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Battlefield 3: PC and PS3 Comparison.

Today the PS3 demo of BattleField 3 was shown off. Here are a few picture showing off some of the differences between the PC and the PS3 version. Not only does some of the lighting look different, but literally some of the buildings are completely different. (Battlefield 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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coolboy221  +   1695d ago
I didn't even notice that they had different buildings in the PS3 version.
EYEamNUMBER1  +   1695d ago
why is the gun floating?
I_find_it_funny  +   1695d ago
as a console only gamer I'm satisfied
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RedDead  +   1695d ago
I agree it does look great on Console, obviously the PC does bring it to a new standard but that's to be expected of a game utilizing 2011 tech to the max, but the Ps3 version is Great. I didn't think it would be this good. Shows it got some power left in it...Although the mai difference between Pc on Ps3...the amount of players and size of maps. They're the real reasons to get the Pc version. Even if you can only medium spec it

And the

Wow the Pc version is really something else though, just look at all the little upgrades, the ground textures even, the water on the ground too
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Nitrowolf2  +   1695d ago
IDK why it's floating. It's Not a glitch on the PS3 version though because it's also floating on the PC version

So my guess is that its the same old build as the first PC demo. IDk

@Warrior Below

In the vid i supply it's hard to see but

These are right after you save the guy, notice the shadow of the guns? Well they also back away a little in the PS3 demo and PC one to show that the gun is indeed floating.
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warrior9988  +   1695d ago
where is the floating gun?
coolboy221  +   1695d ago
must be a glitch in both demos
CaptCalvin  +   1695d ago
That gun is probably a part of the animation and they probably did not mo cap the gun very well.
jeseth  +   1695d ago
I knew the PC Demos earlier were just smoke and mirrors.

Don't get me wrong the Console PS3/360 version looks good but it in no way comes close to the PC version.

EA needs to quit this crap. They did it with BFBC2. BF3 looks a hair better than MOH and BFBC with some nicer animations.
Aquanox  +   1695d ago
Starting with Cysis 2 , The Witcher and this one, the difference between PC and consoles start widening noticeably, even more when you play on a big TV. I think we're ready for a next-gen :D

^^ The guy above must be on crack. BF3 is by damn far the best looking BF.
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Theonetheonly  +   1694d ago
there is definitely a change in the tune of the comments on this article.

i notice that since a majority of the comments are in defense or vailidation of the ps3 the comments are less aggro and type much more bipartisan.

i keep reading half sentences like "obviously will be better on pc" , then comes the "but...."

"its still good for a console."

i just think it says something, the change in stance from aggrevated ps3 elitist holding the 360 owners head over a toilet, to a content ps3 owner who is happy with his life while rationalizing that the difference is negligible.

its like,.... it dont even know what to call it but you can see it plainly.

cool to witness. :)
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Trebius  +   1694d ago
Guy above me sounds like an idiot. Obvoiusly the PS3 version's not going to be better than the PC. That doesnt change the facts about the ps3 vs 360
DoomeDx  +   1695d ago
Both versions have that now.
The FaultLine gameplay is older footage.
-Superman-  +   1695d ago
Consoles = Limited, PC = unlimited power
PC wins, we all know that.
RaptorGTA  +   1695d ago | Well said
Pc is what u can afford.
Statix  +   1695d ago
Correction: PC is limited by current consumer-level technology.

It's also limited by the near-monopoly of the dated x86 CPU architecture and whatever processors Intel chooses to sell you (well, there's AMD also, but Intel still essentially has the stranglehold).
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Shane Kim  +   1695d ago
It is limited by the tech. I mean you can't stuff it in with things that don't exist. But still, if you want a gaming PC that can play this on max settings it'll probably cost you. And then it'll cost you 1 year from now since your gfx card will be out of date nad your hdd is filled with shit and your RAM is low and so on.
Snakefist30  +   1695d ago
Well my pc is limited and shit I can witcher 2 at 800x600 resolution with low settings and same to crysis 2 which look worse than the console version.I have to buy a $500 graphics card (for the long run to play future games) to get the unlimited power that I cant afford.The only thing I hate abut pc is U hav upgrade ur graphics card for every 2yrs.I rather buy the console version of battlefield 3 than the pc version which I have to upgrade my pc.
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superrey19  +   1695d ago
U don't need a $500 card to max those games out. A $300 (current price of a ps3) card will allow u to max most games at 1080p for about 2 years and allow u to run games at medium/high settings (which still looks much better than consoles) for another year or 2 after that. Honestly, PC gaming isn't as expensive as people make it out to be. Sure, a few people like to splurge on their PC's but they don't represent everyone.
B00M  +   1695d ago
Shane Kim - your speaking bullshit, stop.
awi5951  +   1695d ago
@Shane Kim

Your so wrong its funny lol. My cards are 3 years old and i still max everygame. Im just upgrading for BF3 because 3 cards use so much power and generate alot of heat. I run witcher 2 on uber settings at 1080P and thats on 3 yr old cards. I dont have to upgrade i just want a powerful single card with direct x11. If not for that i dont have to upgrade at all. Im getting 100 fps at 1080p in all of todays newest games but my cards are too damn hot and one card is alot less trouble.
Pixel_Enemy  +   1695d ago
PC is limited to the hardware in your machine, it is constantly evolving and you are constantly spending money to have the most up to date hardware.

