Confirmed: No 1080p For Battlefield 3 On Consoles, PS3 Footage Is Latest Build

Yesterday it seems as if the entire gaming world was laser-focused on Battlefield 3, as the game’s console footage got its debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon two nights ago, and news immediately erupted that there were some console gamers who were disappointed with the showing, mainly because it didn’t look quite as good as the PC footage DICE had been sporting since the game’s unveiling. The developer swiftly responded, stating the obvious that no one should expect console games to look better than the version of a high-end PC. And now we’re getting even more confirmation that the PC version will indeed be the superior one.

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RedDead4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

1080p...can someone tell if there is any game Native 1080p on consoles(and yes I do mean 1920 x 1080, not some stretched out screen)

Just saying, this title "no 1080p" should go without saying, especially with the visual's, scale and destruction

norman294253d ago

errmm i give you Wipeout HD sir

captain-obvious4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

dont see the big deal
99.99% of this gen games are 720p on consoles

its called PC
and its actually this gen :P

@ disagree
i dont know why would you guys disagree with FACTS lol

Aquanox4253d ago

People is definitely getting anxious for a new gen.

Playing BF3 @ 1080p with max details and 60fps+ will be a pleasure.

nickjkl4253d ago

Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 = 1920×1080

Wipeout HD = 1920×1080

Go Puzzle = 1920×1080

GT5 Prologue = 1920×1080

Lair = 800×1080/1600×1080

Ridge Racer 7 = 1920×1080

NBA07 = 1920×1080

NBA08 = 1920×1080

Blast Factor = 1920×1080

Calling All Cars = 1920×1080

Echochrome = 1920×1080

Elefunk = 1920×1080

High Velocity Bowling = 1920×1080

Locoroco Cocoreccho = 1920×1080

Mainichi Issyo = 1440×1080

Pixel Junk Monsters/Racers/Eden = 1920×1080

Rub’a'dub = 1600×1080

Snakeball = 1280×1080

Stardust HD = 1280×1080

Sudoku = 1920×1080

Super Rub-a-Dub = 1600×1080

Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection = 1920×1080

GrieverSoul4253d ago

High rated games are sub HD (under 720p) like CoD, Halo, etc...

Natively, very few games render at 1080p both on PS3 and X360. Some game do 1080p but are mostly donwladable titles that require less resources from the machine allowing 1080p.

badz1494253d ago

did somebody ACTUALLY think that BF3 on consoles will run at 1080p?? anybody with a right mind knows that it's basically IMPOSSIBLE!

WhittO4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

It's not all about resolution, Killzone isn't 1080p but has really good looking high-res textures still!

Designing exclusive for a console lets you pull out visual tricks & specific extras they each have to keep the game looking/feeling amazing while still being able to run on a lower spec.. Uncharted 2 is a great example of that.

I think games specifically designed for a console look MUCH better than a generic multiplat game built for PC that can only look good on a high-spec & expensive machine.

DaTruth4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

Goes without saying! We didn't need an article for this and anyone who didn't guess, probably doesn't know or care about games in 1080p!

AAACE54253d ago

I was shocked to find that most games this gen didn't run at 1080p! When I got my TV, I noticed that switching would tell me what it was running.

The majority of the 360 games I played ran at 720p, while the majority of the Ps3 games I played ran at 720p as well.

I thought something was wrong with my TV, because it can display at 1080p! But playing bluray movies shows up at 1080p!

I just downloaded Wipeout HD and played it once, but didn't look to see what it runs at.

Just checked, and indeed, Wipeout HD does run at 1080p!

gaffyh4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

Very few games do, but it's almost pointless on a big screen, because 720p will look fine unless you're sitting very close to your big screen TV. I'd rather have 720p with no framerate issues than 1080p any day, Wipeout HD does look good, but it doesn't have to render too much on screen at once, so it never slows down. Plus it dynamically changes resolution with you knowing to compensate for slowdown.

