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Black Ops III Beta Is Smoother On Xbox One Than PS4

| August 30, 2015

Black Ops III Beta Is Smoother On Xbox One Than PS4 News  Call of Duty Black Ops III

PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC users have been hopping into the Black Ops III beta over the past eleven days, enjoying its offering of four maps, several specialist classes and scorestreaks.

Despite being a few months away from release, the game has, for the most part, been a relatively smooth experience for all. According to the folks over at Digital Foundry however, the smoothest experience is available on Xbox One.

“Frame-rates are rarely affected across the course of the match while the player is in control and this translates into low latency, high accuracy twitch gameplay that takes full advantage of the 60fps update,” state Digital Foundry.

“Frame-rates are rarely affected [on Xbox One]”

“Performance remains stable under load too, with explosions and alpha effects barely making a dent when the action starts to heat up. The only sharp frame-rate dips on Xbox One come in the transition to and from the Killcam – irrelevant to the gameplay, and mostly unnoticeable in practice.”

This is contrast to the PlayStation 4 where “small dips” are more apparent, with certain scenes going as low as 50fps. But there is a catch. The Xbox One sacrifices resolution to achieve its silky smooth framerate. The Black Ops III beta runs a 1600 x 900 resolution on Xbox One and, according to Digital Foundry, “buildings, foliage and distant objects appear considerably less defined.”

The overall conclusion is that, despite irregular dips in framerate, the PlayStation 4 version is superior, but with Black Ops III not due out till November, there’s plenty of time for Treyarch to improve both versions. We’ve been playing the Black Ops III beta since its release, and we’ve enjoyed its faster pace and new movement system.

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  • efnet

    Who cares?
    It’s call of doo doo no matter what systems it runs better on …
    Atleast with call of duty you know exactly what you’re getting even before the announcement of a new title lol

    • Alec Farrugia Cachia

      Black Ops 3 actually feels really different compared to any other COD

      • efnet

        I think I’m just done with cod all together.
        Battlefield has became my go to war shooter

        • Alec Farrugia Cachia

          Me too, I usually always prefer Battlefield over COD, but this game was surprisingly fun

        • N-Shifter

          It’s rare but we’re actually on the exact same page with this one.

          • efnet

            It doesn’t have to be rare at all really I mean you’re a gamer and so am I and it seems we have similar taste in shooters is all ….
            Nothing rare about that at all

  • william

    What a surprise lower res better FPS this is what all devs should do to make all games run silky smooth better gameplay experience means better game overall let the fanboy or fangirl wars began.

    • ..

      Yes smooth game play should be priority one especially in a high pace game like this. Resolution is irrelevant when comparing 900 to 1080 at normal TV viewing distances with TV’s under 60″.

    • DrumStickNinja

      Lower res and not nearly as good detail lmao

      • ..

        I’m sure you have magic vision that can tell. Just out of curiosity what is the make and model of you TV?

        • DrumStickNinja

          60″ 4k vizio

          • ..

            LMAO, Vizio, How far away do you sit? Surprised you can see any resolution with all that motion blur.

            Do you believe 4k has better picture than 1080p too. I can give you a lesson on why up converting to 4K actually degrades picture quality.

            Bwahahahahaha, you bought 4k, you really did read the box. hey when you bought it did the salesmen put a still picture on the screen and get you to look at it from 2′ away to show you how much better it was than the cheaper 1080p TV he makes less money on but has way better color, speed and picture processing, leading to overall better picture?

            you know you have to sit like 6′ away and watch 4k source material for it to look better than 1080p right?

          • efnet

            Jesus lol you got the vizio 4k ….thoes tv’s are crap bro …
            And cheap lol

          • ..

            Hey, he has to have nothing but the best, that’s why he bought a PS4 and a Vizio. I wonder if he is on Wifi with ISP supplied router as well. LMAO

            I wonder if he has a sound bar too, the salesmen said it was good

          • efnet

            Well a vizio is definitely not the best lol
            They are far from it actually

          • ..

