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Battlefield 3: Are Xbox 360 gamers worried about the final product?

It has been an eventful last few days for both EA and Battlefield 3 developers DICE to say the least. After an apparent Xbox 360 beta screenshot leaked to the public, the company has had to issue a detailed statement on a developer build of the game that has also creeped out onto the internet.

Unfortunately, EA has already pulled all material from the developer copy of the game, which includes all-new footage from a jet level of the game, and also other gameplay from Operation Frontline and the Operation Metro multiplayer mode.

The leaked videos were also significant in the fact that it was the very first time that the Xbox 360 version of the game had been shown to the public and judging by the poor quality of the videos, it’s understandable to see why DICE were not too happy about it.

In a recent interview with Eurogamer, general manager for DICE Karl Magnus Troedsson had this to say when talking about the nature of the leak:

”Watching the game in crappy 320×200 resolution on YouTube is not the way that we want people to experience the game. We’d rather have them wait for us to show it in its real HD glory. There are a lot of hard hours that have gone into this from the team, and naturally we’re disappointed. But, yeah, things happen.”

He also took the time to defend the lack of console gameplay being shown for Battlefield 3 so far, as if you have been keeping an eye on events for the shooter, you’ll know that EA and DICE have mostly shown just PC footage – obviously due to the fact that it will be the lead platform for the game ahead of the console versions, which DICE make no secret of hiding.

We too have seen the leaked Xbox 360 footage and it is a big shame that the uploader did not reveal the gameplay in a much higher resolution. It now seems to be creating a negative atmosphere about the overall quality of the console versions of Battlefield 3 compared to the PC version. The quick solution here would be for EA to just release some proper Xbox 360 footage of the game, so the worries can be put to rest.

Have you seen the leaked footage? If so, what did you think about it – are you worried about the console quality of Battlefield 3 compared to the PC lead platform?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Swmajed
Swmajed

i think the xbox 360 version isn’t going to be anywhere as good as PC, graphics which I can understand to a certain degree but also gameplay, well i think that they must be hiding it for some reason or because they mest it up or because it’s nowhere near as good as they say it is. either way it’ll probably just be bad company 2 with jets, multiplayer wise, I think they weren’t very efficient with developing the game on console, seriously battlefield 3 on 2 discs but skyrim on 1, really. 2 discs isn’t the problem, it’s that… Read more »

Greg9
Greg9

The video was bad quality but watching that guy blow the front off the building was very cool. You can still tell it blows bad company away!!!

Greg9
Greg9

The video was bad quality but watching that guy blow the front off the building was very cool. You can still tell it blows bad company away!!!

Ashraf 007

It would be insane to think the Xbox quality would be poor – definitely buying it on day 1! 

Bryan King

Naaa. I’ve seen the video. I just had to imagine the resolution being 1000x better. It was more the uploaders fault more than anyone elses. I understand that I won’t have to worry about that until the beta comes out.

bbalfour82
bbalfour82

I’m not worried about the final product…the other thing I’m worried about is social life when Battlefield 3 cones out, LMAOOO

Hollywooda
Hollywooda

no.

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