Batman: Arkham Knight Aiming for Graphics Parity Across Xbox One and PS4

However, it's too early to say if it'll be 1080p/30fps, as Rocksteady says it hasn't locked down resolution or frame rate yet.

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While Rocksteady Studios has not locked down a final resolution or frame rate for 2015's Batman: Arkham Knight--the "ultimate Batman simulator"--the developer now says it's aiming for graphical parity across all platforms. The reveal came as part of a recent livestream when Rocksteady Studios was asked specifically about the resolution and frame rate for PlayStation 4 version of the game.

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"We don't know yet," a Rocksteady developer said. "We're about six months away from going gold. So we don't know what the resolution and the frame rate's going to be yet. That's something that happens during the optimization phase of the game. We're aiming for parity across all platforms. Whatever it is, it's going to be awesome."

Arkham Knight is the third game in the series from Rocksteady, following the original Arkham Asylum (2009) and Arkham City (2011). Last year's Arkham Origins was developed by Warner Bros. Montreal.

The game was originally targeted to launch this fall, but publisher Warner Bros. delayed it to 2015. The game is now scheduled to launch in June 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Batman superfans and collectors might also be interested in a $200 Arkham Knight special edition that comes with a model Batmobile.

Arkham Knight is one of the many 2015 titles Sony is showing off during its PlayStation Experience event in December. For more on Akham Knight, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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ouch 30fps...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> "but i like the 'MOVIE CINEMATIC FEEL' of 30fps!"... SHADUP! :)

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Honestly they should focus on getting 60fps out of it, and no less than 900p resolution on both consoles, I'm one that likes when devs take all advantages possible from each platform instead of settling with the lowest performing alternative as standard just because it works.

Every console fanboy saying one console is best than the other now gets to feel how we PC players been feeling during the last decade (and still can feel, and will feel again in a while when 4K becomes more mainstream) with multi-platform games released with console quality standards since PS3 and XB360 couldn't do much more :P

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I really don't understand why we have new consoles. They just don't seem powerful enough for an upgrade. We can we not have all games in 1080p 60 fps?

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No not this partity again.................The PS4 is more then capable of higher resolutions and performance, it's been proven so many times over!


It's understandable tho, from a business prospective it benefits the "developer". It's easier on their end with less polish on the weaker side (X1).


If X1 goes out of business as the weaker system, then the "developer" loses potential profits. The time and effort that was used in polishing/manufacturing is money lost. Not to mention it will impact any future business of the console. So it makes sense.... profits are what counts. It's a business after all.....


I bought a high end gaming system (PS4), plus a high end television for visuals and performance... I will not support companies that are greedy and think of their pockets before their consumers. Looks at Theif, and Assassins Creed Unity, same parity idea. If you cheap out on us, then we should cheap out on you, and wait for bargain bin. Please rethink this choice. With so many games that are releasing so quickly I will have no problem waiting on this one too.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> People are buying this game regardless but I hear what you're saying.

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Take all the time you need, RS. Making AK better than AC is a TALL order and I'm sure most of us are okay with waiting longer to play a better game.

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here we go again, x1 holding the ps4 back...f--ck MS, why did you have to make such a weak console..and devs, why do the ps4 owners have to suffer because of it?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> and whats with the DANG power BRICK!? I mean cant M$ hire some decent engineers like sony!?

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should i considering buy a Vavle Steam Machine?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> God no, you can build something better for far cheaper.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> maybe your right

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> he is. take like 5 hours of research, tops, learn how to build a PC, its WAY easier than you think, and not only will have EXACTLY what you want out of your system based on YOUR budget BUT youll also have the pride of gaming on something you built :D !

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EXTREME MEH!

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Don't get me wrong, but this is somewhat expected to happen with both consoles, and this will happen again and again. The amount of processing power that both consoles have is low in comparison with PC, however the only advantage is that the games are optimized.


Also the only advantage that consoles had in the past was the "Plug & Play" which no longer exists as when you now buy a game you need to install a lot of updates.


I'm not saying this to bash consoles or the gamers, i'm just making a point. With a 700 euro PC that I purchased almost 3 years ago I can max out the Batman games, as well as other games as Bioshock Infinte and so on. You do not need a top of the line PC like some people think to play games in high/ultra.



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<< LINK REMOVED >> i don't think you understand the words going for parity.

i just hope he means hes trying to get the x1 to 1080p, not lowering the ps4 to 900p.

ps4 can handle 1080p but it's always been a problem for x1 to out put it's games to 900p let alone 1080p.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> The real issue is that the console version would cripple the PC version. As was the case with AC Unity.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Not true. The consoles have a octocore processor. Yes the speed is barely at 1.7ghz but that double the cores the Quad cores in 98 % of the PC gamers have. Those cores and that easy 4-6gb of Vram the consoles can get makes them rather tricky to try and code for PC. They develop the game around a 8 core cpu and then try to make it handle ona 4 core CPU. Thats why optimization for ports is currently complicated. I give it a year before they figure out how to make it run good on consoles and PCs.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> go home ECTER, your drunk.

