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On October 21st, 2011 in News

Battlefield 3 xbox 360 texture
A few weeks ago DICE revealed that Xbox 360 copies of Battlefield 3 will ship with low-res textures, while players will have the ability to install higher resolution textures on the Xbox 360 hard drive. Now it’s been confirmed that the install takes up 1.5 GB of disk space.

DICE’s Patrick Bach said in a recent interview that the Xbox 360 version is basically “standard definition” with the regular texture pack. The reason they need to ship with an optional install is that not all Xbox 360 consoles have a hard drive, so Microsoft requires all game installs to be optional. Bach pointed out that the high-res textures do make a big difference to Battlefield 3. He said,

“It does make a difference, yes, absolutely. The whole engine is based around streaming textures, streaming terrain and a lot of other content.”

The PlayStation 3 version has a similar feature that automatically installs high-res textures to the PS3 hard drive.

If you’re interested in seeing how the Xbox 360 version looks with the high-res texture pack, check out the recent Xbox 360 screenshots.


  1. L.mas.q.mea
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:49 am

    Mmm… People, do you think if on the PS3 the graphics will look great(high res like on xbox)? //my base consist if the consoles specifications(processor, memory, etc) are almost the same will look better or equal to xbox?

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    • ϞKRI||ƩX
      October 21st, 2011 at 2:51 am

      They are identical. No more, no less. Period. Let’s stop fucking talking about it already. TALK ABOUT BATTLEFIELD!!!

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      • Azene
        October 21st, 2011 at 4:44 pm

        Fucktard get your facts right IT WILL LOOK MORE DETAILED ON THE PS3 HAVE U EVEN PLAYED THE BETA ON PS3 AND XBOX 360 AND COMPARED IT? IM NOT A FANBOY I GOT BOTH CONSOLOES BUT THE TRUTH IS PS3 IS BETTER AND BECAUSE OF THIS ALL XBOX 360 FANBOYS GO CRY. Srsly PC will be best then ps3 then xbox 360 how retarded can u be why did they only show ps3 footage in every single trailer???? and then why did they make 1 week early dlc for ps3 and u get one extra game its because they want u to buy it on ps3 cuz its better and why did they take use of the cell proccessor on ps3 why did the xbox 360 beta look 2x worse than ps3 one? first of all dont go watching youtube xbox vs ps3 comparison beta play it for yourself and look at details. PC is best anyways fuck u console scrubs!!1 lalalal 64 player

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    • kostranto
      October 21st, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      PS3 is significanly better and theres a big diffrence just watch ps3 version of the exit door on jimmy fallon gameplay show and watch the xbox 360 picture of it yeah ps3 wins

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      • the person
        October 23rd, 2011 at 1:01 pm

        i actually managed to play on xbox 360, ps3 and pc. i dont know if its just for the beta or if my new tv is shit but i found the xbox version a lot better graphically than ps3, (my pc barely managed to play and i know other pcs are superior to consoles by far) the ps3 had worse graphics and i couldnt use the full screen of the tv like the xbox did.
        ps3=more cells and 1 disc
        xbox 360=slightly better gpu
        correct me if im wrong :I

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  2. flame on
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:56 am

    u obv dont read that well as you can all read or so i thought i wrote everything is on one disc thank you very sluts. did i say i didnt need to install the pack?? no??? i didnt think so. so before you flame go back to school and learn reading comprehension

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  3. flame on
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:58 am

    bunch of high schoolers i can tell by the way you skip half of what people write and just assume. typical grade schoolers

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  4. Pc wins
    October 21st, 2011 at 3:09 am

    ironically the high rez texture pack for consoles are medium texture settings for pc.

    Incoming delusional responses

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    • flame on
      October 21st, 2011 at 4:42 am

      no denying that… but its the same gameplay so….any gamer knows gameplay over graphics, and if i recall theyre the same.

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      • PC wins
        October 21st, 2011 at 5:07 am

        how can you play a game on 30 fps though, its messes with my eyes, detracting from my gameplay experience

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        • TenRecoil
          October 21st, 2011 at 7:07 am

          Spoiled brat. Never played a game from behind 2004 I see.

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      • Monkeyman
        October 21st, 2011 at 6:11 am

        Its not pc gets 64 player and bigger maps

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  5. freshface
    October 21st, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Another leaked gameplay video:

    This time it’s PS3.

    If you didn’t catch it, here is also the older one from X360:

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  6. Tgod12
    October 21st, 2011 at 5:26 am

    This looks cool and all i just want the game now!!!! Whose with me on this?

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  7. zodiac_NZ
    October 21st, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Hi res textures or not the TV can only display 480 resolution sorry.

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  8. ItalianJob
    October 21st, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Actually each side gets 2 jets.

    The US side gets 2 of the F/A-18E Super Hornet, while the RU side get 2 of the SU-35BM Flanker-E.
    According to the page this is how it goes.

    US base: *only 1 of them when Checkpoint (A) is controlled by the US

    - Grawler ITV: 2* of them (Respawn time: 5 sec.)
    - M1 Abrams: 2* of them (Respawn time: 20 sec.)
    - AH-1Z Viper: 1 of them (Respawn time: 60 sec.)
    - Centurion C-RAM: 1 of them (Respawn time: –)
    - M220 TOW Launcher: 2 of them (Respawn time: 30 sec.)

