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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:30pm 21/06/11 | 59 Comments
In what is an open and shut case of PC being the dominant visual and grunt force in gaming, a high-profile title is poised to finally remind the gaming world that the desktop platform is where visual and performance evolution actually happens.

Battlefield 3, using Frostbite 2.0, will run at 60fps and at 1080p on a decent machine and look every bit as good as every video we've seen so far. Consoles, on the other hand, will suffer what the PC has of late in that they'll get a lesser version due to focused PC development. 720p at 30fps is what DICE have revealed lounge-room players will be getting, which is half the frames-per-second Modern Warfare 3 will run at - one of Infinity Ward's biggest touts for their next shooter.

As part of videogames week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, DICE debuted the console version (PS3), and we've embedded that video for you below.




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Latest Comments
Eorl
Posted 01:38pm 21/6/11
Ah, glorious PC master race :P That being said, consoles are an excellent machine in their own rights, but what I hate is when a console title is simply ported to PC with no real development mind besides keybinding.

Also, that video revealed knifing as a actual melee weapon, instead of the old quick knife.
Gary Chan
Posted 01:43pm 21/6/11
What did everyone expect? Of course its going to look crap compared to a PC. For a console game, its not bad though. There's been a few troll articles getting around like this. (not that I care, because PC is the best platform regardless).

I just can't get over how arkward that aiming looked... I almost couldnt watch. Mouse/keyboard FTW.
Kf
Posted 02:12pm 21/6/11
Funny seeing all the console fan boys crying that their 3+ year old console cannot run the game at the same visuals and resolution as the PC version... how dumb can you be not to realise tech has moved A LOT in 3 years.
Llian
Posted 02:14pm 21/6/11
It is by no means BAD, it is just that for ONCE the PC is actually being leveraged that way it should have been all along. And EA will make squillions from it.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 02:18pm 21/6/11
About time a game focussed on PC rather than console then just creating a crappy PC port with s*** controls, visuals etc.
ShwaMiller86
Posted 02:28pm 21/6/11
3 year old? The tech in PS3 and 360 is from 2004/5.
Trauma
Posted 02:42pm 21/6/11
So what 1-2 years before we see the next gen console starting the cycle over?

About time a game focussed on PC rather than console then just creating a crappy PC port with s*** controls, visuals etc.

Witcher 2?
Sile
Posted 02:45pm 21/6/11
Thank GOD (Dice).. a game focused for the PC!! I cannot wait.. I'm really looking forward to getting back to my BF FPS roots. I always wanted an updated Desert Combat.. well, this is looking even better!

Thank you DICE!
DeadlyDav0
Posted 02:47pm 21/6/11
Witcher 2?

FPS i mean.
Khel
Posted 03:49pm 21/6/11
While I think this is awesome, and its great to see them developing with PC as a lead platform, if they can't be competitive with Modern Warfare on the consoles, then they've already lost.
paveway
Posted 03:56pm 21/6/11
yeh unfortunately the amount of pc-only to console gamers on here doesn't really reflect the sheer volume of console gamers that play these games. pc gamers are the minority

it's great they are going the PC route etc, but at what sacrifice to the viability of the game as a whole
orbitor
Posted 03:57pm 21/6/11
of course, if you want to run it at the better settings on the PC, you're going to have to have a relatively new PC.

So it'll still sell buttloads more copies on console no doubt.
Enska
Posted 04:27pm 21/6/11
What Khel said. I'm confused, I thought they were looking to outdo CoD altogether, now it's just on PC? eh.

on another note, I watched my mate playing blops on 360 on sunday arvo, he was pretty fkn good. FPS' on controller aren't my thing but I gotta hand it to em, they're not half bad.
maRtz
Posted 04:46pm 21/6/11
It is by no means BAD, it is just that for ONCE the PC is actually being leveraged that way it should have been all along. And EA will make squillions from it.


