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Battlefield 3 console differences detailed by DICE

So far DICE has shown tremendous-looking Battlefield 3 running exclusively on PC. How will it look when it makes the leap to console? "What we're showing on PC might look better than on console," said DICE executive producer Patrick Bach. (Battlefield 3, Patrick Bach, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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protekjv  +   1766d ago | Well said
am pretty sure the game itself will kick ass, no matter which platform its on.
plb  +   1766d ago
Time will tell. The graphics obviously look superb so hopefully the gameplay is there also.
protekjv  +   1766d ago
I agree.
KwietStorm  +   1766d ago
It's Battlefield. The gameplay will be there.
NewMonday  +   1766d ago
Time for me to get a decent graphics card, b3 is just one of many pc lead games coming out, I always go wher the games are.

My only problim is i'm not comfortable with the mous and keyboard , I wish devs make control mapping to consol like controllers an option , they should take logtech as a standard, installing patches dosnt always work for me.
goosepoose  +   1766d ago
I cant wait to see the ps3 version. I just hope it does not follow the traditional muliplatform route.

And i really hope that show it on the ps3 first, cause usually everything is demoed on the 360. That usually implies that the ps3 version is not the one they trying to sell, since it might give off the wrong impression (concerning their ability to develop, graphics etc)
starchild  +   1766d ago
I'm sure the gameplay will be there. I have great confidence in that regard based on DICE's previous games.

What he is saying is that most people will be impressed because it will look better than other console games, but some people will inevitably be disappointed because it doesn't look as good as the PC version.

Well, of course it won't look as good as the PC version. I think most gamers are tech-savvy enough to understand that.

I couldn't imagine playing BF3 on anything but the PC personally, but I sincerely hope console players get a good experience as well.
frostyhat123  +   1766d ago
"What we're showing on PC might look better than on console," Wow what a shocker! lol
MaxXAttaxX  +   1766d ago
It reminds me a bit of Killzone
But even more grey!
I hope they add more color.
TheIneffableBob  +   1766d ago
Most new games have 360 controller support out-of-the-box.
Theonetheonly  +   1765d ago
If I can do this with unreal then DICE can make some magnificent awesomeness

I have made some stuff using unreal UDK modding is one of the awesome features to gaming on pc

check it out
lights coordinated to prodigy

one of my advanced levels utilizing the post processing chain and lighting heavily.
B00M  +   1765d ago
Why you posting your work here? Looks good just a bit off topic.
ChrisW  +   1765d ago
"What we're showing on PC might look better than on console..."

I'm sorry... Did he just say "MIGHT"?
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InTheKnow  +   1766d ago
Excuses are starting
What EA and Dice have done is no different than a company showing CGI game play and try to mislead their way through the year, especially with E3 coming up and then drop an inferior product at the end, ask for full price and laugh at the console gamers.

It's just idiotic to call devs out saying your game is the best with the best engine and everyone else is treading water and then have the audacity to claim it will look no worse than any other game out there?

I'm sure it will look fine but Dice just seems full of contradictions. Maybe seeing Crysis 2 and the rumor that Crytek is going to show a game in Kingdoms they have said will impress at E3 have put a limp in that bravado of theirs. iD has started the Rage Hype machine up. Gears 3 will be a force at E3. Forza 4 scared Ea into releasing Shift2 now instead of trying to go head to head with that monster in the fall, something they did in the past. COD has been suspiciously quiet, TOO quiet.

Big surprises coming at E3.
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cooperdnizzle  +   1766d ago
# 1 They never show anything on COD. This early in the year!

#2 Rage is exactly what you said. A hype machine.

#3 I will guarantee that BF3 will be the best looking game, If you have the PC to run it. I think it will look okay on consoles. But not as good as game such as God of War 3 Killzone 3 Uncharted 3.
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Therealspy03  +   1766d ago
they have to be quiet about a new COD this early in the year because they still have to peddle a bunch of over-priced map packs.
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Bear_Grylls  +   1766d ago
New COD ppl October is comming.

3 years in a row now.
Rybakov  +   1766d ago

i disagree with 1 & 2

1 because they have over flooded marketing with call of duty in game pics and info from december of the previous year...this year call of duty has no chance and activision is only living off cod so thats there only big e3 announcement

2 anything done by ID is amazing quality
Breadisgood  +   1766d ago

"this year call of duty has no chance"

What world are you living in? Sure the problems with Infinity Ward and whatnot could affect the sales, but it's still likely to outsell everything else.
SuperM  +   1765d ago
So your saying PC isnt a valid games platform and that showing PC footage is the same as showing CGI? BF3 is the sequal to BF2. A game made primarily for the PC with a crappy console spinoff. You should be happy you are getting the full BF3 on consoles this time, not whine that they are showing PC footage. Comparing it to showing CGI is just retarded
damnyouretall  +   1766d ago
well i guess if it works on the xbox it will work on the ps3. i dont know if it is easier for them to develope like that, but i did read a while back ps3 was the lead console at the moment. if the ps3 has move and sharpshooter support then im game for the ps3 version. if not then the 360 i guess
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BeastlyRig  +   1766d ago
of course PC will have best graphics this year!
- http://www.battlefield3chea...