            Sarcasm, I know my TV’s, I’m a connoisseur. I replaced every TV in my house when Panasonic announced they were no longer making Plasma, especially since they are still rated the best TV’s ever produced. Only second to OLED that has yet to reach market saturation. When Panny or Sony release an OLED I’ll replace my Plasmas

          • efnet

            Same here I’m a Samsung guy i currently game on the un55f900
            And in my room I’m still rocking with my baby un65f800
            My kids have older but decent models …
            I don’t know what it is with Samsung tv’s I just always have to have a Samsung

          • ..

            I’ve had a couple, the second TV in my media room is a 42″ sammy, still kicking. The reds and green are horrible on it, but it’s era 2006. Also had 2 others crap out on me, one developed a line down the center, wasn’t super noticeable but I could tell. Gave it to a buddy of mine he’s still rocking it. Had another stop turning on all together. Made it’s way to the trash. Wasn’t unhappy with the PQ. Just the build quality.

          • Name

            I’ve owned both Vizio and Samsung and will never buy Samsung again. Paying for the brand and nothing else..

          • efnet

            Lol not according to cnet and a slew of other reliable review sources
            But hey do What works for your pockets buddy lol

          • ..

            I’ll give you Vizio is a great bang for your buck TV. However, Samsung Flagships are definitely top tier TV’s that will hold their own against the best of the best. If not getting labeled best of the best in the process. I also agree, buying a cheap Samsung you are paying for a name and can probably find something just as good for cheaper.

  • ?????

    Where are the PS fanboys?

    • DrumStickNinja

      Omg it goes down to 50!? Ill take full true HD 1080p

      • ..

        What is the make and model of your TV, please take a pic of the tag and I’ll actually believe you

      • ?????

        Only idiots like yourselves would take resolution over FPS.
        PS fanboys. Truly the cancer of gaming. Damage control some more, DumbD!ckNinja. :^)

      • llTommoll

        Really? Wow. And stop upvoting yourself. sad child.

      • Streight Salt

        Idiot gameplay is the concern northeast damn graphics, no wonder why we get shit games with good graphics people like you fuck it up

  • Name

    Why is this even a topic?

  • Brandon

    Why is the PS4 version superior if It doesn’t run smooth? Because it looks a little better? That’s crazy…

    • Jakob

      Sony has brainwashed people into thinking 1080p is somehow magical and makes the game 50 times better even if their TV are only 720p.

      • ..

        Most people don’t realize their “1080p” TV is only displaying 720p a large percentage of the time. Unless it is high end or bought in the last couple years.
        They simply don’t have the processing power to keep up when large changes take place on the screen. So it drops resolution. Some older TV’s drop to 480p

        They also don’t understand that on a 50″ TV at 9′ it is impossible to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p.

        But every fanboy sitting on their bed in their parents house playing on a 32″ 720p TV 10′ away will claim they can tell the difference between Xbox and PS4

        I wonder if even a 1/4 of them know their HD cable is actually 720p

        Good to see somebody actually knows something about resolution

  • Tga215

    Incoming fanboys

  • Name

    You must not have read the article…did you miss the “but there is a catch” “lower res” “buildings, foliage and distant objects appear considerably less defined” “ps4 version superior” lol fail

    • Alec Farrugia Cachia

      But silky smooth Xbox framerates lol

    • ..

      You stop to smell the roses a lot when playing CoD?

  • DEAD P5YCHO

    Like someone said, dev’s should be focusing on making the gameplay smooth and fps lag free, even if that means lowering the resolution. Gameplay first and visuals should be second and this goes across all platforms.

    This gen has been too much about resolution and not about the gameplay, sacrifices have to be made and they should be

  • Fred

    Xbox Still only 900p

    • Alec Farrugia Cachia

      PS4 Still only 50fps

      • DrumStickNinja

        Occasional dips to 50 desperate fanboy. With higher resolution, better draw distance and detail on PS4.

        • Alec Farrugia Cachia

          At least we didn’t have constant lag, connection problems and the need to preorder the game to access the beta

          • STRIKE

            “preorder the game to access the beta” Umm yes you did. It was then later open to everyone else.

          • Mr Xrat

            The Xbone version had all of the above and the code cock-up at the start when people got PS4 codes instead of Xbone – a subtle hint, perhaps?

