graphics.. made more colorful and accessible with strong visual indicators, swipes etc as to what is going on which makes MUCH easier to follow on a TV screen while sitting on the couch.
blurred, low res textures and low visual fidelity is not an issue when on TV screen but helps with the consoles lack of memory .
Or maybe the graphics have been optimized so the game can run on low end computers? Ever thought about that? FYI, Playstation 4 will have a R10xx class gpu and 8gb GDDR5, which means its far more powerful than almost every laptop out there and a good chunk of desktop PCs as well. Most GDDR5 equipped video cards have 1 or 2 GB VRAM.
So the decision to make it 4 players max was a design decision based on testing and the fact that consoles have a 4 player limit is a bloody coincidence?
PS3 supports up to 7 controllers and limiting 4 players to local coop is an obvious technical limitation. But online multiplayer has no such technical limitation so take off your tinfoil hat, the reason why we are limited to 4 player parties is because anything more than that it gets too difficult to see. POE allows 6 player parties and people complain in their forums that parties should be limited to 4 players at the most.