DICE: Gamers 'shouldn't worry' about Battlefield 3's 720p, 30fps

Resolution and frame rate discussions have been 'blown of proportion'

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Battlefield 3 will support 720p resolution and run at 30 frames per second, facts console gamers shouldn't be worrying themselves about, according to DICE VP and general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson.


"Console gamers shouldn't worry about this, this topic is discussed out of proportions," he told Gaming Examiner.

"For those tech-savvy enough to have looked into the actual resolution of their console games it won't come as a surprise that a lot of console games today do not run at 1080p but rather 720p. We've done this for our last games and we believe it can still look amazing. When people ask for 1080p they don't see the compromises that would be needed to get there.

"As for the frame-rate we've made a conscious decision to stick with 30 FPS on console," he added. "It's not a technical problem with getting our game to run in 60 FPS but we do this in favour of the large amount of players, large scale maps, huge amount of vehicles, full on destruction and so on. The pace in Battlefield is slightly slower than some other twitchy shooters of today which lends itself well to this frame-rate."

Infinity Ward has said that rival shooter Modern Warfare 3 "will be locked at 60 FPS".

This week, DICE also moved to assure fans that the cuts it has made to the console versions of Battlefield 3 are the cleverest compromises it could have made.

[ SOURCE: Gaming Examiner ]