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Full Gameplay Trailer For Battlefield 3 Turns Heads

This year's Call of Duty better be the bee's knees. The competition won't take a drubbing lying down.

Last year. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops launched at opposite ends of the year. In 2011, Battlefield 3 and the new CoD (expected to be Modern Warfare 3, despite no official announcement) will likely clash in November. DICE has made a lot of boastful claims about their new title, powered by the excellent new Frostbite 2 engine, but those claims appear to be justified...just watch the full 12-minute gameplay trailer below.

It's just one of those games that should be polished to within an inch of its life; "professionally produced" is a good description. We don't expect much in the way of hitches and glitches (that'd be disappointing), but we do expect a defining shooter that can stand with the best of the best. Better than Killzone 3? Who knows? Maybe. Better than CoD? Perhaps. It'll be a very interesting fall, nonetheless.

Related Game(s): Battlefield 3

Tags: battlefield 3, battlefield 3 trailer, dice

4/16/2011 10:37:21 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (132 posts)

Temjin001
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 10:50:16 AM
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For those wondering what a glimpse of the next gen could look like, this could be a reasonably close indicator of what MS might be showing next year with the next Xbox.

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Beamboom
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 10:52:30 AM
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*rubs eyes* omg! I expected it to be good, but this looks way above good. This looks like the new king of the hill.

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booze925
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:00:23 AM
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ok uhh... this looks absolutely insane. just imagine what MP will be like!
this and UC3 are my two most anticipated titles for 2011

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DirtySkillzHD
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:01:22 AM
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This is the only multiplatform game this year that looks extremely promising, in my opinion. Day one purchase for me.

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CaptRon
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:02:16 AM
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Holy Sh*t I want it!

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CH1N00K
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:07:39 AM
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I was going to pass on this because I've been kind of "Meh" on the Battlefields...but Wow! This one just moved up my list..a lot.

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jimmyhandsome
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:09:32 AM
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Pretty ridiculous. I still wonder what the PS3/360 versions will look like in comparison with the PC clips they've been releasing.

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AshT
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:17:47 AM
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better than COD? hell yeah...awesome...

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Lord carlos
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:20:19 AM
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Looks to me to be about hmm! i dunno? a billion times better than black ops!!!!

As for next gen material?
Its a youtube video so the quality isn't the best but their doesn't seem to be any graphical leap so i say no its not next gen material,just a developer talking up its product which is fine untill you start saying stupid things!
The ps3 could make a better looking bf3 game if it was exclusive imo.

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jimmyhandsome
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:33:59 AM

Are you serious? Try watching the offical HD trailer some where. I don't think the Ps3 or 360 could come close to what this game looks like.

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booze925
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:45:12 AM

are you blind? go to PS3YOUTUBE and download the HD video to your PS3. its a pretty big leap forward

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Pandacastro
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 2:51:14 PM

@booze
how do you download this on the ps3? Link?

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booze925
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 4:47:58 PM

@pandacastro
go 2 PS3YOUTUBE and follow the directions at the top to enable HD playback
once u do tht, when u watch a video there should be a download option there

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Pandacastro
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 5:11:12 PM

@booze
By PS3YOUTUBE do you mean the ps3 version of youtube?

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booze925
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 9:57:25 PM

no, nt youtube/XL
www.PS3YOUTUBE.com

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dkmrules
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:26:38 AM
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DAMMIT now I need to change my pants....

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daizycutter
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:38:40 AM
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PS3 for the singleplayer.. PC for the multiplayer ..first time ever i will buying a game twice

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matt99
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:40:41 AM
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Just...wow.

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cLoudou
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:41:42 AM
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That was Grrrrrrreat!

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:48:09 AM
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I think it's important to keep in mind that the console versions will not look as good.
Textures, lighting, geometric complexity, filtering and resolution will all be paired back. DX11 games are using rendering techniques that can not be done the same way on the RSX or Xenos. There's an outside chance they could do some custom stuff on SPUs, but it's unlikely. Especially considering that a portion of the SPUs are already tied up doing the the threaded multi-core calculations of what the 360 would be doing.

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:51:12 AM
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This far outstrips what the PS3 can do... can you blame DICE for wanting a console upgrade... poor PC people, they have been held back for years because of the consoles...

Imagine games specifically made for PC and completely optimised for it...

Q!

"play.example.enjoy"

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jimmyhandsome
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:59:10 AM

And I'm sure DICE wants new consoles so they can show off their shiny new Frostbite 2.0 engine in the form of a launch title. Beat Activision to the punch, who still are using the same engine from Call of Duty 2 that launched alongside Xbox 360 back in 2005.

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:10:35 PM

Technologically gaming PCs have the power to destroy any console. But the fact still remains that the PC gaming eco-system is frought with piraters, making for infertile publishing soil. Several devs and pubs have expressed that they will not make PC exclusives for this reason alone. Sad, but it's a grim glimpse at what can happen to a gaming platform when secluded self-serving jerks place their desires before the rest of society.

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Wissam
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:11:41 PM

Nobody is forcing them to develop on the poor consoles.

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:59:19 PM

The nature of economics will force them... they have to have a slice of that market to survive, or at least continue to grow and expand. The issue is that if you were a PC developer originally, and then you moved onto consoles, you would probably always develop with the PC in mind, first and foremost; and then tackle the task of getting the game onto consoles. As we have seen with some games, this can go horribly wrong.

PC version of Mafia is leaps and bounds ahead of the poorly PS3 conversion. Whilst the PS3 could pretty much pull it off, with all the bells and whistles, they didn't bother to convert it or make a decent job of the conversion at all. That is why I never bought the game. Even the 360 version of Mafia is better.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Geobaldi
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 4:28:32 PM

On the subject of piracy:

http://blog.wolfire.com/2010/05/Another-view-of-game-piracy

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TheCrazyMerc
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:51:33 AM
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OMFG AJDFKL%QT^%@R13

Sorry wiping the jizz off my keyboard :P

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:58:38 AM

That's just sick

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cLoudou
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:13:06 PM

Nice shot.

