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Submitted by Abriael 202d ago | screenshot

Final Fantasy XIV PS4 vs PC Highest Settings (1080p) Screenshot Comparison: Basically Identical

Here's a comparison between several screenshots of the upcoming PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV, and the same elements in the PC Version of the game at the highest setting and 1080p resolution. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, PC, PS4)

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EXVirtual  +   202d ago | Well said
Whoa... almost identical to the highest PC settings, yet still 1080p native. I really can't believe it. Obviously the PC version has better textures and stuff, but damn.
Props to SE for there skills in graphical fidelity and of course Mark Cerny.
Can't wait to play this!

EDIT: Why the disagrees guys?
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HelpfulGamer  +   202d ago
Greatness Awaits! :D
PeaSFor  +   202d ago
"GRUMBLE GRUMBLE GRUMBLE" made some PC only circlejerk when they see this kind of quality for a 400$ system
Unreal01  +   202d ago
PS4 version looks incredible. PC scrubs out in full force today.
JsonHenry  +   202d ago
Looks pretty close to the PC version. I wonder what the PS4 version of WoW would look like? :p
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   202d ago | Intelligent
Both versions look meh. As always ps4 matches pc in games that don't push hardware. Try BF4, witcher 3 and other super high end games. Ps4 version of COD & diablo matches pc.

Really impressed?
http://cdn2.dualshockers.co...

I am sure ps4 could run pong at same settings as pc also for cheaper..

Greatness awaits.
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mikeslemonade  +   202d ago
"..but look at me, I have a PC" haha
Anarki  +   202d ago
I really need to start playing this game again, I loved it. I got to max level did a few dungeons and got bored but I'd love to get back into it and doing some more serious hardcore content.
ChrisW  +   201d ago
Mid-range PC?
guitarded77  +   201d ago
PC is a bit sharper, and may be, but there is still the loss on quality due to streaming. I expect the PS4 version to look great when it comes out... I'm playing it on PS3 right now, and can't wait to play it on PS4. Really the best Final Fantasy experience this generation. XIV brought back my love for the FF Universe that XIII crapped on.
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LonChaneyTV  +   201d ago
Final Fantasy XIV even at high end settings equals to a last gen game. Black Desert Online is where it's at. better looking characters.

http://www.mmoculture.com/w...
http://games.mail.ru/pic/pc...
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

It's also going to be Free on PC.
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slayorofgods  +   201d ago
Those images do not look "almost" identical to me. If it wasn't for that tittle and everyone saying they look so "identical" I'd say the PS4 looks good...

... PS4 is a fine system. Sorry folks, but the PC version of this game looks quite a bit better to me.
awi5951  +   201d ago
No it just means they didnt try on pc and the ps4 is the lead platform. This game doesnt even look better than guild wars 2 texture wise. That game is really detailed and you can even see the stitching and skin textures of the animal in the leather armor.

Yeah this game doesnt touch gild wars 2 at all it looks dull and dated by comparison it looks closer to world of warcraft mist of pandaria graphics update than guild wars 2.

This games graphics are on par with lord of the rings online and DDO but there are MMO's on PC that look far better than this game.
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Computersaysno  +   201d ago
They look pretty similar, PC definitely edge it for sharpness of image quality and some textures however it is likely the stream quality.

It's not this is some amazing thing though. It already runs in some form on PS3- it has roots that lie in previous generation console hardware.

It hardly looks amazing on PC and it runs really easily on pretty weak PC hardware. You can run it on a 6 years old Core 2 Duo machine with a Geforce 8800GT.

I would be impressed if this was some sort of high end PC game but it just isn't.

Of course we probably have everybody saying wow haaaaa look PC gamers PS4 matches PC on this game. Well it should!

The PC version is tailored to be able to run on a wide range of hardware because it is an MMORPG- thats the whole point. You need and want a large userbase and so you don't target higher end hardware.

Its just not a demanding or next gen game. If this didn't run about the same as the PC version it would be a HUGE disappointment. It runs on PS3 for goodness sake...
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ThanatosDMC  +   201d ago
More like mid range. The PC version has crisper and more detailed textures. Unless it's the screenshot program that's making everything look faded on the PS4 version.

Btw, is this game worth buying? Hoping to get some non-MMO player's opinion.
kreate  +   201d ago
Even if u brag about how PC version is superior. most of us have a gaming PC. But rather play on a console.
Azmatik  +   201d ago
Ok im gona start this off saying im a ps4 gamer but i have a good pc and love both they go hand in hand perfectly but i still do prefer my ps4 cause ease of access. Now these dont look identical at all you can cleatly tell PC is wayyy sharper but could be stream quality i play this game on pc and its amazing. @computersaysno: are u for real right now!!! And u get 5 agrees! U can NOT run this game on a 8800gt lmfao! And a 6 year old core 2 duo LMFAO wow man just wow this game is VERY demanding to run it on max it recommends like a i5- i7 for god sake. Just ur statements show me u have no idea what ur talking about u do realize even if u bought a 2 year old mobo a core 2 duo wouldnt even fit right. Plz know what ur talking about before posting so much miss information on the internet. U clearly have no idea what the word hardware even means.
Computersaysno  +   201d ago
Azmatik what are you talking about? You don't know.