PC is limited to your wallet
metsgaming  +   1694d ago
exactly what raptorgta said, can you find a $300 PC anyone here can buy that can do what the ps3 version does? I dont think so you need to spend more money to get that and even more to get max on pc.
WetN00dle69  +   1694d ago
Ill tell you this much, from what i am seeing there is not much difference between both version.
Im liking what i am seeing! Now all they need to do is show the 360 version so i can make a proper decision as to which version to buy.
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stevenhiggster  +   1694d ago
Let's see how it runs on a PC that cost £400 quid to build 5 years ago, which is what my PS3 cost 5 years ago, cause I'll guarantee it won't look anywhere near the PS3 version.
My PC cost me £1300 to build in 2007 and I reckon it'll look better than the PS3 version. But value for money, the console version wins hands down.
subtenko  +   1695d ago
Why isnt the xbox360 version being compar- oh..nvm =]
dantesparda  +   1694d ago
Wow! just wtf is wrong with people these days? talk about "complete and utter b!tches" People will complain and b!tch about anything these days. The game looks great on the PS3 and im sure on the 360 too, Yet people b!tch and complain about it. Ugh! you people make me sick!
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WetN00dle69  +   1694d ago
Agreed, im sure the 360 version will look great as well.
damnyouretall  +   1694d ago
the animations look a lil different. i figured it could at least handle the madden animation system. maybe im wrong and it does animate like the pc version. idk from that footage, but thats what i seen
Pandamobile  +   1695d ago
I know I'm stating the obvious, but the shadows and lighting looks SO much better on the PC version.
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Nitrowolf2  +   1695d ago
Yeah you can see that on the screens with the tree, where the building is casting a shadow. In the PS3 shot it's light and PC it has the correct shadow.

You can especially tell from the inside shot with the shelf. PC shadow, PS3 no.

Other wise it looks great, wonder how old this build is.
captain-obvious  +   1695d ago
actually its obvious they changed the day time
that's why there is a VAST change in the shadows
sobekflakmonkey  +   1694d ago
Captain-obvious is right, you can tell all the shadows in the PS3 version are going in a different direction, most likely meaning they changed the time of day, the game is looking great though, just would rather DICE post HD pictures of both instead of looking at these low res pictures, and hopefully if that does happen someone will post pics of it side by side, instead of having to open two links and click back and forth..
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AllroundGamer  +   1695d ago
but probably more people on the PC will turn the shadows and lighting down in multiplayer, so you can spot enemies easier :)
Ducky  +   1695d ago
Shadows die off over long distances, and seeing enemies is often easier by decreasing general world detail than shadows.

I usually turn down shadows because in most games, low-res shadows are blurrier and look more natural than the sharp-edged hi-quality shadows.
Judging by the screenshots, seems like BF3 is one of the few games that actually gets shadow blurring right.
awi5951  +   1695d ago
I keep my graphics turned all the way up, on a good monitor you have no problem spotting people. Bad company 2 runs at 60fps locked when everything is turned on max so i never have a problem seeing other players.
Bolts  +   1694d ago
Only peeps with shitty comps does that.
Peaceful_Jelly  +   1695d ago
don't forget about the higher res textures
Statix  +   1695d ago
Different time of day on the PS3 version (different Sun global light position); the HDR and bloom is probably just overexposing the wall and masking out texture detail.

The different lighting probably accounts for many of the differences people are noticing in the shadows being cast as well.
Kleptic  +   1695d ago
i'm not trying to be overly into this, but lighting has always been one of the things i like most about rendering tech...

the PC versions lighting is confusing both screens where you can notice the PS3 lacking a shadow under the shelf on the upper right...why does the PC version have a shadow there anyway?...the time of day does seem slightly different based on the angle of shadows outside of the building you are standing in (the PC versions shadows are slightly farther out)...but in either case the sun seems to be located at 7-8 oclock to your player's in coming in from the upper left of the screen...what is making a shadow come from the opposite direction on the shelf?...a light or something behind you?
catguykyou  +   1695d ago
In games shadows are processed separately from light. You can choose to use light positioning and intensity to help determine your shadows but this is more intensive on the hardware. The shadow on the bookshelf facing an opposite direction is prob an artist mistake.
ismejks  +   1695d ago
see those building on the video.......
SixZeroFour  +   1695d ago
im mildly dissapointed in how the ps3 version looks (and i believe its the better console version which kinda sucks if true cause i game on the xbox) but all those feelings will go away once i get to play the game...bring on the destruction
DoomeDx  +   1695d ago
You are dissapointed because you are used to the PC version.