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:46:30 PM

COD is dead!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Jonesy555
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 6:59:28 PM

Not sure what you're getting down ranked. I thought it was funny. I watched the video of my Xoom... my poor touchscreen.

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Wissam
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:11:06 PM
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Nice PC footage. now where is my ps3 footage ?

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:14:54 PM
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This video is a great testament to the new GPU technology and Direct-X available to PC owners. M$ will be planning something big for the next 360 upgrade in order to perform at this level and above in 2 years time.

I am sure Sony will up the anti now... they will have to give us hardware that is x4 to x6 the order of magnitude of what we have today, so it could handle BF3 with ease, in full stereoscopic 3D at 1080p for each eye. Its the only way Sony can stay ahead...

As for me... I have to announce something... I am going to purchase a very high end PC to play this game... this game deserves it, and because my rig will be fully expandable, I can upgrade as needed in the future. This game has pushed me onto getting a PC... I needed something and this was the catalyst.

Does it mean I will not use or play my PS3... absolutely not, of course I will still use it as there are some great exclusives to collect still. Uncharted and Last Guardian will continue to show the way for the PS3, but for some games you simply need a PC... it's like playing a movie :)

BF3 is a paradigm shift; like GoW, GT, Heavy Rain and Uncharted were/are... pushing both tech and story telling to the limits on consoles... BF3 will be a game changer in its own right... It will push PC and console developers to start adding those touches of realism that makes BF3 look and feel so immersive... like a film.

Resistance 3 looks a little second hand now when comparing... KZ3 stands firm as the best console shooter, but even with KZ3 tech, BF3 in comparison, adds another dimension to the immersion with its gritty realistic scenes and real-world lighting and shadow casting. It looks ray-traced to some extent. All PC owners can finally rejoice and know their equipment is being pushed. Similarly with Crysis 2, I think the best version is the PC version as well.

Would be great to get Highlanders comments on the video once he has seen it... remember, turn up the volume.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy" >> BF3 goodness...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:19:16 PM

Considering that we haven't been able to directly compare and contrast the console and PC versions, I'm not sure we can say there's going to be a giant gap. I've seen Crysis 2 on a PC and it looks better...not enough to matter to me, though, and not enough to matter to those who aren't exceedingly anal about visuals. I doubt it'll be much different for Battlefield 3.

Paying a very large sum of money for what may only be a slight graphical upgrade in one game just seems a little silly to me, that's all.

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:34:34 PM

I dunno, I think 1080p w8xMSAA+16xAF running at 60fps would not be considered anal to be able to really appreciate that kind of upgrade. I think you'd have to be a monkey or a girl =p not to see a sizeable leap.
Would I lay down 2k to have BF3 now for it to look like that? Heck no, not right now on my budget. At the most, this vid makes me glad to know whats in store for us console gamers in the coming years. I can wait. And I'll save a load of cash by doing it.


Okay. Back to work.

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:47:33 PM

Wise words Ben; in my particular position though I have needed a PC replacement since I was not able to run Linux on PS3 anymore.

I wanted a general purpose PC a few years back to do surfing and word processing; and not necessarily having one to play games on it, because the PS3 was promising so much. Therefore I didn't feel i needed an additional machine.

Running Linux earlier on was great as I was able to do everything i needed. The low ram was a frustration, but other than that particular constraint, running Open Office and browsing with FFox was great on PS3 Linux...

As I can't do this anymore on my PS3, using a 9 year laptop for general computing tasks is getting tiresome and slow... so why not take the plunge and go out and get a decent machine?

May as well get it to play BF3 in the Fall, good timing. By the end of the year further improvements to mother boards and GPU's would have been made, so the machine will be top of the line tech and I will spend enough on it to really make it last... at least 5 to 8 years.

A few of my peers have PC; nonetheless, when I show them what the PS3 can kick out they always leave impressed; especially the exclusives.

These guys have 12 gigs of ram on their motherboards and are sitting with the latest GPU cards with 2gig ram. So they are already enjoying real HD gaming so to speak. I will join them at the end of the year - specifically for these types of games which I feel will be developed for the PC platform first and foremost, and then go through the conversion process to "fit" the game onto home consoles.

I would expect the next wave of consoles to be closer to their PC counterparts on release, with much more ram included on the outset. I wouldn't be surprised if some expandability options are also included in some way, shape or form. It may be a closed system, but hardware upgrade cycles seems to be accelerating, therefore adding "expandability" options into future consoles may help extend their lives further still...

With regards to PS3; no way am I giving up on her. There is plenty of exciting things to discuss about PS3 gaming, and we have the best place to do it on the web.... PsxExtreme... so this doesn't change a thing for me... I need a PC and I will celebrate getting it with a purchase of BF3 for it. I needed a real push to make the decision, and this has done it.

BF3 for consoles could look just as good, but all be it, at lower resolutions. Probably sub 720p. I wouldn't be surprised if the shadow casting issues are still present, and that we will see some visual artifacts with environmental and texture pop in (Red Dead Redemption - sigh) and others.

Anyway, with the PS3 exclusives still looking at employing all that Sony trickery, SPU anti-aliasing techniques and advanced streaming technology, we should still see some awesome displays of what the aging PS3 can do...