Quite the opposite I believe, so many console noobs it's not funny.
DM
Posted 05:00pm 21/6/11
Modern Warefare 3 will sell like hotcakes simply because of the name. Even though I think we all know that BF3 is the superior game, MW3 will win because of the 360 fanboys. Sadly, against that not many games stand a chance in terms of sales.
DK
Posted 05:06pm 21/6/11
Wow that still looks fkn nice for a console. When he was shooting the rpg dudes cover it looks wicked
Kiwi-NZ
Posted 06:46pm 21/6/11
Consoles are always crap and just 24 players online instead for PC to have 64 Players.
paveway
Posted 07:04pm 21/6/11
so informative ^

pc-only people are a minority - get used to it
DM
Posted 07:16pm 21/6/11
Not if we look at it like cartman does.

Kyle: Dumbass. If there's 60% of them to 40% of us, then who's the minority?
Cartman: The black and brown people
Kyle: No you're the minority
Cartman: Do I look like a minority to you stupid?
Reverend Evil
Posted 09:39pm 21/6/11
Witcher 2?

That had gumby controls when it was released. Had to wait for a patch to come out to be able to bind all keys.
rrrocket
Posted 09:43pm 21/6/11
I reckon all PC users should unite and purchase this to show how strong the PC community really is.

who's with me!
DM
Posted 09:44pm 21/6/11
I think most of us here are already doing that
rrrocket
Posted 09:49pm 21/6/11
I think most of us here are already doing that


Yes but lets take it worldwide!


www.buybattlefield3onpc.com or something :) And everyone who's bought can sign the page. Any maybe if we show this to DICE they can add all the names to the ending credits lol
kr0wb4r
Posted 10:28pm 21/6/11
Yes, I think I'll definitely buy this for PC, instead of hanging around the backs of trucks, where I usually find games after they've fallen off.

Also; Paveway, just because there aren't as many PC-only gamers these days, doesn't mean PC doesn't take a giant turd all over consoles for gaming (which it magnificently does).
paveway
Posted 08:20am 22/6/11
for fps games i completely agree

i own a ps3 and i just won't buy fps games on console because i grew up playing cs etc on pc, you can't beat it

but unfortunately consoles are what makes the companies the money these days

you will see less and less games catering primarily for pc users.
Morbz
Posted 08:50am 22/6/11
well the funy thing is that mission on a pc would of been piss easy^^ that whole area would of been cleared in 20 secs kaka. cant beat a mouse and keyboard plus an elite gamer^^
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:58am 22/6/11
This will sell well on consoles still.

I'm yet to see battlefield 3 posters on the sides of buses and whatnot. They are going to have to step up their advertising game if they want to outdo Modern Warfare.

P.S. MW has always, and will always be an abbreviation of Mech Warrior in my eyes.
Randy Cambell
Posted 09:13am 22/6/11
Iv got a decent P.C and a 360 that just collects dust cant be f***ed with it. Tried playing on xbox live and the people who play are just kids.Least on p.c you have people 20+years age playing not kids! I have been playing cod for years and i think it is a great game though it is just getting plan boring and the same old game engine! BF3 may not have many players on the p.c version, at least there wont be kids! its great to play with a more murture bunch of P.C GAMERS!!!!!
skythra
Posted 09:15am 22/6/11
Funny seeing all the console fan boys crying that their 3+ year old console cannot run the game at the same visuals and resolution as the PC version... how dumb can you be not to realise tech has moved A LOT in 3 years.
it's been 6 years but sure.
hensun
Posted 09:41am 22/6/11
From the looks of the video theres no quick knifing, same knife mechanics as bf2. Thank god!!!!! Quick knifing is so bad, I can't believe it was even used in bc2. Quick knife = annoying noobs.
Eorl
Posted 10:09am 22/6/11
Hey pave, I don't think consoles will be the superior thing soon. A lot of the big companies are turning back to the PC market because they are realising they can push technology more on a PC and actually make better games. Hell, even Microsoft is saying they want to get back to PC gaming. They just need to figure out a swell way to curve piracy, which I know exactly how. Make better games. Better games means more people will buy it.
Khel
Posted 10:39am 22/6/11
Consoles are still going to be the majority. Theres a hell of a lot of xbox 360 and ps3 users out there who wouldn't even know where to start when it comes to gaming on PC, or who just don't care. Like pave said, this forum isn't the best indicator, cos a lot of us are PC gamers and have been since the early days of PC gaming, but we're in the minority sadly :(

