This footage is of the PS3 version and is far better looking than the beta , pretty much proving the beta is of a earlier build. Notice the lack of visual glitches as well.... looking incredible to me.
People are SO weird about games now because of the economy. The slightest little bit of rumor causes stock market like speculation. These are just games guys! The beta is awesome anyhow! I don't see what the problem is. Everyone thinks they're a game critic nowadays. The game critics themselves think they are God. The world would be better off without them. At least then we wouldn't have copy and paste Amazon "reviews".
I also feel sorry that people are so ignorant these days. The beta is progress from a few months back meaning that they had about two to three months to patch things up since. Those who canceled their pre-orders are morons.
Anybody whos basing their pre-order on the "beta" is just asinine. The beta is actually running an alpha version of the game that was shown over a year ago (hence the glitches like falling under the map). If you really know DICE, it should be obvious they wont release a game with glitches like those found in the beta.
The fact people based the beta on their opinion of the game is absurd. I'd like to see what would happen if CoD would release an open beta a month before the game. Be 10 times as worse, at least for the PS3 anyway.
Actually no. "The Battlefield 3 Open Beta is based on software that is more than one month old. We need to test the new back end dedicated server structure we've built." That's hardly over a year. So don't go to the other end of the spectrum and be an uninformed fanboy.
I think all the criticism of people cancelling pre-orders is unfair. Cancelling a preorder doesn't mean they're not going to eventually buy the game. DICE happened to release a beta, and it was pretty shotty. I don't care how old it is, if it plays anything like it did in the beta its simply not worth the $60 dollars, and for some it's not worth the gamble either. A lot of rational people are going to wait until they see the reviews now to make an informed decision.
I'm with you Spine_Ripper. I have never played any Battlefield game prior, and this Beta was such a refreshing change from the Call of Duty series. I had COD in my disk drive but was way more interested in playing the BF3 beta everytime. Much more realistic and I loved being a team player, it was so much more rewarding. Great stuff. Preordered the day after I tried the beta. PSN: TonyTough