What else can I say... at least she is aging gracefully...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:59:32 PM

Well, that's fine. At least you have your reasons. :)

Personally, I just can't ever seem to find a single PC exclusive I desperately need to play, and nothing I've seen in terms of graphical differences make me want a high-end PC. Maybe I'm just too old to care about the sharpness of a brick in a wall. ;)

Besides, there is a distinct visual presentation difference I seem to notice, in that console games - especially PS3 exclusives - tend to have far better color saturation. Even the best PC titles seem to have this certain sci-fi, almost monochrome slickness that diminishes the richness of hue and color, while maybe enhancing specific detail. There's more to a picture than just intricate detail, after all.

This is why I see Uncharted 2 - and Uncharted 3 - as a cut above anything else in the gaming world, and that includes anything a PC can do. I'm not sure why developers don't use any extra power in a PC to make a more realistic - rather than a more detailed - presentation. Just my two cents on the whole issue.

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:19:22 PM

Ben, you are very right there.

The one thing that struck me about Uncharted 2, and why it blue my PC colleagues away was that colour and the environment modeling which was so freaking good. But Naughty Dog and Santa Monica are a cut above the rest.

The MotorStorm Apocalypse environmentals are also very good I have to admit... and, happy to report, they have managed to somewhat tame those nasty shadow artifacts the dogged the first Motostorm game. The shadows this time around are smoothed out and blurred, creating a softer shadow masking artifacts far more easily. The engine has been vastly improved.

Uncharted 3 will be a jump from Uncharted 2. This will make PS3 owners believe the unthinkable. It will be one of those moments where you look at the screen and shake your head and say, " is this really a PS3 game". It will be very good, so good infact that people would question why they would ever need to consider a high end PC for some of their gaming... yes, it will be that good... but still, I think for some games, some developers specifically - if one can afford it - it would be great to have the PC option to fall back on...

I am intrigued by BF3 on the consoles... I think it should translate well. If DICE can use each target platforms best features, they could make a cracking game... I fully believe they will pull something out of the bag. What would disappointed me though would be if BF3 ends up being better on the 360 than the PS3... I hope that will not be the case as has been the case for so many multi-platform titles in the past :(

We wait for the first console videos to release... then everything should become much clearer for all of us...

Sony... it's your turn to role the DICE - oO

Q!

"...what out for that ****ing sniper"

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___________
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 3:17:53 AM

except that crytek are lazy bastards!
DICE arent.
DICE have always been about pushing hardware no matter where its from to the absolute limit.
crytek use to be the same till cryengine 3 was made.
the fact that fans are making better looking stuff on the developers engine then what they are is just pathetic!
how can one of the worlds most talented devs be outmatched by fans?
tis like a ford out lapping a ferrari!
....... oh wait!

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Geobaldi
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 6:35:02 AM

"the fact that fans are making better looking stuff on the developers engine then what they are is just pathetic!"

I have yet to see any fan, or anybody else for that matter, make anything as impressive as Crytek has shown with CryEngine 3 in this preview video for the engine. What others developers have done in their games CGI segments, Crytek has done even more impressively in the actual game itself. Though it is too bad that we have to wait for the DirectX 11 patch, which has been confirmed now by Crytek, to see how Crysis 2 was expected to look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeMx1CbQ1XA

And this engine is still in it's infancy.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 6:41:27 AM

More power to ya Q, I just recently purchased my new pc, tried to get the newest of the new, definitely had to skip out on some things for money reasons and all. As soon as you get it add me on Steam and we can enjoy BF3 together this fall :D

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Qubex
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 7:07:41 AM

Well it was interesting reading an article on the "making of crysis" on Eurogamer.

Exactly what I have been saying about the lack of memory and how crippling it has been... Not to mention what a pig the RSX is...

"GPU side, when programmed properly, they are fairly similar. We just have to be conscious of the clear handicap on PS3 RSX in terms of vertex processing, but other than that, on fragment processing side they are relatively similar, both have their strengths but such differences become irrelevant in the long run, especially when compared to PC platforms," Sousa says, assessing the overall experience of working with the two consoles.

"My finger-pointing at Microsoft/Sony would really be on the memory side. It's way too low, and the biggest crippling factor from a visual perspective. I would really like to see next-gen console platforms with a minimum of 8GB."

...enough said!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Qubex
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 9:37:46 AM

Will do Legendary :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 9:17:30 AM

something ive been saying for years!
sony went out and spent a bomb developing a new optical medium, spent a bomb on a new architecture, then skimped on the ram.
sure its fast, but whats the point if its so small?
no point having a race car thats 10 times faster then everyone else if it has 100th the size fuel tank!
may be faster, but its going to loose so much time constantly in the pits refiling.

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dkmrules
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:17:29 PM
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Yes!! They fixed at least two of my issues with BFBC2, going prone, and they finally got reloading the weapon right! Now hopefully snipers can rechamber a round while staying scoped in....

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:45:48 PM
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I agree with Lord Carlos. It looks nice but it's not the eye popping upgrade some of you are making it out to be.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:47:11 PM

But it is an eye popping upgrade from any CoD game you see...

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:52:51 PM

But Jawknee, its Pre-Alpha code... "pre" :)

...and on a PC... no sweat in getting it to run at 1900x1200!

They have the rest of the year to improve it... omg omg omg!

...but I still love my KZ!

oO Reminds me... I need to still pick up KZ3 at some point, haven't got it yet Oo

:)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:57:44 PM

Almost anything that's been out this year is an eye popping improvement over CoD. Ha

Qubex, yes but as Ben said most can't or are not willing to spend hundred or even thousands of dollars for a PC rig that can or will run it.

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:07:04 PM

Yes true Jawknee... but you know what? Depending on the personal circumstances of individuals and how motivated they are to experience the latest and greatest... if something comes out that is really special, a paradigm shift... a new beginning of sorts, it may encourage people who otherwise would not purchase PC's for gaming to do so.

