So, what happened to that Xbox 360 Battlefield 3 footage?

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Earlier this week, some footage of EA and DICE’s Battlefield 3 for the Xbox 360 finally got waved around the internet. While it did show that the 360 version has a rock-solid framerate, it was also a terribly low-resolution SD feed. Naturally, DICE is pissed – and has had said footage removed from Youtube. Let them explain why.

"As people have probably noticed, when we show our games – we are very proud of what we’re doing – we always want to show it in the best light. We want to show the product as good as possible,” says DICE’s Karl Magnus Troedsson. “Watching the game in crappy 320×200 resolution on YouTube is not the way that we want people to experience the game.”

"We’d rather have them wait for us to show it in its real HD glory," he said. "There are a lot of hard hours that have gone into this from the team, and naturally we’re disappointed. But, yeah, things happen.

It of course raises the question of why we’ve seen so little console footage, particularly of the Xbox 360 version.

"I understand you mostly see PC footage,” he explained “It’s all part of what kind of strategy we use for what we want to show and when, and what the lead platform is. People shouldn’t worry. We play the 360 and the PS3 version every day in the office. I don’t expect people to be disappointed by this."

"We always want to show a platform that we have chosen to be our lead platform. In this case we did choose PC as the lead platform; it’s the one that has been, mostly, driving development forward. That is the reason why we have spearheaded a lot of the key assets with this as well. We’ll show this on console as well," he added, "and when the beta goes live people will be able to play it on console and they can make up their minds for themselves if they believe we’ve been hiding something."

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"What we’re really striving, to do with Battlefield 3,” he asserts “is make the most out of each and every platform. And that also means between PlayStation 3 and 360, because they’re quite different under the hood. So we’ve been spending a lot of time with all of these.”

There you go, console  Battlefield 3 players. You have nothing to worry about – and I’m sure the Xbox 360 version will be just fine…even if it is split on to two discs.

Source : Eurogamer

Last Updated: September 14, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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