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The Battlefield 4 beta opens up today for those who don’t own Medal of Honor: Warfighter, or didn’t  buy in to the Premium nonsense. That means that all of you can now jump in on the beta, instead of waiting around for GTA Online to work. You might be wondering though, how the current and next gen versions compare. We took a look at the game running on PC – which is indicative of how it’ll be on next gen systems – and compared it with footage of the game running on a current gen consoles. The difference was much bigger than we expected.

Here you go. It’s a short video, just a minute or so long – but very, very revealing. Watch it. 

Honestly; that’s just terrible. The current gen consoles have terrible textures, a shoddy frame-rate, absolutely abysmal lighting and godawful audio. I’m not even sure the “core experience” is in any way similar. The Xbox 360 and PS3 are, quite obviously, past their sell-by date. Either that, or DICE just isn’t up to the task of squeezing as much as they can from the now ancient hardware.

For a proper comparison though, you ought to check out Videogamer’s rather excellent one.

Last Updated: October 4, 2013

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60 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 4, 2013 at 10:02

    The lulz level, ITS OVER 900000000000000000000

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 4, 2013 at 10:19

      Indeed, walked smack straight into that one

      Reply

  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 4, 2013 at 10:04

    Turret is ‘merican, cuz YEAH

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 4, 2013 at 10:31

      ‘Murica!

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 4, 2013 at 10:31

        What are you spanish?

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      • Sageville

        October 4, 2013 at 12:57

        Imagine waking up next to this Miss Murica?

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      • Naxirian

        October 6, 2013 at 17:29

        America! The new Greece!

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  3. Hammersteyn

    October 4, 2013 at 10:18

    I actually thought the frame right was pretty good on current gen consoles plus it’s only BETA 😛

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    • Sageville

      October 4, 2013 at 12:57

      WTF!

      Don’t bring facts into this!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        October 4, 2013 at 13:13

        Yeah PC gamers don’t like facts 😛

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        • Naxirian

          October 6, 2013 at 17:30

          Oh we do. You’d notice the difference if you went from 30 fps current gen console with reduced graphics and player count to a 60 fps experience on a PC with superior graphics and almost 3 times as many players.

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          • Hammersteyn

            October 7, 2013 at 08:10

            I know you do hence the 😛 I bought GTAV for the PS3 but I am so getting it for PC when the time comes. The graphics will awesome.

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 4, 2013 at 10:25

    In related news, water is wet.

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 4, 2013 at 10:26

      and salty…

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 4, 2013 at 10:27

        …because the consolers don’t bathe

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 4, 2013 at 10:28

          You made a funny… I sir give you a noddy badge!

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  5. TiMsTeR1033

    October 4, 2013 at 10:30

    The current gen simply leaves a shit taste in your mouth compared to the gorgeous next gen.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 4, 2013 at 10:31

      That’s what the MR has been telling you for years. Finally they listen!

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 4, 2013 at 10:32

        Ill still stick my console for now…. Next year hope to get myself a decent gaming laptop! So I can have the best of both worlds!

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          October 4, 2013 at 10:35

          Gaming…laptop…. why do you hate yourself so? You can’t upgrade laptops as easily 🙁 *sobs in corner*

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 4, 2013 at 10:38

            Coz I wanna play in bed.. That sounds wrong somehow..

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 4, 2013 at 10:40

            Urm… right…

          • Willem Swanepoel

            October 4, 2013 at 12:06

            im with you there. There is not logic behind his reasoning 😉

          • Sageville

            October 4, 2013 at 13:00

            What I read:
            “Coz I wanna play in bed.”

            What I understood:
            “Coz I wanna play at work..”

          • Naxirian

            October 6, 2013 at 17:33

            Don’t get a gaming laptop bro. I’m not hating on laptops, but if you’re money conscious, which I’m guessing you are from your decision to stick with your old gen console for now, it’s more sensible to get a PC. Gaming laptops, even the highest end ones that cost £2,000+, are much slower than a decent gaming PC for around £800. If you really wanna play in bed then hook the PC up to a large TV, and use a wireless keyboard and mouse from your bed. You can also upgrade the parts in that PC over time to keep it current, rather than having to replace the gaming laptop in 3-4 years when you realize it’s too outdated to play modern games properly and you can’t swap out any of the parts inside it.