Seriously though, it looks on par (if not better) with crysis on PS3. Lets not forget that BF3 adds alot of destruction, which is a resource hog already
SixZeroFour  +   1695d ago
key word was "mildly", looks like a lot of ppl either missed that word or dont know what it means when they hit the disagree...and yea, it was only cause the pc version looked extrememly nice

i dont mind that much tho, the game looks pretty good and the gameplay is better (basing my opinion of its gameplay on bfbc series since they are similar) im getting it day 1 regardless of how it looks
GamersRulz  +   1695d ago
it is not like PC is generation ahead, maybe it is my corneal, cause I did Lasik and ICL surgeries, my eye is 60htz and cannot see 3D display and it is not 1080p /s
godsinhisheaven  +   1695d ago
Definitely see the defferences in terms of lighting and shadows but still it looks better than most of the FPS out there.
Wenis  +   1695d ago
I wonder why the buildings are different in PS3 version. Hopefully that doesn't mean lots of copy-pasta buildings like in BC1 and 2 for the console versions.
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catguykyou  +   1695d ago
Polygon count. Those are lower poly buildings. They have to compensate for these things somewhere.
floetry101  +   1695d ago
They've done a logical job with the PS3 version, a smarter engine port than Crytek's game on console. It still looks phenomenally better than I expected and seems to run very well (based on those minutes of footage). It's not going to make me skip the PC version though, but it doesn't look like they've sacrificed too much to bring it to the masses.
Gambuzin0  +   1695d ago
Things don't work like that..Crytek run out of memory and couldn't use te spu's for improving the graphics,. Bf3 is alot more scripted and saves more memory for this kind of stuff ..
Persistantthug  +   1695d ago
@Gambuzin0, You're right, Crytek couldn't use the SPU's because they don't know how.
Crysis 2 was their first PS3 game, and to my knowledge, it was their first console game too.

Crytek are inexperienced console developers and it shows.

Although Crysis 2 is no console technical marvel, Crytek still did a pretty descent job for their 1st go round though.
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Apocwhen  +   1693d ago
Don't forget Crytek has the old team from Free Radical when the bought them and they all had PS3 experience from Haze.
blacktiger  +   1695d ago
i don't give a damn about graphics seriously!!!!!!!!

BFBC2 was so amazing with destruction, I can imagine with BF3 with little difference graphic and game play will make all you idiot forget and even with destruction it will be a mind blowing!!!!!!!
jony_dols  +   1695d ago
Bad Companies destruction was extremely disappointing!

The FPS Red Faction 2 (from back in 2002), had a more realistic & satisfying destruction engine than the Bad Company games.

Bad Company's destruction is poorly scripted, and some explosions don't even even cause damage unless you hit the 'sweet spot'.
The Meerkat  +   1695d ago
I like the way the HUD seems to float.
dragunrising  +   1695d ago
As a console only gamer, I'm not sure if I will get this for PS3/360 or Wii U. If the Wii U has better specs (and therefore better graphics) maybe I'll get it for that. I'll also be able to take my game to the bathroom for uninterrupted gameplay :-)
Wizziokid  +   1695d ago
the Wii U will likely be the same since it's in the first wave of Wii U titles, compare the first games for PS3 to games like Uncharted 3 now, devs need to learn what they can do with the hardware before you will see anything spectacular.

plus you will be waiting longer than everyone else since the Wii U is out next year.
Nitrowolf2  +   1695d ago
don't expect the Wii U to take advantage if the specs are much better. It'll probable get a port with some improvement to kick out the porting to another console issue.

Like Wizziokid said, its part of the first wave of games. Maybe they will idk
Jonah_Reese  +   1695d ago
we all knew it was coming. Definitely getting this game, my holiday games list is getting longer.
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enkeixpress  +   1695d ago
They look quite similar..

