Now that the Battlefield 3 beta is heading towards a week in the hands of gamers, and we’ve had opinions back on the different versions (PS3, PC and Xbox 360), we have noticed some patterns when it comes to happiness with the different systems.
Some people are asking where the innovation is in Battlefield 3, and having played the game on the PS3 at an event in London last week and one of our team getting hands-on with the PC version, we noticed massive differences before the beta went live.
The PC beta has blown a lot of people away with much better graphics and some people feel more destruction, although 5 and 6 year old machines are never going to look as good as a new PC. There still are some complaints that the soldiers look skinny like they did in BF2, and the motion technology is either not in multiplayer or it’s not performing well.
Frostbite 2.0 will be enough for many gamers to purchase BF3, with environments looking really nice, although big differences have been seen in character models on the Xbox 360 and PS3, and when compared to PC. Some blog posts point out that the PS3 version is better than the Xbox 360, although we’re not too sure there are any notable differences.
I’ve seen a lot of feedback for the console versions, which will be the most popular, and there are a lot of issues from players that hope the beta are nowhere near the finished product. It’s almost certain there will be a lot of improvements, but considering how close we’re to a release date, the changes are not likely to improve enough for some people.
Our earlier findings, after some hands-on time, showed that the Battlefield 3 destruction was disappointing and obviously dialed down by DICE. Since then we have tested a few of platforms and found you can make big craters in the ground, and with C-4 it is possible to blow big holes in apartments and the subway, but the limitations come when in the park. So it is still limited but you can create damage in certain areas.
How do you feel the Battlefield 3 beta differs by PS3, PC and Xbox 360? Are you happy with what you seen so far? You can see nearly an hour of Battlefield 3 beta gameplay on Caspian Border here, which is PC gameplay.