        • Matthew Holliday

          October 4, 2013 at 11:35

          Tempted to go Laptop purely because of the convenience.
          Unpacking and packing my rig up for bro nights once a week/every two weeks is getting a bit tedious.
          just cannot justify the performance vs price difference

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    • Matthew Holliday

      October 4, 2013 at 11:31

      Thats what Im feeling from my ps3 on GTA, the whole time youre playing it, you can just feel it wants to be played on ps4.

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  6. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 4, 2013 at 10:30

    Oh… my… hat… Can’t… stop…laughing….

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 4, 2013 at 10:41

      hehehe

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  7. Melasco

    October 4, 2013 at 10:32

    The beta made me cancel my pre order on PS3… I’ll wait tyvm. BF3 is WAY better on PS3, it looks better with a solid framerate 99% of the time… Very disappointed, but that said…it’s beta…

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  8. MacDoodle

    October 4, 2013 at 10:46

    I always knew I would get this on ps4

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  9. Sentient_Slug

    October 4, 2013 at 10:52

    HAHA that was a face slapper!

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  10. ToshZA

    October 4, 2013 at 11:21

    Epic. Just. Ya, Lunch Bar.

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  11. Otto_ki

    October 4, 2013 at 11:27

    Hahahaha troll Friday replaces Flame-bait Friday

    Reply

  12. nicksimp101

    October 4, 2013 at 12:05

    Surely it must be remembered that the PC version beta was 6GB and the PS3 1.7GB?

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  13. Willem Swanepoel

    October 4, 2013 at 12:08

    sorry but who the fuck wants to play an epic FPS game on a console ? o_O

    Maybe Call of duty gamers but we have lost faith in them after CoD MW has been released 😉

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    • nicksimp101

      October 4, 2013 at 12:34

      Co-ordinated people who enjoy playing games while chilling on a couch…?

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      • Willem Swanepoel

        October 4, 2013 at 13:27

        coach potatoes ? 🙂

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    • Sageville

      October 4, 2013 at 13:02

      …Er…people with consoles?

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      • Willem Swanepoel

        October 4, 2013 at 13:28

        really !? I didnt know that … :)~

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  14. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 4, 2013 at 12:50

    I’m yet to check out the Beta. I’ll probably only be able to sometime next week…. but if I remember correctly, the BF3 beta also had a number of issues (I even wrote a small piece for lagz back then). I’d rather they stress test during the beta and sort out some of the glitches or dodgy patchiness now – rather then later.

    Also, apparently your online progress in the current gen version will carry on to the next gen version, so if you’re “stats orientated” or even “stats crazy”, you might be at a tactical disadvantage once the next gen versions hit the stores.

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  15. Annoyed with content

    October 4, 2013 at 12:51

    Sad if you have to revert to this kind of articles to pull people to your website. Pick it up boys.

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    • Mark Treloar

      October 4, 2013 at 13:25

      Ag shame

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    • Johan du Preez

      October 8, 2013 at 08:09

      What no sense of humor ?

      Reply

  16. Maxiviper117

    October 4, 2013 at 18:58

    The reason the console beta looks more empty and not as polished as the PC beta is because the beta on the consoles is a older build than the PC beta because the beta had to go through the laborious process through Sony and Microsoft before being allowed on the console.

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    • Maxiviper117

      October 4, 2013 at 18:59

      Yes obviously the PC will look miles better but currently the PC beta is more “finished” /polished than the console beta

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  17. Jesper Vaktmästarn Ingemansson

    October 5, 2013 at 17:24

    You really notice that the current generation of consoles are getting old. I’ll probably wait for Battlefield 4 on my Xbox One instead.

    Reply

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