Battlefield 1 PS4 vs. Xbox One Resolution and Frame Rate Compared

If you're looking to pick up Battlefield 1 on console but not sure which platform to go with, Digital Foundry has now posted its analysis of the...
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    If you're looking to pick up Battlefield 1 on console but not sure which platform to go with, Digital Foundry has now posted its analysis of the game's performance on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    Starting with resolution, the site reports that both PS4 and Xbox One use a "dynamic framebuffer" that adjusts the resolution depending on the intensity of what's happening on screen. Under normal load, the PS4 version outputs at around 1000p, falling to 900p during heavy load. The Xbox One version, meanwhile, has a baseline resolution of 900p that dips to 720p during certain scenes.

    "This leads to a consistently sharper image on PS4, where intricate texture details resolve more cleanly. In fact, at 1000p the presentation often looks very similar to a native 1080p image," Digital Foundry said.

    However, the Xbox One version of Battlefield 1 can in some cases reach 1000p, which puts it right next to the PS4 version. This is something of a rare occurrence, however, and only happens during scenes with short draw distances and lower levels of detail.

    As for frame rate, Battlefield 1's campaign targets 60fps, but falls on both platforms during heavy load. "It's not a major problem, though it does mean that the action doesn't always appear silky smooth," Digital Foundry said. The Xbox One has the edge in terms of campaign frame rate, with the PS4 edition lagging around 14fps behind in some cases. This isn't a deal-breaker, however. "The PS4 version doesn't feel overly compromised during the campaign, and the game remains very playable throughout," the site said.

    In terms of multiplayer, Digital Foundry found that the PS4 version lags behind here as well in terms of frame rate. It comes in at around 40-45fps most of the time, dropping into the 30fps range when a lot is going on. By comparison, though performance can vary on Xbox One as well, the frame rate dips are less significant. "As a result the experience when playing online is definitely smoother [on Xbox One]," the site said.

    "Overall, from a console perspective, the experience is certainly smoother on the Xbox One, though this does come at the expense of image sharpness due to the game running at a lower resolution much of the time," Digital Foundry said. "In this case, it's a worthy trade off as online matches ideally require high frame rates for consistent competitive gameplay, although the situation isn't ideal on either platform. It's a different story in the impressive campaign though--performance is much more consistent here and Xbox One's frame-rate advantage isn't as pronounced as PS4's persistently higher resolution."

    "With Battlefield 1, EA and DICE have proven the viability of World War I as a time period worth revisiting in first-person shooters," reviewer Miguel Concepcion said. "It brings into focus countries and nationalities that do not exist today while also shedding light on how the outcome of that war has shaped our lives. As World War II shooters proved many years ago, no game can truly capture the entirety of a global conflict. This is why the focused structure of the War Stories anthology works well. Moreover, Operations succeeds as an effective educational primer on the battles that this gripping adversarial mode are based on. Battlefield 1 is just an introduction to one of the deadliest world events in history, but it is an outstanding, feature-rich package in both its emotional stories and strong multiplayer."

    What platform do you play Battlefield 1 on? Let us know in the comments below!

    Source: GameSpot

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  1. 3xTiNcT
    Looks fine on both. I play on Xbox though.
  2. Sinatra
    This game looks great cant wait to get back into gaming.
      Stoner likes this.
    1. Stoner
      It is a great game I'm sure you'll love it haha
      Berba likes this.
  3. Aimedhalo
    ....halo 2 was 30 fps hell maybe even less...but it was still one of the greatest fps multiplayer games ever , why are frame rates and resolution such a big deal when we know its really not
      Incorporated and Shalour like this.
    1. (-_-)
      because game play ain't what it use to be so you gotta pick at other stuff.
  4. M4YON
    Preformance for the Xbox One S?
  5. UnwiseBuckle400
    I play Battlefield 1 on Xbox One, and i enjoy it :wink:
      M0B5TA, Incorporated and High School like this.
  6. goss34
    One thing I dont understand about FPS and graphics comparison is that the differences between consoles seems very large. When playing both games side by side, the games look identical in terms of graphics and speed of the game. If anything, comparing consoles to PC is better since the consoles are going to run BF1 pretty similar. PC would be a whole different story and can make the comparing a bit more interesting to see how a console can toe-to-toe against a PC.
    1. PSGAndr3w
      It's just the Console Wars speaking. The only big difference I've seen, not counting shoddy ports, is in the recent Call of Duty Games' resolution. It's not so much there's a *difference*, you just feel like something is off with the picture when playing the Xbox One version after the Playstation 4 for a few months, and vice versa, and even then the feeling went after a few hours.

      I feel like the only difference between the two consoles is exclusives, which, after playing both consoles for over a decade, I still don't know why they should exist.