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Submitted by Stunt 1621d ago | rumor

Battlefield 3 is two discs on Xbox 360

Gematsu: "We knew Battlefield 3 would be big, but we didn’t think it’d be two-discs big. A poster for the shooter, found in what we assume is a Japanese game shop, confirms the Xbox 360 version will ship on two DVDs." (Battlefield 3, Xbox 360)

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Dart89  +   1621d ago | Well said
If that's true holy crap the game is bigger than i though at least i know my money is going to be worth it.
Abash  +   1621d ago | Well said
Too bad this game couldn't fit on one 360 disc. It seems like more and more games are having that problem. Well this doesn't affect me, I'm getting it for PS3 anyways
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reynod  +   1621d ago
Funny PS3 gamers seem to care so much about how many disks the game is on. Yet they dont seem to care which version will look better, which clearly will be the PC version.

Why is it when the PC version gets discussed the same crowd will say oh better graphics, fps and more players wont effect gameplay. Yet they will nitpick over petty issues like how many disks the game is on lol.

PS3 gamers on this site can be a bunch of hypocrites.
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Sunhammer  +   1621d ago
I guess we found our reason why they haven't been showing it on 360. They struggled enough trying to fit the game on one dual-layered DVD. You can bet it'll be the most compressed of the two console versions. They had 50 gigs to work with in the PS3 version.

DICE still isn't confident about the 360 port, sadly.
hqgamez  +   1621d ago
so I wonder what the MS disc format update was all about.
units  +   1621d ago
better than forced mandatory installing
so doesnt bother most people one bit
-Alpha  +   1621d ago
Not a big deal, I'd imagine. If it's SP/MP then boohoo, you get up to switch discs which takes like 5 seconds.

I'm still going to try my best to get it on PC, I don't want BC3, I want BF3, and console versions are definitely going to be scaled back to feel more like BC2.


We don't know that yet. Remember when EA said MoH was lead on PS3? Remember which was considered superior:

Fact is that EA/PS3 are best buds and they will focus the attention on the PS3 version when it's not the PC version they are showing off. We still do not have a proper demonstration of MP on consoles and it's definitely going to be scaled back for both consoles.
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specialguest  +   1621d ago | Well said
Funny how some people tend to forget that the PC version also uses the same DVDs as the 360. Yet no one is complaining about the PC version and it's multiple disc.

Oh wait! Is it because on the PC, you could install the game??? Well guess what? You could also install the game on your 360. STOP THE PRESS!!! What?!?

Best of all, it's not mandatory.
TheDareDevil  +   1621d ago
It doesn't affect you but yet you cared enough to comment

OT: I really don't care if it's on 1 or 2 or 3 discs. As long as the game's good it doesn't matter.
gaffyh  +   1621d ago
@reynod - Why would they care which version looks better if they are getting it on PS3 no matter what?

I'll probably get the PC version, but not because of the gfx, mainly because I played the previous two on PC.
KingSlayer  +   1621d ago
I'd be mad too and defend the equivalent of the rotary dial phone if I was playing multiple disc games in damn near 2012.
reynod  +   1621d ago

Exactly thats my point, when they dont mind overlooking the fact that they are playing the game itself at lower settings and arent playing large battles. Does it really matter if another version is 2-3 discs? PS3 gamers make it look like its a huge issue and a reason to be picking the PS3 version.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1621d ago

You are forgetting that scratch that, everything that has to do with this game on the PC is better on the PC than the consoles. Your argument is null/void.
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Shaner_Bock  +   1621d ago
@ reynod
I pretty much agree with you on your hypocrite statement...and I primarily play most games on PS3.

My feelings towards issues like this is just play the game on whatever platform you want to and enjoy it. I actually think BF3 will play well on all platforms despite any of the technical and physical differences.
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EVILDEAD360  +   1621d ago
The last time we got a campaign and Multi on seperate discs was ODST and it worked out perfectly.

It's the same non-issue for 360 gamers, especially when your going to be playing the campaign disc on a limited basis.

The multi-disc will be the one that is going to get the most run anyways.

The game is going to make huge waves on both consoles in October...but for me..Just like BC, BC2, and the Dice-assisted Medal of Honor..Battlefield 3 will definately get love on my 360.

