VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Saturday, August 20, 2011 | 5:55 PM

GC: Battlefield 3 video

GC: Battlefield 3 video

The PS3 demo of Battlefield 3 was playable on Sony's booth and they let us film the whole co-op mission. You will see the passage which was shown at EA's conference but also what happens next until the final extraction. We apologize for the poor quality of the video, but the mission is set at night, which makes it difficult to film and emphasizes the screen reflections to top it all. The version presented is not final. I'd also like to thank one of the game demonstrators who volunteered to be my teammate and did not hesitate to take some of his time to retry the demo until we could finally complete it.

PS3 demo

All comments

Page 1 2 >>
Commented on 2011-08-20 18:32:56
I'm sorry but this really fails to impress me. If i compare this to a nighttime mission in Crysis 2...C2 wins it.
Commented on 2011-08-20 18:34:37 In reply to Moonwalker
I was not impressed either to be honest.
Commented on 2011-08-20 19:30:20
I don't understand what you mean "unimpressive"...

What were you expecting?
Commented on 2011-08-20 19:30:24
you do know that crytek had very different goals when they designed the crysuit's abilities, right??
Commented on 2011-08-20 19:42:10
It's the PS3 version that's why it looks like crap. We're at the point where consoles are far behind PC games in terms of graphics.
Commented on 2011-08-20 19:45:15
I think the PC version has set people expectations for the console version far too high. The game isnt going to push visuals on consoles. But it at least looks like it runs at a decent click, and visually looks a damn sight better the cod.
Commented on 2011-08-20 20:14:47
That looks very poor compared to the PC version, Even compared to Crysis 2 on 360 it still falls short.
Commented on 2011-08-20 20:37:28
I wonder when they show consoles MP gameplay...because this mission looks like shit. Damn...lol
Commented on 2011-08-20 20:39:28
Don't really like what I see here and I mean the gameplay not the graphics
Commented on 2011-08-20 20:47:32
I like that the death animations are physics based.

With regards to the graphics, we have to remember that this is Battlefield we're looking at and that this kind of simplistic, close quarters environment is not what it excels at. The engine's built from the ground up to generate a complex, sprawling battlefield so it's no surprise that when it comes to these kinds of environments something like COD looks better.
Commented on 2011-08-20 21:39:40 In reply to toelessfoot
Posted by Xoar
That looks very poor compared to the PC version, Even compared to Crysis 2 on 360 it still falls short.
How on earth can you make a judgement from a off-screen video? You really don't get a proper feel of the visuals. So let's at least wait until they release a direct-feed until we start making comparison.

Having said that, saying that the it doesn't compare to the PC version and falls short of Crysis 2 is hardly saying it's technically poor.
Commented on 2011-08-20 22:13:11
You lot blind? To me that looks bloody excellent considering it's a night time mission that's being recorded on a phone/cam!!!

You lot sometimes! *shakes fist!
Commented on 2011-08-20 22:21:56
This message is in "Boulet Time" (TM), If you still *really* want to see it, click here

Commented on 2011-08-20 22:56:38 In reply to stickstock
In most cases off-screen videos and screenshots actually usually make a game look more realistic because it adds an extra layer of complexity to the lighting, it's sort of like an analog post processing effect. It also tends to hide aliasing. Clearly in this situation the environment or screen settings were too dark for the camera as the end result was less than ideal but it still gives you a feel for the games visuals.
Commented on 2011-08-20 22:56:40
Looks good, Alot of the complaint about graphic... WHO CARES! Anyone who plays battlefield knows what makes it Battlefield, I dont care even if it looks like counter strike, as long as it keeps its core elements the same. Beside its the console version, what were you expecting? PC specs? It looks pretty amazing to me, the only complaint that I got is that is the destructibility atleast on par with previous, This feels more single path, compared to more open-ness like previous.
Commented on 2011-08-20 23:11:41 In reply to stickstock
Posted by stickstock
its not the final graphics either you fing idiots
This isn't like the old days where the graphics in a game could significantly improve in the final stages of development. Contemporary top tier developers operate very efficiently and leverage the hardware they program for. The PS3/XBOX360 isn't going to all of a sudden increase in horsepower nor is the developer likely to make some kind of radical programming breakthrough. At most they might be able to increase efficiency by ~5% by cleaning up code or slightly improve the grfx by balancing asset resource allocation.
Commented on 2011-08-21 00:01:29 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by aphex187
You lot blind? To me that looks bloody excellent considering it's a night time mission that's being recorded on a phone/cam!!!