Minimum requirements are very low end on PC. Core 2 Duo and 8800 in fact.......It isn't targeted for high end hardware. Its designed to run on slow old configurations as well as modern systems. That usually limits what you can do.

The fact it runs on PS3 says enough, its no more a true next gen game than any other of these ports.

Seems you don't know what you are talking about.

If you can run this game on high and 1080p on a midrange Radeon 7870 and get 60FPS then it should be easy for PS4 to get a similar performance.
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Gamer1982  +   201d ago
Need to click on those to see real quality PS4 shots are washed out and
http://cdn.dualshockers.com...
http://cdn.dualshockers.com...

No comparison look at the building in the back and the details e.g. you can easily make out the bricks on PC version. Thats because PS4 has overkilled the blur filter to make up for lack of graphics. Dont get me wrong it blows the PS3 version out the water but its supposed to the PS3 has 512mb RAM. It doesn't touch the PC version. Oh and this says nothing about PC it says more about the game. As you can max this out on PC on a £400 PC.
ATi_Elite  +   202d ago | Well said
1. PS4 has a HD7850 in it (laptop version) so it should produce good graphics. No one is denying that a HD7850 is a great GPU!

2. This game is not a Graphical tour de force so I expect a WiiU to produce the same results.

3. Some colors are still washed out and you still have Low detail in many areas as the Devs are sacrificing color contrast and Detail in order to do something else on the PS4.

Capped at 250 watts the PS4 can only do so much but what it does is GREAT! For $400 it's AWESOME, It's Incredible, It cures cancer! there I said it you happy?

The PS4 is wonderful but I'm not gonna sit here and PRETEND or BE BLIND or BE A IGNORANT FANBOY and act like it has NO LIMITATIONS when DAY 1 The Frostbite 3 revealed those limitations.

5. I only wrote this after reading so many Negative comments made towards PC Gamers and NO PC Gamer even made a comment.

So obviously you fanboys are thinking about PC gamers when PC Gamers are NOT thinking about YOU!
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EXVirtual  +   202d ago
Ha, yeah PC gamers did comment. You also need to remember that this game runs at native 1080p on the PS4. However the screens have a blur because of livestream compression. So things won't look as good as they would when you see it on a 1080p TV.

What do you mean PC gamers aren't thinking about us? They're the ones disliking anyone who says anything positive about this. If you ask me, they can't stand seeing this kind of quality on a console. How was I being a fanboy exactly?
Yes, I know BF4 runs at 900p on the PS4. I never denied that, or even mentioned the game.
Even now, they're still calling people fanboys.
Get over yourselves.
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AnteCash  +   202d ago
It looks like your caps key broken
2muchw1nn1ng  +   202d ago
Yeah... no, I highly doubt the Wii U can render the same game with its limited hardware at 1080p, fanboyism aside.

And please. Enough with the annoying elitist attitude. It's downright childish.
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gapecanpie  +   202d ago
They are are just b*tt hurt and don't want to face reality.

Graphically this game is about as impressive as a dog turd.
FlyingFoxy  +   202d ago
Well, considering the desktop 7850 is less powerful than my 4 year old 5870, i guess the PS4 is less powerful than that..

http://www.hwcompare.com/12...

Btw my 5870 is worth about £80 now, so yeah.. paid about £300 for it @ launch, cracking card to last all this time though.
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Gohadouken  +   202d ago
"So obviously you fanboys are thinking about PC gamers when PC Gamers are NOT thinking about YOU! "

Oh the irony and hypocrisy . You care on a daily basis . No one usually ever summons you and yet guys like you would pop up in completely unrelated subjects , unlike this peculiar one , to " enlighten the masses" .
Dude420  +   202d ago
"Well, considering the desktop 7850 is less powerful than my 4 year old 5870, i guess the PS4 is less powerful than that.."

Umm, no, the card you're reffering to is the HD 6850. At stock, the HD 7850 is slightly faster than the 5870. Not only that, but its newer architecture makes it more power efficient and has better overclocking. There's a reason AMD hit it big with the HD 7xxx series.