TheBatman_Fanatic  +   1621d ago
I don't understand why you got disagrees. For the people who disagreed, are you implying that this person will get it for 360 and does not have a PS3?
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Pixel_Pusher  +   1621d ago
of course it is and be glad because you know that dice didn't compromise on anything. but like you've all stated before it doesn't matter how many discs, so it's no big deal.
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bozebo  +   1621d ago
It's good that BF3 is on 2 disks because it means they didn't resort to gimping the other versions out of content.

There isn't anything inherantly wrong with games being on multiple disks, but remember that they can't properly make them open world if they have to be.

DVD restricts games like GTA and Elder Scrolls, not multiplayer titles.
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ME1989  +   1621d ago
Don't really see how it's a "problem". Switching a disc is one of the easiest things you can do o_O
sdtarm  +   1621d ago
its probably one disc for SP and the other for MP
hiredhelp  +   1621d ago
why shouldn't they care?
we do not live in the playstation 1 age no more in consoles.
Ms shot themselvs in the foot they knew sony was gonna do blu-ray b4 the launch of the 360 they new they wanted to do HD DVD but they wanted to milk it make it a add on for just movies.
Witch flopped if they coperated it in there systems with games playable you would see a double amount of space for devs to work on resulting in alot less DLC to pay for and resulting as time went on into uneeded splitting discs.

This is ms fault if you disagree on that then you have no clue on the history of ms and what happened b4 the launch of the 360 and the HD-DVD VS BLU-RAY deal was about. they saw a way of making extra money it didnt work out.
BinaryMind  +   1621d ago
At the end of the day, it isn't going to matter which version has the better graphics or the least discs. At the end of the day, everyone is going to get the version their friends are playing.
DatNJDom81  +   1621d ago
I don't get what's so bad about a mandatory install. Really what's wrong with that? Don't you install pc games on ur pc for the smoother performance. And if I recall correctly u only do a mandatory install ONCE (unless ur PS3 is replaced). Space issues? Upgrade ur hdd. I don't get the 360 fanboy/pc guys argument, that mandatory installs are a bad thing. Disc swapping isn't bad either. I used to do it back on PSone, so if 360 fanboys like swapping discs everytime they want to play a game then let them. It's really not so bad. Although a ONE time mandatory install isn't bad either. Common sense shows that. But then again fanboys don't have common sense.
ACR_user  +   1621d ago
@reynod PS3 owners dont care about disc space but it is a nice thing to boost about when another console can't do just one disc anymore. What's really funny is that you think you know PS3 owners lol
Lazy_Sunday  +   1621d ago
I'm not upset that this game can't fit on one single disc for 360
Because that just means BF3 has more content than we previously anticipated, and that's better than compressing it down to an 8GB (possibly 9GB) disc.
It's the same thing with RaGE and I greatly appreciate devs not butchering their games for the sake of fitting on a disc or two (*cough* I'm looking at you FFXIII, 3 discs wasn't enough apparently! *cough*)
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Hayabusa 117  +   1621d ago
@hired help

MS didn't add HD DVD because they were trying to keep costs down. As you know, HD DVD and Blu-ray were new tech at the time, hence very expensive. Sony did it because they MADE the blu-ray format and needed to promote it. If anyting, if Sony didn't create Blu-ray I bet they would have stuck with regular DVDs.
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evrfighter  +   1620d ago
2 bf3 being two discs is really top news story with almost 300 comments...

what a sad world we live in
jib  +   1620d ago
are there a lot of people here with HDD-less 360s? not that swapping disks is such a big deal but for those who care:

those who payed a big extra for the 360 w/HDD won't have to swap; those that bought 4gb one are only thirty five dollars away from not having to swap if it matters so much
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Anon1974  +   1620d ago
No contest for me. I hate gaming on my PC. I spend all day on my PC, the last thing I want to do is watch the machine I work on struggle to play BF3 on a 23" screen when I can be sitting back on my couch with my 7.1 home theater system, playing it on my 92" projection screen on my PS3 (and without being charged extra for playing online) like some consoles.

I gave up playing the never ending "Upgrade the PC and hope things run half decent" game years ago. At least with my PS3 it's not a constant battle of upgrading, updating drivers, finding other drivers when the ones you have aren't supported, shutting everything down, still runs like hell because I'm not spending $400 every other year to keep up, now hacks have ruined the game, on and on it goes. I gamed for years on my PC and in my opinion, slightly better visuals just aren't worth the hassle to play on a smaller screen in my office. This one's coming home to my PS3 down in the mancave without a doubt.
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pixelsword  +   1620d ago

See what happens when I leave for a day?

