preparing urself for an high delusional life
Xsilver  +   654d ago
PC elitist above me ^(O_o)^
Saryk  +   654d ago
Next they will be saying that the PS4 has more exclusives than PC. And it is not elitist if it is true!
Tzuno  +   654d ago
Wait until you see a ps4 in flames. :)
kingduqc  +   654d ago
I have been playing on a higher res for the past 3 years then what the ps4 will deliver.. Not sure how ps4 is on par with pc.

There is some game that arn't even 1080p or 60 fps,Years ago that was the standard on pc
Feralkitsune  +   654d ago
On par implies that you guys will actually be 1080p+ games at higher than 30FPS. Which, I don't see happening for a very long time, if ever.
Jovanian  +   654d ago
There are two explanations for this scenario

1.) Developers royally f&*ked up the PC port

2.) These guys are blowing smoke out their bums

I fail to see how a 'higher incidence of issues such as parts of the world failing to load' is their criteria for being more impressive. More impressive how?
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KonsoruMasuta  +   654d ago
"Later, we switched to the PS4 version and were surprised to find a game that looked even more impressive than its PC counterpart, with better texture detail, improved lighting on cars and sharper graphics overall."

It's funny how you failed to quote that. I think that's what they mean as being more impressive.

You also forgot that your quote was only half of a sentence. Here is the other half.

"but developer Ghost Games assured us they would have those problems ironed out in time for launch."

Anyways, no need to get butthurt. N4S isn't as good as it used to be anyways.
Jovanian  +   654d ago
Well I missed the part about why they thought it was more impressive, but if that is the case refer to points 1.) and 2.)

Also, the meaning of this quote "but developer Ghost Games assured us they would have those problems ironed out in time for launch" is that it is not ironed out yet. Aka, the fact that it will look better in the future should not influence their CURRENT impressions of the game.
MasterCornholio  +   654d ago
That clears it for me.

So according to the developers the PS4 version will be the same as the PC version while the XBOX One (due to its weaker hardware) will be inferior to both of them.

This supports the comment that they made in the past and im glad that they are not gimping the PS4 version so its on the same level as the XBOX One version.
Masterman280  +   654d ago
Thanks for admitting you gimped the PC version.
acharlez  +   654d ago
Sounds like that's what's happening, huh?
360ICE  +   654d ago
Calm your nuts everyone. They're saying this because no one in their right mind has ever bought an arcady gar game for PC. The fact that Trackmania is on PC is a miracle of nature.
360ICE  +   654d ago
*car game
Dante81  +   654d ago
You had it right the first time. Hell, I would never by an arcady gar game.
360ICE  +   654d ago
Not for PC, you wouldn't. Everyone knows gar games are best played with a controller.
MidnytRain  +   654d ago
^^^ You can just plug a controller into your PC and have the best of both worlds.
360ICE  +   654d ago
Or I could just have everything in one place. There's a reason why Valve are making Steam Boxes.
MidnytRain  +   654d ago

But you can place your gaming PC by your television along with everything else, it's what a lot of people do.

I'm still not understanding the appeal of these steam boxes. They just look like PCs for people who don't want to build one themselves.
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360ICE  +   654d ago
"They just look like PCs for people who don't want to build them themselves".

Yeah... that would pretty much be 97% of people who have a PC.

The appeal of steam boxes is that they offer, or at least it look like they will, the ease of use that consoles will. Every now and then I hook up my laptop to my TV to play Super Meat Boy, but I rarely bother, because it's so much easier to do it on console. God, there's not a day I don't regret not buying Super Meat Boy on console.
MidnytRain  +   654d ago

How can you say that? There are many PC gamers who take pride in the system they built and enjoy upgrading. Certainly much more than your estimate. For some, the tinkering is a hobby in itself.

I don't think your laptop is a good example of an inconvenience of PC gaming because most anyone who considers themselves a PC gamer will have a real gaming desktop that's already plugged into a monitor or TV.

I understand the appeal of pre-built gaming PCs, but I meant to point out that these steam boxes seem nothing more than that, so the attention they're getting as far as I know isn't warranted.
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leahcim  +   654d ago
of course!
marcodg  +   654d ago
No Way
TheKayle1  +   654d ago
sure a machine that can do 1.8 tf....with a mobile cpu ..perform better than a pc....sure ...polygon...better u go to study again or better rivals develpers be fired immediatly if true hahaha
Rageanitus  +   653d ago
just look at the modern video cards they do above 5 teraflops!
elhebbo16  +   653d ago
not sure why people are disagreeing with you most high-end cards today do well over 3 teraflops.
KonsoruMasuta  +   654d ago
Inb4 the PC gamers come in and start boasting about the PC master race.

"You play consoles. Me play on PC. Me supposed to be superior!!" *Beats chest and howls into air*

I at least hope there isn't anyone that's going to be all butt hurt about this news.
TheKayle1  +   654d ago
this news..is just bs..in fact..when the game will be out u will realize
Jovanian  +   654d ago
well the visuals of multiplatform games ARE supposed to be superior on PC, unless you have rare cases like dark souls where its equal across platforms until of course you got the framerate and resolution mods which elevate it to superiority. If its not superior on PC, somebody somewhere screwed something up, because the PC is not limited by hardware in the same way that consoles are
KonsoruMasuta  +   654d ago
Calm down. Who cares? Need 4 Speed sucks now. There are better racing games out there.

