Those who don’t have the ability to install Battlefield 3 on their Xbox 360 hard drive may be in for a lesser experience – in a graphical sense.
Speaking in a recent interview with GamerZines, Patrick Bach said that the developer had to think of both those with hard drives and those without. What this means is that, if you have space on your hard drive then you’ll be able to install the second disc which comes with the game, allowing you to load higher res textures from the HDD. If you are HDD free however, then obviously you won’t be able to do this.
“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,” Bach said.
“What we let you do is let you have high-res information that gets streamed in and out of memory at all times, and that gives you a more detailed, varied and vivid experience on all platforms. We don’t want to take that away from 360 players.
“We’re really trying to push the limits of what we can do on the consoles and the PC. Our goal is to see how we can utilise as many of the systems that you actually have in your machine that some people haven’t utilised before.
“Some (developers) just do it like, if it doesn’t fit into memory we just make a lesser game. We don’t do that. For us, it’s about how we can give you the most game ever even though the hardware is over five years old.”
Battlefield 3 is out in next week and you can pre-order your copy here (PC), here (Xbox 360) and here (PS3).