Stuff like this happens.

Well, at any rate, the only thing I'm wondering is when do you have to switch the disc... Is the online on one disc or in between missions?
Karum  +   1620d ago
The difference between the PC and 360 is that you don't need to have a disc in the tray. You put the disc in once to install and never have to touch it again.

With the 360 installs you have to have the corresponding disc in the tray in order to play the game. I don't know how this works for multiple disc games on 360 and whether or not you have to change the disc at any point if it is installed as I don't own any multi-disc games for my 360.

But yeah the reason nobody mentions the PC version in that way is that after you initially install the game then the disc is an after thought. That and a ton of PC games sold these days dont even bother with discs in the first place given the popularity of services like Steam or Direct 2 Drive. I can't actually recall the last PC game I bought as a physical copy tbh.


What never ending upgrading your PC game? I built a PC around 5 years ago, it still plays even todays games on pretty decent settings. People act like P's need to be constantly upgraded all the time in order to be able to play games on top settings and that simply is not true.
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eclectified  +   1620d ago
This is going to work one of two ways.
1. Campaign disc + Multiplayer disc
2. Install disc + play disc.

The latter, which seems to be more common with 360 games, would make the mandatory install argument moot.

I'm not sure why people hate mandatory install anyways. It often means the game runs better than not installed. If memory is an issue, just uninstall a game you aren't playing.

I'm getting this for the PC, but if I was to get this on Xbox, I'd go ahead and remove the massive 1.9gb Burnout Paradise file and uninstall Reach (& Forza 3 in preparation for Forza 4).

Mandatory install on PS3 is no longer an issue. 500gb for what, 60usd these days?
Ares84  +   1620d ago
Regardless what people might say, I don't think that this is a big deal. The only thing that we can learn from this is again Sony was right to implement blu-ray and all those haters who said that it's not needed and hated on it can eat their words now. How does it taste fellas??
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omi25p  +   1621d ago
If multiplayer is on 1 disc and singleplayer is on the other then it makes no difference to me.


Why R u telling me about DVD size. I didn't say anything about that
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asyouburn  +   1621d ago
It's not that the game is big, just that DVDs are small
no_more_trolling  +   1621d ago
its still big
altho i kinda agree with you
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vsr  +   1621d ago
I'm surprised that COD series didn't surpass 1 DVD from 2006
Dante112  +   1621d ago
PS3 version, here I come. You get BF1943 as well.
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fluffydelusions  +   1621d ago
Doesn't bother me a bit.
KingSlayer  +   1621d ago
Me either. I'm getting the PS3 version.
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otherZinc  +   1621d ago
2 discs means:
BF3 will be LOADED with Full Motion Videos & Cut-scenes, thats all.
We are going to fight a little & be led around by the nose through a scripted environment.

This has absolutely nothing to do with game play. If it did; why the hell does BF3 , not have Story Campaign Co-op as found in Halo & Gears? BF3 is going to be filled with movies we dontplay just watch.
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RevXM  +   1621d ago
OOOOOR IT means the game is less touched by compression (Better sound and texture quality)
and may also got less repetetive environments than some other games.

Rage have unique world texturing the whole way through and its a pretty damn big game. just saying.
Edit: And Rage is heavily compressed too. so Im suprised it even looks as good as it does.
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Koblec  +   1621d ago
@ otherZinc

Glad to see you've played it already. Anything else you want to tell us?
subtenko  +   1621d ago
So it begins....the parting of two franchises... Battlefield is home to the plantation mainly and COD (obviously) homeland to the xbox

I pretty much confirmed it (to myself) with this article.

Agree or Disagree if you Agree or Disagree
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2pacalypsenow  +   1621d ago
@specialguest The 360 needs disk swapping even if its installed PC you dont
Gray-Fox-Type0  +   1621d ago
@ special guest thanks for destroying ps3 hypocrites
kikizoo  +   1620d ago
Hypocrites like the guys telling in 2006 "bububu dvd is enough, huhuhu bluray will fail" and now "disc swapping is not a problem" , "bububu ps3 inferior version bububu with a Zoom 5000X " then, when ps3 killed xbox with uncharted and other exclusives : "graphism does'nt count, gameplay is more important" when ps3 lead worlwide "sells is not important" after years of "epic fail, only XX console/games sold huhu" etc etc etc

hypocrits, without logic (and the best console.) makes you pathetic :) (the funniest are the one trying to compete with a pc now they know they are loosing on all fronts : but you know what, even here, they are dreaming, since most of the pc games don't have better graphics : resolution and AAA don't transform this gen in other, and they can't play the best exclusives, award winner too)