I would buy the game for my PS3 or X360.. but I own an Alienware M15x laptop so I'll be getting it for that instead. :)

i7 740QM, 460m GTX 1.5GB, 6GB RAM
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Ravenor  +   1694d ago
Funny story, your laptop will likely have little problem with running BF3 at a high framerate, and at a higher overall detail level then the consoles. Sure it's a high end laptop, but it's still a LAPTOP.
Wizziokid  +   1695d ago
so this is the old PS3 build?
not bad, not the best but not bad
coolboy221  +   1695d ago
I think it is since it suffers from the exact same floating gun issue the old PC demo had.
Sieg  +   1695d ago
It's not bad with the PS3 version. But I'll stick my PC for BF3 despite I have a PS3.
spinbot_lv1  +   1695d ago
ohh!very close! they look similar! frostbite 2 is better than cry engine 2
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Hazmat13  +   1695d ago
i like how they just reworked every level in the game aleast there not just trying to working around the consoles they are just working with it. good job dice cant wait to play it!
Sarobi  +   1695d ago
I'm pleased with what i saw.
Aery  +   1695d ago
Fantastic job on the consoles. Dice deserve respect!
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retrofly  +   1695d ago
I was expecting it to be much worse, good job dice!
zinkabass  +   1695d ago
I am sure it will look great on PS3,..(well, sure it will have appropriate reso assets) They really used SPU-s a lot on PS3 version, when rendering the image,..

I am way more worried how it is going to run on my PC gaming rig,... I could barely max out BC2 (actually dropped some reso qite a bit for a better framerate) and BC2 looks like shit compared to this,.. People who are saying how much better PC version looks,.. you are lol,.. We have no Idea on what type of machine that was demoed on,.. would not surprise me one bit, if the gpu alone(if there was only 1) was 500+ $, because of api overhead..
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zinkabass  +   1695d ago
anyone care to explain why he disagrees? Am I wrong to be a bit concerned, since it really looks phenomenal,..I am sure I'll be fine,.. but I really doubt I will max it out with some crazy high AA and aniso multiplier,.
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awi5951  +   1695d ago
It was running on a single gtx 580 thats a 500 dollar card. I want to see how it runs on the 570 thats a 330 dollar card. I can sell my old cards to cover the cost of that.
paintsville  +   1694d ago
There's comparison here. The PC Version CRUSHES the ps3 version. PS3 with it's pitiful 256mb Video RAM and cave man like RSX are choking out trying to keep up.
superrey19  +   1695d ago
Because u can get a gtx 260 for $100 and easily max out bc2 with a decent quad core CPU. This leads me to believe that he has an older or lower-end card than a 260...which is already 3 years old. I k ow this cuz that's the card I used to play bc2 :)

As for bf3, we will have to wait for the recommended specs and beta to know how well it runs
Jijoro  +   1695d ago
Looks good but I want to see 360 gameplay
SignifiedSix  +   1695d ago
Yeah, that's what i want to see too. Better not look like shit, or I'm just gonna build a DX11 gaming pc to play it on ;)
DirtyLary  +   1695d ago
I don't. If BC2 is any indication it's going to look like crap. Dumbed down pixilated foliage and fog of war was used to keep the framerate up on the xbox compared to the other versions.
Septic  +   1695d ago
What a load of toss. I've got the PS3 and 360 version and there's hardly a difference. Keep trolling.
CaliGamer  +   1694d ago
@ Septic System - I think Dirty is saying that the PS3 version was made to look worst because of the 360 version.

So you are probably correct that BC2 looked like crap on both, but I think he is saying that the 360 version will probably not hole back the PS3 version this time around.

I might be wrong about my assertion of what Dirty said, but you seemed a bit tender about this whole situation, so I wanted to clarify if I could. ;-)
Bladesfist  +   1695d ago
Im gonna be getting the pc version. @Zinkabass they already said that demo was not using maxed settings for PC and so the specs of the PC probs aint that high. However I dont mind the specs much as my PC is beast.
R6ex  +   1695d ago
Not bad!

Compared to the PC, image's a bit more grainy, lower res and has less particle effects like blown bits & smoke etc.

While less realistic, its pretty good for a PC-port. ;P
captain-obvious  +   1694d ago
only 4 worked for me
Red_Eye  +   1695d ago
Man, wish I had a PC to play this on:(
B00M  +   1695d ago
That pic of the PC version where he's looking down the acog! Looks amazing! Getting PC version =D
Venjense  +   1695d ago
Looks great for consoles, Frostbite definitely destroys Cryengine.
Septic  +   1695d ago
I don't think it has registered in the minds of many people:

6 YEARS old hardware producing stuff like this.

What's funny is, before this gen consoles came out, EA released a pictorial representation of what they expected games this gen would look like- and this actually surpasses that! (You might remember, it was some army guy standing under a bridge with an APC at the back- vague I know).
phoenixdown  +   1695d ago
still getting the ps3 version
i get all my games on my ps3.
Jacobite  +   1695d ago
good for you
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