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A comparison video of Battlefield 3 for Xbox 360 by WikiGamesGuides reveals what kind of difference the HD texture pack makes. Last week, EA finally fessed up to the feature, with executive producer Patrick Bach saying the difference would make the the game look "standard-def." He wasn't kidding -- the difference is staggering.

The pack install is optional because, unlike PCs and PS3, hard drives aren't standard for the Xbox 360. The real question, though, is why does it look this bad without the pack? Even ignoring all other non-EA, DICE games, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 didn't require a hard drive install and still looked fantastic. If you don't have a hard drive for your Xbox 360, consider this a warning.
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/10/24/ba...-texture-pack/

Wow - that is some sad, sad, sad, sad, SAD stuff right there.
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post #2 of 34
Oh wow that's a pretty big difference.
post #3 of 34
I don't why this is a big deal. I am sure anyone who is hardcore enough to care for graphics on the consoles can give couple GB to textures. Obviously some decisions were made on the development side that had to be made for the best and having a texture pack was one of them.
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post #4 of 34
Makes me glad I have it ordered for the PC
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That cant be right..surely?
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post #6 of 34
Looks really terrible without that texture pack. Wonder what the fps hit is installed vs not, or maybe it doesn't really matter.
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Wow, terrible looking.
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post #9 of 34
Wow it looks tragic without the texture pack. Im sure it will be worth saving the extra space for you console users out there.
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It's almost 2012. If you have an X360 and no HDD, get one. Hard drives are cheap.
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