The developers at DICE have confirmed that the Xbox 360 version of their upcoming first person shooter Battlefield 3 will come complete with a high resolution texture pack that will be located on the second disk of the game package.
The entire game will come on 3 DVDs on the Microsoft home console, with the first two of them probably linked to the single player campaign and the third required for the multiplayer side of the shooter.
Patrick Liu, who is one of the producers working on Battlefield 3, has told Gamerzines at a recent event linked to the game in London that, “There’s a voluntary install on the 360. I think Rage did it as well, where you can install content to stream higher res textures.”
He added, “We’re pushing that technology to the limit, and compared to our competitors, I would argue that we’re the best looking game.”
When RAGE, the id Software made shooter, launched last week it also arrived on three disks on the Xbox 360, with the developers encouraging all players to install the game to the hard drive for the best gameplay experience.
Battlefield 3 is powered by the new Frostbite 2 game engine, which allows for more environmental destruction and has produced some lovely images and trailers to promote the game.
Battlefield 3 also launches on the PlayStation 3 for Sony (using just one Blu-ray disk) and on the PC (via both disks and digital distribution) on October 25 in North America and October 28 in Europe.
It biggest competition this year is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which is being created by Treyarch and published by Activision Blizzard.
The two titles will battle for the crown of best first person shooter of 2011 and will probably top the sales charts for the period.