And regarding the PS4, we're talking about an APU here, not a discrete card. I'd say that performance is impressive for the type of chip the PS4 uses.
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fr0sty  +   201d ago
Having an APU can actually give performance advantages, as both CPU and GPU reside on the same chip and (in the consoles) have custom buses that connect the two together that you won't find on PC. PS4's GPU also can queue up more asynchronous compute commands at once than pretty much any PC GPU on the market today (though that will change soon), and doesn't have bloated middleware and operating system overhead to deal with. If you need to know just how much performance is lost to that, just look at AMD's mantle tech demos. They go into detail about what mantle enables that typical directX PC's can't. And yes, Mantle is PC tech and it will bridge the gap I mention above, but so far it is only available in one game and doesn't work on Nvidia GPUs.

PS4 isn't as powerful as the most powerful PC by a long shot, but you won't see games that go well beyond what PS4 can do (that only the most powerful PC on the market today can run) for many years. About a year to 1.5 years before we're talking about PS5, you'll start to see PC games that the consoles just couldn't handle start to trickle out. It isn't because the PC's can't handle it power-wise, but that the install base of PCs that can handle it is WAY too small to justify a developer spending millions of dollars making a game that maxes that system out completely (and by maxed out, I'm not talking about running an unoptimized game that was made to run on PS4/XBO at a higher resolution/framerate, I mean running graphics and CPU functions that simply are not possible on current console hardware. Kinda like how PS3 and 360 weren't capable of DX11 features like hardware based tessellation, but we didn't start seeing games really take advantage of those features until around the time BF3 came out.
PudgeySan  +   201d ago
Just an FYI The silcon on board is way closer to a HD 7870 then a 7850.
NeoTribe  +   201d ago
Lol your always so mad and on the defense about consoles. Your such a sad individual. Get over it and accept that consoles are in and pc gaming is a niche hobby.
tee_bag242  +   201d ago
Well said ATI.

I thought it was pretty much a 7970m laptop GPU inside - TDP's are probably about spot on.

Yeah this game isn't exactly pushing any system.
deSSy2724  +   201d ago
Native 1080p means shit, its sjut resolution (pixels on screen). Graphics settings/details are much much more important. PC can do 1080p and maxed out or 2K-4K + resolution and maxed out. But PS4 cant do that because the hardware has its own limits. So, you need to make a choice..... very good graphics or very good frames per second. You cant have both (unless you pay 1000-2000$ for your system aka PC).

And all that depends on the game.
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Gamer1982  +   201d ago
Its 2013 it SHOULD be running at 1080p. As for the rest its just gravy.. It is looking good for what you get I guess. But the games are a joke in price compared to PC..
NeXXXuS  +   202d ago
My god... seriously, PC guys... Just play the game and stop bragging about your damn graphics. It's amazing no matter what it's played on. :\
This is probably one of the reasons I hate PC gamers. Always so full of themselves when it comes to their $800 gaming rig. I'd much rather replay PS1 games than game on a next gen console simply because of story and originality.
xJumpManx  +   202d ago
LOL, I doubt anyone with a $800 computer is bragging much..
MatrixxGT  +   201d ago
It wont go away. Just ignore them that's what I do. I could afford to buy the best of the best PC but I don't because I really don't care to have yet another piece of furniture to set all of that up on or have something else connected to my tv which wont look as great as a monitor anyway. With a console Its plug in and play, set it and forget it, ect. Oh and I don't have to blabber around the internet justifying the money and time spent into my PC. I don't even own a computer, don't need one.
awi5951  +   200d ago
@xJumpManx

LOL well its better than a ps4 for damn sure. i just built my sister a 7850 dual card gaming pc that runs BF4 mulitplayer on ultra at 60 fps. It didnt cost more than about 703 dollars to make.

It has a overclocked 8320 8core cpu @ 4.3Gigs, dual 7850 2gb cards, Msi 990fx motherboard, 16 gigs of ram, and a corsair 850 powersource. And it maxes all games she throws at it. I installed my copy of metro last light on it and on ultra settings it runs at 50 fps @ 1080P its a nice little budget build. Oh yeah bioshock infinite on it ran at 200 fps on ultra @ 1080P lol
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aquamala  +   202d ago
You can look at it either way

1) SE is so talented! Making PS4 version look the same as pc version

2) SE is so lazy! They are not taking advantage of more powerful PCs and develop the game for the lowest denominator
gapecanpie  +   202d ago
I'm going to go with #2.... This game is joke as far as gfx is concern on console systems let alone a decent PC.
Corpser  +   202d ago
Exactly! pC gamers like parity with ps4 as much as ps4 gamers like parity with Xbox one
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OsirisBlack  +   202d ago
If you think this game looks bad then you obviously have a crap GPU or just a crap CPU in general. I play this game on the highest possible settings generally at 2 or 4k the PS4 will NOT look as good as this game does on PC. I do own a PS4 and while I am amazed at how good it looks I cannot understand why PC gamers are ranting about how the game looks bad or is optimized poorly..... stop complaining and do what you always talk about and up the resolution to beyond what the PS4 is capable of..... Play this game at 2k and 90fps and then say it is not beautiful.

http://i.imgur.com/O8kzbgs....

http://i.imgur.com/hao4RfD....

