Battlefield 4 PS4, Xbox 720 could have 64 player maps

By Posted 20 Mar 2013, 05:49

As the world waits for EA’s highly anticipated Battlefield 4 reveal on March 26, fresh exciting rumors have dropped on the game and it could be very good news indeed for those planning to pick up Battlefield 4 on the Sony PS4 and Microsoft’s next Xbox console at the end of the year.

Battlefield 3 only has support for up to 24 players online of course, with the PC version of the game being able to support 64 players allowing for a much intenser gameplay experience. Although not confirmed by EA yet, rumors are suggesting that next-gen hardware on the new consoles will finally be able to support a higher player count, with 64 player support online split across 32-man teams on each side.

Further whispers also suggest that next-gen versions of the game will run at 720p resolution, but at a constant 60 frames per second. It goes without saying that 64 players on console will be a very satisfying experience to witness, considering that Xbox 360 and PS3 players have had to put up with limited content compared to PC for years.

Given the 8GB of RAM that is now equipped inside the PS4, it does look like a very promising reality that we’re looking at, even if EA hasn’t confirmed it yet. Developers DICE have always maintained that they would love to put 64 players on console, so now they finally have the hardware to do it and make console versions on par with PC.

It is also logical to assume that if Battlefield 4 releases on PS3 and Xbox 360, then it is still going to only support up to 24 players online. We just have days to go until EA reveal the game to the world for the first time. Let us know your thoughts on 64 player support for next-gen consoles.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.wheeler.796 John Wheeler

    More like “Should” have 64 players. With the specs for the PS4 out already there is no reason this cannot be done. 720p would be a freaking slap in the face as well. PS3 Socom Confrontation had 16 v 16 in1080p there is no excuses for a 720p game on the new next-gen systems.

    • shikamaru317

      Honestly I was expecting either 720p or 30 fps. A few months back when the next-gen specs got leaked, a developer, I can’t remember from which studio but it was a major studio, commented on the leaked specs and said he expected most studios would sacrifice either 1080p or 60 fps in order to turn on more graphics features (and Battlefield 4 is sure to have lots of graphics features to turn on, just like Battlefield 3 on PC). He said he expected that very few games would be 1080p and 60 fps. Looks like the DICE decided to sacrifice 1080p instead of 60 fps since 60 fps is one of CoD’s selling points. Personally I’m fine with that, I’d rather have 720p and 60 fps than 1080p and 30 fps, because explosions cause stuttering for a few seconds when your average is 30 fps.

  • Dynasty2201

    Trust me, if BF4 gets 64-man, it will be running on low at 720p.
    A PC worth double the price of the PS4 would struggle to get over 30fps. Even now, you need a pretty damn beefy PC to get a smooth 60+fps on BF3.
    No way will the consoles run at 1080p with all the features on with 64-man maps. NO way.