Similarly to the way Sony has been at the forefront of "creating" and "expanding" its market for 3D enabled content to be played, watched and enjoyed on their 3D TV's. People who want to experience it now, have made the effort to trade in their HD 2D screens for HD 3D screens. Did they really need it. No? Could they have afforded it? Maybe? At a push yes, but we would need to sell our existing TV first. Yes?

So in my case, and others, with people needing to upgrade, or people even having thoughts of possibly going the PC route for SOME of their gaming (not all), a game like BF3 may be the catalyst to spur them on.

BF3 maybe end up being so good people may simply say they are not willing to wait for the next console generation and plough ahead anyway and get a PC for general use and gaming... doesn't mean they will not get the PS4. They probably will, as I will; but the PC will go some way in getting you back to the cutting edge while we await the PS4...

Anyway, with imminent announcement of the Wii2 HD, that alone will start getting Sony and M$ to move their butts...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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jimmyhandsome
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:13:26 PM

I hope that they show us what the game will look like on consoles before I get too excited. And yes, while most (no offense, Q) will not be willing to spend the money to upgrade their PCs, that doesn't mean that the game doesn't look incredible. I hope for our sake, that DICE can replicate a fraction of it onto consoles. Because right now, the trailer makes the game look far and away better than anything on the market.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:17:54 PM

I'm actually pretty excited for Nintendo. I think SvenMD was saying how he wanted to see Metroid in HD. Well if the rumors about the Wii 2 being more powerful than the Xbox and PS3 and sporting a Blu Ray drive, his wish may come true sooner than we think. I do believe Nintendo when they say they can and will out do current gen consoles with their Wii successor. The GameCube did it last generation. Don't see why that can't do it again.

As for PC. yes I think you care correct. I myself am looking into a nice PC rig. Not just for BF3 though. I want to take advantage of Steam more than I have been able to on my laptop. Limit_vertigo picked up Bioshock 1 and 2 for like $5 each I think the other day. They have so many great deals all the time, it's hard passing up on them just because my laptop gets too hot and loud running games. Most games run fine, but it just gets too hot. I want my Vaio laptop last. I think heavy gaming will shorten it's life.

@Jimmy, I do too but with EA's track record, they will not show us much more than what we are seeing now. They showed off Medal of Honor constantly on the PC and when people got it home and popped it into their consoles, it looked and performed like crap. Plus with this game being a multiplat on consoles, I just don't see them "maxing out" the PS3 like most developers claim to do. We'll likely have another Crysis 2 on our hands only this game will be loads better and much more fun to play because...well, it's Battlefield. :)

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:22:30 PM

Yes... Jawknee... that is also a very good reason... I want Steam too... the game specials they have on there for some titles are so cheap and such good value... it's insane actually!

OH... one other important point I forgot to raise... something that I have to admit has been wanting on consoles...

THE ABILITY TO MODIFY games and expand them with MOD PACKS!

I mean, in the case of BF3 specifically... having the FrostBite 2 engine as its base... can you imagine the USER MODS for this game. I think for these types of titles I get much more flexibility than consoles can ever give me...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:46:39 PM
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Yeah even my interest is piqued and I don't much like these type of games.

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yak4life85
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:47:18 PM
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Day 1 purchase! Man, game looks awesome. Looks really good. Glad they added prone this time around.

Really looking forward to this and U3.

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booze925
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 12:52:52 PM
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you know what sucks? this and uncharted 3 release 1 day apart. 1 goddamn day. i don't know which 1 i want to play 1st

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0_o
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:02:01 PM
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EPIC! the graphics look awesome for a non exclusive.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:12:09 PM

That's because what we are looking at is a PC game. As other have mentioned, the console versions will not look like this.

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:28:14 PM

Lol... yes... Jawknee is correct I am afraid 0_o... it is unlikely the console version will look like this... the PS3 version is likely to be sub 720p.

The 360 version will probably be 720p, with its unified graphics architecture; and probably faring better than PS3, due to the nature of the multi-platform architectural development environment employed when making this game...

...but we need to wait and see...

Can't get the bridge scene and city battle out of my head. My goodness... and the way that building shudders when he pumps the rocket launcher into it...

I get that butterfly feeling in my tummy, similarly to when I first saw the Killzone 2 e3 trailer for the first time...

Q!

"...move quickly... from cover to cover"

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:33:58 PM

Well, DICE did say they were working to offload much of the work on the SPU's which A LOT of developers don't do and is usually the reason the games turn out better on the 360. So hopefully with their extra effort well see a better version, or something that's at least on par. It really chaps my hide that we see PS3 exclusives look as nice as they do and multiplatform devs rarely to never put the effort into development we see with Sony's first party studios. I mean(and I know they're two completely different games but) Infamous 2 is easily more impressive looking to me than this.

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:43:41 PM

Absolutely spot on Jawk... couldn't have said it better myself... If DICE can work their SPU magic on her, BF3 should be a stunner. May have to endure a lower resolution, but it would still look awesome...

Time will reveal all...

Q!

"watch out for that ****ing sniper"

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AcHiLLiA
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:48:45 PM

@Q, sub-HD, doubtful. If it does turn out to be, than that will blow a little.

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 2:50:14 PM

Sub-HD on consoles basically means devs had determined rendering was better used some place else to complete the overall appearance of the game. You may be seeing less pixels but, oftentimes, you're gaining graphics in another area.

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DazeOfWar
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:42:37 PM
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I just wet myself. Dude Battlefield is going to own. The sound is amazing, the action is intense, and it's all beautiful. The sound of his footsteps echoing off the walls when they were running down the alley was amazing. Dice has always does amazing work with the sound in games. This is a definite, no questions asked, D1P for me.

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Qubex
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:45:11 PM
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The ultimate Royal Wedding...