Like I said Beautiful..
kryteris  +   202d ago
the difference is day and night. PC wins.
bumnut  +   201d ago
PC wins because you have to buy a new console to play it!

And the PS4 shots look blurry to me.
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kryteris  +   201d ago
bummnut, agree. These screen shots on ps4 probably are not a good representation, but there still is much missing on the ps4. I have the PS4, and I really do not understand why a 7870 gpu cannot offer the same unless they are trying to run it at a silly 60fps again. 20-40fps is just fine.
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thekhurg  +   202d ago
You got disagrees from the PC fanboys.
lex-1020  +   202d ago
It looks good don't get me wrong but the differences are very noticeable, particularly when it comes to draw distances and object edges.
FanOfRootBeer  +   202d ago
Because you dared encroach upon the territory of Lord PC, you dirty casual.

/s
NarooN  +   202d ago
The disagrees are just butthurt PC elitists (not normal PC gamers.)

Ignore the agree/disagree nonsense on N4G and you'll have a better time.
adorie  +   201d ago
@EXVirtual
No. I focused on the visual comparison,although I usually do read the articles.
TBH, this is more of an idea how they look against one another, than a real comparison. At least to me.
adorie  +   202d ago
I'm going to be honest, the game looks muddy in some shots for PS4. Color is sometimes different, I'm speaking about the ground. Slight aliasing, but not too much. The hotbars look a little blurry too.

My opinion is that SE rushed this game. I've seen bigger environments showcased for different games that looked a heck of a lot more impressive.

SE better use the money they're getting from PS3 and PS4 owners to improve the look of this game, cause, again, I think this game is a rushed port.
EXVirtual  +   201d ago
Did you read the article? It's because of livestream compression.
Embolado  +   202d ago
Disagrees where from Hitagi Senjougahara, for the lack of air time in Monogatari Season 2.
grimmweisse  +   202d ago
The disagrees are from angry PC fanboys needing to justify their anger because they somehow feel insecure about a console game looking as good a pc game.
Old McGroin  +   201d ago
"The disagrees are from angry PC fanboys needing to justify their anger because they somehow feel insecure about a console game looking as good a pc game."

The PC screenshots look a good bit sharper. I think you'll find it is the PS4 fanboys who are now feeling insecure as it can't match up to a game that wouldn't really push a PC gaming rig in any way.

EDIT: And no, I don't have a gaming PC or a next gen console yet. Going by the launch titles and these pics of FF I think I made the right decision in waiting a year or so to jump in to the next gen. I will be getting a PS4 but I'm quite disappointed so far by what has been shown for it. How many years of development has it had and it can't even match up to this?
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d3nworth1  +   202d ago
Dude ATI elite and decrypt are to 2 biggest PC fanboys on this site. You can't say anything positive about a console without them getting butt hurt. So don't waste your time trying to talk sense to them.
HardcoreDaBoss  +   201d ago
because the pc version looks way better?? look at the water.. look at the trees.. and look at the bridge.. more like greatness waits.
Cueil  +   201d ago
because you limit the resolution of the pc version
worldwidegaming  +   201d ago
Ok why are the pictures of different characters in different gear? apples to apples or they have something to hide.
AndrewLB  +   201d ago
They look very close. But this isn't due to the bizarre leap in logic claiming PS4 is just as powerful as a gaming PC. What really happened is SquareEnix decided to be lazy and not include an "ultra" mode, along with high resolution textures instead of the 1024x1024 ones most PS4 games use.

To sum it up... once again consoles and their lackluster performance have caused forward looking game development to be held back
Old McGroin  +   201d ago
Wow, the PC screenshots look a lot sharper.
tigertron  +   201d ago
"Why the disagrees guys?"

because the PC master race didn't like what you said. :P
TopDudeMan  +   202d ago
I could nitpick about the shading and the detail, but I'm not gonna. It still looks good on both platforms. Shame about the gameplay, though...
Abriael  +   202d ago
What's a shame about the gameplay? FFXIV has fantastic gameplay.
TopDudeMan  +   202d ago
It wasn't for me. I don't know, after playing guild wars 2 (the only other mmo I've played), I guess I expected certain things from the battle system and it just didn't impress me.
Abriael  +   202d ago
Eh, it's just a matter of genre, GW2 is a twitchy MMO, this one isn't.

