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Battlefield 3 is 10 years old and it doesn’t need a remake, the Frostbite tour de force

In life, there are games that mark the spirits with gameplay presentations that drop jaws, this was the case of Battlefield 3 during the GDC in March … 2011. A game released a few months later on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, a time when 720p 30fps was commonplace on console.


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First of all, let’s start with some visual and musical nostalgia with the launch trailer for the game dvoil at the end of 2011, a time when 4K did not exist on YouTube, you know.

Ah but wait, before continuing I am whispered into the headset that our colleagues from Digital Foundry already existed in 2011. So what better way to refresh the memory which all too often tends to embellish the graphic reality of the time, than ‘a comparison on Xbox 360 and PS3. Be careful with your eyes, it stings a bit.

In 2021, it is clear that the engine Frostbite of DICE has managed to cross time without too much trouble thanks to the optimization (of the time) of the very high quality PC version. Proof support with the videos below that we have captured with a RTX 3090 in 4K Ultra 60fps, and playable 120fps without problem.

Whether it is the quality of the lights, the environmental effects, the reflections, the animations or the textures, it is surprising to see that only the faces of the characters have taken a real little old age.

With that, I’ll leave you in the company of the first missions of a game which, as you will see, is not turning ten years old, but then … not at all.







And if, to celebrate its 10 years, we do not have a remake, we could see a remastered version of Battlefield 3 on PS5 and Xbox Series X to accompany the release of the next Battlefield? Maybe yes, because commercially all the editors know that one should never underestimate the power of nostalgia, especially since a portage requiring almost no work is an opportunity far too good to be. lack.

To conclude, we give you an appointment Wednesday June 9 4 p.m. to discover together the first trailer of Battlefield vintage 2021!

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