Frostbite 2 and David Cage... can you imagine it's child?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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karneli lll
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:55:14 PM
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This has blown killzone to bits, just beautiful

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 2:04:59 PM

Ha, Not really.

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 2:53:39 PM

KZ3 is highly stylized with all kinds of crazy light sourcing and effects-its more artsey like that. BF3, on the otherhand, appears to be going for complete visual realism.

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Wissam
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 4:35:59 PM

This a ps3 only site you know.

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RadioHeader
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 1:56:13 PM
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My purchase depends on Move support. Fingers crossed.

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 2:56:17 PM

So the hardcore still use that Move controller?
I'd imagine most have moved on already.

=p

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RadioHeader
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 3:21:12 PM

This is not some kinect-like fad we're talking about. It is a game changer in the truest sense.

Sorry, I know you have a soft spot for the $haft :3

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PorkChopGamer
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 4:02:51 PM
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Scripted walking sequences? Check. Predetermined weapons for snipers? Check. A bunch of marines barking orders? Check. Hail of bullets from barely seen enemies? Check. Okay, I see 12 minutes of the same tired military shooter stuff we've seen in recent years, except it's prettier than others. So, okay, this grabs half of CODs sales. The haters are happy, even deliriously so. But does this prove anything to the industry as a whole? Except that everyone will still line up day one(as many have professed here) for a military style FPS. Hey I've been there, too. For every one. But, this time, I think I'm going to pass.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 5:07:07 PM

It's a military shooter. That's what's in military shooters.

If you have better ideas, it's usually more effective to state them rather than claim they're not doing anything new. Anybody can do that.

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kraygen
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 8:42:33 PM

That's like asking books to have something other than letters on paper.

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 9:26:03 PM

I dunno Kraygen, when it comes to a book analogy,I think it's more accurate to liken it to asking military action books to have something other than military action as part of the text.

Saying that books using something other than letters is like asking videogames to use something other than TV/pixels to show the game.

Yeah, I'm nerdy like that to even care to make this stupid post.
I am a gamer =p

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PorkChopGamer
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 9:49:06 PM

A critic telling me to come up with ideas? Interesting. I didn't ask the genre subset to change and forgive me that GAMEPLAY 'boggles my mind' more than GRAPHICS. If I'm bored with it, that's it. End of story. Give it COD graphics and this would be ridiculed. So graphics are the selling point here and I don't sell that easily. And I'm not trying to sound 'holier than thou' or anything, but that is what I look at when it comes to games. Take it any way you want.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 12:42:46 AM

So you're bored with it. Good for you. Saying it's just like other military shooters when it's a military shooter is meaningless.

Maybe one of these days you could drop the self-righteous attitude. And the next time you imply that all I care about is graphics, I'm basically just going to flip out. It's insanely insulting but then again, you're good at condescension.

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kraygen
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 3:56:29 AM

Well Temjin you have me there, that would definitely be more accurate, however I was merely trying to point out how preposterous it was to ask a military shooter to be different than a military shooter.

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PorkChopGamer
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 7:50:06 AM

Yes, because implying that my opinion wasn't worthy of being posted because I didn't offer an alternative wasn't condescending at all. The term 'faster and dumber' you are quick to use is condescending to anyone that enjoys to play games that are simple, which has no bearing whatsoever on their overall intelligence. Simpler, by it's very definition, would be a more appropriate term, but you choose to use 'dumber'. You're condescending to anyone that doesn't live like you live, read what you read, or like what you like, which is the case here. My post saying that I wasn't impressed with the footage made you swoop down off the mount to challenge one who dared disagree with popular opinion.

And that is such a magnificent contradiction. I'd expect that if I ever took the time to post on a Xbox or Nintendo site, but not here. Playstation used to be synonymous with diversity. It's why Sony had had such a hard time having a 'face' for their product. You could love any type of game but no one seemed to down you for it. Now, if you aren't impressed with graphic flash and you're not bowing down in front of Uncharted 2(or any other exclusive), your name is mud. I guess that's what happens when exclusives slip from a couple hundred a year to about ten or fifteen.

Anyway, I'm not trying to down anyone. I just give my honest opinion and in most instances, it's in defense of something. Do I think that gamers as a whole should be diverse and willing to try new stuff, no matter they system? Yup and I'll never apologize for that. And if anyone hates my somewhat opinionated posts, fine by me. Remember, any time you see PorkChopGamer to the right of the mighty pic of OhRanger Red, pretend it's not there.

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Temjin001
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 12:14:35 PM

Kraygen, yeah, I was just being critical.. and lame =p

Porkchop, I like your posts and the sometimes against the grain attitude =)
The opposition makes for some interesting conversations.


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FM23
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 6:34:15 PM

Pork...I agree with you.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 7:46:41 PM

You're also good at making snap assumptions, and apparently you lack basic reading comprehension skills.

When I say "faster and dumber," how exactly is that referring to the people who play it? It's a description of the gameplay. Typically, something that relies on reflexes rather than any form of reasoning, strategic thinking, or powers of deduction, is indeed "dumber" than something that requires more of a thought process. The faster a game tends to go, the less room there is for thought.

Nowhere did I ever say anything about people playing them being "dumb." And considering I play all the FPSs (and generally enjoy them); the same games I say are absolutely faster and dumber, I guess I'm always just insulting myself. Or, just maybe, it's that reading comprehension problem of yours.

Nobody said you can't have an opinion, and nobody said anything about diversity or variety or some other junk. Nor did anyone ever imply that if they don't like something, they're stupid. That's all in your head, because you have to find a way to contradict me IN EVERY SINGLE POST YOU MAKE.

This isn't you making original opinions and speaking your mind. This is a self-righteous adolescent mentality that absolutely must make an impact by being arbitrary. It's the philosophy that if you go against the grain, you're automatically more "tolerant" and more "enlightened" than everyone else. A whole lot of people post a whole lot of various posts about a whole lot of topics.