If a game can do both on consoles, then good on it.

lil Titan4253d ago

ill just be satisfied with the experience, maybe these new gamers need to be reminded of what the best graphics for a FPS WAS before this new tech was out IMAGE. and i look at it this way Battlefield Bad Company 3 MIGHT have 1080p and developers are still getting used to PS3 tech even this late in the game give them some time to figure out the machine and i know other developers have done it but there not those other developers

Ju4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

"High rated games are sub HD (under 720p) like CoD, Halo, etc... "

Depends on the console, I'd say. High production games run full 720p like KZ(2/3), UC2/3, inFamous, Socom4 (yes, that, too), etc and usually do not tear (steady 30fps without a hitch).

But no, none of those games runs 1080p (all those run 3D, though, which has higher bandwidth requirements than 720p).

ProjectVulcan4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

Still people think they would expect 1080p from these machines? When Microsoft launched they said it is unrealistic and that nearly every game will aim for 720p between 360 and PS3. This game was never going to be 1080p on console, not in a million years.

Anyone taking one look at what was being achieved on PC with BF3 could see that they were going for maximum quality and not maximum resolution or framerate, thus the only option would be 720p or lower on console.

This game is merely making clear the gap between the consoles and PC, because not only will the game look like the PC shots we have all seen, it'll be expected to run in 1080p and over 30 frames a second for many PC gamers.

If anyone thinks that the consoles are not that far behind PC technology still, then maybe finally they will change their opinion...

SilentNegotiator4253d ago

AKA "Confirmed: The Obvious"

dragonelite4253d ago

dynamic resolution if im not mistaken.

Heartnet4253d ago

omg why do people make excuses when its for a game they like however for different games tehre all ragin bout its in 720P haha

OH NOZ NOT 1080!

Organization XII4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

You think it's possible to run a beast of a game that has advanced lightning and destruction to run on 1920x1080 with 256MB of ram? are you fkn kidding me? Consoles are dead tech wise.

I'll be surprised if BF3 pulled 720p on consoles. That's quite impossible for ancient hardware. 1080p isnt a simple word. I know that because of my PC where I loose at least 25fps when I crank games up from 720p to 1080p.

evrfighter14252d ago (Edited 4252d ago )

Ernice Gilbert


ya I'm laughing at you.

abczby4252d ago

None of the games you listed have even remotely impressive graphics, and that's why they run at 1080p natively, on this generation of consoles.

Tank_Commander_E64252d ago

Is MW3 in 1080p? Where's the story on that?

Just MS/Activision and these no name shitty little sites trying to start drama. BF3 will be f**king epic!

COD fanboys the time is near!

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Anti-Fanboyer4253d ago

Yes, a very few games on PS3 actually do 1920x 1080.

Wipeout HD does it cleverly, and at 60fps.

Ja555on4253d ago

lots of games on PS3 do 1080p, sure not all of them but some do

Torunkz4253d ago

IMO Console gamers are greedy and want everything the PC can do with only having to pay few hundred for console.

jdfoster004253d ago

Wasn't God Of War at 1080p o.O

newn4gguy4253d ago

No. GOWIII was 720p. I have the box in my hand right now. Common mistake though. Don't worry about it. The game is GORGEOUS!

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iNFAMOUZ14253d ago

what are you on about there are 1080p games on both ps3 and 360.

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Ocelot5254253d ago

upscaled resolution != native resolution

ProjectVulcan4253d ago


The arse bleedingly obvious....

Sharingan_no_Kakashi4253d ago

A couple 1st gen ps3 games are. I think NGS was one. But devs started sacrificing rez for polygons so you prolly wont see too many nowadays.

Regardless this was obvious. Whoever expected the console BF3 to look as good as the PC BF3 is just being ridiculous.

Ju4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

Polygons shouldn't really matter (still the same amount of poly's regardless of resolution - at least in 1080vs720, you'd probably render less in lower resolution(s)). It is the level of detail, though, and in relation to that this has an impact on the fill rate. Higher res, more memory, higher fill rate requirements. This combined with more effects on a per pixel basis (shaders, etc) has an impact on the resolution. Some of the true 1080 games render almost flat surfaces, with some reflections etc, but no sophisticated lightning, etc.

