The benefits of the Xbox One software developer kit update planned this month just hit another game according to a report Wednesday. Visceral Games is targeting 1080p for the “Battlefield Hardline” when it releases to the console later this fall.
In a press release following the game’s official announcement at E3 2014, Electronic Arts confirmed that “Battlefield Hardline” would run at 1080p and 60 fps on the Playstation 4. The question then became, what resolution will it run at on the Xbox One. GamingBolt was able to speak with Creative Director Ian Milham who was able to give an answer even though it wasn’t 100 percent definitive.
“If you look at the games that Visceral Games has made before, we have always strive for total parity between our platforms,” Milham said. “Of course, the PC version, it will do whatever your PC can handle, and the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will obviously not be as high res as compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. But those two [PS4 and Xbox One] should be locked in together.”
We need to put a strong emphasis on the word “should” in the last sentence because that does not guarantee that the Xbox One will be able to achieve 1080p and 60 fps when the game is finally released toward the end of October. As of now, the “Battlefield Hardline” beta currently being run on the PS4 is running at 900p according to pixel counters so there’s still much work to be done on the two next-gen console platforms.
However, “Hardline” joins a growing list of games that will take advantage of the Xbox One’s update software development to improve the graphics over what was seen at the console’s launch. Other games confirmed to take advantage include Bungie’s “Destiny,” which will run at 1080p and 30 fps, and the exclusive “Sunset Overdrive” from Insomniac Games.