Take modern warfare 2 for example, seems to be hard to find good figures for PC sales cos VGchartz doesn't have any figures for sales in america, but it has 700,000 copies sold on PC in europe, compared to just short of 4 million copies on 360 and another 4 million copies on PS3. 12.5 million copies sold worldwide on 360 and 9 million copies sold worldwide on PS3.
HERMITech
Posted 01:08pm 22/6/11
yeh unfortunately the amount of pc-only to console gamers on here doesn't really reflect the sheer volume of console gamers that play these games. pc gamers are the minority

Quality over quantity any time...
Khel
Posted 01:43pm 22/6/11
I don't disagree, just saying, if EA want to win the war, they gotta win it on the consoles. I'm expecting BF3 to be an absolutely s***-hot experience on PC and I can't wait, but its not the version thats gonna bring them the big bucks.
DM
Posted 01:46pm 22/6/11
I don't disagree, just saying, if EA want to win the war, they gotta win it on the consoles. I'm expecting BF3 to be an absolutely s***-hot experience on PC and I can't wait, but its not the version thats gonna bring them the big bucks.

It's sad that this is the case. Consoles make up most of sales now so it's nice they are building the game for PC first and then changing it for consoles but it's 1 of the very very few games to have this happen now.
paveway
Posted 01:54pm 22/6/11
Eorl

put your rampant fanboy and listen to what khel and i are saying

Eorl
Posted 02:14pm 22/6/11
Okay :( I don't doubt BF3 will sell like hot cakes on consoles though. It already looks better and plays better then MW1/2/3 on console, so they've got that and destruction going for em.
bLaZe
Posted 02:45pm 22/6/11
You make it sound like the consoles got a poorly optimized port when that is hardly the case. They simply made a game for current tech, which obviously has to scale back for '06 hardware. Anyone complaining how the game ran on a 6 year old pc would simply be laughed at. I'm sure if they could manage 60 fps too if they sacrificed all that delicious detail from their art assets, but why would you...
Sugar
Posted 03:18pm 22/6/11
PC = Awesome!
Timmeh
Posted 03:36pm 22/6/11
What Graphical Card does one suggest, that will be sufficient enough to run this masterpiece of personal computing?
glynd
Posted 04:25pm 22/6/11
What Graphical Card does one suggest, that will be sufficient enough to run this masterpiece of personal computing?


.

Going to bump up my ram and currently running a HD5850 and tempted to buy anther and crossfire to be BF3 ready ... in fact there probably should be a thread for "Getting BF3 ready" :P
ctd
Posted 04:32pm 22/6/11
What Graphical Card does one suggest, that will be sufficient enough to run this masterpiece of personal computing?

Depends on the whether you care about max settings or not :P If you can run bfbc2 at decent settings then you should have no trouble. Max settings will require top of the range I'd say.

Anyway it is still 4-5 months until release... plenty of time.
Timmeh
Posted 04:34pm 22/6/11
.

in fact there probably should be a thread for "Getting BF3 ready" :P

F*****g +1
Timmeh
Posted 04:56pm 22/6/11
While no official announcement of minimum requirements for Battlefield 3 have been made, we do know what engine the game will be running. Frostbite 2.0. Because of this we can estimate what requirements will be expected when Battlefield 3 hits shelves.

Minimum System Requirements
Processor: Dual Core
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 15 GB for Digital Version, 10 GB for Disc Version
Video Memory: 256 MB
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 10
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

Recommended System Requirements
Processor: Quadcore Processor
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 15 GB for Digital Version, 10 GB for Disc Version
Video Memory: 512 MB
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 11
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD Rom Drive
rrrocket
Posted 08:53pm 22/6/11
We all know consoles are the majority and that's where devs make most of their coin. Stop talking about the obvious.

