Battlefield 3 Will Look Very Good 'Even On Xbox 360'

EA Dice has never shied away from the fact that Battlefield 3's lead platform is the PC, but the game's art director still claims it will look good, even on the Xbox 360.

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RedDead2841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

I guess this means the 360 version will look the worst out of the 3...

Doesn't matter to me though, pc version has 64 players so that's the one I need.

Maybe it is... I dunno.

plb if that were true then certain games wouldn't look better on each console would they?

""""" ;When speaking to NowGamer, Gustav Tilleby said: "The positive thing is that the new rendering technique allows us to do more complex calculations at no extra cost. That’s the magic. The game will look very good, even on 360."

Executive producer Patrick Bach also added that "I can promise you that the console versions will still look amazing because of the core technology. If you have a 360, we want to use that machine to the maximum."

Hopefully their claims are true, as it would be a shame if there is differing quality between the different versions of the game."""

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HarryMonogenis2841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

This is taken completely out of context. DICE were being interviewed by a magazine that focuses solely on the Xbox 360, so that's why he said "even on the 360".

I'm sure if it was a PS3 magazine he was being interviewed by, he would of said "even on PS3".

Hardedge2841d ago

Are you saying RedDead's taking the story out of context, or the story itself is out of context? I don't see where the story implies specifically that the 360 will be the worst, it just quotes Tilleby who specifically uses the 360 as an example since it was a 360 mag he was talking to.

On that note, I don't see how this means the 360 will be the worst one and I agree with Harry that if it were a PS3 mag, he would've said the exact same thing but swap 360 with PS3.

BakedGoods2841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

He was speaking to NowGamer, a general game news site. It was totally within context, the truth hurts.

Everyone knows the 360 lags behind. Compare the 360 exclusives to the PS3 ones--there's a clear difference in graphics.

That being said, I'm glad BF3 will look great--even on the 360.

sunnygrg2841d ago

lol, what do they mean by "even"?

guigsy2841d ago

@ Bakedgoods

And if you click the nowgamer link it says "Tilleby told X360 magazine"

joydestroy2841d ago

i don't think it matters whether it was taken out of context or not. both the PS3/360 will be inferior versions to the PC one if not only because of 64 player battles (that's just epic imo), DX11 and PC is lead plat.

i pre-ordered for PS3 but that's getting canceled for PC

bluwulf2841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

Joys right.

The best BF3 is going to run, will be what subhd rendering they can get from the 360. Bottom line. 360/PS3 owners can pretend to 'fight' over which version has better bland textures. But neither are going to hold a candle to the way the game is supposed to look. Its like 2 retards fighting over whose pants are dirtier. You're both retards..

This will in turn be the maximum settings for the PS3. Unfortunate, because I'd rather play this on my PS3 than a PC. Its just sad to see that the PS3 which is capable of an HD Killzone3/Uncharted3 has to be limited to the 360's best subhd efforts Of ALan Wake/Crysis2/Halo.

PS3 runs up to 256 players, 32-24 in complex engines. The 360 cant at all..

Sad to see such clear difference in the software, yet sony won't step in and say "hey dice, heres a few dollars to really use the cell. Thanks." they would have earned a purchase right there.

hassi942841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

Actually mr. smart arse bluwulf, Crysis 2 and Halo: Reach are both 720p so are not 'sub-hd'.

On topic though; let's be honest the PC version will own the rest.

heroicjanitor2841d ago

The article says they were speaking to nowgamer now? Weird.

Redman222841d ago

PS3 users If you want Move or 3D support in BF3 then let them know by showing your support over at the official forums.

JohnnyBadfinger2841d ago


If that were true due to history of all multiplat games PS3 will be the worst of the 3... History backs that more.

Plus a port from PC to 360 would go alot smoother than PC to PS3.

Not that i care i will be getting it on my 360 regaurdless

hoops2840d ago (Edited 2840d ago )


"PS3 runs up to 256 players, 32-24 in complex engines"

And those graphic engines are vastly inferior to the Frost Bite 2.0 engine. Show me one of those games that look like BF3 and has almost full environmental destruction? Hint: There is none. Not KZ2/3. Not GOD3. Not Uncharted 2. Not Heavy Rain. RFOM2. None of them. There is a reason why those games on the PS3 like games on the Xbox360 can have that level of multi-players or lack there of. I don't have to tell you why but i will give you a hint:
5+ year old hardware and only 512 megs of ram split or unified and small bandwidth hurts the cause....

"Sad to see such clear difference in the software, yet sony won't step in and say "hey dice, heres a few dollars to really use the cell. Thanks." they would have earned a purchase right there."

They could use all the Cell they want until they are blue in the face and yet there is no DX11 support for it. And with no DX11 support in hardware, the PS3 like the Xbox360 will miss out on a plethora of new graphical and algorithmic features to speed up pixel and Vertex shader sub routines:
No Advanced Tessellation in Hardware.
No ADOF. (Advanced Depth of Field)
No support for MSBRW. (multi-sample buffer reads and writes)
No new level code for Compute Shader.
Lack of Higher Floating Point Precession in HDR compared to the PC.
Limited use of All Real Time lighting such as Global Illumination. Real Time soft shadows. Etc.
All that will be less than the PC version because of the lack of memory and bandwidth and GPU power. They have to cut corners when you have only so much to work with.

