Battlefield: Hardline Beta PS4 vs PC Ultra Screenshot Comparison: Not the Prettiest Princess at the Ball

on June 19, 2014 9:50 AM

The Battlefield: Hardline beta is available on both PC and PS4, but how do the two version stack against each other in visual fidelity? We set out to answer that question with a screenshot comparison.

We wandered the virtual streets of Los Angeles and took quite a few screenshots of both platforms, which you can see below, with each pairing showcasing the PS4 version above and the PC version pushed up to Ultra settings below.

Of course you should click on each picture to enlarge them, and by flipping between two tabs of your browser you can easily compare them.

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The first conclusion that comes to mind by watching the screenshots above, is that the Battlefield: Hardline beta isn’t definitely the prettiest thing we can display on our screens nowadays, regardless of platform, but moving on from that, the PS4 version holds up to the PC version rather well.

There’s a slight but pretty visible difference in definition, and textures are lower in resolution. Ambient occlusion is also stronger on PC. Other than that, you’ll need to squint a bit to notice differences. The beta ramped up to Ultra settings doesn’t really push the PC platform too hard, and in fact it can easily keep more than decent frame rates even on rigs that aren’t the top kids on the block.

That said, it’s still a beta, so there’s plenty time for Visceral to improve things on both platforms. We’ll have to wait and see what the release version will bring for a more precise comparison.

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