Battlefield 3 on consoles will still look “very good,” says DICE

Friday, 4 March 2011 14:07 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Worried the PC version of Battlefield 3 will overshadow the console versions? DICE says stop panicking: both PS3 and 360 SKUs will still look “very good.”

“The positive thing is that the new rendering technique allows us to do more complex calculations at no extra cost,” art director Gustav Tilleby, speaking to NowGamer.

“That’s the magic. The game will look very good, even on 360.”

Tilleby also said the game’s new Frostbite engine is “a step beyond our competitors, and it allows us to do more.”

Producer Patrick Bach backed up the console statement, saying it will look “amazing.”

“We knew that people would think that this demo was running on PC, but the good thing is that it’s all based on streaming,” he said.

“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.”

Battlefield 3 launches this fall for PS3, 360 and PC. Read Steph’s impressions from EA’s GDC event here.