EA DICE never officially confirmed the resolution of the next generation console versions of Battlefield 4, and admitted that demos shown at multiple events ran at sub-1080p resolutions on both PS4 and Xbox One.
Today, while checking the preorder options available on the PSN/Sony Entertainment Network, I noticed something very interesting: as you can see from the screencaps below (showing both the web version of the SEN store and the actual PlayStation Store on PS3), the description of the game claims twice that the video output of the game is 1080p.
That’s a pretty specific statement, not present in a few other listed games, and it could imply that whatever hurdle there was to run the game in 1080p on Sony’s upcoming console, it may have been overcome.
Of course there’s always the possibility of a mistake or that the game doesn’t run at 1080p natively but just the output is upscaled to 1080p, so I’ll chalk this as a rumor until we receive further confirmation, and you should take it with a rather sizable grain of salt as well.
To be more specific, the page also shows some inaccuracies, like “DualShock 3” as a peripheral and “1-24 players” (while the game allows up to 64), which seem to be copied and pasted straight from the PS3 version, but that one does not include the “1080p” mention in the description.
As a term of comparison, the Xbox One version of the game available for preorder on Xbox Live doesn’t make any mention of resolution, 1080p or otherwise.
We reached out to Electronic Arts for further information, and we’ll keep you updated if anything relevant surfaces. In the meanwhile you can check a simulation showing the differences between 720p, 900p and 1080p in this post.