EA and DICE have been holding on to gameplay footage for the Xbox 360 version of their upcoming military shooter for what seems like months now. Fans have seen the game run (gloriously, I might add) in PC format. They’ve also seen it fired up and running on the PlayStation 3. The 360? That’s been a mystery.
Last week, someone took to a dev version of the game and leaked low resolution captures of the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 in action. The fidelity of the videos clipped in at lower than 480p. They gave off a vibe of what the Xbox 360 edition is bringing to the table, but they certainly weren’t true representations of how the game will actually look and run on Microsoft‘s console.
Last Friday, officially, DICE and EA released more than one minute of in-game footage for the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3. You’ll find that above.
Now, DICE has made no qualms about the fact that this game is being developed primarily as a PC title. That’s the way Battlefield has always been, no sense making changes now. They’ve also been quick to say that the console versions will still look good. As good as PC? No. But still good. We ran a story about that a few months back. This was Executive Producer Patrick Bach:
“…I can promise you that the console versions will still look amazing because of the core technology. If you have a 360, we want to use that machine to the maximum.”
Alright then, you’ve seen it running in consoles officially from DICE and EA; what do you think? Of course, it’s not going to beat the fidelity, texture and lighting of the PC version, but how does it stand up graphically against other console shooters?