DICE settles worries of the console community after stating that the lowest graphical settings of the PC version of Battlefield 3 will be equivalent to the console version.
The way I see it, if you don't have a PC you don't know what your missing out on unless you go searching for what your missing. So i'll be perfectly fine with my lesser copy of Battlefield 3 on the PS3 or Xbox 360 whichever I get it on.
I'll be getting it on 360 and am not worried about the differences. I'll take my controller,x-game chat,50'plasma all while laying comfortably on my bed over the other options.
I pre-ordered mine for the ps3. I'll get the pc version later when it eventually shows up on steam. PC releases usually go down in price weeks or a few months after release.
either way you play it is fine, just saying though you can play the pc version with a 360 controller on a 50 in tv
Dammit brosy... Had to go there didnt you. I am laying comfortably on my bed right now. Nowhere near my PC. People forget that PC had every piece of tech you tout for consoles first. wifi bluetooth USB 3D even Blu ray. that includes this wireless keyboard and blue track mouse I'm using. http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... about the tech that makes it easy to lay on your bed.
"either way you play it is fine, just saying though you can play the pc version with a 360 controller on a 50 in tv" You can get owned left and right on the pc version with a 360 controller! It may be technically possible, but it's not realistic!
I play on my PC maxed out on a TV with an Xbox 360 controller sitting on a couch, lol. U mad?
Funny how console gamers will rave about the piddly differences between the console versions, yet when there is a mountain of a difference between PC and console they will say stuff like "you don't know what your missing out on unless you go searching for what your missing" Lol.
Hey, I'm also playing my PC on my 40" Bravia whilst sitting in my club chair, but damn, using the mouse & keyboard is such a pain in the ass. There really is no where to place them. I have to put the keyboard on my lap and I use a book on the arm rest as a mouse pad, which makes my mouse wobbly :/
@nanometric Yeah I tend not to use my M+K when playing on the tv, thats where the 360 controller for windows comes in. But if you arent willing to swap out for a controller there are quite a lot of wireless keyboard with built in mouse options, And a lot of variety. The best personally I think is the keyboard with a rollerball mouse. Its pretty much as comfy as you will get with M+K from a sofa. Although you could always customize a laptop easily enough
Well, ill be playing the "graphically superior version" with my keyboard and mouse while sitting comfortably on my couch in front of my 52" HDTV ;)
exactly besides some graphic's perks, for higher end pc's, the only difference will be player count.
The amount of vehicles on screen, the amount of destructibility (Frostbite 2.0 is being scaled back for the consoles) and lesser weapon-based physic dynamics. But if you're okay with that stuff not being int he console version then it's fine.
@pumpactionpimp Graphics dosnt matter that much but player count does. It's small scale guerilla war vs. Full frontline all guns blazing war.
I understand the literal differences, and am buying it on pc. But you guys make it sound like console gamers are getting the shaft here. They are not they spent considerably less money, for a perfectly playable version of the game. At least that's all I was trying to say.
I wish I could play it on PC but can't fork out for a new rig at the moment. When it's on ultra settings, the game looks amazing.
The beta actually didn't have the ultra settings intact. It was restricted to very high. Can't wait to see the game with everything enabled. I'm not even sure the beta had DX11.
Wow, didn't know that. Gameplay vids already looked great!
restricted to high. ultra=very high
It was DX11. BF3 on PC is ONLY DX10/11, that is why they are touting it so much, it is a first for a game to finally ditch DX9/opengl 2.0/console level API's. The beta was running in DX11 (if you had a DX11 card), but you just got the performance benefit (higher FPS), things like tesselation or any other DX11 features are supposedly only on Ultra. Though we did get MSAA options in a deferred engine, which is awesome. That can only be done on DX11. Consoles don't choose MLAA or FXAA for only performance reasons, it is also because deferred rendering can't have MSAA in DX9 (or if it can, the performance hit is something horrible, so you might as well consider it not possible.) Little dose of info there for everyone.
