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Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 is 'Standard-Def' without Texture Pack
360 owners are going to want to clear some space on their hard-drive ahead of next week's Battlefield 3 launch.
As previously reported, the 360 version of Battlefield 3 will ship with an additional DVD containing a texture pack for optional installation to the 360's hard-drive. These high-definition textures will be streamed from the hard-drive during the game to enhance DICE's visual representation of its own take on modern warfare.
The original story raised a number of questions concerning a possible disparity between the different versions of Battlefield 3 and so at this week's EA showcase in London, Gamerzines asked executive producer, Patrick Bach, to clarify the purpose of the optional texture pack.
"There's nothing magic about it," explained Bach. "It's the same thing we do for PC and PS3, so there's nothing extra."
"I think the controversy about this is that we actually let you do it on 360 for once. So what it does is it gives you the same abilities, kind of, as the PC and PS3. You can actually stream information from the hard drive.
Whats this? I don't have extra GBs laying around my harddrive. I only have the stupid internal 4gb. If they pack a 500mb texture file onto my hdd. I'm gonna be pissed.