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Battlefield Hardline running 900p PS4 and 720p Xbox One

Sam Loveridge


Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield Hardline will run at 900p on PS4 but only at 720p on the Xbox One.

Developer Visceral Games has confirmed the resolution for the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the upcoming Battlefield title.

As was the case with Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline will run at the higher 900p resolution on PS4 than the Xbox One’s 720p counterpart.

"720 on Xbox One, 900 on PS4," said Visceral Games in a tweet.

The developer hasn’t confirmed whether either console version of the game will run at 60fps yet, but we’ve reached out to them for a comment on the topic.

Related: Does Xbox One and PS4 game resolution and framerate really matter?

It’s looking like the PC version will be the definitive edition of Battlefield Hardline and that’s partly down to the fact that it won’t just be a straight port.

“We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different systems with the graphics, framerate, controls etc. we’re not just porting it over,” explained Visceral Games’ Gameplay System Producer Mike Giosecki in an earlier blog post.

“Battlefield started on the PC with 1942 and we know we have a passionate fan base on this platform.”

Giosecki also revealed that the PC edition will allow for lots of customisation if you’ve got a powerful enough rig. Anyone with such a system will even be able to play at higher resolutions, experience frame rates beyond 60fps and even play on a three-monitor set-up.

“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 exture filtering, texture quality and anit-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.”

Battlefield Hardline is out for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 17.

Matthew Bunton

March 9, 2015, 10:36 am

1600 x 900p is ok but back to 720p again is no better than the 360 come on.


March 9, 2015, 12:45 pm

I have neither console so don't really have any sort of bias, but I would point out that it's unlikely you'd notice the difference between these two very similar resolutions whilst playing the game.
And although the resolution is the same as the 360 I'm sure you know that graphics are much, much more than just simple resolution.

Matthew Bunton

March 9, 2015, 1:12 pm

Whilst for some that maybe true, for me I can clearly tell the difference. Of course it's also about the Graphics that's obvious. But a 720p resolution is a joke on this generation of hardware.


March 9, 2015, 2:16 pm

maybe on your mum's old portable


March 9, 2015, 2:25 pm

Mouse and keyboard is the best control setup for FPS? My ass. There's too much "Oops my mouse slipped offscreen" or " I didn't mean to press that key" for my taste. A controller will always be better than a mouse and keyboard for ANY game in my opinion. I like the tightness of the button layout you get with a controller more than a mouse and keyboard. I've always hated playing games on PC, it blows goats.


March 9, 2015, 3:02 pm

not really sure what that means. Am I supposed to be insulted or confused? Because you only managed one.


March 9, 2015, 3:07 pm

720p is pretty disappointing. There is a real difference in crispness on a decent large screen.

I hope that both consoles get the dynamic resolution feature that XBO had on COD: Advanced Warfare. Dropping the resolution when the action is heavy (and the resolution less critical) to keep things smooth seems like a good trade-off.


March 9, 2015, 3:08 pm

I'm not saying there is no difference. Yes there are differences. But in actual play, whilst running, jumping, hiding, aiming, shooting etc you simply don't notice it, unless the entire time you have both consoles running side-by-side.

Don't get me wrong, I'm disappointed that the hardware wasn't better. Really 1080p at 60fps should have been the minimum Sony and MS were aiming for in 2014, not 720 at 30fps. And yes, the difference between a 720p and a 1080p images are noticeable. I wouldn't argue any of these points.

What I'm saying is that 90% of the time you wouldn't notice the difference between 720p and 900p whilst actually playing a game. You can see it comparison videos where PS4 and XBox footage are run side-by-side. Unless you actively looking at both it's difficult to say. And that is when 100% of your concentration is purely on the *slight* graphical differences.

I think, at the end of the day, neither are actually very good in terms of graphical performance, and the tiny difference between both relatively low levels of detail are hardly worth mentioning.

Matthew Bunton

March 9, 2015, 4:23 pm

Apologies for my somewhat abrupt tone earlier Matt, I was being a bit of a grump.

Anyway yes i understand what you are saying, i just find it very disappointing that we are still only getting 720p in this day and age on the so called new gen hardware.

720p gaming does for me look very noticeable the textures are less sharp and everthing has a bit of a blurred look to it even whilst gaming.

But as you said once you are playing the game and immersed these differences do tend to be less noticeable.

Matthew Bunton

March 9, 2015, 4:25 pm

I'm not too keen on that resolution switching as it can be quite jarring whilst playing. But I suppose it might appeal to some.

Jason Last

March 10, 2015, 12:29 pm

I'm curious, why only 720p? I'm hoping that it's due to pushing 60fps??


March 10, 2015, 2:22 pm

I'd hope so!
Remember they aren't the only two metrics of graphics though. Draw distance, filtering, texture quality etc will make up for the minimal difference in resolution.


May 13, 2015, 6:39 pm

Wtf are you on about, it's pretty well known the mouse and keyboard is the best option for FPS games.


May 14, 2015, 6:07 am

I play 3x better with a controller than a mouse and a keyboard therefore its not the best option. Seeing as calling it "the best" is purely a matter of opinion and reserved only for people who have or used both pc and console for fps games,I'd like you to prove without a shadow of a doubt its the best for everyone.You can't,ever,and you know why? It is a fucking opinion,nothing more. Opinions are like assholes,everyones got one and it doesn't mean one is better than the other.

Oh and buy the way,the title article is about PS4 and Xbox One 's resolution and this guy spent the majority of it going on and on about the PC version. Who gives a fuck about the PC version? I came here to read about the PS4 and Xbox One difference,you know,based on the title. Hell,even the interview was all about how they made the PC version.What a load of bullshit...

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