"I don't get the 360 fanboy/pc guys argument, that mandatory installs are a bad thing"

don't worry, it's normal that you don't get it : they are living in opposite world (or sometime just in 2006 propaganda), where good things are bad things, good games are bad games, etc

"ot trying insult you but 360 has more games then PS3."

see...2006, no logic (when everyone knows ps3 has way better and more games since 2008 (and don't compare poor games from 2006 with the last two years) : metacritics is an undiscutable proof, just check every year metacritic stats, it's easy : ps3 win, years after years.
tehReaper  +   1620d ago
The only lack of logic I see is with your comment, kikizoo.

While trying to attack 360 gamers, you also brought PC gamers into the argument and dissed PC gaming.

I can't believe some people are so obsessed with a console that they resort to downgrading the competition in order to make their purchase feel justified.

Both consoles, as well as the PC, all have their advantages and disadvantages. You can claim that the PS3 has the best graphics even over the PC, but that doesn't mean you're correct. You can claim that the PS3 is the best console, but it's still all about preference. You can claim all you want that swapping discs is bad and that mandatory install is good, but in reality both don't matter. As long as the machine plays the game, it's error free, and you enjoy your experience, there is no problem.

I still can't believe you would claim that mandatory install is an amazing thing compared to disc swapping. I was under the impression that mandatory installs bring the PS3 version up to specs with the Xbox and PC version. I may be wrong, so if I am, correct me with some facts. I do know that 360 optional installs decrease loading times.

Oh and if you want anyone to take you seriously, you should probably avoid throwing in a word in your first paragraph that has nothing to do with what you're talking about. Graphism? The spell check even underlines it. -_-;

"The word graphism is not defined in any dictionary, but it refers to the "expression of thought in material symbols"." From Wikipedia.
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farhad2k8  +   1621d ago
First of all, 360 FAIL!!
And secondly, BF3 FAIL!!

EVERYONES jumped on the hype train!
We N4G users used to hate shit like this, but since it's to do with BF3.. we all love it!!

Same as recoil with guns, remember when BF3 was liked because it was apparently SOOOO realistic? Well why is the recoil like CoD?
But NOO, it's BF3 so it doesn't matter?! Bunch of fucking HYPOCRITES!!
shayol33t  +   1621d ago
Just stop. You've hurt no one but yourself.
jib  +   1621d ago
you probably missed it but they are adding more recoil in the final version

btw, calm down
PunkXIV  +   1621d ago
All I see here is damage control from 360 drones, lmao.
SkylineR  +   1621d ago
@PS3 blind fanboys

Guess what lead platform for BF3 ALSO uses DVD and will be on multiple discs? That's right, PC. You know, the one that looks about 10x better than the PS3 version that uses "high definition blu-ray".
Stop making it seem like 360 is the only platform that still uses DVD. Such blind loyalty...
farhad2k8  +   1620d ago
Fact of the matter is, the PC one will be installed and will only need one disk to run, while the 360 one will constantly have to change.
I'm glad they did the double disk on 360, it means they used the full amount of the blu ray instead of making a small 360 game and porting it over to the PS3.
This is why the PS3 is more dominant.
tehReaper  +   1620d ago
The disc is needed in the 360 due to piracy. Whats to stop you from renting a game, installing it, and then taking it back, getting a free game in the process?

Believe me, you do NOT want console games to have one time use codes like PC games.
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KRUSSIDULL  +   1620d ago
Yeah BC2 was 4.5GB witout patches on Xbox 360 so this has to be quite big if its just not the visuals increasing the size.

