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DICE Calms Fans Over BF3 Frame-Rate On Consoles

Felix Kemp
Battlefield 3, DICE
Battlefield 3 | Playstation 3 | Xbox 360

DICE Calms Fans Over BF3 Frame-Rate On Consoles

DICE's work on the console versions of Battlefield 3 has been the subject of much heated debate for months now. With most of the footage shown thus far originating from the PC versions, it's been thought the PS3 and Xbox 360 ports are so far behind EA won't risk demonstrating it to the media in fear of putting off their fan-base. However, DICE have today moved to reassure fans that they shouldn't worry about the console versions of BF3, especially the much-maligned frame-rate.

"Console gamers shouldn't worry about this, this topic is discussed out of proportions," DICE's Karl Magnus Troedsson told Gaming Examiner in regards to BF3's frame-rate. Fans have been clamoring for BF3 to match rival shooter Modern Warfare 3's 60 frames-per-second, but Troedsson explains that most gamers simply don't understand the drawbacks of such a high frame-rate. "When people ask for 1080p they don't see the compromises that would be needed to get there. As for the frame-rate we've made a conscious decision to stick with 30 FPS on console."

According to Troedsson, the "large amount of players, large scale maps, huge amount of vehicles, full-on destruction and so on" mean DICE made the conscious decision of not shooting for 60 FPS. Not only that, he claims the very nature of BF3 is suited to a slower, more methodical pace. "The pace in Battlefield is slightly slower than some other twitchy shooters of today which lends itself well to this frame-rate."

Battlefield 3 might not run at a silky-smooth 60 FPS, but the sheer amount of tech whirring away in the background is pretty astonishing. Along with an all new lighting engine, the destruction tech has been completely overhauled and DICE have ported in Fifa's animation engine to lend each and every soldier a realistic sense of weight and motion. It's amazing stuff, really, and if it has to come at the expense of a halved frame-rate, then so be it. [Gaming Examiner]

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hurrakan  Jul. 26, 2011 at 13:43

I do understand and 30 FPS is too slow.

BTW I'm a gamer (PC + Xbox 360) - not just a "console gamer".

Last edited by hurrakan, Jul. 26, 2011 at 13:44
animedude010  Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:01

im a gamer and play on (xbox-ps3-pc)i gained them in that order,
and people should have known for a very very long time, that this game was coming so they should'nt nag they should've saved up like me im slowly upgrading my pc so i aint gettin **** frames rates and **** 720p i get 1080p ,so you people who claim to be real fans should've been prepared,and shouldve known that console was gonna suck at processing the game correct

-so its better to be prepared then to be sorry later.

and also my last upgrade befor it comes out is a second 6950 2gb


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