But.. Ps3 owners still have Uncharted 3 which will be the best console graphics this year!

Gears 3 takes 3rd place!

Everything makes sense like this
graphics wise PC>PS3>360..
plb  +   1766d ago
Honestly IMO I don't think anything looks better than The Last Guardian. I hope that releases this year.
joydestroy  +   1766d ago
meh, i think the last part of your statement needs more clarification

PC multiplats usually look the best
PC exclusives pretty much wipe the floor with any console game

PS3 exclusives>360 exclusives

and it can go either way when comparing console multiplats between PS3/360
slavish3  +   1766d ago
oh fanboy its not so black and white. Pc is king and ps3vs 360 is a fair fight. Gears could easliy be king this year and so could uc3. don't right of any unless you are a mindless fanboy that likes to be sodimized by M$ or sony :(
cooperdnizzle  +   1766d ago
I have played gears of war 3. The game looks a lot like gears of war 2. And yea the unreal engineer is so old i don't think it can compete with all the new stuff coming out! Graphics wise. I will say that gears or war is one of my favorite games. The multilayer is amazing!
slavish3  +   1766d ago
yeah you haven't played the finish product and i don't think the beta is out so stfu. I don't just believe some random barrel boy who says he has some exclusive magic connection.
theonlylolking  +   1766d ago
You said gears take 3rd place just to please the xbox fanboys when it does not even reach the top 5.
BeastlyRig  +   1766d ago
lol yeah! KZ3 wipes the floor with it to bth
KwietStorm  +   1766d ago
And you said that just to please your Sony overlords. Gears is not THE best looking console game, but name 5 that look better.
theonlylolking  +   1766d ago

5 games that have better graphics than gears from 2005 to 2011(not in order)

Crysis 1
crysis 2(consoles and PC)
killzone 2
killzone 3
god of war 3
I named 5 games easily.

Here are five more
Uncharted 2
metro 2033(Pc)
unreal tournament 3(PC)
metal gear solid 4
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bacano  +   1766d ago

What a nice troll. Crysis is for PC, so it doesn't count. I agree with GOW3. It IS the best looking console game.

KZ3... mm OK. But... KZ2 and Crysis 2 better than gears 3??!! C' mon, fanboys.
Big_Dom  +   1766d ago
Crysis 2 says hello. Curently on both consoles. Oops.
lee_ten  +   1766d ago
what in the world does this have to do with battlefield 3? no one's caring about the gameplay but the GRAPHICS. i'm sorry but gameplay and graphics go together.
MysticStrummer  +   1766d ago
@Big_Dom - Not sure what your point is. There are lots of multiplats on both consoles. The question is about best graphics. C2 is only in the conversation because suddenly resolution, AA, textures, frame rate, and animations aren't as important to the X-Crowd as they are when comparing multiplats to each other.
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darkziosj  +   1766d ago
because gears 3 got released already, fanboy logic is such a fail
gypsygib  +   1766d ago
I'll be happy as long as nobody gives best graphics to Crysis 2, that game is a grainy mess.
lil Titan  +   1765d ago
WOW all i have to say about that pic is...RPG 12 O'CLOCK!!!
kevnb  +   1766d ago
well it should be a great game on all platforms, most games like this are quite a bit better on pc... no shocker.
hiredhelp  +   1766d ago
defo no shocker kevnb.
all depends whats going on under your home pc's hood.
TomInc  +   1765d ago
Agreed... I've started going with some games on PC just for a different feel
enkeixpress  +   1766d ago
Don't know if I'll get the game for my Xbox 360 or my PlayStation 3..

I've heard it runs better on PS3 'cause they're using the CELL's SPEs for teh deferred rendering.. or something like that.

And, *most* (not all of 'em do) multi-platform titles run best on Xbox 360.. Proof of that can be seen here:

So yeah, Might have to wait for the likes of Digital Foundry to get their hands on both versions of the game & write up their usual technical "face-off" article about it, see what's up

Right now, My decision is to get the game for Xbox 360 'cause that's the platform I buy all mah' online multi-player games for.. as everyone knows that Xbox Live has a much larger active online community so...
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Ju  +   1766d ago
"as everyone knows that Xbox Live has a much larger active online community so..."