Anyway... OMG! 2 DISCS THAT SUCKS I CANT LIVE WITH THAT NEED TO TAKE MY LIFE! but seriosly what is the big deal?
cstyle  +   1621d ago
Not a problem. You can install it on the 360. Thats worth it to me.
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Why o why  +   1621d ago
I wish i could do that on the ps, its an awesome feature. I'd use it all the time.
MidnytRain  +   1621d ago
The fact that more and more 360 games are shipping on two discs shows that the DVD format is getting left behind. The PS3 version is shipping on one disc AND comes with BF1943. Something's got to give next gen.
Ilikegames76  +   1621d ago
Take into account that the DVD is easily scratched. That's one of the reason some games sell a lot of the console with DVD format.
_Aarix_  +   1620d ago
You hath to be a f***ing idiot to scratch dvds. I had 360 games since 2005 that work fine.
Jazz4108  +   1621d ago
Why ps3 is doing there mandatory install I could either be playing the game or install the entire game and with a ps3 you can't do any of these.
Mikeyy  +   1620d ago
You are a retard. end of story. Install is always > then Stream. ALWAYS.

And really? That Whole 5 mins you get to play before all the PS3 users? You are a sad individual if this makes you all giddy...
Organization XII  +   1621d ago
Lol... who will get this for the Xbox 360? Let them stick to MW3 and we PS3 and PC gamers can enjoy next-gen gaming to its fullest with Battlefield 3!
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casuaIGAM3R  +   1621d ago
Im getting all 3, what you gonna say about that? All three games total cost $100 NZD (ALL TOGETHER), so yep UMadBro?
whydoyouask  +   1621d ago

Thanks for supporting MS, PS3 fanboy!
towelie1288  +   1619d ago
your such a Tool
Ace_Pheonix  +   1621d ago
@miDnIghtEr Oh, you mean like on the PC where when you insert your discs you have to install all the game contents before you get to play it right? Those damn MANDATORY installs... Because when a game comes out and I get it home, there's no way in hell I'm going to wait like 10 minutes to play it. I mean, I spend all my free time playing video games. Clearly I'm underdeveloped and don't have the patience to wait for an install. And don't even get me started on cutscenes! Like I give a shit about story, just give me something to point and click at already! Oh and also, that was all sarcasm since another aspect of gamers underdeveloped senses involves poor recognition of sarcasm.
whydoyouask  +   1621d ago
I actually read to the end of your post. It stinks that we actually have to point out when it's sarcasm, doesn't it?
2pacalypsenow  +   1621d ago
You still need to swap disks even if you install it
PhantomT1412  +   1621d ago
If they put the single player/coop campaign on one disc and the multiplayer on the other, that shouldn't be a problem.

Well in my case I won't be bothered with inserting one or two discs, just gotta double-clic an icon hehe...

edit: With L.A. Noire, it didn't bothered me through the first playthrough but things get quite tricky when you want to replay a certain case and you don't remember on which disc it was. Then you're playing DJ with your Xbox.
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JellyJelly  +   1621d ago
The discs in LA Noir followed the game chronologically so it wasn't that hard to figure out. At least I never had any problems with it.
NoobJobz  +   1621d ago
He was talking bout replaying cases.
Caleb_141  +   1621d ago
I imagine the SP would be on one disc and the co-op/MP on the other actually - only because the co-op is solely MP so it would make sense.
PhantomT1412  +   1621d ago
It's still okay I guess.
JellyJelly  +   1621d ago
1 disc for SP + 1 disc for MP = NP for me :)
specialguest  +   1621d ago
Look at the silly disagrees. Somehow, they think they know you better than you, and they think it is a problem for you.
RedHotChiliPepaSpray  +   1621d ago
The irony of this is that the 360 users will only be using 1 disk ... wonder which one that'll be
hassi94  +   1621d ago
Why would anyone use the SP disk much? Battlefield is all about multiplayer, especially the main series (bad company has more of a story).

I'm not a meathead who can't appreciate a story; currently playing Deus Ex and loving it but there are games for a strong story-focused experience and there are games made for competitive play.
RedHotChiliPepaSpray  +   1621d ago
(sigh) thats the irony. that even though 2 disks are being made for the game, a huge number will only use the Multiplayer disk
whydoyouask  +   1621d ago
How is that ironic? Are you Alanis Morissette? Do you think rain on your wedding day is also ironic?

The only thing ironic here is the fact that you used the word ironic wrong.

And of course they are going to use the MP disk; It's a MP centric game.
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RedHotChiliPepaSpray  +   1621d ago
its ironic because dice are specifically making 2 disks for battlefield 3 as they cant fit it all on to 1 disk however, many players will only use 1 disk anyway.

and to answer your other question "Do you think rain on your wedding day is also ironic?"