So sorry to say, given the PS3's hardware (and it's more capable than the Xbox360 hardware)
it still would not match up to the PC in any way shape or form if Dice goes all out with DX11 features in BF3...WITH that game engine that has almost full destruction.

Sony3602840d ago (Edited 2840d ago )


The "truth hurts", does it?

Kind of like how most multi plats look better on the 360 than on the Ps3, and that in all likely hood it will be the same case with this?

If you click the link, it says that he "told xbox360 magazine" as well.

Yeah, the truth must hurt indeed.

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mephman2841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

That's the conclusion I drew, but they could have been referencing the Xbox 360 because that's the biggest FPS audience. I'm not sure if it matters that it's an 360 magazine, it's not taboo to mention other consoles.

plb2841d ago

360 and PS3 version will look identical or close to it most likely. Just like BC2. All multiplat devs go for uniformity on console to avoid loss of sales.

kaveti66162841d ago

How could there be a loss of sales?

Most people who care about the differences are probably multi-console owners who are deciding which console to get the game on.

People with only one console or the other are not going not buy the game just because of a few differences between versions.

Inside_out2841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

...that the 360 will look just as good as that PC footage because the 360 is based on PC architecture. The PS3 will be pretty good just a little less sharp with less going on in the environment, like shorter draw distance's, you know like RDR. The 360 is capable of fantastic visuals that will be demonstrated by Rage, Gears Of War 3, Battlefield 3, COD and this video which was capture on the recent 360 Crysis multi-player beta...

Realistic environments, great lighting and details with fantastic draw distance...on 360

Ravenor2841d ago

Similar yes, but the one part of your plan you didn't take into account is...the last 5 years of tech moving forward on the PC side.

You may continue dreaming now that the 360 can do what a PC can.

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tweex2841d ago

Well, if FF13 was any indication, I'm not so sure. However, to be totally fair, there are other 360 titles that look absolutely gorgeous. I guess we'll just have to wait and see

evrfighter2841d ago

when will ff13 ever be an indication? You might say that the 360 held it back

but you didn't see ff14 I take it

The fault of final fantasy being bad is not the hardware. It's SE themselves.

tweex2841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

Then I take it you never compared how FF13 looked on PS3 vs. the 360. My God, worlds different.

ChristianGamer2841d ago

May I ask why Ffxiii is your only indicator? Why not bayonetta? Or cod? Or enslaved? Or crysis 2? Or bulletstorm? Or red dead? Or mafia 2? Just sayin

GodofSackboy2841d ago

Yo ChristianGamer, my old friend

Jack-Pyro2841d ago

^ Uhhhh...dude, wtf is wrong with you?

PhoenixDevil2841d ago


that was so dam awesome, that my friend is how you use 1 bubble. I gotta show that vid to any Christians that annoy me :P

DigitalAnalog2841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

Somehow, I've got the feeling he goes trolling in christian forums as well.

-End statement

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a_bro2841d ago

what i want to know is how are they taking advantage of the PS3? didnt they have a lecture on how they are taking advantage of the PS3's spu's?

MGRogue20172841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

It looks as though they are really taking full advantage of everything the PS3 has to offer this time 'round.

We'll just have to wait & see. :)

maxcer2841d ago

maybe there just isn't that much difference in the power of each system. like most developers have said throughout the years. you only hope its true because you want to justify your purchase. and please don't quote a list of exclusive games we all know it because it been posted thousands of times. its all about the talented developers, we'll never know if Unchated2 would look better or worse on the 360.

Ravenor2841d ago

Would Killzone 3 and Uncharted 2 look better if they didn't take place almost entirely in a corridor? Thats the question.

Hardedge2841d ago

That's good to know, I guess, but everyone knows BF3 will be outstanding on the PC.

BlackTar1872841d ago

PC only way to play for this game IMO

Ravenor2841d ago

Your opinion in this case is truth.

MGRogue20172841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )


'cause Xbox 360 is what I shall be playing teh game on, Hopefully it looks equally as good as the PC version.

I mean, From watching that leaked footage, I'm having a hard time seeing that running on a X360.. but, hey.. if EA Dice can do it then awesome.

a_bro2841d ago

your doing it wrong. play it on PC.

plb2841d ago

After playing both the console and PC version of bad company 2 I couldn't agree more. PC is definitely the way to go if you have a capable system. Otherwise just get it on your console of choice.

negative2841d ago

PC Gaming LOL

What is this 1991????

Get a console and let's move on.

Baka-akaB2841d ago (Edited 2841d ago )

was your brain left behind in 1991 ?

Ranshak2841d ago


you need to check out :P

Snatcher2841d ago

PC gaming is the best.

You get cheap games, and the superior versions.

Look at the deal at Steam right now.

Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut
Far Cry 2: Fortune's Edition
Call of Juarez: Bound in blood
Rainbow Six Vegas 2.

All of those games for 12,99£. That is what I call a good deal.

Ravenor2841d ago

1991? Thats a pretty early year to say PC gaming has been dead since then...

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