Tru_Ray4252d ago

Ridge Racer was also 1080p if I am not mistaken...

Calvin_ISA4253d ago

Gran Turismo 5. 1080p @ 60fps with 16 cars on the track.

badz1494253d ago

but not FULL HD 1920X1080 resolution. GT5p and GT5 are both 1280X1080.

Tachyon_Nova4253d ago

We've been through this before. He asked for 1920x1080, GT5 is 1280x1080 or something like that.

Rhythmattic4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

Yep 1280 x 1080P in Game

1900 x 1080 cam/garage/playback

Still looks damn good though... Pushing some mighty poly's for a console.

But have to Add, BF3 is looking bitchin'.. Great for console owners and amazing for those intense PC rigs.... That I dont believe you can deny.

joydestroy4253d ago

welp, i knew the PC version would be the best. this will be the first combat shooter i own and actively play online with. really really excited, too!

SonyPS3604253d ago

"They're holding back the game's visuals so that it can run on X platform".

^You never see this kind of clueless snobbery from PC gamers. Just saying.

BrianG4253d ago

Weren't PC gamers complaining that Crysis 2 was held back because of consoles? And that it was consolized?

You will see that type of "snobbery" anywhere, PC, Console, Portable, etc...

MysticStrummer4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

BrianG is absolutely right. Not only do you see this kind of snobbery from PC gamers, you get a completely different kind of snobbery that compels them to show up in articles about console games and talk about how much better the game would look if it was on PC. Following that would be a list of people talking about the specs of their gaming rig. OT - No kidding. Thank you, fearless reporter, for revealing the hidden truth.

B00M4253d ago

Crysis 2 looked like shit though, due to it being on consoles. Just look at Crysis and Warhead to see what Im talking about.

kingdoms4253d ago

Ps3 is the latest build. Just make sure you're not wasting too much time on it and then run out of time on the 360 version and I don't care if the 360 is easier and faster to develope on just don't mess up because of ps3

kwicksandz4253d ago

wipeout HD is not true 1080p

Otheros004252d ago

1920x1080 is true 1080p/full hd
wipeout hd is 1920x1080p
Guess what that makes wipeout hd.

RBLAZE19884252d ago

There are just so many stupid people out there. This type of stuff should not even be headlined as news. The only people complaining are people who don't know shit about technology and think that just cause they have an hd console they should get 1080p and graphics equivolent to pc games...Using the Wipeout HD arguement is stupid too because wipeout hd is not true 1920x1080 and it is also a racer with all pre-rendered backgrounds. It's just foolish to think a game like battlefield 3 can come out on consoles with 1080p graphics that look just like the pc version. Everyone complaining about the Jimmy Fallon footage are either ignorant or have there own personal agendas.

50Terabytespersec4252d ago (Edited 4252d ago )

The Only game that does 1080 native and looks phenomenal is Wipeout HD (which is just an upgraded of last gen game..
But in terms of a full out Next Gen Game ? NO!!
No most games are scaled up especially 360 games (yuck! up close on on my 37" Bravia no ,yuck! blur,blur, eye hurting....
GT5 yuck,,,GT prologue= Gorgeous!
COD MW etc.. yuck!!Dizying blur!!
(note i watch a lot of native HD stuff)
All my monitors are 1080P!

Don't kid yourselves console gamers, Limited ram starved Consoles have MASSIVE tradeoffs when it comes to HD!!
You loose serious texture and scenes detail with 1080p on 512 or 256 compressed RAM or not.

I would say Get a 60 dollar 512MB+ 60GBpersec+Bandwidth Video card and Play Battledfiled the way it is supposed to be played, not on PC360 sitting far away LMAO! for blurred to death visual =O, Play it up close personal in HD on a PC and HD Monitor !!!

Eat it up and blow shisish up!!!

otherZinc4252d ago (Edited 4252d ago )

I knew it, other than the 1080P stuff: it doesnt look all that at all.