See, I guess I missed that memo...not everybody knows. I don't for example.
KwietStorm  +   1766d ago
Can't tell if you're being sarcastic, since that was easily a true statement.
Ju  +   1766d ago
LOL. Must be it then...ha ha ha.

Just the facts.

Now that IS an sarcastic statement.
gypsygib  +   1766d ago
Trust me, people have no problem finding games on PSN. I can still find full matches on BFBC2 on PSN.

And didn't BFBC2 only sell a bit more on 360 than on PS3 - so really what difference does the size of the online community make, if it even is bigger.
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LunaticBrandon  +   1766d ago
I can't wait for the whining because it doesn't look as good as Uncharted 3 on consoles and it doesn't have the player count of other games.
x800  +   1766d ago
u havent seen the console version yet.
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gypsygib  +   1766d ago
Some losers will petition for having 64 people in MP on consoles guaranteed and threaten to return the game otherwise.
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SuperbVillain  +   1766d ago
haven't been disappointed by Dice yet so no worries here
BlackTar187  +   1766d ago
well i was disappointed in BFBC1 and 2 but i think that came down to only have 4 person parties and not being able to group up very easily in the same room with 2 groups of 4 .

but BC are nowhere even on the level of BF1942,Vietnam,2,2142
SuperbVillain  +   1766d ago
Hmm yeah thats true,But overall gameplay wise I didn't have many complaints,if any
PS360PCROCKS  +   1766d ago
This and Batman are going to kick ass graphically this year on PC.
nightmarex121  +   1766d ago
Yeah i still know few people who playing bc2 on pc and im pretty sure more people going to play battle field 3 on pc.
Hitman1187  +   1766d ago
How much of a difference are we gonna see between the PC and Console versions?
Mr Tretton  +   1766d ago
Try reading the article.
hiredhelp  +   1766d ago
LOL The higher resolution, the higher framerate, the anti-aliasing, the motion blur, stuff like that
And a nice video card to boot.
bananasNmonkeys  +   1766d ago
As long as consoles have more than 24 players i'll be happy.
The_Nameless_One  +   1766d ago
Not going to happen. Console player count is 24 and it's won't change.
irepbtown  +   1766d ago
MAG - 128 Players
Resistance 2 - 64 i think

So it is possible on PS3, i'm just not sure about 360. I'd like 30v30 or something along those lines in BF3.
bananasNmonkeys  +   1766d ago
Heres a nice analogy for the player count situation: PC BF3= Giant juicy burger full of meat. PS3/XBOX BF3 (with same size maps but 24 players)= "Wheres the meat in this thing!?" PS3/XBOX BF3 (Smaller maps, less players)= "What the hell is this, theres nothing to it!"
peowpeow  +   1766d ago
I don't think 64 is possible on PS3 in BF3 without any major graphical drawbacks. It'd be cool if they released a what-if video of some sort, just showing what it would look like if 64 player count were on consoles ^^
GodGinrai  +   1766d ago
Buyin it on 360 to play with my amigos and im buyin a copy for my newly built PC, just for the spectacle...i dont play games on my PC, but my new baby could run this no sweat...
Aither  +   1766d ago
I knew it. I said that the video they showed was on the PC and wouldn't look nearly as good on consoles. But nobody believed me and gave me disagrees saying that the console version would either be on par and even some saying it was running on the 360. But people will probably give me disagrees for this comment too for no apparent reason. lol
The_Nameless_One  +   1766d ago
No reason for any console gamer to buy this one. BF3 is meant to be played on PC, Period. They are making a console version because they KNOW console gamers will eat it up and ask for more no matter how dumbed down the console versions will be. BF3 on console will be just an upgraded version of BC2.
Optical_Matrix  +   1766d ago
I don't get why they can't do anti-aliasing etc on consoles when I've seen great aliasing, motion blur etc on 360 and PS3 exclusive games. Sounds like excuses. I just hope its a good product because I don't have the luxury of having a gaming PC because I'm a Mac user. And having all 3 systems plus handhelds, I don't have the time or money for a gaming PC, especially for just one game. DICE, don't let me down. BF3 is the only FPS I've ever genuinely looked forward to aside from Killzone 2 and 3.
blakstarz  +   1766d ago
They didn't say that they can't, it just won't be of the same quality as the PC, which makes sense and obvious. But all the BF games always looked great to me, so I don't see this being a big deal.
tigertron  +   1766d ago
Aslong as BF3 looks amazing and plays well on the PS3/360, I don't think there will be a problem; because its obvious that high end PCs will produce higher quality visuals, etc.
The_Nameless_One  +   1766d ago
You are forgetting it's not just the higher graphics but the higher player count and the larger maps.
blakstarz  +   1766d ago
well, they are only being honest, its no secret that the console are going to take a slight hit in looks and performance, but for what they are, I think they do a damn good job and showcasing graphical games.
SwampCroc  +   1766d ago
for a person like me that doesn't have a capable PC.. it doesn't matter. the game is being bought regardless for 1 of the consoles.
The_Nameless_One  +   1766d ago
You're wasting your money. You are essentially buying BC2.5. Maps will be as small if not even smaller and I am sure the number of vehicles will be severely cut. Just keep playing BC2. You're better off saving for a computer upgrade.
CobraKai  +   1766d ago
Sure having Battlefield on a PC that could run it would be ideal, but I think spending $60 on the console version of Battlefield 3 is an easier pill to swallow than to upgrade a PC.
trippyaaron  +   1766d ago
have you actually played bf3 or did you just pull that out of your ass?
The_Nameless_One  +   1766d ago
Actually I pulled that out of your ass. Have fun with your BC2.5. I'll be enjoying higher player count, bigger maps, better graphics and performance. We'll see how happy you'll be when your game starts to lag out on you.
SwampCroc  +   1766d ago
I liked BC2... so if it is BC2.5 I'm ok with that... Personally my only beef with BC2 was Vietnam was rather expensive. But it was enjoyable...

