Battlefield Hardline – 720p on Xbox One vs. 900p on PS4
The resolution battle keeps raging on, and it appears that Battlefield Hardline is the latest game to bring more heat to the long running debate. Visceral Games, have responded to one fan's tweet regarding the resolution of Battlefield Hardline on the consoles, and it seems that the response has upset many console owners.
— Visceral Games (@VisceralGames) March 8, 2015
It should be noted, that in the past it was reported that Battlefield Hardline was to be 1080p and 60fps for the Xbox one, after it was already been confirmed of running at 1080p and 60fps on the PS4. Ian Milham, creative director for Battlefield: Hardline, after being asked a question about the game's resolution and frame-rate for the Xbox One, Milham stated that...
“...it should be the same [as PS4].” … If you look at the games that Visceral Games has made before, we have always strive for total parity between our platforms,” Ian explained. “Of course, the PC version, it will do whatever your PC can handle, and the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will obviously not be as high res as compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. But those two [PS4 and Xbox One] should be locked in together.”
Battlefield Hardline will provide enough visual flair regardless of resolution
EA seemed quite confident last year, of being able to squeeze enough power out of the Xbox One and PS4. to offer a full HD experience for Battlefield Hardline. Visceral Games opted to provide a stable 60fps gameplay experience and sacrificing resolution in the process. This comes to no surprise, as Battlefield is very much reliant on framerate and Hardline shouldn't be any different. Battlefield Hardline however looks great regardless of resolution. The work being done by Visceral is incredible and the amount of detail present is admirable. Characters show great emotion, and given that the game offers a deep single player episodic experience, that should prove quite important. It features an all-star cast and the mo-cap work is top-notch.
For purists though, it seems that once again, the PC will be getting the definitive version. So for those wanting to play Cops and Robbers at 1080p/60fps or higher, PC is the way to go.
As one Twitter user put it, “so what will it run at on the PC?…Oh wait… #pcmasterrace.”
Battlefield Hardline is stated for a March 17th release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows. We will bring any new information on Battlefield Hardline prior to its release as soon as it becomes available.