Quality-wise though FFXIV literally shreds GW2 under basically every aspect.
DeadManIV  +   202d ago
You sure abriel? I played the beta and every quest I tried was boring as hell - I was continually asked to do extremely menial things for xp.
Sevir  +   202d ago
You can see some loss of texture quality in the PS4 version but man does it look impressive!
Abriael  +   202d ago
That's just due to livestream compression, as explained in the article. We'll have to wait for direct feed screenshots (luckily SE releases its press screenshots in lossless PNG, so it'll work well) to be 100% positive, but the textures look absolutely identical to me considering the lossy stream. Same for normal mapping.
Einhert  +   202d ago
Texturing, shadows, water, foliage all looks better on PC.

The edges also look crisper due to better AA.

It also probably runs at a higher frame rate and can run at higher resolutions.

Not exactly a good comparison as these devs are not pushing the PC, the real comparison will be the Witcher 3.
Abriael  +   202d ago
Better AA? Lol. PC has the crappiest possible FXAA and you can't gauge the AA in the PS4 version at all because of the livestream compression that blurs the image slightly.

So I wonder where did you see the AA lol. If anything the PS4 version can only improve on that, because literally you can't have worse than FXAA unless you don't put AA at all.

The rest is only due to livestream compression.

Mind you, FFXIV is the MMORPG that pushes PCs the most, it has fantastic graphics for the genre. The Witcher 3 has better definition per models, but displays a TON less models on screen, so it doesn't necessarily have a higher total polycount.

The only thing you nailed is that it'll run at 30 fps.
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sorane  +   202d ago
I expect smarter comments from people with 8 bubbles. You do realize we can push all types of AA through our videocard controls right? Unlike consoles we have all sorts of freedoms to fool with our settings.

"Mind you, FFXIV is the MMORPG that pushes PCs the most" That's just plain false. Much better lookings MMORPGs out there. Not sure why you even listed Witcher 3 since it's not even close to a MMORPG.....
T900  +   202d ago
@Abriael

PCs are open system's unlike consoles they have this thing called freedom and options lol.

Check out utilities like Nvinspector for reference.
Abriael  +   202d ago
@Sorane: I listed The Witcher 3 because I was responding to someone that mentioned it. Saying that it's not comparable. Did you even read my comment?

The fact that you can force other kinds of antialiasing via video card is irrelevant. The comparison is beteen the default PC version, that has only FXAA available as an option, and the PS4 version.

Otherwise we could include things like sweetFX in the mix, but it's not what a comprison between two versions of the same game is about. You compare what the developer offers.

As for other MMORPGs that look better, please give me some examples. I'm always up for a laugh at midnight.

@T900: completely unrelated. We're comparing the two versions of the game, not the platforms and their inherent capabilities unrelated to the game.
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sorane  +   202d ago
"The fact that you can force other kinds of antialiasing via video card is irrelevant." That might be irrelevant to you since you can't do any of those things, but I can and do so it's not irrelevant to me by any means.

"Otherwise we could include things like sweetFX in the mix, but it's not what a comprison between two versions of the same game is about. You compare what the developer offers." Next you're gonna say we are only allowed to compare them at the same res/detail/fps and on the same specs. Sorry your platform doesn't have options, but mine does and I'll use them all if I want to compare the two.

"As for other MMORPGs that look better, please give me some examples. I'm always up for a laugh at midnight." Uhh off the top of my head quick Planetside 2, Guild Wars 2, Blade and Soul all easily look better than Final Fantasy. I'd name more, but I'm too busy having a good laugh at your post.
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Abriael  +   202d ago
@Sorane: "That might be irrelevant to you since you can't do any of those things, but I can and do so it's not irrelevant to me by any means."

I'm a PC gamer, smartie. Where do you think I took the PC version of the screenies?

It's irrelevant in a comparison between the two versions of the game.

"Next you're gonna say we are only allowed to compare them at the same res/detail/fps and on the same specs. Sorry your platform doesn't have options, but mine does and I'll use them all if I want."

My platform has plenty options, as my platform is a PC. When you compare two versions of the game, you compare the two versions of the game using what the GAME provides you, not external options.
It's really simple.

"Planetside 2, Guild Wars 2, Blade and Soul all easily look better than Final Fantasy. I'd name more, but I'm too busy having a good laugh at your post."

Aside from the fact that Planetside 2 isn't a MMORPG, all the titles you listed are trounced mercilessly by FFXIV visuals-wise, especially guild wars 2 that is made with a slightly improved version of an engine that was already old when Guild Wars 1 was released.

Try again, and you might want to actually google some pics of those games, because it doesn't seem to have ever played them :D
sorane  +   202d ago
"It's irrelevant in a comparison between the two versions of the game." Maybe in your shallow world but not mine.

"When you compare two versions of the game, you compare the two versions of the game using what the GAME provides you, not external options.
It's really simple." Maybe you have to work within those constraints, but I don't I have plenty of options. It's really simple.

