Battlefield 3: EA DICE play down PS3 graphic concerns

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The graphics featured in upcoming shooter Battlefield 3 has become quite the talking point ever since EA DICE unveiled the console performance of the game a few weeks ago.

While many gamers were satisfied with the level of detail featured in the PS3 version of the game, there is a select group who believe that the graphics are considerably below par when compared to the PC version, which EA DICE are prioritizing.

Naturally, EA DICE are keen to dispel any fears to PS3 owners that the game is going to look below par compared to other versions, and executive producer Patrick Bach has now chimed in with his latest thoughts on the ongoing graphics dispute.

Despite clear differences in the visuals on the PS3 and PC versions of the game, Bach reiterates that the PS3 version of the game will look ‘very similar’ to the PC version of the game, although whether this admission is specifically reserved for the PS3 version or the Xbox 360 version as well, remains to be seen.

Here is what he had to say about the graphics when talking in a recent interview with PSM3, as reported from CVG:

“Of course, there are practical limitations on the console versions with things like CPU, resolution, memory, bandwidth… things like that. But I’m not worried about the output of PS3 compared to PC. It’ll be very similar.”

If you watched the PS3 trailer during Jimmy Fallon though, you would have clearly seen a significant difference in graphics for the two versions, so perhaps PS3 owners may want to reserve judgement until more gameplay footage is released.

Don’t forget that Battlefield 3 will ‘only’ run at 30FPS on console as well, compared to 60FPS on PC, which is another area of concern for some gamers. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to get one up over EA, Activision has already begun to boast that their upcoming Modern Warfare 3 game will run at a solid 60FPS on console.

Personally speaking though, I think the graphics are looking very acceptable. It’s an obvious step-up in quality from Bad Company 2, and if you have the resources to fork out thousands of dollars on a state of the art PC rig, then it’s only fair that you get to enjoy games in their highest quality. Battlefield 3 will obviously look better running on such a system with optimal settings, but the general gameplay will still be the same on console, and that’s what really matters when playing Battlefield as opposed to Modern Warfare 3 – the gameplay.

Are you concerned in any way about the level of console performance for Battlefield 3 compared to the PC version of the game?

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  • http://twitter.com/rossphillips Ross Phillips

    I’m not worried about Battlefield 3 – if it looks this good at “only” 30fps then I don’t give a rat’s ass.  Plus it will play better than Call of SpawnCamp.  To address the guy from Sledgehammer, I don’t care if your game runs at 120fps.  That alone will not detract from the gameplay which is now 4 years old and persuade me to spend £10 more than any other game costs for the privilege.

  • http://twitter.com/rossphillips Ross Phillips

    I’m not worried about Battlefield 3 – if it looks this good at “only” 30fps then I don’t give a rat’s ass.  Plus it will play better than Call of SpawnCamp.  To address the guy from Sledgehammer, I don’t care if your game runs at 120fps.  That alone will not detract from the gameplay which is now 4 years old and persuade me to spend £10 more than any other game costs for the privilege.

  • Anonymous

    I know they want the best quality game, but could it be possible to have 32 players on PS3? Bad company 2 is great, but sometimes I hate it because you’re nowhere near the action.

  • http://twitter.com/Furry_Atom Furry Atom

    “gameplay will still be the same on console.”

    No I’m quite sure 24 players vs 64 players has a significant impact on the gameplay.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shiv666 Shiv Sharma

      I think they might just do what other BF games do.  When there are less players on a server they reduce the size of the playable area.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shiv666 Shiv Sharma

      I think they might just do what other BF games do.  When there are less players on a server they reduce the size of the playable area.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shiv666 Shiv Sharma

    I dont see anything wrong with 30fps and I think its a fair trade off considering the massive amount of content.  When I got BF2 my PC at the time could only pull about 30fps and I still had a lot of fun playing the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shiv666 Shiv Sharma

    I dont see anything wrong with 30fps and I think its a fair trade off considering the massive amount of content.  When I got BF2 my PC at the time could only pull about 30fps and I still had a lot of fun playing the game.