Battlefield 3 Has Optional High Resolution Texture Pack Install On Xbox 360

Subject: General Tech | October 10, 2011 - 03:46 AM |
Tagged: pc gaming, ea, dice, bf3, battlefield 3

The Battlefield 3 beta is almost at a close, and the Xbox 360 version of the game will come on two discs, one for the single player and one for the multiplayer modes. It is not all bad news, however. DICE has revealed that the Xbox 360 version will have an optional high resolution texture pack available on the second game disc that will bump up the graphical quality.

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GamerZines has quoted Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Liu as stating “There's a voluntary install on the 360. I think Rage did it as well where you can install content to stream higher res textures.” Further, he believes that Battlefield 3 is the best looking game (on the console).

The PC will have graphical settings (far) surpassing those of the Xbox 360 and PS3; however, it is not clear how the hierarchy will stack up from there. The PS3 may well also receive the high resolution texture pack included on the Blu-ray disc that will not need to be installed, but this has not yet been confirmed; therefore, how the Xbox 360 and PS3 will compare graphically remains to be seen.

Did you manage to get onto the Caspian Border map over the weekend? What are your thoughts on the graphics of Battlefield 3 on the PC and/or consoles?


Source: Gamer Zines

October 10, 2011 | 11:47 AM - Posted by Moridin6 (not verified)

I haven't touched it on the Xbox or PS3 but Caspian on my PC was GORGEOUS. so much so that it's difficult to see people.. My style of game-play from BC2 is going to have to change to accommodate the realism.

October 10, 2011 | 02:11 PM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

Yea you basically have to be very open-eyed when walking around.

October 11, 2011 | 02:55 AM - Posted by Irishgamer01

Metro Map sucked. Nice graphics and all but sucked. Hope it didn't put anyone off.

Caspian map different world. Everything I wanted, and more.
just loved it. I am lucky to have a few PC's and tried it out on several and you will be pleased to hear it scales very well from single 460, 5870 in crossfire to 580 in sli.
Eyefinity (6970x2), 3 monitor, well don't go there. It was poor performance though I didn't have the correct drivers installed only 11.9 (All pc's were quad AMD/Core i7

Yes I do have that many PC's :-)

So get your order in. Please note one number, only 9 maps
we have seen 2 so only 6 new ones. Also I pre-ordered months

October 12, 2011 | 01:05 AM - Posted by SK-1 (not verified)


You need a few more PC's... XD

October 16, 2011 | 05:07 PM - Posted by M16A4 (not verified)

They didnt have the Caspain Border on consoles (i play ps3) and i played it almost everyday but Operation Metro is a good Rush map and the graphics werent tht bad compared to pc's. The xbox 360 really needs that texture pack though if not
it will slack substantialy graphics wise (not to start a consle war)

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