New Battlefield 3 Details Up; DICE explains why they prefer the HDDs over Disc Streaming

Posted By | On 12th, Oct. 2011 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


We have some new news from Battlefield 3 for you. Alan Kertz, who works at DICE revealed a lot of new info on the game, like he has been doing before as well. He mentioned that the system specs will be same as that of the beta, in response to a question by a fan.

In another question, he was asked about the bullet travel speed.  “I saw a video on YT with a 961m HS and the bullet was ~0.34 s faster than it should,” to which he responded, “Indeed they will be slower at mid ranges and faster at long compared to IRL due to scaling the speeds. They are relative to IRL.”

In an another interesting reveal, he said that Gunners get their own loadouts. This means that they pilot and gunners both get their own loadout. Battlefield 3 is shaping up to be an interesting game with little things like this being carefully planned by DICE.

He also said that the splash damage is solely based on the distance, when a fan asked whether it’s range based or  not. He revealed that the optical discs are too slow to take advantage of the streaming tech. For PS3 this holds true because the Blu Ray runs at 2x speed, while the 360 DVD is slightly faster.

This is the main reason why they prefer HDDs. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

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  • PS3 had a Harddrive in every console, the 360 doesn’t.
    PS3 is able to stream from Disc and HDD At The Same Time.

    Suck on that SON!

  • ” PS3 is able to stream from Disc and HDD At The Same Time. ”

    Why can’t you install the whole game to the PS3 HDD ?
    PS3 can’t handle it ?

    Suck me next Diago and then I’ll give it to you real good !

  • diago just got owned son -.0

  • jax

    Ps3 can handle the whole game on the hdd, but who the hell wants to install 14-16gb of data on there hard drive. Oh and you can download all of mass effect 2 (12gb) from psn and it looks and runs better the the disc. Suck it now.Your Comment…

  • If you think the PS3 can handle a complete install of the whole game then why is that NOT an option for PS3 owners ?

    Ill tell you why .. PS3 cant handle it, that’s why.

    and yeah, your right old downloadable titles do fully install to the hdd which results in better visual quality ..it’s too bad the PS3 can’t handle full installation of newer games from the game disk !

    PS3 is getting left in the dust so if you own one you better learn how to suck Xbot dick.

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