Yes, PC gamers, you are absolutely getting the best Battlfield 3 DICE and EA have to offer later this year. You’ll be seeing it, assuming your gaming rig can handle the details, at a better framerate, in greater definition and with astounding lighting effects. The PC version of the game, as DICE has stated before, is the lead version moving through development.
The console version still looks great, of course. The world caught a glimpse of in motion briefly on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Show last week. Did it look as stunning as what we’ve been shown previously? No. But it still looked like a graphically stellar console shooter.
Now, a Battlefield blog, by way of Ars Technica, reports on some of the essentials behind the console version of Battlefield 3. The game will run at 30 frames per second, a relatively low but better-than-acceptable rate, and will run in 720p. DICE developer Johan Anderson explained that 30 FPS is not a new stat for Battlefield titles on consoles through a Tweet, “…we always do 30 fps on consoles, not possible to fit in vehicles, fx, scale and all players otherwise.”
As has been apparent in all of the discussion surrounding the upcoming release of Battlefield 3, those who can play the PC version should. For console gamers, my poor self included, it seems we’re still getting a graphically solid title. Should we be jealous? Oh, absolutely. But don’t let them enjoy your shame. No, you keep your chin up as they laugh directly in our faces… those jerks.
Battlefield 3 will be available for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on October 25th of this year. We’ll have more on the game and its details as they come. Until then, maybe a job at Burger King will help me build the gaming rig of my dreams.