Battlefield 4 Dev: “Not Much Difference” Between Developing for PS4 and PS3
Thanks to Frostbite 3.
In conversation with Official PlayStation Magazine UK, Battlefield 4 multiplayer head Aleksander Grondal stated that there wasn’t much difference in developing the game for the PlayStation 4 in comparison to the PlayStation 3. Of course, this was due to the next-generation nature of Frostbite 3.
“For us, it’s not that much of a difference really. We have a scalable engine – it was already ‘next-gen ready,’ if you will, when we shipped Battlefield 3. We do parallel development for all platforms, so, for us, [moving on to PS4] is not really that big of a change.’
As for the Share button on the PlayStation 4, which allows players to share video immediately online of games being played, Grondal revealed that the team is excited for it. “Absolutely, that’s a super cool thing for us. The ability to share has been on PCs for a few years and people have done a lot with it. So, I am super excited about people sharing their Battlefield moments on PS4. It will create a much more interesting sphere of social interaction.”
Battlefield 4 will launch along with the PlayStation 4 on November 15th, whereas a current-generation launch will occur on October 29th.