Last week, it was reported via Tweet user JackFrags that Battlefield 4 was confirmed as running at 720p upscaled to 1080p on the PS4, rather than running at 1080p natively. It was also reported that it was holding a solid 60FPS. This was all from his interview with Lars Gustavsson.
While a solid 60 FPS is very nice, it did knock down a wall of hope that the next gen consoles were bringing a 1080p revolution with them. However, in a new update to the article, it has been revealed that, in a developer environment, the game is running at a higher resolution than 720p, so as of yet, the jury is still out on whether Battlefield 4 will be launched with a glorious 1080p resolution.
This was further confirmed by IGN in an article which stated “While EA and DICE have not confirmed what resolution the game will run at on next-gen consoles, for the purposes of this demo, it was running at a resolution higher than 720p, but not 1080p. Though the difference between the two formats may not be recognizable to more casual players, after spending the week checking out games running natively at 1080p, it was readily apparent to me”. Check out the Gamescom demo on their site and decide for yourself.
So, there you have it. They haven’t hit 1080p yet, but they haven’t stopped trying either. At this point in development it really could go either way. It just depends what those wizards at DICE can do with what time they have left.
How do you guys feel about this? Would a BF4 without native 1080p really ruin your gaming experience, or does it not really matter as long as you can get your digital war face on when launch day comes? Let us know in the comments below!