Battlefield 3 gives the player an option to install an HD Texture Pack to their hard drive for a gigantic 1.5 gigabytes of hard drive space. The comparison above shows the difference between the regular textures and HD textures.
Wow, that makes a HUGE difference.
That makes a world of difference
I could see this technique extending the lifespan of the 360 by allowing better graphics even with outdated hardware.
Very cool! Was this on the PC and it was using an Xbox 360 controller?
It was on the Xbox 360 with the HD texture pack installed.
Still though, since this game was designed primarily using the PS3, I think the 360 will look the worst out of the three systems it's releasing on.
What the hell are you talking about?
I think he means that the PS3 version won't have to put up with installing the HD texture pack, and the PC version will always be superior to consoles.
@ rvbfreak- The PS3 DOES install the HD pack, only difference is it's mandatory. Christ, does anyone bother actually reading any of the articles on here?
I mean that DICE uses the PS3 as the primary console for development when making multi-console games.
I did not know that.
DEJA VU it's Duke Nukem Forever.
Haha ya maybe they just forgot to ship the HD texture pack with Duke
That looks freaking gross without the HD pack. Like almost PS2 texture. I mean it's so plain
the game is not even hd on console, why are they calling it an hd texture pack? it's 704p
I know consoles only run BF3 at pc minimum settings without texture filtering or v-sync 1280x704 but it still looks AMAZING on consoles I'd say its the best looking console FPS DICE has done an amazing job.
the 704 explains why there are small black lines on the tops and bottoms of the videos when they are recorded
Wow, what a difference. Feel bad for those 360 owners without a HDD.
Without HD Pack = Half Life 1 era With HD Pack = 2011 AAA
But new consoles are not needed, obviously they are if methods to remedy lacking capability exists when a HD pack must be installed. I am glad DICE made this happen but what will be needed next time to make a game look acceptable. You can only stretch 5-6 year old machines for so long.
They're planning a 2013 release of a new console apparently. It would probably be needed then
I agree the new consoles are coming, but it is not confirmed for 2013. Sooner the better as far as I am concerned.
That is substantial. I'm actually really impressed with how this looks on consoles.
Preposterous, it seems like a magnitude of contrast so huge, it's almost obvious it's tailored on purpose.
that texture pack is smexy.
Wow...I didn't know BF3 was coming out on the Wii as well.
Speaking of the Wii, didn't they say that this would be coming out on the Wii U at their keynote?
They did, but there was an article recently where DICE said they might be making a different version (like a spin off) for the Wii U.
I think people don't see that even though it's higher texture quality, it also causes some pop-in textures while playing.
cant wait to play the storyline!
Judging by that first review, it looks like it's going to be epic.
With the HD Texture Pack installed on the 360, does this equal to PC graphics on low or medium?...But I sure know it wont equal PC graphics on high or ultra lol.
Why is it that I have Nvidia 8800gt on my laptop but yet, the xbox 360 with a really really old graphics card and processor can push a game like battlefield 3 to medium setting when my poor old 8800gt can only run BF3 on low??? Maybe next generations of consoles can push graphics to high settings on PC.
if you only had that GT(X) on there. I think medium would have worked with bf3..
Because with consoles, games are pushed to their limits (fully optimized) where as with pc, it all comes down to brute strength...devs always try to find new ways to use what they have with consoles to perform new tricks to squeeze as much as they can out of the system.
Tbh you would be an idiot not to install the texture pack. Yeah needs the biggest install size of all systems. Aint gonna look no different than the ps3. But why would anyone choose not to install the HD texture pack unless of course HD space is against them. Would take a complete idiot to miss out on the graphics on offer here. I see the Oh the texture pack is not mandatory but come on. I see these console wars as a complete waste of time why not enjoy your games for what there worth end of day won't stop them costing you hand over fist everytime you pay for them.
great job on this rvbfreak. It's awesome that the they came out with this texture pack but I will stick to my PC for B3 personally. :) -Jamie (vegasjamie) and Brian (br1zzo) from bustedDpad.com
omg the standard def is so poor!
Man, now I have to find 7 GB to install this thing...I guess I don't need to have all those XBLA games anyway...
BF3 for the win
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