Battlefield 4 is now available on current-gen machines and PCs in the US and for the first time gamers can see how the game stacks up on next-gen platforms.
As confirmed by Eurogamer, while the PS4 version of the shooter runs at a resolution of 1600×900 the Xbox One build manages just 1290×720 (720p).
The site notes that its analysis was based on near-final” build so changes remain a possibility, albeit a slim one.
Perhaps the biggest takeaway is that, in this near-finalised state, the PS4 offers a superior experience on several fronts,” the site stated. The resolution is higher at 1600×900, as compared to the tried and tested 1280×720 on Xbox One, suffering as it does for more visible aliasing artefacts. Visually, the PS4 has a marked advantage with ambient occlusion effects too, which simply isn’t matched on Microsoft’s platform with the build we played.”
Attention now turns to Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts which, if rumour is to be believed, sees an even bigger disparity between resolutions.
Battlefield 4 is released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC this Friday (November 1st) and release alongside Xbox One on November 22nd and PS4 on November 29th.
Here are two videos comparing the next-gen versions: