Despite developers having more than a year to get accustomed to the architecture of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, some games still can't hit today's standard TV resolution on either major console. The latest game to fail to reach 1080p on either console is Battlefield Hardline, developer Visceral Games has confirmed.
As Visceral is targeting 60 frames per second for their latest first-person shooter, Battlefield Hardline will run at 720p on the Xbox One and 900p on the PlayStation 4. This is the same situation as we saw for Battlefield 4, which launched at the end of 2013.
For gamers that want the best experience in Battlefield Hardline, Visceral says you'll get that on PC, with systems producer Mike Glosecki calling it "by far the best gaming platform around". Hardline apparently won't be just a console port either, with Visceral claiming they've put a lot of effort into ensuring the game can take full advantage of the powerful hardware in gaming PCs.
Battlefield Hardline on PC will be optimized to run at resolutions above 1080p, frame rates above 60 FPS, at higher quality settings than the consoles, and even on triple-monitor setups. And of course, you get to use a keyboard and mouse to play Hardline on PC, which EA says is the best control setup for FPS games.
March 17 is when Battlefield Hardline launches in North America on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. EA says that the launch of Hardline should be much more stable than what gamers experienced with Battlefield 4.