Battlefield 3
Patrick Bach Talks Battlefield 3, the Console Version & What You Can Expect This Fall
Written Saturday, May 07, 2011 By Dan Webb
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I think it’s safe to say that not only did Battlefield 3’s debut showing at GDC wow the attending press – us included, of course – but after DICE and EA released the videos to the general public, the anticipation for the game was fever pitch.

“But it was on the PC!” many will shout, and so when we caught up with Patrick Bach, Battlefield 3’s Executive Producer, recently, we asked those burning questions that’s on everyone’s minds... So just how good is the console version? What are the differences between the PC and console versions? What have DICE done with the latest iteration of the Frostbite engine? And much, much more. It’s an interview you can’t afford to miss!

Battlefield 3 is scheduled for a fall 2011 release.


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Comment #1 by FatalKrouzer
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 10:39:38 PM
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Comment #2 by wottagunn
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 11:25:49 PM
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Good interview. Looking forward to this title.

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Comment #3 by Mangoes
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 11:57:09 PM
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Just remember to take advantage of the Dual-layer Blu-Ray disc...

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Comment #4 by romik89
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 12:19:15 AM
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Holy %$£€

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Comment #5 by Erosparadox
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 12:52:55 AM
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Heck ya looking good ! Can't wait

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Comment #6 by Klis
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 12:56:14 AM
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Good oh :D

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Comment #7 by BinayAnthrax
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 01:42:48 AM
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Jets??? Holy $h!t. I can understand the rendering difference between the consoles and a PC, but please, oh by the holy electronic gods, do not dummy down the graphic quality to make the xbox fans happy. I agree 100+% with #3, we are PS3, we have made a superior choice in our gaming quality!!! Besides, with all the threats of ppl going to xbox because of our current PSN issues, we can only hope for more mature players to be at the ready in the fall.

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Comment #8 by gtaguy95
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 03:20:52 AM
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Damn these swedes with their accent

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Comment #9 by shaunnn191
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 03:21:30 AM
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It better use a full Dual-layerd Blu-Ray!

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Comment #10 by I3oatsNHoes
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 03:37:36 AM
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I still have to preorder the special edition, but this is an easy decision over COD

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Comment #11 by mysticmosh
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 04:19:22 AM
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I preordered the limited edition as soon as it became available. I will be playing nothing but this when it arrives. Damn it looks good!.

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Comment #12 by Mr_Gestapo_Man
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 04:51:42 AM
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All talk until the game is released. Going prone on the other hand is a good choice for those snipers.

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Comment #13 by Zetfan
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 05:14:51 AM
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#8 Haha i'm from sweden and i totally agree with you, many swedes talking english sound like that, not a very sexy accent tbh! :D

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Comment #14 by Macthillien
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 05:28:03 AM
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Co-op!! This game is going to be the best FPS ever!! God bye COD!!

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Comment #15 by Bloody Sky
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 06:18:08 AM
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I've always been a fan of the Battlefield series, with BF2 (Note: not BC2) being my favorite game of the series thus far. So when I heard they were making BF3 I was excited. When I heard that it was not going to be PC exclusive I was overjoyed. So I liked this interview because it was a tough call to pre-order the PS3 version over the PC.

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Comment #16 by Nakatomi_Uk
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 06:57:10 AM
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I'll be getting this PC it looks awesome and I really wanna play it on or near ULTRA settings on my 32 HDTV the console will be a good port but just the PC will get better patch support as in faster and great mods most which will be free.

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Comment #17 by PIaystation-3
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 07:51:33 AM
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I'd just like to add, why do ppl always go ''oo we're ps3, xbox stinks etc'' at the end of the day i have both. Neither is better than the other they both do the same thing and if anything after playing bfbc2 on ps3 for over 200hrs then swithing to an xbox copy the smoke effects dust etc look better on there. I have no preference of either just an observation.

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Comment #18 by Blessorship
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 07:56:20 AM
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@17 Becuase it's a PS3 site, and most of us only own PS3s.

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Comment #19 by PIaystation-3
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 07:59:50 AM
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yeah toatally see ur point, but i myself also own a ps3 and dont think it's the be all and end all. Just a thought that the ps can be inferior not every game on the ps is uncharted or killzone. Dont get me wrong i hate halo etc just saying bf3 will also rule on 360

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Comment #20 by Zombie Trophy
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 08:02:07 AM
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I really hope this game will support 1080i, not p, just i. If it can support 1080p, well then great. The reason is that my tv is an old tube tv and only supports HD in 1080i. Dont tell me to buy a new tv, it works perfectly fine. I love my PS3, but why sony couldnt you have put a scaler chip in it, I would have paid extra!

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Comment #21 by HMShero5
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 08:21:30 AM
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Will there be a beta coming out for this?

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Comment #22 by PIaystation-3
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 08:25:08 AM
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pretty sure ppl who got moh special ed will have a beta code emailed to them?

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Comment #23 by Fantod Megrim
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 08:40:03 AM
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Do I really even have to say - doooooooo want - ? I mean, it's pretty much understood when there is a story about this game, the only comment there should really be is - do want. Right? It's Battlefield. Do want.

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Comment #24 by bushpig94
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 09:25:37 AM
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Dam, I want MW3, BF3 and R3 this fall. I need a job.

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Comment #25 by FatalKrouzer
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 11:28:45 AM
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Comment #26 by FatalKrouzer
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 11:30:27 AM
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Comment #27 by Graywolffe
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 11:33:42 AM
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Rehashed old video of scripted game sequences. Waitin' to see how this pans out.

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Comment #28 by deeziefbaby
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 08:29:32 PM
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@20 you might as well play in 720p if you settle for 1080i, do you know what the i and p stand for? i is for interlaced. Meaning it refreshes 540 lines at a time, so one half of your screen then the other half. P stands for progressive so it refreshes all lines at the same time, for your silly t.vs case, 720 lines. 720>540. You can get a 1080p vizio for like $200-$350

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Comment #29 by Crippldogg
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 06:44:05 AM
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Maybe PSN will be up by the time this comes out

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Comment #30 by Zombie Trophy
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 09:26:10 PM
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Yes, I know all about progressive vs. iterlaced. I know 720p is better then 1080i, but 1080i is a TON better then 480p lol. While a new tv would be cheap, like you example, $300, right now im on a 52" tv and $300 would only get me like 30" if im lucky, and im only 15 so my parents wont let me buy a new tv and they see the one we have as perfectly fine...oh well, im just hoping BF3 will support 1080i or can be "forcefully" upscaled (only select 1080i as my supported resolution in display settings on the XMB).

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Comment #31 by Slym
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 10:19:27 AM
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This game is going to be awesome!!!

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Comment #32 by Scarfacew00t
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 06:42:21 PM
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Already pre-ordered that game.. TWICE!! FULLY PAID.. My life depends on that game lol.. no but seriously cant wait to play it with my friends.. its gonna be an EPIC moment

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Comment #33 by jopotato
Sunday, June 05, 2011 @ 01:29:41 PM
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Can't wait to see multiplayer gameplay!

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Comment #34 by xLindsay_11
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 04:51:17 AM
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i WANT! >:)

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Comment #35 by bmxnick76
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 10:54:58 PM
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!!!I love this game!!!!!FTW

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Comment #36 by EvilDann
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 07:11:27 AM
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This game looks pretty frickin' awesome! xD
Be a change from boring 'ol CoD...

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US October 25, 2011
Europe October 27, 2011
Japan November 02, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-24
ESRB: Mature
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