The creative director of Battlefield 4 'Lars Gustavsson', has revealed that the game would officially run at 720P resolution on PlayStation 4 which would be upscaled to 1080P and deliver 60 FPS. It was rumored for quite some time that there's the possibility of Battlefield 4 running at a 720P on next generation consoles and seems like one of the consoles (PlayStation 4) is indeed running at the lower resolution while Xbox One resolution has yet to be revealed.
Battlefield 4 Officially Runs at 720P on PlayStation 4
Being developed primarily for the PC platform, Battlefield 4 would deliver and take multiplayer shooter to the next level with its powerful Frostbite 3 engine and Levolution effects which truly look forward to amaze gamers around the globe. In addition to its revolutionary new effects, Battlefield 4 would also implement improved new multiplayer features such as Battlelog 2.0, Battlescreen and gameplay additions such as Command mode which are a return to the classic Battlefield gameplay.
Lars Gustavsson confirmed that the game originally runs at 720P resolution but is upscaled to 1080P which doesn't means that the same level of graphical fidelity would be provided to players as compared to the game originally running at 1080P HD resolution. Its quite a disappointment that PlayStation 4 even with a larger memory pool and the rumored HUMA architecture could is sacrificing either resolution or frame rate to cope within intense game titles. Battlefield 4 for instance sacrifices resolution for faster frame rates whereas the PS4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall is sacrificing frame rate (30 FPS) for higher resolution. I noted that the multiplayer section of the game is said to be running at 60 FPS which could obviously be running with lower graphics detail otherwise why can't the Killzone developers stick to 60 FPS on the single player too? It isn't much of a hassle and if they wanted to, they could have kept both single and multiplayer modes running at 60 FP. As far as Xbox One is concerned, no words about what resolution does it supports but it could also possibly offer 720P resolution upped to 1080P.
DICE has also implemented some really great new features in the gameplay and story mechanics of Battlefield 4. For starters, DICE is offering players to transfer their Battlefield 4 profiles from current generation platforms to next generation platforms. Suppose you get your hands on Battlefield 4 for current generation early but later make the switch to next generation platforms, you can then easily transfer your profile to your next generation platform and you’ll be ready for action within seconds rather than buying the game for the new console again and progressing through it.
Battlefield 4 Premium Service Trailer and Features:
- 5 Expansion Packs
- 2 Weeks Early Access
- 12 Battlepacks
- Priority Server Cues
- New Content Ever Week
Battlefield 4 Expansions Packs List:
- China Rising (Fight for Dominance in the majestic Chinese Mainland)
- Second Assault (Revisit 4 Fan Favorite Battlefield 3 Maps – Operation Metro, Caspian Border, Kharg Island)
- Naval Strike (Experience Dynamic Ocean Combat with Chinese Faction)
- Dragons Teeth (All out Urban Warfare with US Faction)
- Last Stand (Final Map Pack/ Epic Conclusion)
Three factions would go against each other which include China, USA and Russia. All out war between these three would result in the most immersive action ever crafted. Server owners have the choice to pit a specific faction against each other. Players in a certain squad have been increased to 5 and PC players with a secondary screen now have the ability to turn it in a Battlescreen to view the map, change the loadout and more. Battlelog 2.0 also offers compatibility with tablets and mobile devices which can also be used as a second screen. Lastly, EA and DICE have optimized Battlefield 4 for the PC down from toes featuring DX11.1 support. AMD hardware would be exclusively optimized for Battlefield 4.
DICE’s General manager has also confirmed that the BETA for Battlefield 4 would be available to gamers to try out in early October. Battlefield 3 Premium and MOH: Warfighter owners would get first access to the BETA early on.
Battlefield 4 arrives on 30th October 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and later for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A new multiplayer gameplay would be showcased today at EA’s Gamescom 2013 conference so be sure to tune into your favorite online streaming service to view the action.