Was anyone still expecting any different after seeing the latest console multiplayer footage? Well just in case anyone had a shiny little sliver of hope, Dice stomped on it, and twisted their heels into the dirt.
The PC version of Battlefield 4 will look better than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, executive producer Patrick Bach has suggested, telling VideoGamer.com that DICE is "doing as much as [it] can" with the next-gen versions, "but we need to compromise in some places".
Discussing the differences between the PC and next-gen versions of Battlefield 4, Bach said that "from a CPU/GPU perspective, no, [PS4 & Xbox One cannot match PC].
"PC will always be... You can just add more to a PC. There's always more. The game supports to a big extent better hardware, but not completely, so it won't be night and day."
But does he wish they offered more?
"Of course I do. I want PCs to be twice as fast as well. I think [PS4 & Xbox One] will do what they are supposed to do. They will move console gaming farther. It will take console gaming into a new generation. Then the question is, could they have done more? Yes. Would it cost the same? No. It would be twice the price. Would that be a reasonable thing to sell to consumers? Probably not.
The gap between PC and consoles this generation is going to be big. The "good news" is they have to deal with a lot of diminishing returns....so it will take at least 3-4 years for PC games to start ditching rasterized graphics in favor of ray tracing. Then we can cry.