‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Xbox One vs. PS4 Beta Tests Are In, Microsoft Loses

Posted: October 11, 2015 in Game Articles

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by Zulai Serrano via iDigital Times

The ongoing Xbox One vs PS4 debate spilled into the Star Wars: Battlefront beta this week after a performance analysis for revealed the PS4 version’s resolution is better than the Xbox One version.

Digital Foundry (via Eurogamer) tested Star Wars: Battlefront beta on Xbox One and PS4. Turns out the Star Wars: Battlefront beta on the Xbox One is running at 720p while the PS4 is at 900p.

“Battlefront on Xbox One is fixed at 720p, meaning that it runs at 64 per cent of the PS4’s overall pixel count,” Digital Foundry wrote. “From an image quality perspective, the compromises are just as you’d expect; we see more aliased edges, and a higher level of shimmering on fine distant detail – particularly on Tatooine’s flag-lines. Added to that, there’s a softening to the picture as a whole – a result of a more drastic upscale, combined with a similar grade of post-process anti-aliasing to PS4.”

The lower resolution might put off Xbox One users who were thinking of purchasing the game, but that seems to be the only difference between Xbox One vs PS4 and PC versions. Digital Foundry reports the content for the Xbox One is “identical” to the PS4 and comparable to PC graphics. The game textures and overall quality looks the same for both consoles. Digital Foundry also touched on the fps performance for the PS4 and Xbox One.

“As a baseline we’re looking at a 60fps playback on Xbox One overall, but it’s fair to say drops are more intrusive and protracted than PS4’s once the engine is stressed,” Digital Foundry wrote. “Fortunately, smaller maps run a lot smoother, and we get a near perfect 60fps for Sullust’s 16-player games, and the Tatooine survival mode. Barring a few dropped frames here and there, Xbox One’s level of performance isn’t a distraction on these two at all.”

It’s important to note the tests were done on Star Wars: Battlefront beta. EA still has time to work on the resolution and frame rate issues before the game’s official release. Read more about Digital Foundry’s tests on the Star Wars: Battlefront beta here. Star Wars: Battlefront is slated to hit the PS4, Xbox One and PC on Nov. 17.

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