We’ve all heard about the Battlefield 3 hi-res texture pack on consoles, and how installing on each system’s HDD will provide a noticeable difference in the game’s graphics — but what if you don’t have a HDD for your 360? Unfortunately for hard drive-less 360 owners, DICE refers to this version as “standard def”.
In a recent interview with Gamerzines, Battlefield 3 Executive Producer, Patrick Bach was asked if installing the Battlefield 3 texture pack makes a noticeable difference on the Xbox 360. Bach responded:
“It does make a difference, yes, absolutely. The whole engine is based around streaming textures, streaming terrain and a lot of other content.
“The thing with the 360 is that you need to be able to give consumers a game where you don’t have to install it on a hard drive, because there are 360s without a hard drive. So we need to give you the option of installing it, rather than just demanding it. You could call it a ‘standard-def’ version for the 360 if you don’t have a hard-drive.”
Battlefield 3 launches Tuesday October 25th, on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.