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Submitted by CranberryPub 1012d ago | news

Porting Battlefield 3 to console was "a big challenge", admits DICE

DICE has admitted that porting Battlefield 3 and its engine Frostbite 2 to console was "a big challenge". (Battlefield 3, PS3, Xbox 360)

RedDead  +   1013d ago
They even change the buildings and scenery for Single player.
gamer234  +   1013d ago
have they seen "last of us"
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Pandamobile  +   1012d ago
What does that have to do with anything?
Lovable  +   1012d ago
It makes him feels good.

In other news, it's negative 4 in my place...
Winter47th   1012d ago | Personal attack | show
da_2pacalypse  +   1012d ago
lol what does last of us have to do with the frostbite 2 engine being ported to the console? yeah, last of us will look good just like very ND game... but I highly doubt it will have full building destructibility along with 64 player MP and 60 fps.... -_-
hadriker  +   1012d ago
The trailer we have seen looks decent, but its not actual game play footage, it is a cutscene. It is way to early to be making these types of comparisons. Remember the Dead Island trailer?
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Kewl_Kat  +   1012d ago
@Winter47th

Problem with using Last of Us as his example is that it's not released, yet. Heck, there hasn't even been any non-cut scene in-game footage.
pc_masterrace  +   1012d ago
HE TROLLS....HE SCORES. 6-0 gamer234

@da_2pacalypse

"64 player MP and 60 fps"

64 player servers are for having fun, nothing more. if you want to have really good game try 15-32 player servers.

60 fps? try 90-140 on ultra.
aviator189  +   1012d ago
and "the last of us" concerns battlefield 3 how, exactly?
floetry101  +   1012d ago
Some people like to think that if the PS3 can produce visuals like Last of Us or Uncharted 3, that any game can look as good if a developer has enough time. Fact of the matter is, Uncharted 3 is optimized especially well for a single console by a team that knows the PS3 inside and out, while Battlefield 3 has to deliver virtually the same experience across three platforms.
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T900  +   1012d ago
Well yes Uncharted might be optimized for a single console however look at what it has to offer. Its a extremely linear game with no destructable environments, MP which has about 5 vs 5 (compared to BF's 12 vs 12 on console).

I think only a fanboy would be comparing the 2 games then saying Dice doesnt know how to optimize. When ND or any Sony first party dev releases a open world game and it actually looks better than BF3 then you can start judging Dice.
scrambles  +   1012d ago
@floetry well... sorta ps3 has input lag so many of the players have to lower their quality to play at normal speeds sadly...
Intentions  +   1012d ago
There is a big difference between first party developers and third party.

Therefore one being exclusive only game, and multiplatform game.
death2smoochie  +   1011d ago
@GAMER234

We have seen it and it's just a pre rendered trailer USING ITS GAME ENGINE...

Until "Last of us" runs an almost full destructible environment using all real time lighting and effects all in real time and not pre baked/pre calculated like uncharted 3 in most cases and has 64 player capability using various vehicles in very large environments and is NOT LINEAR unlike what the FROST BITE 2.0 ENGINE ON THE P.C OFFERS FOR BF3...YOUR TROLLING POINT IS VERY USELESS AND POINTLESS.
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achmetha  +   1012d ago
id say they succeeded. I'm happy with it on ps3
Jayjayff  +   1012d ago
i am...happy/disappointed. Happy because it is a great game, But god damn the VOIP! what that hell were they thinking!
Tapioca Cold  +   1012d ago
Where are all my BF3 friends. Ya'll said you'd by the game and no one is playing! Need rush friends. I LOVE RUSH!!!!

Bought MW3 and honestly it's better than 2 doesn't touch MW. But uit looks like ass on PS3 and it's just so boring. Everyone only cares about killstreaks. Ridiculous. I care about W's.
Tarantino_Life  +   1012d ago
"porting-battlefield-3-to -console-was-a-big-challenge-ad mits-dice"
Yeah whatever....

screw these stupid generic military shooters games and their pathetic stories. Trine 2, Alan Wake, Last Of US,Rayman Origins, MGS Rising etc etc etc FTW!!
SJPFTW  +   1011d ago
you must have no friends. battlefield is a multiplayer game first and formost
ExCest  +   1011d ago
lolol
so true
he only listed single player games

yes it does have a pathetic story but lol generic?
We're not buying medicine. You only get generics to save money. This is quality
firetaw  +   1012d ago
I bet you anything that although dice is anxious for the next generation consoles. They sure must be happy with bluray capacity. Maibe someday we will see bluray pc disc? Im ready to buy the new consoles now myself.
caboose32  +   1012d ago
Why?

