DICE has confirmed both console versions of Battlefield 3 will run at half the frame rate of the PC offering.
Answering fan questions on Twitter, DICE’s Johan Andersson said the developer favours 30 fps for consoles.
“We always do 30 fps on consoles, [it's] not possible to fit in vehicles, [effects], scale and all players otherwise”.
The PC version is said to run at 60 fps.
The rendering architect also confirmed both console versions will run at a resolution of 720, as opposed to the PC’s full HD of 1080p.
When this raised ire among followers, Andersson pointed out that a large number of console games run at 720 anyway.
“Dude, 99.9 [percent] of PS3 and Xbox 360 games are 720p. And a lot of them, including MW2 [are] way lower than that”, he claimed.
“We think huge levels, lots of players, great [effects], destruction, vehicles & varied gameplay is more important than 1080p,” he added.
If only DICE had more power at its disposal than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 offer, eh?
“Yes we want the Gen4 consoles to come out sooner rather than later, we’re ready!” Andersson commented.
Thanks, Battlefield 3 Blog.