Battlefield 3 dev says comparing the PC version with consoles unfair
We got to see the first ever Battlefield 3 console gameplay footage earlier today, thanks to a live demo of the game which was shown during the game’s appearance on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show. However, this has led to gamers comparing the PS3 version of the game with that of the PC, with various forums and websites doing comparison pieces putting both the versions of the game toe to toe, where the PC version emerged out as the superior looking build.
However, DICE aren’t too pleased with the console version of the game being compared to the PC one. Johan Andersson, Rendering Architect of BF3 says that if the console version of the game would have looked identical with the PC one, then they would have failed with the PC version. He said this via a tweet:
why would anyone expect that console would look the same as PC? if that was the case we would have failed with the PC version
What he means to say is, with the superior resources available on the PC, if both the versions would still look identical, then it would be poor work on their part for PC gamers. The game is bound to look better on the PC, but that doesn’t mean they’ve tried to make a inferior product for console gamers. DICE plans to delivery the best for both sections of the gaming populace but within the confines of each platforms hardware.
We completely agree with them, and feel that it’s indeed unfair to compare the console version with the PC one since the PC hardware on offer is far superior than those of the HD consoles.
You can check out some recently released PC screenshots of the game over here.
Battlefield 3 releases on October 25 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.