We have digital media, we don't even need disks on PC.
firetaw  +   1009d ago
I got xplornet as internet. Does that answer your question? Not 100% of the world has unlimited crazy high speed internet. And id hate for games to hit 20 dvd discs to install a game on my pc.
DeadlyFire  +   1011d ago
Its coming one day Firetaw. Don't let those disagrees get ya thinking Blu-Ray won't hit PC platform. Although it might face some strong criticism from Microsoft. Either way its at least 5+ years away from making any real dent in the PC market. DVD took over from CDs its only natural a bigger medium will take over from DVD. Its to early to know if its Blu-Ray though.

Yes digital exists these days, but damn a 22 GB download on 3 Mbps.

Next Generation starts 2012 with Wii U like it or not every developer will get a SDK for Wii U at some point in 2012/2013. Same for other new consoles.

Thing is an engine like Frostbite 2 doesn't have to become Frostbite 3.0 to show off on the new platforms. Which is a very big plus for EA/DICE.
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anonym  +   1011d ago
There's no point right now, as we fully install our games to drive anyway. The only benefit to Blu-ray would be saving a one-time disk swap or two during installation (maybe 10-20 seconds of saved time per install, which doesn't justify the cost). It's not like consoles, where spreading a game across multiple, smaller disks means having players do swaps during actual playtime.
Pandamobile  +   1011d ago
I don't see PC games moving to Blu-ray until it takes 3+ DVDs to hold an average game. Much like when we transitioned from CDs to DVDs back in ~2005-6
Ducky  +   1011d ago
... but PCs have blu-ray disc drives, don't they? O.o
AllroundGamer  +   1012d ago
seeing all the major bugs which shouldn't even be there when the game released (and which aren't still fixed...) it just doesn't surprise me, that everything to this developer is a big challenge...
SixZeroFour  +   1012d ago
what major bugs? unbalanced weapons, maybe, but major bugs? havent seen any yet
AllroundGamer  +   1012d ago
like the tv missile not hitting the target still and rather flyes through? or when you shoot the tv missile it hits your own chopper and TKs the pilot? now after the patch the tv missile lags in movement totally, sometimes needs to jump 3x to actually jump over an obstacle, random crashes, spawning on top of the jets, and it goes on and on and on... just look at the battlelog forums. All these bugs makes it sometimes difficult to enjoy the game...
ExCest  +   1011d ago
@allround

spawning on a jet isnt a glitch
u just pressed spawn at the same exact time as the guy in the jet but only one got in

jumping 3x over an obstacle bcuz ur not supposed to jump over it?

crashes? memory problems thats ur problem

tv missile? wait, whats that? i didnt know missiles were entertaining
ironmonkey  +   1011d ago
bf3 on both consoles looks like shit compared to the pc version. sure it runs at 60 fps but to only do that was to make the game look like a jaggy mess. bf bad company 1&2 looked way better. i still enjoy playing the game. and yes EA should of done better for the consoles, why? it sells more, thats where profit is made.
Hufandpuf  +   1011d ago
You can't stop progress
SJPFTW  +   1011d ago
your blind if you think BFBC2 looked better
Cosmit  +   1011d ago
It's not 60 FPS. Its 30 on consoles.
nolifeking  +   1011d ago
As much as I love BF3 on consoles(PS3 to be specific). I really wish they could have gone with 32 players and a few more vehicles. I never expected it to look as good as the pc version, but I was hoping for a closer player count considering the compromises made to get it on consoles. Maybe we will get a proper version with the launch of the 7th(8th?) generation of consoles. I'd buy it again with the promise of 60fps and 64 players. But make no mistake, what they've done with what they have, I'm more than pleased.

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