Battlefield 3 360 dev build pictured, three new videos appear online

Monday, 12th September 2011 12:06 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Someone’s going to get slapped for this. An actual development build of Battlefield 3 has appeared online, with screens and three gameplay videos making their way onto YouTube.

The videos are pulled from a 360 version of the dev build of the DICE shooter, showing a new bit from Operation Faultline – the first mission from the game to be shown earlier this year – followed by videos from multiplayer map Operation Metro showing destruction and gameplay of jets.

Capture’s not the best, but the jet stuff is seriously awesome.

Get the videos below. Battlefield 3 launches on October 25 and October 28 in the US and UK for PS3, 360 and PC.

Thanks, GAF.



  1. sg1974

    Can’t wait to play this while the CoD sheep play the same crap yet again.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lahanas

    For now it seems the PC elitist sheep are the ones bashing this version on Youtube ets, as always.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Deacon

    Lol @ the resolution of vid 3.

    The first vid doesn’t do it many favours IMO either.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. minxamo

    That’s the first xbox 360 footage they shown (thank god, it DOES exist) and it looks pretty good, although it’s hard to tell due to the resolution.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Aimless

    @1 Come on, now. Don’t pretend the above campaign footage would look out of place in a CoD game.

    Anyway, at least the terrible encode doesn’t undermine the sound too much. Everyone rattles on about graphics but the series’ audio has always been a huge boon.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    Hopefully, the general shite quality of these vids will force the hand of DICE to release something official and well, not shit.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. James Mac

    God damn that looks good.

    I was going to be buying this on 360… so it’s reassuring to have seen at least something.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    Jeebus, console version can’t handle even scorched 3D very well and you get this. Few animated rocks.
    Well, it’s no doubt that some people call PC version of Battlefield 3 as an exclusive. Seriously.

    Console footage looks not so good, despite even the video resolution. Without all the textures, lightning and direct X10-11 effects it looks pretty much empty.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. sg1974

    @5, I’m not basing my opinion solely on these videos.

    PS – and actually, those first two videos would look out of place in CoD.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. KAP


    #10 3 years ago
  11. albo88

    game of the year? lol not kidding that jet battle is epic
    that could be a good co ap

    #11 3 years ago
  12. dr_lovejoy

    Is it me, or is the jet video an on-rails shooter? Which means it will always look more epic compared to when you actually fly.

    Also video one seems to have some lag between shot fired and the time it should take to hit?

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    It’s missing one more video

    What i notice is how great the jet gameplay looks and also the above video. The other two not so much because there doesn’t seem to be any proper lighting.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Maximum Payne

    240p. We meet again.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. polygem

    the resolution of these videos is just bad. to me it still looks good enough. i preordered the 360 version as soon as it was possible. i just prefer xbl for online shooters. i came from pc, had ps3 and 360 as well later. now i don´t have that much time to play games anymore so i decided to just keep the 360. i am sometimes jealous of some of those sweet ps3 exclusives but at the same time i´m happy that i do not own the console anymore. i would end up buying them all – and then not finding the time to play em. that would kill me. decided for 360 because i love the controller and totally dislike the dual shock – for many it´s just the opposite and thats ok. it´s all about taste….also xbl was a reason. pc wise i am not nerdy enough anymore to upgrade it frequently (no bash – nerds can be sexy). now i kinda limit myself. it´s not totaly satisfying gamingwise but healthier, like a smoker who tries to cut down his daily fix i guess. but sorry -back to topic: no complaints in the graphics department here. i believe it will look gorgeous on consoles as well. hardware comparisson is all about nut picking these days anyway imo…i wont mind to start the next gen the sooner the better…it is true that this gen of consoles holds back what is techincally possible more and more. it´s about time i believe.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Yoshi

    @12 If you notice in the video the player is in the backseat so it’s in some sense a more on rail but there will be freedom of flying

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Fin


    Yep, looks on-rails to me too – you target/shoot while NPC flies.
    Guarantee if there was a video of a MW3 on-rails section, the comments would be “LOL ON-RAILS IS SHIT”.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. GrimRita

    The fact that these videos havent been pulled yet, tells me its the EA PR bullshit machine in full swing with this ‘leak’. Normally, videos are taken down within the hour – just look at some of the beta footage from SWTWoW – they didnt last long at all

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Moonwalker1982

    The faultline mission and hotel footage must be from an older build. compared to the nighttime mission i posted, it’s a huge difference. It lacks any kind of lighting and detail. HELL…even BC2 had better lighting.

    Here’s more 360 screenshots

    #19 3 years ago
  20. darksied

    Good looking videos, except for the resolution. Whoever posted those needs to be smacked upside the head. C’mon, this is battlefield 3, post it in 720p! I’d rather NOT see them then see them that bad, to be honest :/

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Fin

    The disc in that thread says Pre-Alpha on it anyway.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. StolenGlory


    That would fucking suck. Although my primary investment in any Battlefield title is the MP, I would hope that the single-player would at least be good for showing players the ropes. Which is exactly what I hoped/thought the jets section in the SP would do – prime players for using them in MP.

    #22 3 years ago

    Some of these comments are pure comedy.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. daytripper

    @23 you seen neo gaf?

    #24 3 years ago


    #25 3 years ago

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