Battlefield 3 Has A “Standard-Def” Option, And Its Not Pretty
Yet more wood for the console war fire, players who intend buy Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360 should make sure that they have a decent amount of space on their hard drives. In fact, both PS3 and Xbox 360 users will have to make sure that they have ample space, as Battlefield 3 will come with a High-Resolution texture pack, with it being a mandatory install on the PS3, and optional on Xbox 360.
Those of you who don’t choose to install this texture pack on the Xbox 360 may be faced with a very disappointing visual experience. Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Bach has given this “vanilla” version of the game a pretty plain nickname.
“The thing with the 360 is that you need to be able to give consumers a game where you don’t have to install it on a hard drive, because there are 360s without a hard drive. So we need to give you the option of installing it, rather than just demanding it. You could call it a ‘standard-def’ version for the 360 if you don’t have a hard-drive.”
For one of the key men behind one of the year’s biggest games to come out and use the term so openly suggests that, yeah, it’s not going to look that great if you don’t install the textures on your HDD first.
Then again, this shouldn’t really be much of an issue for most people. By now, if you own an Xbox 360 and don’t have a decent enough HDD, then you can’t blame the developer’s. I mean, they aren’t even that expensive. Give one title a miss and spend the cash on a HDD. That’s just my opinion though, what are your thoughts?