Neoseeker : News : Battlefield 3 includes optional hi-res textures on consoles
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Xenctuary Oct 7, 11
Well, I'll definitely be installing that.
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omnious Oct 7, 11
So, why exactly doesn't the ps3 get the his-res textures?
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chautemoc Oct 7, 11
ominous Oops. Added a note there's no word on the PS3 version yet.
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johnny Oct 7, 11
perhaps ps3 gets hi-res by default?
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Ryan Oct 7, 11
No amount of resolution will make this game fun. If it stays like the beta.
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omnious Oct 7, 11
quote chautemoc
Oops. Added a note there's no word on the PS3 version yet.
That's fine I just assumed, and thinking about it the blu-ray
disks hold more so its probably just gonna be standard on ps3

That said the quote does say have the edge over the ps3, in which case that's just unfair on ps3 owners, for no apparent reason
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chautemoc Oct 7, 11
Story has been updated with confirmation on PS3 textures.
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Nagare Oct 7, 11
I don't get why they would have "hires optional" considering its a console and generally people want to run games at the optimal display level... :S
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omnious Oct 7, 11
yay I was right, before I was pessimistic
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Fury Oct 7, 11
quote Nagare
I don't get why they would have "hires optional" considering its a console and generally people want to run games at the optimal display level... :S
Not enough space on the disc to include both the campaign and the hi-res textures. Sounds like you'll have to rip the second disc to your HDD to use them, thus it's optional. Otherwise players with no hard drive wouldn't be able to play.
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Nagare Oct 7, 11
Fury, but it says both discs will be necessary to play on 360 anyways? So if you're playing disc 2 (with the textures) will it just play better then or is the option just so that load times overall are much lower since it won't need to read the disc for them?
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Xenctuary Oct 7, 11
I believe how it works is that the mandatory PS3 installation installs the higher resolution textures, whereas Xbox 360 owners choose whether to install the textures or not. This is similar to how Forza Motorsport 3 allowed you to to install extra content from the second disc.
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Xenctuary Oct 7, 11
quote Nagare
Fury, but it says both discs will be necessary to play on 360 anyways? So if you're playing disc 2 (with the textures) will it just play better then or is the option just so that load times overall are much lower since it won't need to read the disc for them?
You play multiplayer and co-op from one disc, and single player from the other. One of the discs will also have an option to install hi-res textures over to your hard drive.
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Fury Oct 7, 11
quote Nagare
Fury, but it says both discs will be necessary to play on 360 anyways? So if you're playing disc 2 (with the textures) will it just play better then or is the option just so that load times overall are much lower since it won't need to read the disc for them?
The campaign is one disc while the textures are on the other, so you can't have both at the same time without installing one of them to your HDD. I don't think it has to do with load times, just how they had to distribute the content between the discs.
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