"Aside from the fact that Planetside 2 isn't a MMORPG, all the titles you listed are trounced mercilessly by FFXIV visuals-wise, especially guild wars 2 that is made with a slightly improved version of an engine that was already old when Guild Wars 1 was released.

Try again, and you might want to actually google some pics of those games, because it doesn't seem to have ever played them :D" Now you're just being troll #34567677 on this site since I have played all of those games so I know for a fact what I said is true. You just seem like a fanboy who can't accept the truth. Saying "trounced mercilessly" just proves you have no clue about the graphics in those games. Saying GW2 uses a "slightly improved old engine" is like saying Half Life 2 and Call of Duty does also since they use some Quake code.
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Abriael  +   202d ago
@Sorane:

Exhibit A Guild Wars 2:
https://d3b4yo2b5lbfy.cloud...
(lol at those trees)

Exhibit B Final Fantasy XIV:
http://www.dualshockers.com...

B trounces A under every possible point of view: art direction, texture quality and resolution, polycount, effects, normal mapping and everthing else, both on characters/monsters and environments.

Guild Wars 2 tries very hard to hide its graphical mediocrity behind an enormous wall of bloom, but only newbies get tricked by that.

"Maybe you have to work within those constraints, but I don't I have plenty of options. It's really simple."

you have to work with those constraints if you want to compare two versions of the same game, not the two platforms regardless of the game.

This isn't a comparison between PC and PS4 in general.
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sorane  +   202d ago
@abriael

Exhibit A Final Fantasy XIV:
http://i.imgur.com/88IJhvR....
http://www.darkcarnival.co....
(lol look how horrible that game looks)

Exhibit B Guild Wars 2:
http://www.guildwars2guru.c...

Lesson learned: I can cherry pick screenshots also.

Rest of your post is just rubbish.
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Carheadbutt  +   202d ago
I'm pretty sure Abraiel's screenshot is from ANet. Also I'm pretty sure your FFXIV shots were taken on min settings because mine looks better than that.
Einhert  +   202d ago
You seem extremely butthurt, the blurred edges of objects are clearly visable even with the "compression" of the live stream.

The differences are noticeable to anyone who has gamed on PC.

Also lol at your screenshot of Guild Wars 2, nice job having it on medium settings and using a screen from an old version of the game.

http://i.imgur.com/tLjqs.jp...

Argue about AA methods all you like, fact is the objects in the PC look crisper, the colours in the PS4 version look flat.

But keep up the "I'm a PC gamer 2 guise" facade, you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about and you contradicted yourself completely.
hiredhelp  +   202d ago
FXAA
MSAA
MLAA
TXAA
SMAA
Just to name most common used today.
Heres the problem here when compareing not that i feel it needs to be firstly please state your video card used show proof the settings anyone can say max or ultra settings.
Secondly APU On PS4 Is limited AA it cant be helped also please Note unlike steam box ps4 does not hold a full fledge PCI Card ..
Yes PC has options many without injectors but really do we need scrap going into next gen we all bennifit.
More memory bigger games better graphics and DX11
adorie  +   202d ago
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The fact that you can force other kinds of antialiasing via video card is irrelevant. The comparison is beteen the default PC version, that has only FXAA available as an option, and the PS4 version. "

I usually agree with your opinions, but sometimes, like today, I do not.

This is a comparison. PC Versus the PS4.
The screens for the PS4 look like crap. Plain and simple. It's probably compression as I can't write PS4's graphical muscle off that easily.

Now, AA is relevant because when you truly want to compare both (PS4, PC) you will need to play to both's strengths. Now, from the looks of these screens, the strengths of the PS4 aren't being utilized very well, there's compression and or both.

Now, as for the Witcher 3? Nvidia's Fur tech alone will probably bring VGA's to their knees.
The textures and new tech behind this game are leaps and bounds beyond FFXIV.

Lastly, you seem to enjoy the game, so don't take this like it's some e-peen measuring on my part.
I just don't agree with some of your comment. :)

I forgot one last thing, Don't forget that The Witcher 3 is going to be bigger than Skyrim. Also, did you see those textures? that foliage?

O.O
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awi5951  +   199d ago
@ adorie

Lets see the ps4 do edge detect xAA and see if it doesnt catch fire and explode then you can talk.
awi5951  +   199d ago
The witcher 3 wont be a good comparison either. Because even though the witcher games look good, the witcher 2 was a direct x9 game. And it was so badly optimized even beefy pc's couldnt run the game at 60 fps with Ubersampling on. I could run it on ultra with ubersampling on only because i had 3 graphics cards to hit it over the head with untill it behaved.
JohnApocalypse  +   202d ago
Looks dam good for an MMO. DC Universe online also looks very nice on the PS4
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Beastforlifenoob  +   202d ago
Ps4 looks great
Pc looks great

But what the Ps4 has done is really great for only 399
Kaiou  +   202d ago
Sorry but no it's far from identical , texture filtering is weaker and shadows are much less in quality and quantity.But it's a major upgrade from the PS3 version,So playing this on a big screen should be a great experience .
NiteX  +   202d ago
It is great on a big screen. Especially with a 780.
5eriously  +   202d ago
WTF???????????????

