Battlefield 3 will be rendered in 720p high definition on consoles. …why so disappointed?
DICE rendering architect Johan Andersson doesn't quite understand why people are getting all bent out of shape over this unsurprising fact. As Andersoon replied to a distressed fan at his Twitter page :
"Yes, just as 99% of all games for those platforms."
"How is [720p] a shame? Name a single FPS game that runs at 1080p on any of the consoles? Would have to do huge gameplay cuts."
"We think huge levels, lots of players, great fx, destruction, vehicles & varied gameplay is more important than 1080p."
Well, that's probably true. It's just that these days, more and more consumers have access to full 1080p high definition and with Blu-Ray movies taking full advantage, you can't blame certain people for having expectations. Furthermore, let's not forget that what we've seen of Battlefield 3 so far has been amazing…but much of it has also been on PC, which is a different matter.
In truth, very few games are rendered in full 1080p on consoles these days, but if you want them, you basically need a PS3. You know, MGS4, GT5, etc.
Related Game(s): Battlefield 3