And yet, only yours reeks of a ridiculous superiority complex that always says, "I'm better than you and if you say I can't speak my mind, I'm going to remind you I'm better than you." You think it's just me? Do you have any idea how many complaints I've received about you?

I've asked you before. I'm asking again. Knock it the HELL off.

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PorkChopGamer
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 10:50:40 PM

Well, that was alot of words there and with the ol' comprehension as bad you say it is, I tried my level best to read it slow and soak it in.

I'm not sure WHAT you are asking me to knock off. If you are asking me not to post anything ever again that is in disagreeance with a news article, I'm telling you now, you shouldn't bet money on that. But if your asking me not to tell people to play games before they trash them, I can quit that, no problem. In fact after this post I plan on never hitting the reply buton again.

As far as people complaining, there can't be that many because I do not post here often and if I do, it's normally because I'm having a debate/conversation like this. I don't go attacking everyone in every post for their opinion. Anyone that says or even implies that, is a liar and needs psych help because they have an unhealthy obsession with this old fella. And what could the complaints possibly be? 'This guy thinks he's better and is preachy because he plays a lot of games' The only post I've made that was pretty stupid was ripping on Temjin (Sorry, Temjin, if you read this) for playing Lost Odyssey. I'll admit fault there because I was wrong. But ANY other post I'll stand behind as my HONEST opinion.

The reason you never see me post agreeing on news articles is because it seems redundant. If you've said it well and the videos speak for themselves, then what's the need? You've never seemed like the type that needs reassurance that he's right or has done a good job, but I can accommodate you if it makes you feel better. And I don't know why you would take it personally, anyway. You're a journalist reporting news. Impartial. We're not talking editorials, because I normally agree with those. Why do you really care if I disagree with something looking great or not? I'm just one anonymous friggin' guy you have never met in your life.

When I'm in the office at work crunching numbers, or ordering new books, or tallying inventory, I'll take a peek, get some news and few laughs from blankguy, post if I feel strongly or have an easy night. I rarely visit any other site besides youtube when my gaming friends send links for gameplay vids. When I'm home with my wife, this site is further from my mind than anything on this planet. So I have no need to put on an act or try to seem like some maverick by disagreeing or going against the grain. To what end? Popularity? I have too many friends as it is(wife says I like everyone.) just from my comic book store, let alone trying to make new ones in internet space. Heck, the only person that consistently gets more thumbs down than me is blankguy. And how is being 'tolerant' an act? I own every single video game system ever made. That may seem self righteous to you, but it's a fact. How many times have I trashed a system or the people who enjoy them(like,xbot)? Never. I'll complain a little about some under supported peripherals(move and kinect), but that's it.

Anyhoo, I'll tell you the same thing I told you before. If you feel that strongly about banning someone, you should do it. And I'll survive. My life won't end. I'll continue to enjoy and love games immensely. I just won't waste valuable work time having these long, drawn out discussions over absolutely nothing. I guess that ain't so bad when I ponder it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 10:23:19 AM

You're being obtuse on purpose.

You know exactly what I mean, and it has nothing to do with disagreeing with articles or other people. It's the tone in which you reply to them that holds the "I play more games than you so I'm better than you" attitude.

If you can't seem to find a way to simply respond to people civilly WITHOUT the attitude, I would suggest not bothering. I don't know why you can't manage to just adopt a civil tone in any post, regardless of subject matter.

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pillz81
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 11:42:05 AM

Okay. I have read this conversation starting from your tired of military shooters groans (pushing the limits of my 8th grade reading level :]) and have decided side with Ben. The only other thing I can add to this is a question to you PorkChop. Is you knee ok? Your knee had been jerking for a couple days now.

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Temjin001
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 6:23:31 PM

"The only post I've made that was pretty stupid was ripping on Temjin (Sorry, Temjin, if you read this) for playing Lost Odyssey. I'll admit fault there because I was wrong. But ANY other post I'll stand behind as my HONEST opinion."

Not a problem. Water under the bridge my friend.

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Pandacastro
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 4:07:38 PM
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Why don't a first party developer for sony try to make a realism game?

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 4:09:30 PM

I suppose they could but most of the studios Sony seems to acquire are the artsy type.

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Alienange
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 4:18:53 PM
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Being from the school of Graphics Don't Make The Game, I must say the actual gameplay in that footage looked like utter trash. Hello? Between 4:00 and 5:00? Does AI get any more retarded than that?

This video tells me DICE wants us to be wooed by graphics rather than gameplay. BFBC2 tells me this game is going to have screen tearing all over the place. And Medal of Honor tells me the online mp is going to suck balls.

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MadKatBebop
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:16:18 PM

The BF series is some of the best fps online mp out there. Don't judge BF3 based off MoH, play the previous BF installments and you'll know what I mean.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 1:41:43 AM

He's not referring to the bad company battlefields either.

Or are you?

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MadKatBebop
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 4:05:21 PM

I was referring to the original Battlefields back on the PC.

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Aranha
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 4:21:50 PM
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Consider me frostbitten. Might even have to change my name to Mr. Frosty after seeing this video. PC or not, as a game, this just blew me away. I mean, I thought DICE was just blowing smoke, until I saw the bushes on fire. Honestly though, the way this engine is supposed to run, I can't see us getting much less on the PS3, even if it isn't up to par with the current PCs.

Even if I could play this on a PC (which mine just happens to have that 12GB of RAM that Q spoke of and 1.5GB Video RAM), I'd still want it for the PS3. Kind of like the PS2, how games near the second half of it's life cycle were blowing people away, I think this game on the PS3 will blow people away. My interest in shooters had diminished in the last few years, but this instantly just regained it. BF3 looks like a contender if nothing else. The PS3 will have its work cut out for itself, but with efficient coding, and a few tricks remaining up it's sleeve, this game can really show what the PS3 is all about.

