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Head2Head: Battlefield 3 Screenshot Comparison [Lens of Truth]

Welcome back for another exciting Head2Head! This week we finally get the chance to put the most anticipated multiplatform game of the year under our lens, and that of course is Battlefield 3 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360!

Battlefield 3 is truly the first of its kind on consoles, actually requiring a separate install of a “HD texture pack” for improved visuals. So improved in fact, DICE has even referred to the game without the texture pack installed as the “standard-def version”. However, for those interested be sure to check back soon to see our screenshot comparison of the Xbox 360 version with and without the HD texture pack installed. Now, without further hesitation, lets get to the battlefield!

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RudeSole Devil2126d ago

Nice Finally a real comparison of the two console retail versions.

aceitman2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

they think there slick to compare ps3 without texture pack and 360 with look at the pics with the apple and beer cant read eye on ps3 but 360 is clear as day . i saw a pic before and after for the texture pack and the 360 looked the same way couldnt read it so now there saying the ps3 is that bad . i call bs .

Paradicia2126d ago

The PS3 version has a mandatory install. The HD pack is already included on the disc, by default.

Nitrowolf22126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Are you talking about the elevator picture?
http://www.enterbf3.com/new...

strange I agree. LoT one looks better, but that lighting is the same as the 360 non install pack.

InfectedDK2126d ago

I cannot tell the difference on theese pics, only the posters of the apple and beer.. They are blurry on the PS3 version somehow.. Dunno if this is real or what.. But who the f... cares.. I only got a PS3 so I'll get Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3.. No CoD this time however I'm a huge fan of Black Ops and play it the most of all my games atm.. Actually it's almost the only game I play atm.. Nearly an hour a day I guess.. But this time it'll be Battlefield 3. I looove the Uncharted Series so much so those two games are mine soon weehuu. Graphics is awsome.

deadpoole2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

This little comparison shows that Xbox 360 is having texture issues ... textures are same on Xbox 360 in case of HD and Without HD pack installation whereas PS3 is sharp, clear and high resolution. (Not sure if its the texture loading issue in Xbox 360 or in both consoles as LOT pictures says otherwise.)

Check videos out yourself to see the difference as these pictures also gives the title of the videos on youtube used for comparison.

Check this comparison picture yourself.

PS3 vs Xbox 360 (HD Pack Installed) vs Xbox 360 (Without HD Pack)

http://img405.imageshack.us...

ambientFLIER2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

"they think there slick to compare ps3 without texture pack and 360 with look at the pics with the apple and beer cant read eye on ps3 but 360 is clear as day . i saw a pic before and after for the texture pack and the 360 looked the same way couldnt read it so now there saying the ps3 is that bad . i call bs ."

Haha, aceitman, you idiot...PS3's texture pack is mandatory, there is NO option to not install it. Nice try... The 14 agrees on your post are SAD!

BattleAxe2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

Looks like we got screwed over once again by EA/DICE.....unless they make the apple poster and the beer can more crisp and clear looking like the 360 version in the next patch, I'm not buying this.

evrfighter2126d ago

told you morganfell. graphics are indeed a major issue even with console gamers this article will is proving and will prove it.

Pixel_Enemy2126d ago

Holy crap I call party foul. I am playing the game right now on my PS3 and it doesn't look anything like the screens LOT is showing. Fucking bullshit that they try to pass this off as how the game looks

inveni02125d ago

The benefit to being where we are right now is that, if the PS3 DOES look that bad, it doesn't reflect poorly on the PS3. It reflects poorly on the developers.

I call that a benefit, but its only a saving grace. In reality, gamers lose if devs perform so poorly.

Heartnet2125d ago

website is shit.. lags on scroll.. didnt even get to see pics.. but yeh xbox looked a ton better

A-Glorious-Dawn2125d ago

Dudes,

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

watch this and tell me they have RGB enabled...

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ikkokucrisis2125d ago

Woohoo!!

Another great job by Lens of Trash!!

Perjoss2125d ago (Edited 2125d ago )

Nothing new, its not a rare thing to see a multiplat game look and/or perform a bit better on the xbox. PS3 has the better exclusives, xbox has the better multi platform games. This is why its great to own both consoles, and a nice PC too if you can afford it :)

Grandclover2125d ago

I feel kinda bad for the morons who actual take "lens of truth" as "truth" I have looked at several of there comparisons over the years and never and i mean never have there images looked like what my TV was showing. I own both consoles but im not paying for online play so i use the xbox for its few exlusives that i really love. Point is ive had buddies come over with there xbox copy of bf3 and ive had my ps3 bf3 since midnight and there was no differance. I switched from HDMI 1 to HDMI 2 and didn't see any "streaming issues" on the PS3 or "texture issues" on the xbox. Im getting so sick of them even trying to do this. All they do is flare up the fanboys and i have to hit my head on the fact that i have zero faith in the lens. I'd love to know what TV they capture there images from or what settings they have on it? I always smell somthing fishy with those people and i honestly think they don't have a clue what there talking about.

