Visceral explains why Battlefield Hardline for PC outshines the PS4 and Xbox One versions
Battlefield Hardline for PC will be the definitive version of the cops and robbers game, offering those with the necessary hardware the ability to push the game way beyond what's possible on PS4 and Xbox One, gameplay systems producer Mike Glosecki has revealed in a blog post.
"Battlefield Hardline is being built on PC alongside the other platforms. We're doing what we can to take advantage of people's different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We're not just porting it over. Battlefield started on the PC with 1942 and we know we have a passionate fan base on this platform," explains Glosecki.
"The PC allows you to customize the experience to your liking. You can play at much higher resolutions, 1920x1080 and beyond up to the capabilities of your video card. You can also use much higher graphic settings on PC – which you gives you the best texture filtering, texture quality, and anti-aliasing in addition to other benefits. You can adjust your field of view or run higher than 60 FPS if you choose," says Glosecki. "You can even play with a three monitor setup for an immersive experience. Lastly, you get to use a mouse and keyboard which gives you the best control setup for a first person shooter."
The game's online stability will also be under heavy scrutiny at launch, given the many problems Battlefield 4 ran into. Glosecki says the team at Visceral has been doing all it can to ensure these issues don't strike twice.
"Stability has been one of the largest areas we're focusing our attention at Visceral while developing Hardline," says Glosecki. "I think we can all agree that Battlefield 4's stability at launch was less than stellar. In order to address stability for our game at launch, we've had the game up and running in the multiplayer environment for the last two years with both the development and quality assurance teams playing in daily matches. We've run two betas for the game as well, one at E3 and the pre-launch beta which just completed on Feb 9th. Both of these have not only helped us solidify the stability of our servers, but have also provided great feedback for us to address in the game."
Visceral also aims to utilize the community test environment introduced for Battlefield 4, which Glosecki says will "allow us to gain valuable feedback from our players before changes migrate out to the world".
Battlefield Hardline launches March 20 on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360.