    RU base: *only 1 of them when Gas Station (Checkpoint D) is controlled by the RU.

    - VUV Buggy: 2* of them (Respawn time: 5 sec.)
    - T-90A: 2* of them (Respawn time: 20 sec.)
    - Mi-28 Havoc: 1 of them (Respawn time: 60 sec.)
    - Pants ir-S1: 1 of them (Respawn time: –)
    - 9M133 Kornet Launcher: 2 of them (Respawn time: 30 sec.)

    DICE is limiting vehicle quantity when a base catches their nearest checkpoint.

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    • Gundam288
      October 21st, 2011 at 9:37 am

      I thought there was the A-10 Thunderbolt II for the US, and another SU for the RU side?

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  9. zman
    October 21st, 2011 at 7:25 am

    hey the majority of the xbox croud, do not understand the fact that the xbox 360 is outdated. technically speaking. How long has it been? 5? 6 years?

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  10. Iam Theairstrike
    October 21st, 2011 at 7:35 am

    I think Dice had it planed to put out a graphically sub-par beta on purpose just so no one complains about graphics come launch.

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  11. misteraekownage
    October 21st, 2011 at 7:35 am

    YES! *lets out a deep breath* I was dreading it was gonna be 5 gigs or above, very glad to know its only 1.5. I only have like 2 gigs free!

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  12. Anonymous Tom
    October 21st, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I really don’t see what the big deal is [DICE]. By default, I install the games that I play the most to my HDD anyway, now that I have a 250gb Slim. When I had the Jasper Console, a used 120gb was $60. Inb4 “Well, some of us don’t $300 to spend on a new slim!!!” I understand that, however, it isn’t that hard to upgrade your HDD to the next size. As long as my Xbox doesn’t have a case of explosive diarrhea, and commit suicide when I play the game, I’ll be happy with the way the game looks, regardless. And besides, it’s 2011. I could really care less how the game “looks”, as long as it plays excellently.

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  13. SARGE
    October 21st, 2011 at 9:23 am

    so i guess this settles it. xbox suks compared to PC and ps3, like we’ve all known. the dev said so.

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  14. Aj32678
    October 21st, 2011 at 10:42 am

    PC,ps3 or X Box this game will be a defining moment in warfare gaming, I feel like its the night before Xmas…….

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  15. MrStinson
    October 21st, 2011 at 10:42 am

    DirectX 11 for the win BIAAAATCH.

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  16. zzerDrezz
    October 21st, 2011 at 11:13 am

    That guy looks like kosmos from brigada.

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  17. Bro
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Dang, that is pretty nice! I am an avid PC player and am going to get lost in BF3 when it comes out, but Imma see if i can snag it on Gamefly for PS3 Lol…. good luck w/ that right?

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  18. Tenzing
    October 21st, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    We need a SD and HD textures comparisons.

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  19. NakedBarret
    October 21st, 2011 at 4:04 pm


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    • young_gunnerz
      October 21st, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      PC or Console? Happy that i finally get to play SP today.

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  20. Murad
    October 21st, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    No fanboy bullshit i swear to god lets all be honest i played beta on pc xbox360 and ps3 the fact is PC looked amazing and Xbox 360 looked good also but PS3 came near PC dont thumbs down this all pc players now ofc the pc version will be the best better graphic and 64 players (: btw i play on all 3 platforms anyway but to be honest my 5 year old ps3 almost reached the graphics on my pc (if i was played medium/low) but xbox 360 was like (very low) dont know why thats why i complain nowdays dice isnt fair against 360 players it didnt look that good infact detail was sooooooo much better on pc and ps3 also lightning was more dynamic before u hate on me go check it out the truth is battlefield 3 was made for the PC and another version specific made for PS3 then ported to xbox 360 and yeah truth is no company ever ports from ps3 to xbox 360 dice is the first one to do this and they used 100% of ps3s power and its cell processor which is awesome look here :

    anyways this isnt the xbox 360 hd version even the beta on xbox looked better than these pics on korean version of it so yeah the xbox version will still be better than this anyways ima be enjoying it on all 3 platforms and to be honest game felt sooo smooth on ps3 but screen tearing was more than the xbox version

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    • young_gunnerz
      October 21st, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      ps3 looks like the medium settings on pc.

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  21. John
    October 21st, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Finally I can prove the ps3 version is so much better than xbox 360 look at the graphics of the picture when you see the exit door on xbox 360 and the detail on it and compare it to ps3 version watch the jimmy fallon show just search ps3 bf3 jimmy fallon and then you will see haha ps3 rulez.

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    • young_gunnerz
      October 21st, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      the xbox 360 version will look the same as the ps3 version once they download the textures.

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      • kostranto
        October 21st, 2011 at 6:28 pm

        you wish the xbox 360 pics here with the exit door is with downloaded textures so yeah ps3 is soooo much better if u compare (:

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  22. Alistair
    October 21st, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Preloading now :)

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  23. young_gunnerz
    October 21st, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    well idk about you console guys but i have pre-loaded the game and its just the single player only. I do get to play the SP campaign though.

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  24. FDSDH 011i
    October 22nd, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    does anyone know if this is going to be download from internet, or on a disc, will it be like the old PC CD games where you have to install several discs in a certain order?

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