The Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 will let users stream higher resolution textures by installing content found on the game's second disc, DICE has revealed.
360 is a beast
A dying old beast.
but still a beast...
playing gears 3... for a dying beast its doing very well.
Dying? is that why its still ahead of PS3?
"Dying? is that why its still ahead of PS3?" You mean losing ground to the PS3. It was way ahead, and then it started dying. The PS3 has casually started passing.
losing ground after 6+ years to PS3. Took Sony long enough. LOL
"Took Sony long enough." The 360 had a 1 year head start in the US and Japan and an 18 month head start in the EU. I am trying to fathom the meaning of your comment. Not 1 year. Not 1 year in 6 could the 360 manage to outsell the PS3 world wide. So you see, the only reason the 360 had a lead was because of the head start. And the lead was only in initial sales, not in growth rate. Ask any successful company which they prefer. If anyone is due an adolescent LoL it is the objective persons looking at the sales. Year in and year out the 360 has been losing the race to the PS3. It makes your "took long enough" comment laughable and makes you seem less than perceptive as regards the reality of sales. LoL is what you do when a company blows both a 1 year and an 18 month lead. That is worthy of a LoL.
morganfell. it is only fanboys like yourself that bringup the year headstart. that was the plan. what about the fact that the platform holder that went from selling 20+mil a year last gen, to 13mil a year this gen. unbelievable ey?? what about the fact that the platform holder that went from selling 6mil a year last gen, to 12mil a year this gen. unbelievable ey?? i know it hurts morganfail, but suck it up! your gods start has fallen, and next gen i think it going to be even rougher
"Dying? is that why its still ahead of PS3?" Ahead of what ? ps3 sold better each years worldwide, ps3 has way more exclusives (and better quality and quantity), free services, better m otion controler, 3D, + better graphics...so ?
@Biggest Yeah it'll be losing its ground when people start getting rid of their cable providers and start going over to xbox LIVE TV. I didn't think such news of that would have been on the news, but it was. I can see a huge sale spike for MS this holiday season. Edit: @Kikizoo That's the same ole excuse all you sony fanboys use. I could care less about your hackable free services and gay 3D garbage. And i sure shit don't give a rats ass about motion controls.
WANNAGETHIGH But xbox360 is also black...
obviously imitating the PS3. DUH...
"obviously imitating the PS3. " So that means that the PS2 was imitating the Sega Genesis :)
And the genesis was imitating black people!
so just to clarify, is there still disc switching? or is the second disc mainly to make the game look better? or both? lol
high res texture instal confirmed for both ps3/360. panic over kids. panic over
Would it have been so hard to put this as a disclaimer on the beta. It is most likely similar to carmacks hi Res install for rage. Its 8 gbs on ps3 but, my gosh, its gorgeous. I wonder if they got the idea from this. Regardless, if hi Res textures can b installed and streamlined, these consoles may have some life in them yet because rages textures are phenomonal. And every game should do this. I don't know alot and maybe its been done before but i know id got permission for install size and if this becomes a trend, maybe rage will b remembered for more than simply an amazing game. Set me straight if I'm wrong but 5 days after it releases,dice announces a high Res install. I am very excited now too because the battlefield gameplay is great. Its just that the textures were horrible and i was afraid too much memory had been used for lighting, animations etc. Bfbc2 looked better overall to me than the beta on console.
they should have wrote a disclaimer on the start screen. but, i feel that it would have taken far too long to load with everything they needed to write lol bad company2 did look a lot better, that what was convinced me that we were playing an old build, and not to worry too much. anyway, cant wait for this game
But most of the xbox don't have HD, or just 20 GO ones...sad. "To be honest PS3 beta looked better than Xbox 360 one but I really hope that both games look equally good when the game releases" you can hope to have the best possible versions for both, but not hoping the ps3 dumbed down to catch xbox quality, it's stupid (it's like "i really hope gow 3 to be on par with dante inferno"
a beast that my laptop could crush. Haha, 360 is good, but i just had to say it.
lol yeah i doubt it
Its been confirmed that the PS3 version will have the texture pack as well so everyone just chill!!