So much but hurt over a good performance or rendition by a console?

Jealous maybe?
ColeMacGrath  +   202d ago
Honestly, if they haven't put the labels on the pictures, I wouldn't have been able to tell which one is the PS4 or PC version. Shocking indeed. I really hope that all devs follow this route where all games look ALMOST the same on all platforms wchich would lessen the need to read/watch comparisons of games versions.
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NiteX  +   202d ago
Not trying to one up ya or anything, but I could easily tell which is PC and which is the PS4 version without being labeled. The lower res textures are the biggest culprit.
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Abriael  +   202d ago
Textures are visibly the same resolution, despite the blur due to the livestream.
ColeMacGrath  +   201d ago
There is a slight difference, that's correct, but generally, I was implying how great the game looks on both platforms.
brich233  +   202d ago
The PS4 pics look like from a stream. PC is obviously higher quality.
kx11  +   202d ago
you guys need to see what SweetFX can do to FF14 on PC

those vanilla shots of both versions are pale and blurry

also the game @ 5120x2000 res is so mind blowing for a MMORPG

i have to say it's the best FF title i played since FF8
LAWSON72  +   202d ago
They have sweetfx for FFXIV, did not think you could mod mmos. SweetFX makes many games look much better
Edit just looked at some pics looks fantastic
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Are_The_MaDNess  +   202d ago
its a DX9 injector.... not really modding, the game and the servers cant see the difference unless they start scanning our files.
LAWSON72  +   202d ago
That is a modification so it is technically modding. Good to hear though too bad I am not much of an MMO fan this game looks pretty good
kx11  +   201d ago
take a look at my flickr for FF14 shots

http://www.flickr.com/photo...
LAWSON72  +   201d ago
Looks fantastic nice screenshots
Tzunoy  +   202d ago
Is on par because the graphical engine is cheap and doesn't require tremendous power to render.
Satanas  +   202d ago
The PS4 version looks mostly at-par visually, but it is important to remember that it runs capped at 30fps to achieve such results ( http://www.dualshockers.com... ). By comparison, a GTX 670 can run the game at an average frame rate of 100 fps. In terms of minimum frame rate, it drops to around 45 when tons of things are happening on screen, based on my experience with the game.

Bottom line being that the PS4 version is very good looking, but it is clear where concessions were made to achieve such results.
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Corpser  +   202d ago
If it actually looks the same as pc highest settings that just means the developers are not using the power of more powerful PCs.

Btw when a multi plat game looks exactly the same on ps4 and Xbox one, what would ps4 gamers be saying?
parentsbasement  +   202d ago
"Btw when a multi plat game looks exactly the same on ps4 and Xbox one, what would ps4 gamers be saying?"

they be sayn' .....FAKE!!!
mysteryraz11  +   202d ago
looks the same and ps4 version was on a compressed stream, jesus pc gamers are such nerds, more obsessed with textures and hardware then games lmao, pc gamers are no life geeks
Dante81  +   201d ago
So, you're saying they're smarter than you?
Letros  +   202d ago
Game looks like sh!t on both, but yea almost identical.
Max-Zorin  +   202d ago
The anger is strong here. Oh N4G. When will you get some friendly members? It's too many Kaibas here.
CapsLocke  +   202d ago
Lol, and this is not even a graphic-oriented game. So much greatness already.
windblowsagain  +   202d ago
Direct grab from pc, vs a grab for a video and low quality at that.

Compare all games the same or not at all i say.
kingduqc  +   201d ago
Id you actually think stream video quality suddenly make ever texture look like garbage but the webcam is clear well you are in for a surprise. Plus 1080p is quite low res for pc nowadays.
Gabenbrah  +   202d ago
Can't wait to see the differences in Witcher 3, FF14 is hardly a testament of what the PC is capable of, this is a PS3 port. Also 1080p... What is this 2005 for PC, moved onto 1440p.
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Moncole  +   201d ago
Witcher 3 will probably be 720p on consoles.
parentsbasement  +   202d ago
There is 14 Final Fantasy's ?.....damn, ive never even played one of them.....
xJumpManx  +   202d ago
The PC version looks brighter and cleaner to me. But its an MMO they are not really graphical powerhouse games to begin with.
Kamikaze135  +   202d ago
It's not identical....It looks really good, but the PC version is much sharper and the colors are more vibrant as expected.
Tundra  +   202d ago
They look practically the same (these are screen grab shots from stream too), which was expected. The only difference is frame rate and resolution (some PCs can go higher than 1080p.)