          • Alec Farrugia Cachia

            I’ve played the Xbone beta for about 4 days, I have had very little lag, no glitches, and maybe 2 instances of connection errors. PS4 tested the Beta for the Xbox and PC players

          • Mr Xrat

            Good for you. I played the PS4 beta and had no issues as well. Meanwhile the Xbone beta had many of the problems you project onto the PS4. Oh well.

          • ?????

            Clearly that’s not what the article is about, Revolver Ocelot. Surprised you’re actually using one of your dead accounts to comment!

        • ..

          Frame drops are far more noticeable than resolution. Not coming from a fanboy, Coming from a TV buff that knows the technical details of picture at extreme detail. Frame drops is huge in a game like CoD

        • You call him a fanboy then thumb up a fanboy comment that you agree with, who’s the fanboy again? lol

        • ?????

          Somebody sure is upset. Look at your insecurity. :^)

        • Alec Farrugia Cachia

          Do you stop to admire the sky and the grass while playing COD?

        • HaCkEr_Fc

          Textures are smudged on PS4 version and it’s difficult to see enemies hiding behind objects

        • Streight Salt

          Again gameplay more important maybe PS4 should tone it down if it can’t handle it

      • Fred

        Try 60 vs xbox 30.
        PlayStation Vr is 90 to 120
        .,|.,

  • Guester

    Still a crappy engine. Crap sound, crap animations

    • Alec Farrugia Cachia

      But probably the best game since Black Ops 2

      • Henry

        Nah just played it last night and its crap. I lost faith in COD ever being good again. Looks like a mix of titanfall and black Ops 2 and I honestly don’t get why they are taking this route.

  • Alec Farrugia Cachia

    How is the PS4 version superior?

    • DrumStickNinja

      The Black Ops III beta runs a 1600 x 900 resolution on Xbox One and, according to Digital Foundry, “buildings, foliage and distant objects appear considerably less defined

      • Alec Farrugia Cachia

        And the Xbox version had less lag, less frame rate drops, less glitches, and less connection problems and it was open to everyone who had Xbox Live Gold

        • efnet

          It was open to everyone one on ps4 too after a few days

      • ..

        You keep an eye on the foliage in the distance and I’ll use you to up my K/D

      • ?????

        “MUH PIXELS!!!1 WHO NEEDS FRAMRATE?!?!?!”
        Blind shill. :^)

  • DigitalPony shouldn’t be taken seriously, PS4 will always be “superior and “more defined” with them, stay well away from that place, coming from a gamer not a fan of plastic, give credit where credit is due or don’t bother doing your stupid comparisons, Xbox One is the better version, Call Of Duty is always known for it’s smooth gameplay so framerate is king
    So Xbox One version is superior, enough with the bias and give the Xbox One it’s fair dues

    • Name

      How about no retard? Advanced warfare has already proven that CoD is better on the ps4 platform with higher resolution and performance.

      • nope, AW also had a higher framerate on Xbox One because it used a dynamic resolution to keep performance and graphics stable, Sony need to ride that 1080p train all the way now, while Microsoft can play around with resolution to get better performance while losing minimum picture quality

  • ?????

    PS fanboys:
    “B-B-B-BUT 1080P!!!!1”

    • Alec Farrugia Cachia

      B-B-B-BUT 50% MORE POWER A-A-A-AND COD DLC A-A-A-AND SALES A-A-A-AND PSN IS UP 3% OF T-T-T-THE TIME.

      Fucking blind ponies

  • Mr Xrat

    A few frames per second more when all hell is breaking loose versus a permanent 600,000 pixel deficit. That blurriness on the Xbone really is disgusting. Yeah, I know which version is better. “Bu bu but muh overclocked CPU!!!”

    • Alec Farrugia Cachia

      Enjoy your Zombi at 19 fps and your Indies at 900p

      • Mr Xrat

        If a lazy port pushed out in the summer lull is the best you can do, I feel sorry for you. :)

    • HaCkEr_Fc

      What? Lol you must have a shit TV or Monitor.

      • Mr Xrat

        No, I just don’t own a pair of those Xbot prescription lenses that deny blurriness.

  • TheManWithABigToe

    I’d take better more consistent framerate than slightly better resolution any day.

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