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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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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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