DICE isn’t trying to make Battlefield 4 look the same on all platforms
It’s common for developers to try and get their games to look the same on all platforms, even if it means that it has to be toned down on some systems in order to achieve graphical parity. Not so much with Battlefield 4, says developer DICE.
According to DICE’s Patrick Bach, they aren’t trying to make Battlefield 4 look the same on all platforms. Instead, their goal is to make it as good as possible as each of the platforms allow. Of course, this means that the game will look better on some systems compared to others, which in return attracts a lot of fanboy love/hate.
For example, Battlefield 4 will run at 900p resolution on the PS4, but only in 720p on the Xbox One. Bach says that no matter what, people will compared the different versions and “judge us based on that, rather than comparing us to other games on the platform”.
Bach points out that Battlefield 4 should be compared to other games on the same system, not against other platforms altogether. Battlefield 4 will launch on both current and next gen systems, and the PC. The PC version will be the best looking one, depending on the kind of hardware players have. Check out the recent screenshots to see just how realistic the game looks on the PC.
The full interview can be found at OXM