I cannot remember the last time a FPS was being designed to embrace PC's more so than consoles(and dedicated servers). We PC gamers need to spread the word and buy Battlefield 3 to show the gaming community just how strong the PC is. Then Carmack might rethink his strategy and support PC's over consoles.

Here's another site suggestion we could digitally sign once we've purchased Battlefield3. Would be awesome to see every Battlefield 3 owner sign such a thing. Could get up in the millions!


www.pcgamersrulebattlefield3.com
tel
Posted 01:23pm 23/6/11
Thank GOD for PC gaming!
Yes i own a console, but my heart belongs to PC.
Two thunbs up to the guys who made BF3.
SnotOne
Posted 03:49pm 23/6/11
If i had a console id be aiming to step up to a pc for this game alone but i also fly flight sims so a console is right out of the question.. so simple and cheap which is great for the kids.
rrrocket
Posted 05:20pm 23/6/11
so no interest hey...

sigh
Mooshy
Posted 12:30am 26/6/11
This is all great for people who can afford to upgrade their PC every 2-3 years, alas I am one of many who can't after my desktop blew up again and I sit here typing on a 4 year old Asus F5RL laptop sporting speedy a T2330 (1.8 ghz) duel core processor and lightning fast Radeon Xpress 1100 video chip :( My laptop is lucky to run solitaire smoothly and can't afford a gaming laptop for another 10 months or so, and even if I fix up my desktop AGAIN it isn't fast enough to run BF3 in 1920X1080 even IF my monitor supports it which it doesn't! (E8500 3.2ghz, 4 Gig of DDR800 Ram, GTX285). This all means that I will have to play it on my PS3 which isn't necessarily a bad thing, I have been enjoying lots of PS3 games on my 52 inch Sony Bravia screen and from this video it still looks really nice, but if it doesn't play smooth as MW3 they will lose alot of buyers maybe even myself. (sigh) One thing I can say for the PS3, 4 years old 0 crashes and 0 reformats, 0 breakdowns even in the heat of summer something I can't say about my Desktop.
HERMITech
Posted 01:55am 26/6/11
Thank GOD for PC gaming!

Actually, no

Thank Darwin or John Carmack
paveway
Posted 11:19am 27/6/11
We all know consoles are the majority and that's where devs make most of their coin. Stop talking about the obvious.


obviously not if myself and khel had to spell it out
Eorl
Posted 11:24am 27/6/11
Rocket, Carmack is and always will be loyal to PC's. Have you not seen how he is developing RAGE? It's apparently going to kick some ass on PC, and has to be dropped down substantially for consoles.
Fixah
Posted 11:52am 27/6/11
Some people in this thread who shall remain nameless are yet to front up with their moola for BF3. If you love PC and BF3 and America so much then you should pay up without question, immediately.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 12:56pm 27/6/11
Yer yer yer, I'll clear it with the finance officer tonight.
ravn0s
Posted 12:59pm 27/6/11
Rocket, Carmack is and always will be loyal to PC's. Have you not seen how he is developing RAGE? It's apparently going to kick some ass on PC, and has to be dropped down substantially for consoles.


they're not going to have dedicated servers for RAGE mp though :/
Infidel
Posted 07:13pm 27/6/11
I will also buy this on PC, bought bad company 2 last night on EA Origin since we have quite sime time till october and I only got a PC again recently. The xbox has been collecting dust for a year now. EA's Origin I am quite a fan of, was getting full download speeds ie 10mb/sec whereas steam jumps from fewhundred kb/s to mb/s
rrrocket
Posted 07:53pm 27/6/11
Rocket, Carmack is and always will be loyal to PC's. Have you not seen how he is developing RAGE? It's apparently going to kick some ass on PC, and has to be dropped down substantially for consoles.



Eorl - Not what I've read. Carmack goes where the money is (who can blame him) He's totally focused on his consoles now. He admits PC's are superior however that's not where the money is. As for RAGE it'll always look better on PC but that's a given.
Eorl
Posted 08:08pm 27/6/11
Ah well, I just want another Doom liken to Doom 2 :(
Enska
Posted 08:10pm 27/6/11
tbh I think Carmack is probably more interested in his aerospace company than anything else.
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