LOL your agrees and disagrees are even.
Beast with games with multiple discs
To be honest PS3 beta looked better than Xbox 360 one but I really hope that both games look equally good when the game releases. I can't wait to see proper comparisons.
Pc for me
I don't get what all the trolling is about. The PS3 version has the same thing, EA said so themselves when IGN asked them... http://xbox360.ign.com/arti...
he is just a 360 fanboy fishing for hits
There is no trolling, the article is just infoming(because many people were unsure if 360 would recieve this)people that it will have the texture pack..
"We went hands-on with both versions of the game yesterday, and in terms of visuals, the Xbox 360 version certainly took the edge over the PS3 version." - looks like the author of the article thought different after playing both versions of the game. Oh well... potatoes... potatoes. Hhmmmmm... it doesn't sound any different when read? :P
That's dishonest. They both looked the same.
There are comparison videos on YouTube and if you weren't so lazy, you'd have already checked them instead of throwing random accusations around. http://www.youtube.com/watc... There you go. Happy now? It's night and day. PS3 has better lightning and has bloom, better textures, etc. I'm not saying this is how the retail version will look but if we're comparing both versions of the beta, then PS3 version looks better.
@blacktric Why even bother watching compressed youtube videos when you can easily download both versions and play them yourself? I have played both and while both versions look the same, the 360 version IS more stable and has less jaggies and pop in.
@blacktric I have it on PS3 and 360. They both look the same. I can't believe you are using a video to win this argument. Have you played it on both consoles yet?
Fail sauce all over your statement. Thanks for playing though.
PS3 HDD install should enable the same. Kudos to Dice for addressing one of the major concerns left over from the beta.
Your right it does.
Dice had a viewing of the NEAR final (not beta) version of the game. Single player so far is good, but very linear. The multiplayer shaped up considerably since the 1 month and a half beta build. I feel sorry for those that canceled their pre orders. This is one hell of a game.
There is not downside to a game being very linear. A game can be good or bad when it is linear. Some games are better with a more open world and some are not.
depends how long they last. Linear games tend to be alot shorter but with much less to do other than to blast though the story. However they are more action packed than open world ones ;P
Half life is a good example...
Half Life, Portal 2, Uncharted 2 Great examples of how linearity can be good. The game changes when it becomes open world. (although an open world uncharted would make me all kinds of wet)
I'm sure they'll have them on the ps3 version as well. It would cause a huge shart storm if they didn't. It sounds more like he's implying better streaming performance by installing than getting a "texture pack".
Obviously the same thing will be on PS3 as it's all on 1 disc. In terms of the better versions of the game... PC > PS3 > 360 This has been known for quite a while now. Even from the beta.
CVG begs to differ http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Apparently the PS3 version was recorded in SD when the 360 version is in HD, according to many of the comments.
PS3 for me. Also if you notice 41sec into the video the bushes on the left side after you cross the bridge have shadows on the PS3 version. The 360 version is missing those shadows.
Nope. There's a far better video comparison on youtube. It shows you that the 360 is lacking some serious lighting, colour saturation and shadow assets like lens flare etc that the PS3 version even has. http://www.youtube.com/watc... See for yourself. Especially the moments they put all three next to each other, like at the end when they're running through the tunnel and the 360 version looks like the ceiling lights are turned off while the PS3 and PC versions lights are clearly on, shining brightly.
@clarence I didn't know you needed bush shadows to kill the enemy. Good looking out!
