DICE Wonders Why People Expect PS3 Battlefield 3 to Look Like PC Version

Last night on the Jimmy Fallon show, the guys from EA Games showed off the first look at console gameplay for Battlefield 3. The game was running on a PS3, and looked pretty darn good for a console game.

As is ever the case, though, the internet immediately erupted with people bemoaning the footage and how it didn’t measure up to what we’ve seen from the PC version thus far. This prompted a Twitter message from Johan Andersson, developer and rendering architect at DICE, which read,

why would anyone expect that console would look the same as PC? if that was the case we would have failed with the PC version.

Also taking to Twitter was DICE’s general manager, Karl Magnus Troedsson, who said,

Of course, everything we show is pre-alpha… until we hit alpha.

We’ve embedded the video below so you can see for yourself how the PS3 demo looked on Fallon last night, but keep in mind that recreating the amazing visuals you see on PC really isn’t technically possible on the PS3 or the 360. Both of those consoles are far behind the current PC tech in both graphics and raw processing power.

Is it too much to ask for people to use just a modicum of common sense?

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7 Comments on DICE Wonders Why People Expect PS3 Battlefield 3 to Look Like PC Version


On June 17, 2011 at 1:33 pm

its a aged system. and who cares game still looks great


On June 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Seriously, what were people expecting? Its only logical that the console version would not look as good as the PC one. Judging from this video, the console version still looks good in its own right. Im definitely getting the game for PC though, its the way the game is meant to be played.


On June 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Battlefield was originally on the PC. FPS gaming originated from the PC.

Stupid console kiddies.

Iskandar B Dzulkarnain

On June 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm

ppl are dumb….


On June 17, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I look at it like this… It looks better then Bad Company 2 on PC so why complain? Honestly how could you complain when you know BF3 is going to look better then BC2 which looked much better then MW2….where are the legitimate complaints? Of course the PC version looks superior, every game launched on consoles and PC looks superior on PC…just look at Crysis…or Red Faction….or GTAIV…or everything else thats been released on both. I honestly believe Activision is paying people to pose under fake aliases and bash BF3. All the complaints I’ve heard thus far aren’t just.


On June 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm

To me it seems like the past several years has left the pc gaming community a bit stale with the innovations in the graphics department, Now that the majority of the pc games are going to consoles the developers have been getting lazy and have been making games with only the visual quotas of the console industry thus leading everything to this point in time where a gaming company like dice comes along and push’s out there higher level of quality product for pc and utterly confusing console owners, for the complainers I have to admit I love there ignorance yet disappointed at the same time.


On August 5, 2011 at 8:54 am

console needs to die and go away so i dont get crap console port games for my epic PC