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DICE: Console players 'aren't getting less Battlefield 3'

PS3 and 360 may support fewer players and smaller maps, but players won't be sold short

DICE producer Patrick Liu has moved to assure players of the console versions of Battlefield 3 that they won't be getting less off a game than their PC counterparts.

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Asked if fewer online players and smaller maps - Battlefield 3's multiplayer will allow for 64 players on PC and 24 players on console - will offer a lesser experience, he told the latest issue of Edge: "They're definitely not getting less of a game.

"It has the same amount of destruction and the same amount of visual fidelity. It'a also a misconception I've seen on the internet that the console version won't have jets - that's not true.

"We've scaled the maps accordingly for console so it makes the pacing all right and the balancing is good," Liu added. "If you play a big Conquest map then the map is balanced accordingly."

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DICE CEO Patrick Soderlund said in March that Battlefield 3 was capable off supporting the same player count as current FPS quantity king MAG for PS3.

"A lot of people ask us about 64 versus 128 or 256 players. Technically, we can go to 256, we've tried it," he revealed. "We play tested with 128. You've got to make a game that's fun to play and, arguably, we think that the most fun you can have is when it's between 32 and 40 players."

Check out some 64-player PC action - including jets - on Battlefield 3's Caspian Border map here.

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