You lot sometimes! *shakes fist!
I dunno.. I'm hyped for the game buy co-op (and the PS3 version) both fail to really do it for me.
Posted by KORNdog
I think the PC version has set people expectations for the console version far too high. The game isnt going to push visuals on consoles. But it at least looks like it runs at a decent click, and visually looks a damn sight better the cod.
The console version of BC2 should have set peoples expectations accordingly.. Instead they're comparing it to Crysis 2.
Commented on 2011-08-21 08:34:28
I really liked that new combat trailer they showed recently, with the infantry and jets, awesome stuff.
Commented on 2011-08-21 10:41:49 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
I'm sorry but this really fails to impress me. If i compare this to a nighttime mission in Crysis 2...C2 wins it.
I never seen Crysis 2 on consoles, well except the multiplayer beta... so I don't really know if it's that much better looking but I still think this looks good. Reminds me of Rainbow Six Vegas terrorist hunt missions.
Commented on 2011-08-21 13:08:35
The campaigns are always terrible in BF games
Commented on 2011-08-21 13:16:08
the gap between pc and consoles has become really huge, no matter if you take multiplats or exclusives
Commented on 2011-08-21 14:26:02
tbh co-op games i want over the top.. i'd take spec ops over this anyday.

Be interesting to see how well this does on console off the back of people expecting the visual quality they've seen in the pc footage as theres an obvious difference in quality there beyond resolution....well from whats been shown of the ps3 version so far anyway

And those complaining that theres too much emphasis on visuals..ofcourse there is, its what got most of us on this hype train of bf in the first place.
Commented on 2011-08-21 15:25:50 In reply to GriftGFX
@Grift

Yeah i'll most likely get this for the PS3 but my main time will be online with the PC version!
Commented on 2011-08-21 16:21:16 In reply to Xiong_Warriorzz
Posted by Xiong_Warriorzz
Looks good, Alot of the complaint about graphic... WHO CARES! Anyone who plays battlefield knows what makes it Battlefield, I dont care even if it looks like counter strike, as long as it keeps its core elements the same. Beside its the console version, what were you expecting? PC specs? It looks pretty amazing to me, the only complaint that I got is that is the destructibility atleast on par with previous, This feels more single path, compared to more open-ness like previous.
Could not agree more
Commented on 2011-08-21 16:24:11
Wait, you are telling me that THIS looks like shit? Wow, talk about tough crowd. I can't even imagine how you can survive playing, well any other game if you consider this lousy…
Page 1 2 >>

About the game


What's up?
  • Melmoth
    Melmoth @Moonwalker: 4:55, i lolled hard and roffled for 10 mins (2 minutes ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker I saw that Mass Effect clip again, good lord does that female player character look ridiculous. The face and expression are so....so damn bad, laughable really,wow. (31 minutes ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker The Game Awards parody video by Crowbcat: [url] (32 minutes ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker @aphex187: Not bad man. You check this out, tell me what you think: [url] (43 minutes ago)
  • Melmoth
    Melmoth @Wheat_Thins: Engine built for PS4, but more importantly, i'm guessing sony wants to keep it exclusive to their machines.l (59 minutes ago)
  • BlimBlim
    BlimBlim We are going to be live streaming The Last Guardian at 9:15 PM (in 15 minutes), come join us [url] (4 Hours ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog @Sdarts: it's not as funny as the revolver one switched out with quiet. That was hilarious. (5 Hours ago)
PreviousNext
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
PreviousNext
Top stories