No need to mope around because one game looks better on consoles.

PC gamers have a serious superiority complex. May I suggest therapy for that? This news does not equate to the end of the world as you know it.
Jovanian  +   654d ago
Enough with the petty ad hominem BS. Multiplatform games have no justification for looking worse on the PC because they are not restricted by hardware like on console. It should always look better on PC, otherwise they are gimping the game for whatever reason. Nothing to do with 'superiority complex' its just a fact of the matter given the hardware
elhebbo16  +   653d ago
Tell'em Swadian
shahab91  +   654d ago
Oh wow. Haha. That's amazing. Good for my fellow ps4 gamers. =)
acharlez  +   654d ago
Sony appears to be in a very good place right now.
shahab91  +   654d ago
Actually sony has been in a very good position since the reveal.
MasterCornholio  +   654d ago
Are they gimping the PC version on purpose?

Because this doesnt make any sense.

Edit: ""but developer Ghost Games assured us they would have those problems ironed out in time for launch." "

Ok so i missed this part but this just means that the PS4 version will be on the same level as the PC version while the XBOX One will get the inferior version of the game.
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kevnb  +   654d ago
depends on the settings used, and the ps4 version wasnt even working right. Although I wouldnt be surprised if they did gimp the pc version a bit just to avoid backlash from people trying to max out the game with a low spec machine.
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MasterCornholio  +   654d ago
There goes the theory that the two consoles are the same in terms of processing power. But it sounds like the Xbox One version isn't that far behind so it isn't a deal breaker for Xbox One owners.

Nexus 7 2013
Lboogieskells  +   654d ago
Mark Cerny did say it was possible.

Edit: A reasonable explantion would be the PS4 version is the original and the others are ports.
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snp  +   654d ago
Logically the (optimal) PC version aught to be best, PS4 next, then the Xboxone. People - from any one of those camps - might wish it to be otherwise, but that's just what and where the hardware is if used properly. If a game doesn't show differences in that (descending) order then either one or another crew on whichever version is being dudded isn't up to the task, or the publisher/developer is playing games.

Any argument to the contrary seems to be more emotional than sensible.
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Pandamobile  +   654d ago
...how is that even possible?
windblowsagain  +   654d ago
Probably because the GPU Inside the PS4 custom made. And is very strong compute wise hearing from devs.

It depends what they have used in PS4 that is strong compared to certain GPU'S.

I'll wait till i see it myself.

I have need for speed most wanted on PC and it still looks sweet and runs 60fps.
Pandamobile  +   654d ago
"Probably because the GPU Inside the PS4 custom made. And is very strong compute wise hearing from devs."

Lol, no. It's still a laptop GPU stuffed into an APU. The only reason a game on PS4 would look better than its PC counterpart is if the devs added some weird artificial limitation to it.
elhebbo16  +   653d ago
@Panda or if the devs got some incentive from Sony.
Vip3r  +   654d ago
PC has had gimped ports for years now. Nothing new.
Brix90  +   654d ago
At least you guys have Project Cars. On another note this can can be looked at as a positive alternative for PS4 gamers considering Drive Club's delayed a month or two.
JackISbacK  +   654d ago
what the fuck not even podiblr in deeper side of earth ,ps4 greater than pc ,man you are just cmapering small baby from adult mother ,i think some sony fanboy have spread this rumar as we all know they dont ever listen bad about ps4 and claims ps4 to be superior in every terms they are more aggresive than xbox one fanboys ,sony have make them beiests ,their eyes have been closed since e3 and reqaly dont know that of what tey are going to suffer ,fuck you all fanboys.
sorane  +   654d ago
Already proved false move along. That's what you get from trusting that polygon site for news.
black0o  +   654d ago
where's the prooooooooooooooooooooooooof
sorane  +   654d ago
Open your eyes and look at the front page. Also the devs themselves have stated it.
black0o  +   654d ago
good to know
windblowsagain  +   654d ago
Panda you do know that the PS4 gpu shares cores from AMD's newest range. Silly people seem to think it's just a 7870. It's not.

The 8 core cpu solution has a higher throughput then a i5 2500k. Of course that is middlerange these days, but still a very good processor.

Then you have the higher then pci-e bandwidth, and a very nice size 8gb gddr5 ram. easily on tap.

Of course it's not the most powerful machine CPU/GPU wise. But for a closed unit. It's every well designed.
feraldrgn  +   654d ago
Well there we have it, atleast we still get a decent replacement for DriveClub.

Though I find it hard to believe that the PS4 version looks better than PC, maybe if they're comparing it to a PC version that's not as far in optimisation?
MikeNike310  +   654d ago
If a $400 machine can look anywhere close to a maxed out PC then Im sold. Was considering building a rig but it looks like I don't have to.
PurpHerbison  +   654d ago
I've only ever really had fun with car games in the Arcades.
Max-Zorin  +   654d ago
So in other words the PC version is gimped?
clarkdef  +   654d ago
Who bloody cares, gamers of grapic... Ers.. Um. Graphics arë good enough for all, stable frame and larger than 576p reslolution is all you need.
Games_R_Us  +   654d ago
Will these stories about whose dick is bigger than yours finally stop! So sick and tired of everyone being technical freeking experts and trolling with flame bait stories like this.

Heres an idea. Buy the game, play it, enjoy it. Easy!
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