Not quite night and day, but the difference is noticeable.
EA and DICE’s Battlefield series has always been sort of a technical marvel, so the newest title, that will also headline the launch of the next generation PlayStation and Xbox machines, quite obviously has all eyes on it. Last night, the good folks over at Digital Foundry released a video that compared the gameplay footage of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the upcoming shooter, and, in a reversal from the trend this generation, it looks like the PS4 will be the machine to beat next gen as far as multiplats go.
The difference between the two versions, although not extremely pronounced, is immediately noticeable. The Xbox One version is running at 720p to the PlayStation 4’s higher-but-not-quite-optimal 900p resolution, and the difference shows in the more jagged outlines, and the generally subtly lower quality image on the Xbox version.
Of course, remember, the PS3 had the inferior versions of most multiplats for most of the gen, until the very end, when it picked up on the slack, so there is every possibility that Xbox One starts getting on par or superior multiplats later on down the line. Just so far, the precedent has been set for the PS4 version to be better.