EA is Getting the Next-Gen Hype-Train Rolling for Battlefield 4

We absolutely adored Battlefield 4, and now EA is trying to get everyone excited for the next-gen version with the publication of a “64 Reasons to Play Battlefield 4 on Next-Gen” blog. Sixty-four is, of course, a pretty big number, so there is some humorous filler to be found in the ten “reasons” that were on today’s portion of the list.

The blog seems a bit silly, but since I’ve only played the PC version, I’m genuinely excited to see what the game looks like, and how it plays on next-gen hardware. Luckily, the guys over at Digital Foundry (a EuroGamer subsidiary) recently released a video showcasing how the game runs on the PS4, and the results are surprising to say the least.

Even though I was playing on a fairly high-end PC, my frame-rate would occasionally drop relatively low during some of my more graphically-intensive 64-player outings in multiplayer. From the looks of it, though, the PS4 version keeps relatively steady at — or at least not too far under — 60fps. It’s difficult to tell from the compressed YouTube video, but let’s hope the game’s gorgeous visuals didn’t take too much of a hit in getting the frame-rate so consistent.

Battlefield 4 is out now for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, and will be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One on November 12th and November 19th, respectively.