Just Cause 2 and Shattered Horizon also don't support Dx 9
i hope my 5850 and quad core phenom II 965 are up to the task
Same setup here. did pretty well with the beta. The game game ran like a champ. assuming it is well optimized, we should at least get most of the DX11 settings enabled at 1080p and have a pretty slick fps. But DX11 is a frame rate killer. I usually keep it off, except for soft shadows.
I know right? I turn on DX11 on an XFire setup and most games get killed down to like 20-30fps. I think OC'd I got Lost Planet 2 to run at 42fps on my xfire setup.
Most games ADD effects when you turn on DX11 (like Crysis 2). DX11 itself is actually faster than DX9. BF3 only has DX10/11 support anyways. So when you turn on or run in DX11, most games added new effects or do old effects in better quality. It is not actually DX11 that is slow, it is the new, better looking effects that get enabled at the same time that hurts your FPS.
i recently got a new PC(pc noob) with Gtx 560 sli & i5 overclocked to 4.4ghz xD feeling confident haha
hello im a pc noob as well. I just got an i7-2600 [email protected] 3.40GHz with gb of ram, and a Gtx Nvidia 560. How well do you guys think i will be able to run BF3?
560 or 560 Ti? If just the 560, then you can play most things on high and some things on medium at 1080P and get 30FPS easy. If a 560 Ti, all things on high at 1080P and 30FPS. http://mp1st.com/wp-content... You can see they list the 560 Ti as the minimum for playing it high settings.
Yeah this the last and final time Dice is clarifying the difference between PC and console versions before the games released next Tuesday. Us console gamers (or allot of us) know we'll be playing the dubbed down version and understand the consequence of it, but we also realize the game is a top notch AAA title and it'll still look and play great. Now for the weak heart console owners, just be glad that EA decided to even release this game on the console in the first place. You'll barely even notice real big changes anyways since you play console.
"just be glad that EA decided to even release this game on the console in the first place." Yeah right, BF3 needs the console market to make up for sales that is dominated by other FPS.
@GamerElite Putting it on consoles certainty helps, but EA doesn't necessarily "Need" the console platforms really. they did it mainly for COD sake and they want to make an alternative shooter this time around instead of having to play only COD this year. Giving people an alternatives is a good thing and Dice is the by far the only one really doing it.
They dont need consoles thats why they made the bad company games BF proper was just for PC.
isnt the new starwars game EA's most ambitious title to date? thats pc only. im very happy they hooked my 360 up with a port. yeah we are lucky imo, so im not going to bother bitching about comparisons
"the consequence of it" A bit dramatic... don't you think? All I know is while people waste their time arguing over visuals, I'll be playing Battlefield 3 with my friends.
Right, on game forums EA Battlefield 3 on consoles is the bad version and and the PC version is the knight and shining armor. This maybe true but once the game releases we won't be thinking about that, we'll be playing on our respective platforms and enjoying it with our friends. Just think about "What could of been" when we play on consoles but despite that and just have fun.
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I played the beta on both pc and ps3 . Enjoyed what both brought to the table , will be getting it on ps3 though .
Why the Ps3? does it require alot of horsepower? Have you tried the xbox version? im deciding which version to get also
I played the beta on all 3 platforms... I'm primarily a console gamer, so I liked the gameplay more on consoles, but graphically, it was definitely superior on PC. Gameplay wise, I think the PS3 version was a little better for me - things just felt better as I was playing. I will be getting in on 360 however - as that is the platform most of my friends get their multiplats on, and I also prefer the 360 controllers for FPS - the offset analog controllers are just more comfortable for me. I am excited to try the XEOX (Not a typo...) controller for PS3, but am concerned about the 2.4ghz connection, and don't like wired controllers because I have 2 small children. In the end, I'll have it for 360 first, but I'll probably bargain bin it for PS3 (30 or less).