On the 360 side of things, assuming that even though this is a multiplat, it should still look good, just not as good as the PS3 version. Not hating, but we gotta be real about this: the PS3 is a powerhouse, and the 360, while powerful, lacks the oomph needed to make it's best games look better than the PS3's best.

Now back for round 2 of this lovely gameplay footage...

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 4:26:20 PM
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Big news for BF3 PS3 fans (I think it's legit) DICE has made some slides public about how they're using SPUs for deferred shading operations. This can significantly augment the quality of lighting and shader based detail. This can help open up the RSX to focus on other rendering tasks.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 5:33:34 PM

Link? :)

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 8:15:00 PM

Yes sir,

http://www.slideshare.net/DICEStudio/spubased-deferred-shading-in-battlefield-3-for-playstation-3

"This session presents a detailed programmer oriented overview of our SPU based shading system implemented in DICE's Frostbite 2 engine and how it enables more visually rich environments in BATTLEFIELD 3 and better performance over traditional GPU-only based renderers. We explain in detail how our SPU Tile-based deferred shading system is implemented, and how it supports rich material variety, High Dynamic Range Lighting, and large amounts of light sources of different types through an extensive set of culling, occlusion and optimization techniques."

It's very easy to become a member. Create a username and password etc.
Then you download the power point slide presentation. This is a gold mine of info guys. ANd it shows that DICE is taking the PS3 seriously this time. In fact, visually, this game should be as impressive, graphics-tech-wise, as PS3 exclusives. They're pushing a lot of effects onto SPU's.
But don't take it from me. Check out the slides. It's good stuff.

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Qubex
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 3:15:52 AM

Thank you for this Temjin, very interesting read!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 9:59:12 AM

should go have a look at Nvidias conference today on real time ray tracing.
they say by 2015 it should be a reality but thats on high end PCs, consoles wont be seeing it for a while.
think it was on the geforce website.

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Temjin001
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 12:31:20 PM

And just when I was wondering why Crytek didn't do something similar, the Digital Foundry delivers a detailed interview with Crytek about console development.
It would seem they did consider doing a SPU deferred rendering solution for PS3 but because of Crysis 2's very large and open levels it ate up too much main memory for the type of game they were trying to create. This is something I can believe, because in terms of scale, Crysis 2 is fairly open for a campaign FPS.

"It is possible to use the SPUs to support deferred shading, run post-process effects and do triangle culling. But again, it all requires main memory we did not have as our levels are fairly large compared to other games and our SPUs were in fact pretty loaded with particles, animations, physics, low-level rendering and culling already."

Interesting stuff to ponder.

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Pandacastro
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 3:35:37 PM

@temjin
So there going to actually try to max out the ps3 version?

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Temjin001
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 6:27:22 PM

Hey, PandaC.
Well, judging by this information it looks like they're tackling a lot more of the PS3 than the standard 3rd party would. I'd say, PS3-only fans should be optimistic about this one =)

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parasitic
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 7:07:37 PM
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Looks good, I will need to try it out as I never actually got into BF2, so in terms of gameplay I may not like this either, but it does look beautiful... The character movement is great and realistic most of the time... Steam or PS3 version will need to be checked out for sure :) Shame that COD series will still sell more than this even though the devs obviously worked much harder.

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gangan19
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 7:20:20 PM
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im gonna say the the graphics didn't look that great to me. it kinda look like medal of honor

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kraygen
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 8:47:10 PM
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People are getting awfully emotional about whether this game is the next big thing or the same as all before. I'm thinking that considering the game won't be out for more than 6 months, it's a little early to be deciding how good this game will be for ps3 owners.

I can say though that it's nice that some companies are willing to build an engine for a game they believe in, instead of re-harvesting ancient technology and selling it as something new. Sorry, but in the tech industry, an engine that's 5 years old, is ancient.

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 9:23:59 PM
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Well it looks like a time killer. Is that good enough for me? No. And with as many PS3 Exclusives out this year, this is needless to say not the first thing on my list. I'm not knocking it so chill out, dot DICEct me. BTW... Stop Stabbing Yourself... LOL

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Kiryu
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 10:00:00 PM
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I hope the PS3 version will look as good as the PC version.

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MadKatBebop
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:12:35 PM
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Good God this looks gorgeous. Who needs COD when you have BF3!

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Kai200X
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 1:11:06 AM
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I'm not big on FPS, but I gotta say I was pretty impressed by the 12 min trailer, so I guess if I am willing to give MW2 a try, I can give Battlefield 3 a try as well.

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CrusaderForever
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 1:22:07 AM
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Wow, that looks incredible! What I mean is this game is being made by a dev on a mission. That mission is to destroy CoD! Yes the lighting and resolution look like a top end PC. However, the nuances I saw are what will set this game apart from CoD. They're not looking for a quick cash payday like Homefront. There are many details that scream fan service. For instance, when you are thrown backwards when the grenade goes off. The whole view is new while laying on your back. When the soldiers are stalking the sniper. The animation is real life when they are crawling on the roof. The immersion factor is what will translate to a great PS3 version. I don't see the PS3 being to far behind. There are more to graphics than DX11. looks like someone has something to prove. It's stupid for anyone to say this ISN'T a D1P. Congratulations Dice that was very fun to watch. I am thoroughly looking forward to BF3 and the PS4! The PS4 will be able to do exactly what I just watched. However, I believe the PS3 will do an admirable job.

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FM23
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 6:05:14 AM

So true. The game looks fantastic, but its pretty obvious it won't look like this on consoles at all. KZ3 doesn't even look this good so it easy to question this footage.

