Battlefield 3: Xbox 720 / PlayStation 4 Performance

Earlier last month Alan Ng reported that the world premiere of Battlefield 3 will take place during GDC 2011, which is being held in March — not long to wait then. However, this is not what we are interested in, it is the fact that developers EA has said that the new game delivers a performance that should have been on the Xbox 720 and the PlayStation 4.

Well, we all know that both these consoles are at least five years away, so EA had to rewrite their Frostbite engine from the ground up. CVG also learned from Game Informer that the developer had to add a number of new elements, with large-scale destruction being the biggest feature added.

Knowing that Battlefield 3 is worthy on a next-gen console like the PS4 and the 720 is an exciting thought, but could it truly be that good? Earlier videos will not be able to shed much light on that question, but what we have seen so far is certainly impressive.

This latest version of the game will have a storyline much better then earlier version; according to Gamasutra you will visit Iraq, New York, Paris and more. They also inform us that the Battlefield 3 will be much larger, offering more weapons, unlockable achievements and extra equipment.

One thing we do know, this is going to be one huge game, but cannot help but feel that it will always be in the shadow of the Call of Duty series. However, Alan reports that graphics are said to be much better for Battlefield 3 – something to do with that engine re-write then?

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  • Dan

    No way,the consoles are 5 years away. Safe guess is two years. When Sony says ten year life on a console, they mean ten years of developing for it. It's been ten years since the ps2 came out and there still moving consoles, which means there still devs working on making titles for it. Move and kinect will extend the consoles life by another 5 years giving xbox and ps3 a total of at least 15 years on the market. In the past if consoles only lasted ten years, you would see another console in the midway life of the console or five years. I would imagine that the mid way point would be seven to eight years for a fifteen year console. It's a safe bet to say we are two or three years away from the next gen consoles.

  • Meeegn

    Wow what an awesome GAME. It looks like the best GAME released. Wow. GAME!

  • Steve

    What the!? 'at least 5 years away?' Where did you get that? There's no way.

  • Dutch Nukem

    Uhm, the next gen consoles is 5 years away? How do you know that? I'm still hoping it will be next year!

    • The Kinected Gamer

      Microsoft and Sony have both stated that their extra-accessories called the Kinect or Move has extended the console life for another five years.

      • VInce

        This doesn't actually mean it'll be 5 years till the next console. It just means that there is life in the system. An overlap, like when PS3 came out, PS2 was still selling 1000s

  • mrjub

    Uhhhh…. He was talking about the version.
    Are you aware pc is the lead platform? This article wreaks o console bias.

  • Sam

    I sure hope there is gonna be a lot of goodies like in COD BO (and I'm not talking about bad graphics and connection issues). A zombie or special mode would be appreciated. COD may be overrated, but they sure have a lot of content on the disk.

    I'm still waiting for my tracking info to be updated. Should get BF BC 2 tomorrow.

  • kinectedgamer

    Could you please stop saying Xbox 720? Microsoft is not like playstation and just moves up a number or even doubles it. It makes it sound like the xbox is for some lame skater group (no offense to the skaters out there), please say the third generation consoles or something similar.

    • Reikai

      Third generation? We're in the SEVENTH game console generation, even then, if you counted from NES, it would be the fifth generation

      • The Kinected Gamer

        Lol didn't think of that, I mean like third generation of Xbox, my bad.

      • The Kinected Gamer

        Lol, I meant to say of the xbox, my bad!


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