PC Version of Battlefield 3 Will Have Bigger Maps, Bigger Multiplayer

Battlefield 3 won’t be on Steam, but that doesn’t mean it won’t represent extra value for PC gamers. Speaking to a German publication, DICE head Patrick Bach revealed that PC maps for the studios upcoming shooter will be nearly twice as big as their console counterparts. These larger maps will be accommodate up to 64 players — only 24 will be supported on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Though Bach was apologetic, it appears these differences are the result of simple hardware limitations. In order to run Battlefield 3′s Frostbite 2 engine on consoles at its highest level of fidelity, it became necessary to cut the number of players. With fewer players involved, DICE decided to make the maps more compact — the difference between 24 people and 64 people on the same map is pretty striking.

Regardless of which platform you play it on, Battlefield 3 is looking pretty enticing — even Modern Warfare’s Robert Bowling plans to buy it. Check out this multiplayer trailer to decide for yourself.

via CvG

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4 Comments on PC Version of Battlefield 3 Will Have Bigger Maps, Bigger Multiplayer

avrus96

On July 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm

ooh, now that’s interesting. BF2 also had scalable maps (16, 32, 64 player sizes) and it makes sense that if console can support ~24 at most, that the full-sized maps would be shrunk. Good to know!

maxrob

On July 27, 2011 at 11:05 am

lolol nice, good news. Consoles players will cry to their moms
i knew Computers would win in the end

youallloose

On July 31, 2011 at 11:12 pm

nO cUSTOM mAPS OR mOD tOOLS dOSE nOT eQUAL wINNING oN tHE cOMPUTER!
yOUR gETTING tHE sAME uNMODIFIABEL coNSOLE oN tHE cOMPUTER, tHE oNLY eXCEPTION iS tHE gRAPHICS aND pLAYER mAP sIZES.

yOU jUST aS wELL sAY tHE cONSOLE pLAYERS wIN.

sablefire

On August 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Well looks like its time for the Xbox720 and PS4!