Battlefield 4 is finally available on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, but it appears that many of you are instead waiting for the next-gen PS4 and Xbox One versions to arrive. If this is you, you’ll be interested to know how the next-gen versions look against each other and we have a new Battlefield 4 PS4 Vs Xbox One graphics comparison to show you which may just shock you a little.
If you have been keeping up with all things next-gen, you’ll know that the big rumor that has spread like wildfire, is that the PS4 version of Battlefield 4 will be running at 1080p native, while the Xbox One version is only going to be at 720p, upscaled to 1080p.
DICE has yet to confirm this in black and white, making gamers suspicious even more that this is indeed what is happening behind the scenes. Now, it appears that certain individuals and publications are also aware of the news and Videogamer has decided to tell everyone that this is what they have heard about the Xbox One version as well.
The site has provided a new Battlefield 4 PS4 Vs Xbox One graphics comparison for you to take a look at, whilst also revealing that the Xbox One looks upscaled rather than 1080p native as on PS4. For an idea of what differences it may produce to the average gamer, here is what they have said:
“While the Xbox One version effortlessly maintains the same frame-rate [as PS4], the image quality is perceptibly worse, sporting a softer, jaggier look that carries all the hallmarks of a game upscaling from a sub full-HD resolution. My suspicion is that the Xbox One version is rendering natively at 720p before upscaling to 1920×1080, although DICE opted not to confirm numbers when confronted about the resolutions of the two next-gen versions directly.”
Although you can see some differences in the video below, you won’t be able to paint a true picture on the 720p upscale vs 1080p story. You also won’t be able to see the jaggies clearly as mentioned above on the Xbox One version, due to restrictions on YouTube and their upload policies.
What is your reaction to the overwhelming sense that the Xbox One version is below par to PS4? If you watch the video, you’ll also hear some words from an ‘Xbox One fanboy’ who told Videogamer that the PS4 version could be better as well, based on ‘inside information’.
Does this now explain why we haven’t seen much of the Xbox One version of Battlefield 4, compared to PS4? Give us your thoughts on this new information. Will you still buy the game if it is full of jaggies, even on a supposed ‘next-gen’ console?