The rumored specs of PS4 and Xbox 720 that’s been leaked online may be close to the final build of the impending systems, however it’s still all speculation.
That’s what DICE executive producer Patrick Bach told CVG in a Battlefield 4 interview, adding that whatever the final specs of PS4 and Xbox 720 turn out to be, Frostbite 3 will be able to scale to fit their specifications.
I don’t know if anyone has the next-gen hardware to be honest – really. There are versions of it, but does anyone have the final hardware? Do we really know what the final hardware will be?
There are specs and alpha hardware, but nobody knows exactly what it will be. The only thing I can say about what we’re building is that we’ve set the bar with what we can do and we can scale it down to 360 and PS3.
On Frostbite 3 and the Battlefield 4 17 minute demo, Bach added:
The demo is the visual target of what we want the game to look like, and when I say visual target I don’t want people to confuse that with rendering pictures that you could never create in the actual game – when we create our visual targets a big part of that is to make it realistic, as in you will be able to run it on a machine that you can buy.
We’ve seen visual targets that are pre-rendered or running on machines that are designed for showing off technology – this is the game. [Single-player producer] Tobias was playing the game in the Frostbite engine with the content that we’re using to build the game.
Battlefield 4 will release holiday season 2013 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, the next Xbox and, of course, PC.