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.