BF3 704p For Consoles!
PS3 & Xbox360 owners have been getting frustrated and vocal over the lack of games that display true HD resolutions on their consoles when 1080p gaming was one of the big marketing points when the present generation was first announced.
Battlefield 3 Will Be Sub-HD On Both PS3 And Xbox 360
So their mood is unlikely to be improved by the news that upcoming blockbuster Battlefield 3 will have a sub HD resolution on both platforms. DICE’s rendering architect has revealed that Battlefield 3 will not even run at 720p on home consoles, but instead at 704p to improve performance.
Johan Anderson, DICE rendering architect on the Frostbite 2 engine powering Battlefield 3, revealed in a tweet that:
“BF3 is 1280×704 on both PS3 and 360. Removing a few lines from 720p saves good performance and memory for us.
In a later twit he confirmed that the Display Mode would still be 720p – and then rather amusingly linked to this monstrous forum posting listing the native resolutions for hundreds of console games to underline that Battlefield 3′s low resolution is not exactly uncommon on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Even so, it seems doubtful that the home console owners will be impressed at this news.