Gamescom 2011: Still No Xbox 360 Battlefield 3 Gameplay
Will we ever see Battlefield 3 running on the 360 before it’s released in 72 days?
Once again, DICE releases yet another slam-dunk of a trailer for Battlefield 3, this time focusing on the huge 64 player multiplayer battles, and we’re left wondering, where is the Xbox 360 gameplay hiding? Journalists have been getting hands on at Gamescom, but not on the 360…
The PS3 has been showcasing the new co-op campaign and has been visible in playable form for some time now, but for those of us waiting for a glimpse of the game running on Microsoft’s hardware, well, we’ve been left wanting. And for a game so close to release, should we still be in the situation of speculating when it comes to graphical capabilities and comparisons to the next-gen bordering PC version? Has anyone got a realistic idea how Battlefield 3 will look and run on the 360?
No, but it’s also curious that so many of us are getting excited about Battlefield’s new trailers when they so clearly represent PC gameplay and not console. We’re all for hype and excitement, but we can’t shake the feeling that we’re setting ourselves up for a fall. For one, we’ve never had a modern game with as many players as what’s being displayed in the trailer (Black Hawk Down doesn’t count) and we’re left scratching our heads; are we ever going to see an accurate representation of Battlefield 3 on the 360? Why has no one even seen an early build running?
Chances are, DICE is just hard at work making sure Battlefield 3 looks its best and will more than likely offer one of the most visually impressive experiences of the year. But, until we’ve seen it with are own eyes (or anyone else’s eyes for that matter) we’ll take a cautiously optimistic approach to any video displaying awesome gameplay and incredible statistics.