Weekly news 8/11/2011

Welcome to another week of news! With just 74 days until Battlefield 3 launching more details emerge including a new online pass system for consoles. A pass system is where consumers will have to fork up another $5 or $10 to be able to play online and to get the features of playing online. A good example is Xbox Live vs. PSN. Before Playstation Plus, PSN was completely free (unless your downloading DLCs) but now it seems that any thing online not just PSN or Xbox will be leaning towards having to pay for online services. Companies will be doing this because they lose so much on used game sales. The company that makes any game will not make any profit from a used game sale. In my opinion, Online, on the next generation of consoles whether it be Playstation 4, The next Xbox Console, the Wii-U or even mobile gaming will not be free.

Map Sizes for Battlefield 3:

Maps on Console will be 70-80% the size of PC maps and console maps will be around the same sized from Bad Company 2. The reason that Dice will be making the maps smaller on console is because there are only max 24 players on console compared to 64 players on PC. So the big question is, if a map is small how will jets be able to fly in such a small space?

“The biggest difference between the PC and console version of Battlefield 3 is that we have 64 players on PC and 24 players maximum on console. The rest is more or less the same: we use the same engine, the same technology, the same animation system, the same lighting system. Our aim is to give the player the exact same experience and not try to dumb down the console version.”

Call of Duty news:

If you haven’t seen it already, the survival mode trailer is out for Modern Warfare 3. I won’t go into much detail but I will just say it, it looks the same as Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2. It’s just a map pack in my opinion that costs 60 dollars. Here is the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet.

And the new Black Ops zombie map pack trailer

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