Look at the weak smoke comming from the car: want smoke see COD 2, that was made years ago!

Yep, its shaping up to be overrated!

Note to EA:
Stop talking s*** & dont show us the PC version ever again! We know the console versions will sell 100X's more than the PC anyway.
Also, why the hell is it going to be better than COD & Halo & Rainbow & Ghost Recon anyway!?
Is BF3 going to have "campaign" co-op?

Also, I'm looking forward to buying BF3 if its any good at all, but if its some SOCOM4 garbage, you can keep my copy EA!

madmanden4252d ago

Actually Battlefield games sell at least as much if not more on PC

avengers19784252d ago

A bet more people play it on consoles, considering most peoples computers are not hooked up to 1080p monitors, and most people don't hood there computers up to there televisions... I say it really don't matter. I also no this I will not need to upgrade my console to play this game, some people will def need and upgrade to play BF3 at full 1080p running at 60fps. I know some of you already have super gaming rigs and will not need to do a damn thing except by the game, but in reality the resolution being 720p as opposed to 1080p will not keep people from buying the game more on consoles.

ChrisW4252d ago

Well I don't know about you guys, but I'll be playing BF3 at 1080 with 3DVision.

R6ex4252d ago

You pay Peanuts (for console), you get Monkey! lol

Real gamers get power PC.

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waltyftm4253d ago

So it looks like PC>PS3>X360

(Runs for cover)

Jumper094253d ago

U havent seen the 360 version. so stop with this bullshit kid

ElDorado4253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

Anyone who disagrees with you is stupid. I have PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. It's logical if it's PC > PS3 > Xbox 360, since PC is a lot more powerful than consoles and PS3 is more powerful than the Xbox 360. Still the Xbox 360 version can be the better one between consoles, but It's just like you said

I_find_it_funny4253d ago


HAHA good one, having 3 platforms and choosing ps3 = automatic fanboy

SonyPS3604253d ago (Edited 4253d ago )

It's logical because nearly all multiplatform games end up looking better on the 360 than on the Ps3.


Stop with the bullshit and get the PC version.

kane_13714253d ago

wow, a preference is called fanboyism.
wow, very logical people out here really.
Fanboyism isn't bad people, as long as it doesn't blind you it is ok.
and seriously who expected PS3 version be as good as PC one?
it is very beautiful on PS3 too, but when i saw the first gameplay i knew age of this generation is coming to an end. as i stated in other article, we are already past the normal cycle.

irepbtown4253d ago

They look better on 360 because Multiplat games (Majority) just get ported from xbox to PS3.

If they was to do it other way around, they would not know 360's limit meaning porting would literally be impossible.

Quick Qs, Would xbox be able to handle Uncharted? Killzone? MGS4?

I like my xbox, but fact is, PS3 is more powerful (which I prefer from the two).

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ZBlacktt4253d ago

Gaming PC $299? Didn't think so.

Hiruu4252d ago


:-), winning where it really matters.

Tru_Ray4252d ago

But BF3 will likely be the best game out of those that you mentioned... I may be a shareholder, but I still care more about the quality of the games.

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Prcko4253d ago

gonna try this on pc,uncharted gonna be my 1st pick this november

bratman4252d ago

Battlefield releases in October.

Jumper094253d ago

its stupid to ask if the console will run at 1080p native lol

badz1494253d ago

yeah...tell me about it lol!

BrianG4253d ago

You know if you read the article the developer is talking about supported resolutions.

AKA Upscallable resolutions, not native.

The game will only support 720p output. Output being the key word that makes me conclude they are talking about output resolutions, not Native game resolutions.

A great example of a non native 1080p game running in 1080p is ironically Call of Duty. Another is Grand Theft Auto 4. Both non-native 1080p that can be displayed in 1080p.

Don't mean to break up the agree fest, (Didn't disagree), just thought I should clear that up.

ZBlacktt4253d ago

It's stupid to ask if a gaming PC can be bought for $299.