Looks really good though and my friends and family who play on console will definitely be satisfied.
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Shad0wRunner  +   202d ago
Who cares what the PC elitists say? Are they gonna convince me to change my mind and not buy it? No. Are they gonna convince me it's a bad game? No. Are they gonna convince me that I shouldnt play it? No.

I have the PS3 version, was in the Beta...and will be upgrading to the PS4 version, when it goes live in April. I love consoles, I love the PlayStation brand and I love Final Fantasy. I simply dont have the money to invest in a hardcore PC gaming rig...and even if I did, I've been a console gamer for SO long, that I wouldnt want to play on PC, even if I HAD the money.

Is the PC version more superior? Sure it is. I wont argue that. Do I care....nope. For console gaming, the PS4 is leaps and bounds ahead of its competition. It may not be able to strongly compete with a PC, yet. But sooner or later, console gaming is gonna catch up to PC gaming.

It's just a matter of time.
tommygunzII  +   202d ago
The desktop PC is almost irrelevant for most people anymore. I don't think the desktop PC market is dying, but it damn sure isn't growing.
SlapHappyJesus  +   201d ago
I am pretty that's entirely false.
Every year you see the market for PC gaming grow and profits increase.
Gabenbrah  +   201d ago
Tell that the the PC gaming market doubling console gaming software revenue. (20 billion > 10 billion)
porkChop  +   202d ago
Considering the PS4 screens are from a livestream vs direct screens on PC, that's really damn close.
BeathuberCH  +   202d ago
Its about fucking TIME.... ?!
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gamernova  +   202d ago
Lol 1080p.
numonex360  +   202d ago
PS4 is a cheap super computer and these excellent graphics confirms it. Why buy a $1000+ PC when you can get the same graphics on the PS4 for only $400. If you have any sense buy a PS4 now.

More gamers use tablets and smart phones for gaming and checking emails and browsing web pages. PC sales are in free fall. Console gaming is the cheaper option and offers better games than PC at a fraction of the cost.
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Kaiou  +   201d ago
Free fall ? , is that why PC got Dark Souls 1 AND 2 from a company that had no history with the platform at all ??? among other "console- only-games" such as Naruto Ultimate , Metal Gear Rising , Castlevania , Sonic , Alan Wake , Fable , Resident Evil , Batman ...etc . Clearly it's the end.!!!!
kx11  +   201d ago
PS4 is a super-computer ?!!

my oh my you console gamers need to talk about what you know ONLY instead of making a fool of yourself

FYI the slowest super-computer costs 100k $ minimum and 60 million $ maximum
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JAMurida  +   201d ago
So much PC vs Console war going on in this thread... Can't we just be happy that this is coming out on PS4 and we don't have to deal with the CONSTANT issues that plague the PS3 version of FFXIV?

And as for the pics, It can look as pretty as it wants, but if the performance (framerate and loading times) aren't consistent, then it all means nothing. So basically, I'll wait until the beta starts up in Feb. to give my final say on it.
inf3cted1  +   201d ago
Open both pictures in the browser and notice PC looks much sharper.
SlapHappyJesus  +   201d ago
So, we take a game that is far from a graphical powerhouse, note that it is 1080p (at 30 fps) and then, yet again, claim the downfall of PC gaming and that all PC gamers are now, somehow, angry.
Is that it?

You call PC gamers the d-bags, but it is becoming very clear that it is N4G console gamers who have the biggest mouths.
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EXVirtual  +   201d ago
Yeah, they are angry. Look at how many disagrees I got. It's comment #1. I didn't say anything against the PC either.

They can't stand seeing this kind of quality on a console, even if it's one game, one which a lot of people on this thread probably don't care about.

'...but it is becoming very clear that it is N4G console gamers who have the biggest mouths.'
Then why the hell do PC fanboys run around this site every day, stating the obvious when it doesn't even involve the PC? As well as Calling people peasants, fanboys and corporate slaves for stating facts.

This is an MMO if you didn't notice. And it looks pretty awesome for an MMO.
SlapHappyJesus  +   200d ago
They don't. The average PC gamer doesn't act like that. You just refuse to remove the majority from the minority. You fail to differentiate your average PC gamer from a jackass who happens to own a gaming PC.
A dick is a dick. It's as simple as that and they will always talk and put themselves over others.
You need to ask yourself though . . . how is this any different than all of the lording that Playstation gamers do over the other consoles?
It's no different, aside from them never being called out and insulted to the level that you see aimed at PC gamers and it is certainly on a level, several levels, higher than what you see from the small minority of PC gamers that act the same way.
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