Only if i was married to a weatherwoman and she set the date.
Stealth2k  +   1621d ago
the game isnt that big they probably just filled it with useless graphic ffiller
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consolez_FTW  +   1621d ago
This won't be a problem for 360 owners. If you can install it than thats good and I bet most people who buy this on 360 will have the Multiplayer disc in for the majority of the time.
no_more_trolling  +   1621d ago
still getting it for the xbox 360 :D
this is all for the online fun for me

party chat, plus the huge xbox 360 community for shooters

plus the controller

ps. my opinion :)
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IQUITN4G  +   1621d ago
It's the end of the world
Micro_Sony  +   1621d ago
LOL....God Forbid some uses 10 calories to change a disc.

One day we will just sit in a chair and robots will do everything for us.

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xabmol  +   1621d ago
Can't wait! /no sarcasm dude
OdinFallen  +   1621d ago
You sir, get an upvote.
RaptorGTA  +   1621d ago
Im personally happy to hear this. There has to be alot of content to make two disc. more bang for our buck. Its good to see a developer who isn't make cuts to content.
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WhiteLightning  +   1621d ago
PS3 version it is

The main reason for me isn't about swapping discs or anything but when you know one version will be better then the other since EA seem more focused with the PS3 version, plus one with a free game aswell and then add the fact that that version comes on one disc....I think it's pretty obvious which one your going to get
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DaPrintz  +   1621d ago
Agreed. If you own both consoles, this is a no-brainer. The xbox version will still be great, but the extras on PS3 make it the 1st choice for me.
FragMnTagM  +   1621d ago
I own both consoles, but I am getting it on PC and the 360.

To each their own.
Septic  +   1620d ago
Actually it isn't a no-brainer.

The 360 version (and PC version) for me. My mates and I play together and there are always more than 4 of us. On the PS3 you don't have party chat so you can only communicate with 3 other mates of yours because of the squad restrictions.

That is a huge negative for me. Plus I already have 1943 and to be honest- who is going to play a game that essentially showcased the old Frostbite engine when they have BF3 to play?

To each their own though of course.
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A-Glorious-Dawn  +   1620d ago
Yeah, disk changing really isn't too much of an issue, although it is quite retro.. For me and most others it will be where your amigo's are... Same with dead island, The Xbox version is supposedly less buggy, making it the superior version on consoles, but I will get it on PS3 just because I want to play with my friends on there. Same with BF3, My friends are there so I will get it for that ps3 instead of PC, if most of them were on Xbox, I would get the 360 version.. I would not feel bad because it's 'not as good' as the PS3 one, because there is one thing the PS3 would not have, and that's my Friends....

This is the defining factor in MP game purchases, I get SP games on my PC always. Also I always wanted Battlefield 1943 and that's an amazing bonus in my eyes......
lochdoun  +   1621d ago
That means it's a big game with a lot of content.
OcularVision  +   1621d ago
Xbox 360 needs 2 discs
PS3 needs 1 disc
PC needs 0 discs :D
AliTheBrit420  +   1621d ago
Well you can download a lot of games from Xbox Live/PSN too

this time next year it wouldn't surprise me if you could direct download Battlefield 3..
TKCMuzzer  +   1621d ago
Thing is though I can take my PS3 version out of my PS3 and take it round to my mates and stick it in his PS3. Downloading does have it's limits.
GameOn  +   1621d ago
just take the hd
emk2004  +   1620d ago
flash drives are friends =).
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EdwardS087  +   1621d ago
I don't understand the hate towards multiple discs. You can bet dollars to donuts that the 360 version will outsell the PS3 version as multi-plats usually do.

By the way, Ps3 crowd, the game will look identical on both consoles....So, relax? Where is this false aura of superiority from?

Pc gaming is definitely making a comeback now that GPUs offer high performance for competitive prices. Graphically, this game (like any other) can only shine on a Pc. I intend to have this running at max, 5780*1080 res, on crossfired 6990's (4gbVram).
Alas, for multiplayer, consoles is where its at. Still, I'll be getting this for my computer--as usual.
WhiteLightning  +   1621d ago
I wouldn't say it's "hate" it's just something that helps people decide which version to get when they have both consoles.

