Recently a very interesting, yet brief, post was published on GamerSheep which debates whether Battlefield 3 will be worth buying on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, when many believe that the game will be far superior on the PC, if this turns out to be true we wonder how much importance this will put on next-gen consoles arriving in 2012.
The video (shown below) says that effectively the need for the next-gen consoles are coming up faster and faster by the month and this is showcased in the release of Battlefield 3. With all things considered for the new game, each aspect of the PC version tops those of the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 (excluding perhaps online communities and cost of hardware).
It boils down to the specs if you will, as the PC grows rapidly with new technology and hardware outweighing that of current-gen consoles. Nowadays, if you are truly into gaming and you have built or bought a gaming-specific PC, you may find that your gaming experience is amplified by high performance graphic cards, massive processing power and even advanced gaming peripherals. These things, current-gen consoles can not compete with.
In the video, Sanii says that the PC version of BF3 will support 64 online players whilst the Xbox 360 version will only support 24. This will have a huge impact in terms of multiplayer gaming, and if it runs smoothly console gamers will be asking why they are throttled to less than half of the PC’s online capabilities. Sanii also say that the PC version of the game also runs above 60 frames per second (if your PC is up to it) this will result in better animations and smoother visuals, this should make PC version much better in terms of graphics than the PS3 and Xbox 360 releases which are limited to 30 fps.
So is there a need now more than ever for the next-gen evolution to come our way? Maybe this problem only affects the major gamers who are truly passionate about gaming experience. For casual gamers perhaps this is not such an issue, however if console manufacturers do not hurry up we could begin to see hardcore gamers give up on their consoles and jump ship to high-end gaming PCs.
We think that Sony and Microsoft are keeping a close eye on the situation and will have a better idea than anyone as to when the time is right, we have heard that Microsoft’s next-gen console will be revealed at 2012, we worry that if this is not the case console gamers will start lagging behind their PC gaming counterparts, it could potentially mean that every major 2012 title will be best on PC.