I don't see why there is so much hate regarding the fact of this game running on PC and Consoles...

I mean PC is PC if you want to spend the money to constantly stay upgraded than by all means do so. But I don't have a PC to upgrade and I don't have the money to get one capable of playing the game correctly.

But I have an XBOX 360 and a PS3... $60 for a game I suppose that is high... But I've been buying games for a long time now.. and it's relatively only $15-$20 higher since the original PS1 Days and PS2 and Dreamcast... It's a product of the society.. The wants, the demands...

But basically what I'm saying is I don't give a rats ass about 50 FPS or 60 FPS or 35 FPS.... I have always and only buy games that I'm interested in playing... I don't know when this concept of buying a game because it is has better "SPECS" came into light... I think that type of logic is fucking ludicrous.

I solely play games I enjoy and I purchase games from companies that have made the games I enjoyed... So yeah since I have bought other Battlefield games on my consoles and enjoyed them... I know that I'm going to enjoy BF3 on whatever system I purchase it on...

I also purchase games sometimes without any information about them at all. Just because the cover looks cool..... and you can find so many gems in the bargain bin these days... so I never understood why people are so critical when it comes to games...

they are made to be played and enjoyed.. not to cause a fucking debate.

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CobraKai  +   1766d ago
bubble dude
MrDead  +   1766d ago
You can see the freckles on the snipers butt cheek better on my version, blah, blah, blah
N4Gsukballs  +   1766d ago
What do i care what it looks like on consoles? i will get it on ps3 because of my friends but my real playtimes gonna be on the pc.
MR LOOKINGBILL  +   1766d ago
im getting a ps just for this game it's gonna blow the consoles versions away and many other titles in the future.
C_Menz  +   1766d ago
I don't really care that it won't look as good on consoles. Bad Company 2 looked decent and the MP was the best FPS MP I have ever played. BF3 will look better than BC2 and hopefully the gameplay is tweaked a bit and it should be a great game even for consoles.
SSKILLZ  +   1766d ago
Well no shit PC look better it's a PC , -____- stop raving about the obvious . Getting this for PS3&PC.
The_Great_D  +   1766d ago
What will the console versions lack, then? "The higher resolution, the higher framerate, the anti-aliasing, the motion blur, stuff like that. We can't have it to the same quality on the console," says Bach.

OH OK.... so basically the only thing thats missing graphically is damn near EVERYTHING that makes it look that good! geez are they at least gonna have polygons in the console version?! as much as it SUCKS to say this... it looks like CoD is gonna win AGAIN!!! but not for me.. after black ops im done with the franchise. thank goodness for twisted metal and uncharted 3!
mcstorm  +   1766d ago
I cant wait for this game ok im going to get it on the 360 so it will not look as good as the pc version but I am not too fussed as I was more than happy with BFBC2 on the 360 so I expect this game to take that to the next level and BF games are by far the best MW FPS games out there.
FanOfGaming  +   1766d ago
PC is where it's at
josephayal  +   1766d ago
I want this game noww!
rapidturtle  +   1766d ago
Well now here is a very informative article. PC looks better than consoles. Well this is something new.
Haven't we all learned by now PC is better, and the battle between PS3 and 360 is nothing but a bunch of nitpicking.
Breadisgood  +   1766d ago
I'm interested to see what it looks like on consoles. I'm not really going to take their word on it being the best looking game on consoles, but it should look good none the less.
Dagobert  +   1766d ago
The PS3 version will look better.
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