24 player Battlefield 3 is the "sweet spot" on consoles - DICE

OXM UK: "Speaking at a multiplayer event, Battlefield 3 brand manager Kevin O'Leary has said that a 24 player limit works best for the game on Xbox 360."

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dirigiblebill2498d ago

Multiplayer headcounts are meaningless in themselves - it all depends on the size of the maps, speed of movement, firing ranges, level clutter, etc.

JellyJelly2498d ago

Exactly. More players doesn't equal better gameplay. I trust DICE to produce great MP for consoles, although the PC version will be the best option.

aaabbbccc43242498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

they should downgrade the graphics for 64 players on ps3, because its makes it more fun and chaotic

JellyJelly2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

@aaabbbccc4324 - How can you be sure of that when you haven't played the game? Downgrading the graphics to fit 64 players might mean they have to remove vehicles and destructability as well, as Bach stated in the video.

If you want to experience to its fullest I suggest you get the game on PC and not PS3.

DeadIIIRed2498d ago

Really? Because I thought the whole Battlefield experience was more players. If the maps are big enough for jets give us 32 players.

pixelsword2497d ago (Edited 2497d ago )

I get where aaabbbccc4324 is coming from, but I'm sure that Dice can pull off 64 players and keep the graphics up there if they dig deep enough.


They were talking about 32 being the sweet spot on the 360.

Does this mean that the PS3 might have 64 players?

ambientFLIER2497d ago (Edited 2497d ago )

"I get where aaabbbccc4324 is coming from, but I'm sure that Dice can pull off 64 players and keep the graphics up there if they dig deep enough."


"They were talking about 32 being the sweet spot on the 360.

Does this mean that the PS3 might have 64 players?"


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NanoSoldier2498d ago

Can't wait to play this military shooter on console. I think they will bring out a great experience on consoles too.

frostypants2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

They also need to limit the number of aircraft to avoid having 3 quarters of the team up in the air at the same time. 2 jets + attack chopper + transport chopper per team = 18 out of 24 people floating around above the actual objectives.

Regardless, BF1943 and BFBC2 are IMO the best console shooters out there, and both maintain the feel of the BF series from the PC. I have pretty high confidence in the console versions of BF3.

Theo11302498d ago

try playing oasis with 32 players, it's a mess, but Dirigiblebill is right, it comes down to map size and design.

Jumper092498d ago

operation metro is a mess with 32 players too..
Im playing the alpha and 24 player on this map is awesome. But 32? camping camping camping

r212498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

try MAG, now thats a mess! so much people shooting everywhere :L

garos822498d ago

totally disagree, even with 256 players ive yet to feel a bottleneck situation with so many people assembled in the same place causing annoying chaos

mag is incredible and its extremely deep for a fps and i think thats why people get put off it cause they have no clue what they ment to do

r212498d ago

@garos82 i agree with your disagree, its just crazy with the amount of shooting here and there in MAG. fun as hell though XD

frostypants2497d ago

MAG is impressive, but in my opinion is does suffer in terms of "feel" and graphics. In my opinion, if MAG was only 16v16, no one would play it. It relies entirely on player count to make up for other deficiencies. Granted, sacrifices had to be made to get that high player count, but I can't help thinking that a better balance would have been improved gunplay and graphics, with a 128 player limit.

All of that said, based on MAG, I honestly don't understand how BF3 can't at least handle 32-48 players on the PS3.

Ducky2497d ago (Edited 2497d ago )

... is that rush or conquest on Oasis?

Conquest maps are manageable on 32 players...
However, the linear positioning of cap-points does often lead to spawn camping if one team gets the upper hand.

I don't really see myself playing on Rush maps with 32+ players on BF3. Conquest is where the higher player-count really shines.

Fishy Fingers2498d ago (Edited 2498d ago )

It should be plenty for the smaller, more compact maps. The larger ones might seem a little empty at times depending on how much they're cut down.

Objective based gameplay usually has you all going for 1 of a few key areas, so you shouldnt have trouble finding a fight.

PC will just have those odd times when youll see 20+ enemies running at you, that's when 64 player will be sweet.

aaabbbccc43242498d ago

there just aren't enough games with a high player count full of chaos. the only games with a high player count on ps3 are mag and resistance 2 and....thats it, and resistance 2 is the ONLY chaotic game with a high player count ive ever played.

you see i like high player counts because i love chaos and i like epic battles and it amkes it more immersive and you get a feeling like your in a real war and its awesome

r212498d ago

i agree, it worked for KZ3, it should work for BF3 ;D

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