Apparently people can drive on the trees in Forza 4, so I don't see why you can't use bush shadows to kill people in Battlefield. If there is no huge difference between games, someone will most definitely find a small difference and hulk it.
disagree, im pretty sure it will be more like this.... ps3 = 360 < PC destroys both when it comes to the consoles the only real difference will be the controller and party chat, the PC will have much better graphics if your machine can handle it, more players, and likely alot more custom things.... ps3 fanboys need to face the fact that 99% of multiplats are the same on both consoles, period. nobody cares or notices if one systems has more blades of grass than the other or the texture for a soda can is slightly higher on the ps3, nobody notices that shit when your being shot at or shooting peeps...... easiest way to break it down.....( 90% of the time ) multiplats: ps3=360 exclusives: ps3 add in PC and it trumps both due to better graphics, added features, and the games are typ $10 cheaper ( and no im not a pc fanboy i dont even like playing games on pc but im not blind either and have no prob admitting when something trumps my consoles )
The need to say "PC is better than consoles" here: none. Obviously, people DO care about which version has more blades of grass. Sometimes, you get bullshit like in Mafia II, where the developer completely left out textures for grass and clothing. THAT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN. In a game like this, which prides itself a lot on its looks, how those looks come across on both consoles matters quite a bit.
you had to do the arrow thing huh?
well this is encouraging to know.
This is great news. It reinvigorates my hope for this game on a technical front. Cant say ive had any gripes about the game play though besides that darn flashlight oh the flashlight -___-
Don't go towards the light Blue! Aim for the light! AIM FOR THE LIGHT! ROFL
i love how the ps3tits come into the article and claim it's bullshit. im going to laugh in the face of all of them when this game is equal on both platforms.
except the beta proved otherwise.
I didn't know the beta was final and that the 360 version beta came with a 2nd disk.
It is rather amusing, especially considering the article last week on how the PS3's mandatory 8GB install for RAGE was somehow for PC level "super textures" which was obviously complete nonsense for anyone with a brain between their ears, but loads of them lapped it up anyway.
Oh the PS fanboys. They're so defensive it's hilarious. I also noticed over time that they must love the taste of crow. This game is going to look the same on both systems. Is this a problem with the hardcore N4PS3G fan base?
loads of them lapped it up anyway. Oh I wonder why?
Hi res texture packs are nice and the console versions really need them !
I don't get the double standards..... I mean When I.d said the same thing about Rage didn't PS3 owners praise them but when Dice does something similar they attack with ignorant comments ? Wow glad most of you don't represent the PS3 gamers.
lol rage uses the same texture on ps3 and 360 but the 360 version looks sharper with much less texture pop-ins than the ps3 version even with NO HDD install(thats because the 360 has more usable ram than ps3 due to lower OS memory footprint as well as the fact that the framebuffer sits on edram not gddr3 and can use any percentage of the ram available as vram because of its unified memory architecture carmack said this himself) so the 360 version of rage is superior to the ps3 version in the visual department but comes on 3 disks. ID never promised high res texture pack for ps3 the mandatory hdd install on the ps3 verison was because the blu ray read rate isn't as high as that of the 360s dvds so the partial install was supposed to help streaming speeds not increase texture quality the pc version of rage is best anyways even with all the problems it has it runs fine on nvidia gpus and looks a generation beyond the console versions on my high end rig(it automatically adjusts according to the power of your pc) theres also a way to boost visuals further by unlocking higher quality settings which is easy and when this is done it raises the bar even higher if the 360 verison of BF3 has higher res textures its because it has slightly more usable ram available allowing the console to stream slightly higher res textures from hdd or dvd because textures are streamed through VRAM and NOT dirextly from disk or hdd to gpu
I don't think there is something else but the texture pack on the second disc, i believe you can just install it and play the first disc, like Forza
I am glad to see more developers are willing to utilize the install feature of the 360 in this kind of fashion. Forza 3 was a good example of a developer pushing in a lot more content via 2nd disc that installed. And this just goes to show you, blu ray is not a "needed" tech for gaming. All that is needed are proper ways in which to deal with games that are larger than a standard DVD9. The next console systems dont need blu ray, they just need the intsall option with proper HDD size to fit a large quantity of games.
No, what's needed is a blu ray drive that reads much, much faster.