"By the way, Ps3 crowd, the game will look identical on both consoles....So, relax? Where is this false aura of superiority from? "

No one knows that they will look the same untill it's released but it's pretty obvious that EA seem more focused with the PS3 version, plus their giving a free game away with it aswell. It's like the whole Skyrim DLC thing...people now automatically assume that because Bethesda seem to be more focused with the 360 version, the fact that no PS3 footage has been shown and the fact that 360 owners are getting exclusive timed DLC that that version will be better.

Comments from developers like "Both version will be the same" is just assure everyone to buy the game despite what version will be better. Look at COD: Black Ops they said that both versions would be the same when it's crystal clear now that the 360 is superior and better supported
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2pacalypsenow  +   1621d ago
@qwertyz you had to put the same crap about games on pc vs console games again? well the console versions will sell more than the pc version and thats all developers care about .And while you jerk off to your Dx11 more FPS Ps3 and 360 gamers will have fun just playing the game
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A-Glorious-Dawn  +   1620d ago

LOL, you always write the same thing, you and your lists...

Its rather amusing...
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betrayed gamer  +   1621d ago
just a simple question how the hell can skyrim fit on 1 disk, a game with enough gameplay to last for a really long time mind you. while battlefield 3 a game with prob 6 to 10 hrs of singleplayer and a multiplayer component is on two?
EdwardS087  +   1621d ago
Todd Howard is a warlock.Level 50. All kneel before Todd.
OdinFallen  +   1621d ago
Smartest thing I've read in these comments all day.
FragMnTagM  +   1621d ago
Simple really. Skyrim is using an awesome compression technique coupled with not really that complex physics engine.

Battlefield on the other hand, will have hundreds of things going on with multiple players. You have jets flying through the sky, tanks, trucks, 4 wheelers, and players all running around shooting and blowing stuff up. All while looking really really good.

Simply put, there is a lot more things going on at any given moment then there are in Skyrim.

Skyrim will have just one player and at any given time, there isn't going to be nowhere near as much action as in B3.

That said, I can't wait for either game. Got them both pre-ordered and paid off already.
AliTheBrit420  +   1621d ago
GTA IV fits on one disk

but there's smaller games, with less content on more than 1 disk

it doesn't really mean anything more than the developers ability to lossless compress.
Christopher  +   1621d ago
The compression used for Skyrim works because it's a dynamic environment from a singular perspective whereas BF3 is online and from the perspective of each online player with the need to update in real time a lot of world elements and player actions. If BF3 utilized a similar compression algorithm, then the online experience would introduce a ton of lag and texture loading issues when playing online, making it almost unplayable.
GraySnake  +   1620d ago
holy.... lots of comment bubbles!
anyway why would you get 2 disagrees?
gamingisnotacrime  +   1621d ago
what a vague article
and not a word from Dice or EA. what if it was one DVD for game and one DVD for extra content like videos and such? what if it was a printing error?

lame post
IM_A_NINJA  +   1621d ago
Quiet you! Your making too much sense. Don't you know this is N4G?
kingdoms  +   1621d ago
PS3 fans use these tactics to advertise the PS3 when they need to win a software title battle. This sudden *OMG! MORE THAN ONE DISC* outrage from PS3 fanboys shows how desperate and nervous they are to win this game match up. A lot of this is about getting revenge and restoring the glory taken from ps3 when the truth over Crysis 2 came out.
Gamer_Z  +   1621d ago
DVD must be abolished in the next gen
_Aarix_  +   1620d ago
Fanboys must be abolished..
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digoutyoursoul8  +   1621d ago
cant wait to see when a certain game is announced next year that it will have to ship on two blu rays for all the cut scenes.
jwk94  +   1621d ago
If it ships on 2 blu-rays, then-assuming it's not exlusive- it'll ship on 6 dvds...
HS83  +   1621d ago
I personally dont have a problem with it, Im still getting it on 360. Playing the beta on 360 and 2 disk can be installed. No biggy. Thats just me though.
jon1234  +   1621d ago
i didnt know the beta was going to be on the 360 as well
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IM_A_NINJA  +   1621d ago
Well I probably wont get Battlefield 3 this year, but I'll still get it on the Xbox 360. Two disks don't both me. One of the main reasons to get it on the 360 is party chat, I mean Battlefield games are known for having a lackluster voice chat system, I think it's 4 person squad based chat again, so being in a party chat where I can communicate with my teammates will be a huge advantage for me.

To each their own though, I'm sure it will do fine across the board.
Gamer_Z  +   1621d ago
double the disc double the fun ^_^
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