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Qubex
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 7:08:35 AM

FM23... this footage is not from the PS3 though, it is from a PC dev rig :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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FM23
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 10:20:38 PM

Qubex...yeah I know that, thats why I said it wont look this good on CONSOLES (PS3, Xbox 360). Clearly, no console game looks like this footage. I think KZ3 is a very good looking game, so I find it impossible for a game meant to multiplatfrom (excluding PC)to look like this on the PS3.

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Qubex
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 2:15:16 AM

Apologies FM23, I mis-read your post :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 3:20:03 AM
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jaw to floor, foot in mouth, humble pie for breakfast lunch and tea.
now THIS is a next gen game!
forget all the other games that have come out, this is the first next gen game ever released!

it may be a swede, but take it from me its not a turnip!
a imaginary cookie for the one who can remember who said that, and where its from.

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Qubex
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 7:09:57 AM

Yes, this is what I expect from next generation. Many times I have said that the PS4 is where it will be at... this was the machine we really wanted. The PS3 was just a taster, and has given time to Sony to build up their PSN sub-systems etc.

PS4 will be what people have wanted all along...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 9:57:07 AM

will see, though we have a long way to go till we hit that stride!
wont be out for at least another 2 years, then it takes another 3 or so years to really start to see the system hit its stride.
first though i want to see todays consoles do what they can.
as said the other day theres allot of things todays consoles can do, but have not done yet.
look at RAGE, its got such high textures, heaps of visual effects, looks amazing, yet its in 60FPS!
once we hit 1080P 60FPS with decent AA then ill be ready for new consoles, till then i think its just being wasteful ushering them in.
its like buying a bottle of drink and only drinking half of it and throwing the rest away.
exhaust these systems, then move onto the next.

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FM23
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 6:03:35 AM
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WOW...BF3 looks awesome and BF2 was pretty good itself if you didn't take it seriously. And KZ3 wasn't that great in my opinion, so I can see this easily impressing me.

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MadKatBebop
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 4:06:22 PM

I didn't care for KZ3 either, but BF3 looks pretty good.

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FM23
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 6:37:36 PM

KZ3 was very un-KZ2 you know. I played a little of KZ2 last night and damn, I walked away with a smile on my face. When I played KZ3 online 30 minutes before, I was irritated and disgusted with cramped maps, base camping, etc. KZ2 MP gave me a reason again to like shooters again and the game was more serious overall. KZ3 story is too Michael Bay hollywood production for me. At least KZ2 had its own soul even if the story wasn't great, it was more serious and darker some how. WTF

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Qubex
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 7:22:28 AM
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Read what Sousa of Crytek says...

CryEngine 3 is being mooted as a technology that crosses the next generation divide. Crytek says that it's ready for the new wave of consoles that are coming in the next few years, and the firm has an exciting vision for the kinds of visuals we should be looking forward to.

"I'm a strong believer that we should already be at Avatar quality in real-time, but the mass market (not everyone has the highest end cards or CPUs for example) is significantly delaying this next step," observes Tiago Sousa.

"The transition to a new console generation that is far less memory-bound, will allow for less painful QA/maintenance of PC assets versus console assets from an art perspective. Ideally, you want to have the same asset everywhere and not have artists making custom assets, or even levels, for specific platforms."

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 9:52:51 AM

only ones holding games back from that is developers!
theres nothing stopping crytek from giving us everything they can, but they seem content to dish out a game of lower specs then there 4 year old game!
the fact that crysis has higher textures then crysis 2 is just pathetic!
the fact that crysis a 4 year old game uses a newer API then crysis 2 is just dumbfounding!
only thing stopping PC games from "avatar quality" is lazy developers!

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Jonesy555
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 7:06:37 PM
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I'm not that big on shooters, but I was looking at the NBA playoffs and the commercial came out and I had to look and see if that was real life footage of if it was a game. Now I'm really going to have to start saving up for my Alienware pc.

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CoolBLKguy
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 8:52:47 PM
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I'm getting back into pc gaming this summer so I'll be picking up two copies, one for PC and one for my PS3. Good thing I procrastinated when I was about to buy a gaming pc last year, now I can make sure the one I get can run BF3 maxed out at 30 fps and above.

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FM23
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 10:21:51 PM

So your wasting money pretty much. Two copies of the same game...kind of pointless don't you think.

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CoolBLKguy
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 1:09:10 AM

My friends only play on PS3 so I obviously want to play with them online and the PC version will offer more than the console version and be a somewhat different experience with 64 players and bigger maps. That's not a waste for me, I determine what's a waste and not a waste with my own money.

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Nick Maim
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 12:23:52 AM
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Besides the graphical bump, the real difference between PC and console versions of this game will be the online factor. 64 players on gargantuan maps with ability to pilot jets on the PC, versus the 24 player skirmishes on small maps with scaled back features. This has always been the case with Battlefield games.

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Nynja
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 12:07:04 PM
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You know what is amazing? Watch the vid in 480p (Standard Definition) and it looks almost real. I think DICE are the first to surpass Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain in the Uncanny Valley department.

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Temjin001
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 6:21:54 PM
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EDIT: Temjin accidently posted in the wrong spot... So nothing to see here except for my lovely Vanquish avatar. See how cool he shoots his gun?
=p

Last edited by Temjin001 on 4/18/2011 6:25:12 PM

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Banky A
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 6:44:56 PM
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Holy fukc. King.

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Lairfan
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 7:00:32 PM
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Looks incredible. Let's just hope its campaign is longer than 6 hours.

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PharaohJR
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 5:04:30 AM
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WELL DAMN. it looks incredible i wasnt expecting this much improvements.

am i the only 1 who thought this look like a modern day KZ?

COD i dunno.... its only a matter of time befor somebody realises ya faults & executes on them & this is a solid move for BC.

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