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Paradicia2126d ago

The textures really shine through on the 360 version. Streaming seems to be an issue with the PS3 version, which is unfortunate. Remember kids, I'm just going by what LoS have said in the comparison.

Other than that they seem pretty much on par. It's good to see that DICE put just as much effort into making the console versions just as pretty as the PC version.

TheBossMan2126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

On the contrary, I don't understand them knocking the textures of the PS3 version when it's obviously apparent that it has a motion blur (depth of field) effect that the 360 variant lacks entirely. If I remember correctly, this feature on games such as Enslaved was only present on the 360 version and the LoT staff was raving about it and deducting PS3 graphics points because of it, while here they seem to be hypocritically backtracking and just propping up the 360 if and whenever possible.

Motion / DOF effects on 360 = Advantage for special effects

Motion / DOF effects on PS3 = Disadvantage for poor textures

That's bullshit.

Nitrowolf22126d ago (Edited 2126d ago )

WTF PS3 Looks Ugly in that second shot. Is there even an HD texture pack on PS3 or what?
Other wise I say they look close in the other pictures

@ Below

Yeah I know that, but this picture is the 360 Version without the install

http://www.enterbf3.com/new...

I find it odd that the lighting of the PS3 version is the same as the non install HD 360 version

BattleTorn2126d ago

PS3's mandatory 2gb install = HD texture pack

deadpoole2126d ago

Im seriously not sure about texture pack for ps3 is installed or not because I haven't got it yet ... but it looks like both consoles are havin texture streamin issues if we have look at the following picture it show X360 is also having texture issues whereas PS3 texture are high resolution.

Comparison: PS3 vs Xbox 360 (HD Pack Installed) vs Xbox 360 (Without HD Pack)

http://img405.imageshack.us...

Solidus187-SCMilk2126d ago

in regards to the lighting, they mention on LOT comparison that it is dynamic. So I think that means that it has flashing lights and stuff and may not be captured with the same lighting because it is constantly changing in the game.

thaking1552126d ago

I Call bull on this comparison!!! I understand shading difference but blurry on the ps3 side while the 360 is crisp in most of the pics that show the hand holding a gun. Am I the only one who sees this????

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Solid_Snake-2126d ago

the 360 looks better out of the consoles in my eyes :-)

kikizoo2125d ago

even planet xbox say : "the PS3 does appear to be the most capable of reaching proximity with the PC despite reaching a 720p resolution as opposed to the 360’s 1080p resolution."

so, lol.

lens of lies are never serious, they are just a bunch of fanboyz satisfying other believers fanboyz (with imaginary superior versions, they try to forget all great, and the best, exclusives they can't play)

Jayjayff2126d ago

i am freaking confuse sometimes the ps3 one looks sharper but then in others the lighting seems to messed up and the one with the streaming issue is fishy as hell.

no_more_trolling2125d ago (Edited 2125d ago )

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

360 version is so much better
after all this bashing

hahahahahahahahaha

i guess ill be playing the only HD version on console lol

kcuthbertson2125d ago

Wow that is sooo funny...

I guess I'll be playing on PC
The only real HD version.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAHAHAZOMG!!! !!11!!!

Good one right?

kikizoo2125d ago

ahahaha even planet xbox says :

"the PS3 does appear to be the most capable of reaching proximity with the PC despite reaching a 720p resolution as opposed to the 360’s 1080p resolution."

another proof that lot is worst than a biased xbox blog.

zeddy2125d ago

looks pretty much similar. not that it matters anyway im getting uncharted.

okmrman2125d ago

run and cry to uncharted

popup2125d ago (Edited 2125d ago )

It may be okay to mention that the PS3 version streams the high-res textures in slower than the 360 as part of a narrative comparison but what is the point of taking the PS3 screens for comparison when they have not finished loading the textures? We get it! Now show us a graphics comparison!

It's like saying that the 360 version loads the game quicker and then showing the title screen of the 360 version next to a 'Loading.....' screen on the PS3 as a comparison.

I got more worthwhile info from the 720p Youtube clip!

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brandonb212126d ago

i think its a tie.