Battlefield Hardline is one of the most anticipated games of 2015, it has had two betas released across all platforms from PC to the “next-gen” consoles and the 360/PS3. I myself have played the game and was impressed to see how far it had come in the second beta and how well it performed whilst recording game footage.
However, I played the game on my PC. Most patrons will be playing on either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 (PS4), these have seen many issues in the past with games not being able to run at 1080p resolution without frame rates being lower than 60 and in some cases 30 frames per second.
Unfortunately history has repeated itself with Hardline which will run at 900p on the PS4 and 720P on the Xbox One, as revealed in a tweet by Visceral Games
If you have a 1080p TV/Monitor and are planning on using a “next-gen” console to play Battlefield Hardline then the image will be up-scaled.
This may come as a disappointment to those who were hoping for a 1080p replacement for Battlefield 4. But, the good news is that if you’re playing the game on a PC this doesn’t affect you as long as you meet the recommended hardware specs.
In fact Mike Giosecki revealed in a blog post (see below) that if you have a powerful PC you can play on resolutions above 1080p, above 60 frames per second and on multi-monitor set-ups (Not that I’d recommend this if you’re a competitive gamer).
“You can play it a much higher resolutions, 1920 x 1080p and beyond up to the capabilities of your video card. You can also use much higher graphic settings on PC – which gives you the best texture filtering, texture quality and anti-aliasing in addition to other benefits. You can adjust your field of view or run higher than 60fps if you choose. You can even play with a three-monitor setup for an immersive experience. Lastly, you get to use a mouse and keyboard which gives you the best control setup for a first person shooter.”
This is disappointing for “next-gen” consoles and just another reason for people to switch to PC gaming.
If you are planning on switching make sure you are done by March 17 when Battlefield Hardline is released for PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and 360.