According to the latest issue of Game Informer, DICE's recently announced Battlefield 3 is "a next-gen game for current-gen systems."
DICE executive producer Patrick Bach explained that the team had to rewrite the game's engine, now Frostbite 2.0, from scratch, with impressive features like real-time radiosity and a quantum leap in environmental destruction.
"You shouldn't have to wait for the Xbox 720 or PlayStation 4," Bach said. "We have to deliver this to you now, and we wanted to do it on all the platforms."
DICE also described Frostbite 2.0 as an "incredible technology that takes animation, destruction, lighting, scale and audio to new heights."
Details regarding Battlefield 3 surfaced earlier yesterday, complete with amazing looking images of the game in action. 64 player online games for PC have been confirmed while 24 player matches have yet to be set in stone for the console versions. There will be co-op.
Battlefield 3 will deploy on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this Fall.