Ever since the reveal of Battlefield 4, Dice has been very open about the title's "built for next gen" roots. Those roots were seen vividly in the recently ended Battlefield 4 BETA that has going on for the past two weeks on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
With muddy textures, screen tearing, and an abysmal frame rate, the corners cut for the current generation console version are clear and concise. It's not that the game isn't technically impressive for running on nearly decade old hardware; it's just that said decade old hardware simply isn't impressive anymore.
Well, it seems the performance issues may not have ended there, as Dice has stated some other recommendations in order to get the game running optimally on the Xbox 360. As for the official Battlefield FAQ, Dice strongly suggests a complete install of all 14.4GBs of information included on the two game discs.
"We highly recommend performing these additional installations to make sure you have the best experience possible in Battlefield 4"
Now, for those who remember Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360, there was a mandatory texture pack installation; a similar texture pack (2GB) is still required for install this time around. The difference is the additional recommendation of installing the complete multi-player (6.6GB) and single player (5.6GB) variants from each respected disk.
In reality, this comes as no surprise. With more and more current generation titles being pushed beyond the hardware’s realistic capabilities, developers are forced to optimize the experience by any means possible. Players have seen a similar situation with the recently released and massively popular Grand Theft Auto V.
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