I've got a quad core Windows 7 64 bit with 4 GB RAM and a middle of the road NVIDIA card . It looked and played nice and can only be even better with the bigger graphic cards , its just I personally prefer the PS3 controller to keyboard . Not tried it XBOX so not sure how it plays on that .
Damage limitation? DICE havent handled BF3 very well. Everyday I hear them trying say how awesome the console version is, but only after someone else points out the difference from PC versions.
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Hate to tell you but most pc gamers are pretty normal. Im a pc gamer, and i do everything from hang out with friends to shoot guns. My brother is also a pc gamer, and he is an accountant, makes a lot of money and lives on his own. Also neither of us live in our parents basement, so do me a favor and stop going by some stereotype
Yes, a very clear and honest statement, not to compare console and PC. Alot of us have known this for ages, some don't know at all and some just need reminding. Now, now that it's out in the open, for all to read.........STOP FU*%KING COMPARING CONSOLES TO PC's.
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are you aware that in three posts you managed to post nothing but pictures of fat guys? With no actual useful info over 3 entire posts? Seems like you want yourself a fat guy if anything. I'm a pc gamer, but holy hell guess what I have an average BMI, along with a partner who is a pc gamer with average BMI. Didn't see the world implode due to paradox did you?
why do console gamers compare multiplats on 360/ps3 and brag about small texture differences but still refuse to get a decent gaming pc?
its even more boggling how they fail to realize PC gaming is so much better in graphic quality... and then they say graphics is not everything YETTTT they are quick to compare graphics between the two platforms even thoug hthere is almost NO difference.
Inferiority complex, I assume. Everyone tries to self justify monetary purchases by defending their decision - which is why I usually get the consoles right after they launch - I don't like having to explain why I chose one over the other (usually it's whatever hit the market first). Good games are good games - minor graphical differences won't change the fact that a good game, is in fact good.
BF3,Uncharted 3, and NBA 2k12 well own me this winter. all on my 42in plasma and with 7.1 surround sound. i will be upgrading my size in plasma REALLY SOON! psn: cedaridge / xbl: cedaridge
I will agree that the PC version will be the best. But the console versions won't be crap. XperiaRay
D A M A G E'D C O N T R O L'E D!!
what is the DRM on this game? (will there be limited installs?) I have all systems and a gaming PC.... so i'm open to critics.... and sorry no fanboy comments.
I don't imagine there will be much in the way of DRM, besides Origin/Battlelog itself as it's a multiplayer game.
I guess Ill get it on PC then... Just that I dont lie the idea it is no on steam... oh well
new footage of ps3 blows the operation metro beta to shreds on ps3! Thats all that matters.
I'll be enjoying the game for what it is while people complain/cry over what looks better.
Johan Andersson said: "the console version can’t be fully compared against the PC settings as it uses different techniques.” For example, “the shadows in the shadows in the final code are way better than PC LOW, same with animated vegetation and such.” Its a trade-off for consoles, smaller maps b/c of a much lesser player count, but at the end of the day both console and PC versions will be fun in their own away. I am psyched, I havent played any game since the Beta. Over a week and a half has passed anticipating BF3. I am gonna get the 360 version which I haven't seen much footage of but I must say the PS3 version looks great. Is it just me or does BF3 kick MW3's ass in GFX? There's a lot you can do when you sacrifice 30 frames per second. lol
PS3 and Xbox360 players don't care about little details coz they set 2 meters away from the TV, duh while PC gamers sets 25 cm away.
They do care about the little details though, but only when it's about ps3 against 360. Then it's fine to argue over a few pixels here or there, graphics matter then. It's a big deal on who is getting the superior product. But when the difference is huge like ps3/360 against pc, then graphics don't matter. Then pc gamers are graphics whores and don't care about gameplay. It's amusing to watch the flip-flopping. In one article it matters, then in another it doesn't.
Buy it fo the system you own and prefer. Simple as that.
I owned and preferred my Xbox 360, but this game is garbage on consoles. That's why i bought a monster PC.