Remember when Digital Foundry did a comparison on both next-gen versions of Battlefield 4 and revealed that while the PlayStation 4 version was running at 900p/60fps, the Xbox One version was merely running at 720p? Well, this is about to get a whole lot more controversial because the PlayStation 4 version may, in fact, be running at 1080p native.
The comparison done by Eurogamer's Digital Foundry caused a lot of controversy, and a lot of grief for Microsoft. It was debatable whether 720p resolution for a next-gen console is really acceptable. Microsoft's defending the rather low resolution of the Xbox One by stating that the differences between 720p and 1080p are unnoticeable to the average eye; basically announcing that 1080p is a useless resolution.
Now, after the dust has settled, Eurogamer is claiming that Battlefield 4 is running at 1080p native on the PlayStation 4, and is only upscaled to 1080p from 720p on the Xbox One. Richard Leadbetter
, of Eurogamer, claims that the extra 50% in resolution gives the PlayStation 4 version a significant edge over the Xbox One -- for the people who cannot be bothered doing the math, 150% of 720 is 1080 -- I guess this is an indirect confirmation that the PlayStation 4 version is actually running at 1080p native.
This doesn't really come as a surprise to us, especially after every game that has so far been announced for the PlayStation 4 has been confirmed to run at 1080p native. So, will Battlefield 4 be running at 1080p native on the PlayStation 4? We believe so!
Note from the editor (03/11/2013 : 17:05):
We have taken a look at your comments and double checked all sources in our article. We acknowledge that there may be a slight misunderstanding when calculating the actual native resolution of the PlayStation 4 version. Eskimo Press did not take the pixel count into consideration because the author of the DF article did not refer to a 50% increase in pixels, but rather 50% increase in resolution, which lead us to believe that the PlayStation 4 version might actually be running at 1080p. So we naturally multiplayed the resolution 1280 and 720 by 1.5 and it the results were 1920 x 1080; a 50% increase in resolution, not pixel count.
Though we do not confirm that the PlayStation 4 version is running at 1080p native, we still do not write the possibility off completely.
We'd sincerely like to apologize to our readers that disagree with our opinion, and would also like to thank you for taking the time to read and reply to our article.