Battlefield 4 PS4 resolution doubts raised

By Alan Ng - Aug 24, 2013

If you have been watching gameplay videos of the excellent-looking Battlefield 4, you would have noticed that the majority of videos seen were taken from the PC version of the game. With this in mind, everyone is eager to see what the next-gen PS4 and Xbox One builds look like in comparison, but recent reports coming out of GameCom suggest that the current resolution for these versions may not be too impressive on first glance.

Although it has already been confirmed that PS4 and Xbox One versions of Battlefield 4 will support 64-players, it seems as if EA are still not ready to show any gameplay of this to the public. At GamesCom, players were instead treated to 16-player matches on PS4 but without the highest resolution that we have seen on the PC version.

A rather interesting report from IGN claims that the graphics are currently ‘lacking’ on the PS4 version, even going as far to say that the game was only running at a resolution slightly higher than 720p, not 1080p which is what everyone is expecting to see on next-gen console hardware.

Further worries may lie in the Tweet below, which apparently suggests that Battlefield 4 will only run at 720p, but upscaled to 1080p upon release – ie not native. While this maybe a cause of concern for you, it’s important to note that the footage was only a demo, meaning that DICE could well improve things significantly before the October 29 date arrives.

Would you be disappointed if you find out that Battlefield 4 on PS4 and Xbox One will not run at a native 1080p resolution? Let’s hope we get this issue cleared up soon.

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  • awareunlikeu

    Quite frankly if Battlefield 4 does not have 1080p 60fps multiplayer, I will not only refuse to play it on my preordered PS4, but will probably be also sending back the PS4 itself! If that is indeed the road we will be traveling for the next 7-10 years life cycle for the “Next-Gen” consoles, then I want no part of it and will just stick with upgrading my PC every couple of years. I was looking forward to going back to a console, just for the multiplayer aspect of it “being able to actually play with friends, since they will never invest in PC gaming, and I hate playing my although undeniably excellent PC games by myself, or always with people I dont know”. If this is really true, its a sad taste of things to come

    • DarthDiggler

      Why don’t you see it before you make wild promises. 720p 1080p who cares. 😛

    • Tom Sawyer

      Keep in mind this was essentially a thrown together beta, specifically for the con. Remember, the BF3 beta was fairly buggy and lackluster graphically, but the “final” version was great (still not pc, but great nonetheless). I think the BF4 “16 player Gamescon demo” situation is the same. There’s still a lot of work/optimization to do before launch…

  • RemotelyCntrolld

    Most PC players wont be playing the game maxed out, and many wont play it on native resolution. I run BF3 on medium settings downscaled on my 22 Inch 16:10 monitor, and the game still looks nice and sharp.

  • WellWisher

    My gaming PC can barely run BF3 maxed out at 1080p without dipping below 60fps. I’m not surprised the PS4 can’t. You can’t blame the devs either, DICE are some of the best programmers in the business.

  • Bigclittle

    We want 1080p EA