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Battlefield 4: 60 FPS On Consoles Is Primary Concern For DICE

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Matt Gardner
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Battlefield 4: 60 FPS On Consoles Is Primary Concern For DICE

DICE Patrick Bach has told of his hope that the PC version of Battlefield 4 will be replicated on next-gen consoles, bringing 64-way multiplayer and a crisp 60 frames per second to console audiences via the Xbox One and PS4.

“We have a very complicated game with a lot of moving parts," he told Eurogamer. "We had to decide, yes, we will do this in 60FPS. Everything else is secondary.

“We know the game is great when you have 64 players and destruction, and if we could get what we had on PC for a long time in your living room with a pad, wouldn’t that be amazing? That’s what we’re aiming for.”

Current-gen players will be stuck at 24 slots for multiplayer, but DICE are aiming for parity across C and next-gen console to deliver the £full Battlefield experience".

“They [next-gen console players] will experience another level of chaos they haven’t seen before. 12 versus 12, you can keep track of quite a few people, but only so many. When you get to 32 versus 32, that’s when it becomes hard to keep track of the other team, when it feels like there are more things going on than just around me and what I can control.

“That’s the experience we always wanted to get to with the consoles without sacrificing the other core pillars of the franchise.”

We criticised the console versions of Battlefield 3 in comparison to their PC brother because, quite frankly, they just weren't as much fun. With the next-gen consoles, however, it finally looks like console auidences wil be able to see what the PC crowd has been banging on about for the last couple of years.

"It lies in the title: Battlefield," said Bach. "You want it to feel like a proper war and that the things that are happening on the map, even though you're not a part of the battle, you can see the battle going on and you can choose to go to this other fight than the fight I'm just in. When you have 32 versus 32, that's when that starts to happen for real."

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Tsung  Jun. 21, 2013 at 11:52

I must be strange but I find Battlefield 3 a bit tiresome. 64 player battles are great and all, but the high ticket limit on servers just makes the game dull as dishwater.

Battle fatigue is a real problem for Battlefield 3 on the PC. Joining a server I feel I am not part of a team with an objective and a realistic chance to win or lose. But I'm just one of many random people who have turned up to shoot other people until I get bored and leave (like everybody else). The team is in constant rotation, thus if you do stick it out the players you start the battle with are rarely the same players you end the battle with. A never-ending merry-go-round of war.

PCGAMINGELITE  Jun. 21, 2013 at 12:44

Seems ridiculous to limit PC to "JUST" 64 players if you ask me... much older games like Typhoon Rising had upto 256 player modes with far bigger maps. DICE/EA once again holding PC down so they can milk console fools.

Late  Jun. 21, 2013 at 13:07

... a bit tiresome ... Battle fatigue is a real problem ... feel I am not part of a team with an objective ... random people who have turned up to shoot other people ... the players you start the battle with are rarely the same players you end the battle with ... never-ending merry-go-round of war.


If only it could be more like real war...

;)

Last edited by Late, Jun. 21, 2013 at 14:24
DivideByZero  Jun. 21, 2013 at 13:41

Tsung, they are damned whatever they do. Don't let users change the game to how they want it and they would get slagged off like CoD... or let the users change it and then have other users complain that other users have changed it.

60FPS though... lol. I remember worrying about keeping 60FPS about 10 years ago on PC.

120FPS now for PC and the difference is amazing. I hate not gaming at 120FPS now (on FPS games at least). You can even get 144hz (FPS) monitors now, not that I have one, yet.

Will be good getting consoles up to 60FPS though... blu ray too!

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