Face-Off Preview: Battlefield 4 next-gen vs. PC

Eurogamer writes:

"The wait is, at last, finally over. Having followed a year-long trail of technical titbits on the Xbox One and PS4's silicon and circuitry, the debate over which platform "should in theory" come out top can now be met with some concrete results from actual software. This is courtesy of an exhaustive three-day bout of capturing both next-gen versions of Battlefield 4 - plus PC for good measure - in DICE's home city of Stockholm. Through this, an early triple-format Face Off preview of this year's most ambitious multi-platform FPS is now finally possible, with a set of initial results that may (or may not) surprise."

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TomShoe1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

I had to give it to PS4.

I saw less aliasing and fewer jaggies when it comes to some of the high-demand scenes. Just because a scene is darker, doesn't mean it's better.

EDIT: "Perhaps the biggest takeaway is that, in this near-finalised state, the PS4 offers a superior experience on several fronts."

Welp, there you go.

Also, go to 4:13, and look at the power lines and the trees in the background. Compare them. Do you see all those jaggies when you look at the trees? Also compare the fire sand particle effects. The PS4 looks noticeably better. There you go.

ThatCanadianGuy5141487d ago

Bummed it's not 1080P but 900p will do, i guess.

And yeah, gotta give this one to PS4 for sure."
"On the other hand, the PS4 version delivers a whopping 1600x900 resolution in all modes, giving it a 50 per cent lead in output pixels overall. As well as cutting down on jagged edges, this reduces the amount of pixel shimmer we see in motion on complex shaders or thin geometry, with distant power lines, scaffolding and other elements with sub-pixel elements creating unwanted flickering on Xbox One."

GiggMan1487d ago

I guess it's official then.

combatcash1487d ago


Did you mean give it to ps4 over the xbox one?
Because the pc version looks better than both.

mikeslemonade1487d ago

At a much larger costs. 680EU just for the cpu, ram, and graphics cards. I'm too lazy to google it but i'm guess it's somewhere in the realm of $1200 US after everything.

With that said, PS4 is the best bang for your buck.

awi59511486d ago (Edited 1486d ago )


Well thats a flat out lie i just upgraded and im running it at 60 fps on ultra in multiplayer. With 300 dollar in graphics cards 140 for a new cpu and 130 for a new motheboard. Total upgrade cost to run BF4 on ultra @1080P $570 dollars US.

Now this is why PC gaming is so great! I sold my old cpu for 122 dollars.

I sold my old graphics cards for 222 dollars.

Total cost to me $226 dollars US. Ebay makes you money on PC parts even though they are old. So you can see i sold my old parts almost the same cost as my new ones because they were out of production and sought after.

mikeslemonade1486d ago

You upgraded..

I have a standard laptop. So i have to buy a monitor, keyboard, mouse, controller, and then the computer itself.

awi59511485d ago (Edited 1485d ago )


Gaming on laptops is bad unless your playing world of warcraft. Because its hard to upgrade laptops for the everyday person. I dont deal with them at all now my buddy had a laptop that would run bad company 2 on ultra easy but now its a piece of junk and hes now building a desktop.

Sorry dude but for gaming you should have had a desktop from the start. Even with a 1000 dollar gaming laptop your are on borrowed time with those i hate them.

Nvidia should have followed through with their plans for a external Graphics card that would have changed the whole laptop world. But it seems nvidia got threatened or paid off because the Plan has been buried and has disappeared because being able to plug in a high quality gpu into any laptop and play games would be massive.

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mistertwoturbo1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

"All in all, we can only give a preliminary outline of how Battlefield 4 will run on next-gen consoles, but there's plenty here that should remain the case for the final release in November. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is that, in this near-finalised state, the PS4 offers a superior experience on several fronts. The resolution is higher at 1600x900, as compared to the tried and tested 1280x720 on Xbox One, suffering as it does for more visible aliasing artefacts. Visually, the PS4 has a marked advantage with ambient occlusion effects too, which simply isn't matched on Microsoft's platform with the build we played."

Buying this on PC, changing my pre-order to Killzone Shadow Fall.

WhiteDynamite1487d ago

What? PS4 looks LESS shitty than Xbone? We know.

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kratos_TheGoat1487d ago

pc is in whole another level while sony & ms are little bit catching up

HammadTheBeast1487d ago

Then again, for $400 the PS4 does an amazing job of nearly matching up to a $1500+ computer.

pete0071486d ago

dont worry, in about 5 years ps4 is alot more expensive than a 1500 pc. ask me why?

awi59511485d ago


Thats some good stuff your smoking there for that delusional comment. My pc didnt cost crap less than the xbox 1 and im running BF4 multiplayer on ultra at 1080P at 60 fps without any BF4 performance drivers.

Blackdeath_6631487d ago

the PC will always set the benchmark sony are not trying to match PC because after all a console that has the same power as PC will have to BE a PC. consoles are consoles for precisely that reason. PC comparisons is just to measure how far we have come.

Pjuice1486d ago (Edited 1486d ago )

Consoles used to be somewhat close to pc in graphical terms at least for the first few months. Every generation it gets worse. I mean now pc is pulling away before consoles are even released....

urwifeminder1487d ago

PC ultra settings for me will not get another bf game on console until bad company comes back that said still play on pc with a controller most times just more relaxing get a few kills im happy.

smoothop1487d ago

Xbox One vs PS4, the Xbox smacks it about. Resoultion means nothing without the detail this proves it.

M-M1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

I've looked at the video over and over, and the PS4 has better draw distances and textures. The Xbox One uses post processing techniques to boost the contrast, as well as the sharpness of the image. Both look great though, yet people will still argue about it for days.

For the people disagreeing with me and for those who are confused, I have edited the BF4 version on PS4 to make the processing look similar to that of the Xbox One. The details are better, more crisp, and the draw distances aren't blurry. Microsoft used these techniques to compensate for the Xbox One version being 720p.

black0o1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

the res depends on the details lvl .. if the details are low u get lower res, u make no sense

@MM agreed

CGI-Quality1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

You're in serious denial, my friend. Read the article, the PS4 has CLEAR advantages.

Edit: In fact, looks like a couple of your buddies are in denial here. How exactly did the X1 "whoop" the PS4?

tiffac0081487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

Well I guess even official findings can't save the internet from people in denial.

Oh I know, lets wait for the retail release. :D

Edit: But all jokes aside, its not like the X1 version is bad or anything. This is not like Bayonetta level that happened between the 360 and PS3.

Qrphe1487d ago

So we went from "there is no difference between 720p and 1080p" to "720 is actually better than 1080p"

Oh man, N4G is too fun to not browse these days

HammadTheBeast1487d ago

The whole internet at this point lol. Things are tearing up on Neogaf and Reddit.

pete0071486d ago

what do you mean 1080p? nobody claims against pc here!

Riderz13371487d ago

Amazing detail on the Xbone version. I agree. /s

reko1487d ago

disagrees incoming man.

watch out!! s/

ShwankyShpanky1487d ago (Edited 1487d ago )

"Xbox One vs PS4, the Xbox smacks it about. Resoultion means nothing without the detail this proves it."

Breaking: "Xbone super secret sauce upscaler so awesome it ADDS detail to inherently less detailed images!"


______... it's not just a river in Egypt, bub.

P.S. So whaddaya folks think is the over/under on this article? I'll say... 8 pages.

Blackdeath_6631487d ago

not sure if you are being serious.

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Godhimself_In_3d1487d ago

ps4 but i have to admit the xbone looked good to both came closer to the pc then i would have expected good times coming

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