Will Battlefield 2021 Suffer Because of Last-Gen Consoles?

Battlefield 2021 is set for release on last-gen (PS4, XB1( and current-gen (PS5, XSX); the question here is: will the game suffer because of it?

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seanpitt2331d ago

Of course it will.. they have to design and make the game around 1.3 teraflops of power whatever little bandwidth and 5GB of Ram. So expect 900p at around 30 to 40 FPS with everything scaled back drastically…

ArchangelMike31d ago

Well it doesn't mean that the game can't still be fully realised on current gen consoles (PS5 & X/S)

VerminSC30d ago

That’s just not true unless they completely remake entire segments of the game. They’d have to rework how fast you can drive and fly because environments load slower. Also if there is a campaign they’d have to rework how levels are designed. Last gen levels are designed to slow down the player so environments can load.

Vegamyster30d ago


Battlefield 4 did this, campaign was the typical movie-est affair but the multiplayer had large cuts to make it work on 360/PS3; limited to 12v12 max, less vehicles, less objectives on conquest, performance cuts and destruction didn't look nearly as good/fluid ect.

garos8229d ago

it actually does though, you are designing a game that has to be able to be playable on the lowest common denominator. i dont understand how this is still confusing people. Next gen doesnt only mean more pixels and better framerates.

iplay1up231d ago

Maybe on last gen consoles. Not on PS5 S/X.

seanpitt2330d ago

On current gen it will shine expect 4K and very stable 60fps with everything turned up max

D3TH_D33LR30d ago

Oh the S is definitely not going to be much different than older gen pspro.

D3TH_D33LR30d ago

@seanpitt not even next gen will be running the game on Max settings, guaranteed.

excaliburps30d ago

Yeah, but most likely lower player counts? Like, will we see crossplay if PS4 and XB1 can only handle 64 players max? I dunno how that would work if PS5 and XSX can handle 128 if rurmors are true. I mean, it would work, but wouldn't that cause issues on PS4 and XB1?

Donjune30d ago

The lastest Spiderman game didn't suffer! It runs perfectly on all consoles! Oh, I forgot Sony fanboys seem to have selective memory.

VerminSC30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

You say that because you haven’t seen a current gen only version of Spiderman yet

REDGUM30d ago

You're description of stats sounds to me when compared to the last instalment/game's stat's.

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darthv7230d ago

What exactly do they mean by "suffer" because last time i checked, the 8th gen systems were producing some really impressive games still. I mean we aren't talking they are PS1 level quality. BF21 should be just fine as a crossgen game.

Timzster30d ago

Seconding this. 8th gen looks pretty ok barring some load time and frame rate differences from next gen. I'm sure it will be fine otherwise the developers wouldn't release it just like how Capcom did crossgen with RE8.

D3TH_D33LR30d ago

Re8 is also wayyyyy less ram intensive and has wayyy less game physics running all at once.

Petebloodyonion30d ago

But wasn't Resident Evil 8 made with PS5 in mind and not supposed to come to Xbox and Ps4 due to limitation?
It's incredible how dev can turn things around so quickly.

godofiron30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

I mean "technically" yes, because every time they want to develop something amazing on PS5/ Series X devs probably need to ask themselves the question "Will this also work the way we want it to on PS4/Xbox one"... but it's still the beginning of the gen so beyond loading speeds and some assets/textures, it really shouldn't be THAT a big deal.

I think it's the NEXT Battlefield game that has to be current gen only, or it'll definitely be felt by all players.

in my personal opinion.

D3TH_D33LR30d ago

This is going to be a 3 year title. The fact Ps5 games are outselling their PS4 versions so drastically makes me wonder if this was the best decision but I agree, next one absolutely next gen only. Who would seriously make a game for a 12 year old system at that point lol

garos8229d ago

absolutely spot on . this is a no brainer take . it baffles me that people cant grasp this

waverider30d ago

It will. All this cross-gen games suffer from that. studios are force to make even more versions of the game. And of course it will affect the game.

D3TH_D33LR30d ago

A question my entire clan is debating. Bf4 on older gen had a lot removed from the PS4 and Xb1 version but it also had a messy launch and almost a years worth of problems. I’m getting it on pc but I really hope they designed those from the ground up and are looking at the older consoles with the chopping block and not the other way around. I wonder if cyberpunk 2077s initial features were rolled back because of console limitations or maybe just not enough time but you only need to look at the interview with the Control devs about making games on older hardware and how it affects your development across all platforms and the answer is yes, in some way this will affect the games best potential.

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