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Battlefield 3 Frame Rates

According to the official Battlefield 3 blog, Battlefield 3 will run on a frames rate per second (fps) that is double that of console, plus at a better resolution.

The developers over at DICE have confirmed that the game will be running at 720p on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and will be running at 30 fps, which is considered the minimum frame rate for first-person shooter (FPS) games.

The PC version, however, will be running at 60 fps and has been confirmed at 1080p. VG247 reports that Johan Andersson, DICE rendering architect, has quelled outrage on Twitter saying that “99.9 percent of PS3 and Xbox games are 720p and a lot of them, including MW2 are way lower than that”.

Andersson also says that DICE always does 30 fps on consoles and the only reason this is done because vehicles, effects, scale and all the players would be otherwise impossible to fit in.

“We think huge levels, lots of players, great effects, destruction, vehicles and varied gameplay is more important than 1080p,” he says.

To put it into perspective, Crysis 2 also ran at 30 fps on consoles. To be honest, the PlayStation 3 demonstration for Battlefield 3 still looks fantastic.

Battlefield 3 will release on 25 October.

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