Battalion 1944 May Not Run At 1080p/60fps On PS4 And Xbox One, Lack of Enough Power Cited As One Reason

‘[That is] highly unlikely on consoles.’

Posted By | On 06th, May. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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The PS4 and the Xbox One may have seemed to be powerful upgrades over the PS3 and the Xbox 360 back when they launched, but that was a matter of circumstance more than anything else- a reminder that the Xbox 360 and PS3 were almost ten years old at that point, and they were beginning to get long in the tooth. The PS4 and Xbox One naturally seemed like major steps up over those consoles.

But what one tends to forget that the two machines were never ‘high end,’ not in the way that the Dreamcast or the N64 or the Xbox 360 or PS3 were at the time of their release- no, the PS4 and Xbox One were equivalent to midrange PCs at the time of their launch, at best, and as time has gone on, they’ve struggled to keep up with the games being developed. So much so that now, less than three years after the launch of these systems, Sony and allegedly Microsoft are already preparing spec bumps for them.

This weakness of hardware means that games can often not run at a proper resolution and/or framerate on the PS4 and Xbox One- as Alex Preece of Bulkhead Interactive told us in an exclusive interview, the upcoming Battalion 1944 most likely won’t be running at 1080p and 60fps on either the Xbox One or the PS4.

“Although our targets are for 1080p and 6ofps we are stressing how highly unlikely that is on console,” Preece said. “This is due to Unreal Engine being a very complex engine and the consoles lacking in power, unfortunately for us we don’t have a 200 man team. That’s what it takes to get a game like this to run at that specification.”

That is a scathing indictment of how weak these consoles are, if there ever was any. If anything, a statement like this highlights the need for an upgraded PS4 and Xbox One more than anything else.

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  • hiawa23


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    • Fweds

      If they release games that are better on the 4k version the current PS4 will become a worthless doorstop within a couple of months.

    • hiawa23

      I disagree, it will not be a worthless doorstop for those who don’t want to upgrade.. If you have the standard PS4 then you enjoy the games based on that hardware, if you have the NEO, you enjoy the enhanced version just like PC. At some point the NEO replaces the basic model. That is the ultimate goal, but those who don’t want to upgrade they can still enjoy the same games at the current console capability level.

    • Fweds

      If you believe that most people won’t drop the normal PS4 like a stone that’s up to you, you only have to read all the posts about resolution and FPS to see it is more important to a lot of people than the games themselves (weird but true). The bit about it running on both iterations actually came from Phil Spencer talking about the Xbox upgrade before the Sony upgrade rumour even appeared there is no official statement by Sony.

      Just Google “slipping PlayStation hardware revenues beg for the rumored Neo”

      And I say the same thing about Xbox not just ps4.

    • hiawa23

      Wait, I agree with you many people will dump their original model. That is what Sony wants you to do. That is not what I was talking about. What I was talking about was the fact that the games must run on both consoles, so those who upgrade enjoy the benefits and those who don’t can continue enjoying the console as is. As far as the specs for the Neo, that has all been but confirmed, it is happening, of course Sony is not going to say a peep before E3, as they want you to keep buying PS4s now, then they want those same pople to drop another $400-500 on the NEO. That is what they are in business to do

  • Dirkster_Dude

    I’m thinking what is Battalion 1944 and why I should care? Just build the best game you can and people will decide whether to buy it or not.

    • Doggystyle

      I agree 100%.

  • MS

    Its not a “scathing indictment” of their power (although i do agree they are weak, especially the X1). He properly blames it on all the appropiate criteria’s, like the engine, systems capabilities and the manpower/time they have. Although Im not quite sure why the number of people matters, either the system can do it or not.

  • d0x360

    I don’t think anyone thought either console was powerful in the least when they launched. The leaked specs made people weep. Both of them are basically half way upgrades. The ps4.5 is more along the lines of what the ps4 should have been but Sony couldn’t afford to take the loss on units sold which Microsoft knew so they also low balled the damn specs.

    This gen needs to be over. At e3 both companies should unveil actual new hardware. Hardware capable of 1080p 60fps on any game and 4k 30fps with an equivalent to PC high settings across the board.

  • Doggystyle

    This just in…Naughty Dog says your Battalion game ain’t shyt. Try harder.

  • Barry Harden

    Seeing what Naughty Dog did with the PS4 and Uncharted 4, I say the devs at Bulkhead Interactive need to go back and start optimizing their code.

    Stop being lazy like PC developers relying on hardware to make up for your shortcomings.

    • Michael

      Don’t confuse great graphics with cutscenes. Uncharted 4 looks good but still not better than other games like Ryse.

    • Barry Harden

      It looks better than Ryse. Ryse is mired at 900p and reduced triangle count.

    • Fweds

      Uncharted 4 is a based around it’s single player linear game, Battalion 1944 is a multiplayer game only, totally different.

    • Barry Harden

      There’s a multiplayer component to Uncharted 4.


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