Wednesday, May 29, 2013
DICE: No One Knows For Sure The Specs Of Next Gen

DICE: No One Knows For Sure The Specs Of Next Gen

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.

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  • Ghost250

    i think its safe to assume sony’s specs are final, they confirmed the same set of specs at GDC as they did at the PS4 Event.

    Ernice Gilbert Reply:

    @Ghost: Same thing I was thinking. No guessing with PS4 now. I think DICE can’t say much because MS hasn’t announced the next Xbox. I heard Battlefield 4 will be getting exclusive content on that platform. Because it makes no sense to my why they couldn’t say it was coming to PS4 when said console’s already announced.

  • amdfan81

    I had the check the date on this article lol. I thought for sure it was a few months old. As you said Ernice he must be playing cow for now

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