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access_time September 14, 2011 at 9:25 AM in PC/Mac by Ramon Aranda

DICE Responds to Battlefield 3 Video Leak

Videos of major games in development usually, some how, some way, find their way onto the internet, and this past weekend, it was no different for the highly anticipated Battlefield 3.

The leaked video showed the game off on the Xbox 360 in a poorly captured 320 x 200 resolution, which has since been taken down.

DICE General Manager Karl Magnus, isn’t just upset with the fact that the video was leaked, but more  importantly that it makes the console version look subpar.

“Watching the game in crappy 320×200 resolution on YouTube is not the way that we want people to experience the game,” Magnus told Eurogamer.   “We’d rather have them wait for us to show it in its real HD glory,” he said. “There are a lot of hard hours that have gone into this from the team, and naturally we’re disappointed. But, yeah, things happen. ”

EA and DICE have been marketing and showing off the PC version, which is the lead platform, and while the console versions haven’t been seen much by the public, Magnus says it’s only part of their strategy.  Showing off features such as 64-player multiplayer is one of the game’s unique features on the PC, which is why it has been used the most.

“People shouldn’t worry. We play the 360 and the PS3 version every day in the office. I don’t expect people to be disappointed by this,” added Magnus.

As for those fancy jets?  Magnus says those are coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 too.




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