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@ecter1216 @illage2 @riclopes92 1. All cores are not created equal...just cause something has more cores doesnt make it more powerful. which leads to

2. The consoles use mobile/Tablet cores...they are not that powerful To begin with

3. Theres nothing TO figure out..the Ps4/Xbone run off X86 Architecture and have similar architecture to Pcs. ...I would assume the developers already understand how to develop for PCs. These excuses are not valid..

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Well the funny part about this situation as that most of the games do not use most of the cores available for a CPU to run. Also with regards the Consoles, they are using APUs. In comparisson a single CPU+GPU combo will be more powerfull in terms of performance as the processing task is split between the two parts.


On the other hand the APUs used by the consoles cannot perform as better as the seperate systems as the amount of heat generated would actually burn the chip.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> But thats exactly the point to. They build the games on consoles to use all the available resources. SO a console game will use all 8 cores cause thats just how its built . As soon as it heads over to PC it runs into alot of other variable and elements it must do. Thats why it doesn't handle multiple processors well on CPU's.

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I'm starting to wonder what's the point on buying a console, or choosing one, since they get the one that performs less and do a copy paste to another console. in my opinion, developers should get the most of the platforms they decide to make the game for. now if one console can perform more than another, then it's the console maker's fault. we buy the consoles and we wish that the developers make the most use of our consoles, otherwise we don't need to upgrade to a newer gen.

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I find it disrespectful, and my answer will be given on my utorrent. sorry *uckinsteadY. this is a parity beetween your respect towards me.

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Getting this on the PS4 and PC. Win-win for me. :)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> not really, just stick with pc...

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this game would look much better on PC if it's true don't care about the PS4 version though it wont be much different between the consoles (xbox one and PS4) but if waht they say is true then i might pick it up for PC instead

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<< LINK REMOVED >> trouble isn't ps4, it's the x1 hence the word parity. look at the Advanced Warefare comparison videos, the pc and ps4 are almost the same, but the x1 looks like shiittt.

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I have a PS4, X1 & a high end gaming PC and this parity crap still pisses me off, just because it feels like they are basically saying fu*k you you’ll buy what I give you and like it. Xbox, PS4 & PC owners will buy it on their systems X1 owners have the steady frame rate, PS4 owners have the resolution & for PC owners depends on your system. The sh*t just seems lazy just do the best you can for every system.

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Why is everyone taking this so seriously and turning this into fanboy arguments? lol did anyone else expect any other answer? Just another "someone states the obvious" article.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> There's genuinely something disturbing about you. Get a fix for it.

What the hell is wrong with you?? Is this your lifelong dream coming here on console forums

giggling about resolutions? You can't be older than 15, otherwise you're ....(fill the rest).

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<< LINK REMOVED >> no but again, parity and the crapbox#1 strike again.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Ah the PC fanboy returns. Go play a racing game.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yea dont mind him. He is just a disgrace to the PC people. He like like the 1 percent of PC gamers who are such tools.

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ok now i'm pissed i didn't give a crap about ACU i fucking hate assassin's creed BUT BATMAN!!! okay now we have a problem micro$oft

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I hope it gives us the best gaming experience on console and PC

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Best case scenario , they actually get the Xbone vesion to do 1080p 30fps . Or do what COD AW did , make Xbone version 1080p in some areas , 900p in others . I mean Destiny is 1080p on both. Problem is, Destiny is not exactly visually impressive . They delay Arkham Knight 8 months then pull this parity BS? Not worth the wait. This is a BUYERS MARKET . Im buying this crap used. They can kiss my @$$.

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Guys, they said graphics Parity. most games have had graphics parity, the difference has been resolution. a few games have had a few extra bushes on the ground in the PS4 version. They have also STATED that they don't know what the resolution and frame rate will turn out to be. calm down, and wait until there is actual news...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> if they maxed out the ps4 version there wouldn't be parity between the two consoles...so please.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> if they aren't sure what the resolution/frame rate will be, they should STFU and not use the word "parity" . The two systems ARE NOT EQUAL, so the games cant be equal unless the better system has their version deliberately gimped. Everybody loses. F@$¥ it. They are saving me $20 because now Im buying it used.

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Aka! They're way of saying. We're dumbing down the graphics. So they will look equal. Wtf! This is what gamespot calls news. Anyways! DRAGON AGE comes out next week! Anyone as excited as I am for November 18. Far cry 4 and GTA V for ps4. Great time to be a gamer . Win win for everyone.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> yes i am, but not for DA, littlebigplanet 3 is coming out.

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Pathetic, do the best you can for each. What company says to themselves "I'm going to limit my performance, just because"