Battlefield 3: No HD Without Installation for the Xbox?
EA just recently announced that with the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3, come a texture pack on a separate disc. Whereas the PS3 version will come on one single Blu-ray disc. Plus, the PC version will come on a single disc as well. On the 360 version the texture pack will basically stream content and textures to the game. And that texture pack is stored on your hard drive. The thing is that the 360 version would take up a lot of space to install so, maybe this is not the best idea. Also, if you couldn’t use the texture pack (let alone EA making it) Xbox owners would be stuck with the “Standard Definition” game. Patrick Bach (at an EA event in London) tells us about this. “We’re really trying to push the limits of what we can do on the consoles and the PC. Our goal is to see how we can utilise as many of the systems that you actually have in your machine that some people haven’t utilised before. Some (developers) just do it like, if it doesn’t fit into memory we just make a lesser game. We don’t do that. For us, it’s about how we can give you the most game ever even though the hardware is over five years old.” I really think I see where they are going with this. Todays market is full of people who care about graphics and not the gameplay. They make amazing gameplay, but they want to push the hardware limitations to fit those audiences.