Battlefield: Bad Company 2

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Upcoming FPS Battlefield Bad Company 2 is "reaching" the graphical quality set by last year's stunning PS3-exclusive Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, but it will not surpass it, developer DICE had admitted.

Speaking to, producer Gordon Van Dyke said no game can claim to better the graphics seen in Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2.

"I wouldn't make that kind of claim," he said. "Uncharted 2 is an amazing-looking game. But we're reaching that level of quality. It's going to be hard for any game to be able to make a claim that they look better. But we are getting to, I feel, that level, where it's looking very impressive. When you see it - and I've heard other people say it as well, so it's not just me - other people are saying it's getting there."

Uncharted 2, released last year, raised the bar for video game graphics, with incredible animations and detailed environments wowing PS3 owners.

But Van Dyke reckons Bad Company 2, which is our 37th most anticipated game of 2010, will surpass Uncharted 2 in one key area: vistas.

"The thing is though, we have much bigger environments. To even be close, to me is quite an honour as a developer. The one thing I did was, when I looked at their game I was like, damn them! What have they done to the rest of us? I was looking for something where I could say, okay, that we're doing better. I looked at their vistas, and I think that our vistas, because it's in game, this is actual in-game terrain you could theoretically take your soldier and walk up to, our vistas are better. Naughty Dog, if you hear this, I challenge you versus our vistas!"

With Bad Company 2 due out on March 5, we don't have long to wait to compare the two games. Until then, prepare yourself with a stack of Bad Company 2 videos.

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Rickitis's Avatar


So now they just have to work on matching Uncharted 2's controls, gameplay, storyline and voice acting :D
Posted 14:29 on 08 January 2010

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El-Dev's Avatar


I think the quote should have been, "Battlefield 2 reaching for Uncharted 2's graphics, but our arms are too short by a few hundred feet."
Posted 21:57 on 29 March 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


How do you think the UFC graphics are going to be then?
I think they're going to be almost photo-realistic because they don't have to cope with maps or open-worlds.
Posted 11:00 on 09 January 2010
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thpcplayer@ SexyJams

It may not reach graphics of Uncharted 2 but it will be an awesome game. As for replicating that, i dont think that's posssible cause UC2 graphics are just INSANE
Best looking game will be crysis 2 for pc when it comes out xD.
Posted 10:59 on 09 January 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


I don't know, if they have the potential to achieve such an amazing graphical game with Uncharted, surely they can replicate that with something like Bad Company 2?
Posted 10:48 on 09 January 2010
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II-Rossco-II@ thegreatODEN

yes it is a beta but graphics and gameplay will be changed slightly but not the massive overhaul it needs to be as good as uncharted
Posted 10:21 on 09 January 2010
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Day by day i hear better news for this game,but the only news i aint heard yet is if the xbox360 is going to have a beta test.
Posted 10:07 on 09 January 2010
Killmatic213's Avatar


Please, dont act like killzone 2 doesnt exist!! It has better graphics than Uncharted 2..Its pretty f***ing obvious if you ask me..Theres a huge difference
Posted 08:25 on 09 January 2010
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thegreatODEN@ ghostdog25

you do know that you played a beta???that means it's not finished,no one has seen the finished game so how can we compare??
Posted 02:20 on 09 January 2010
David-Macphail's Avatar


BC 2 "Reaching" Uncharted 2's graphics maybe. However i very much doubt they'll get any further than that, especially considering this is a multi - platform game.

It's interesting that he doubts any game will look better than Uncharted 2. While it could very well be true, Heavy Rain and The Last Guardian must be considered contenders. It'll also nicely rile up the PC fanboys placing all their bets on Crysis 2. :P
Posted 01:17 on 09 January 2010
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clangod@ El-Dev

First things first El-Dev, BC is very good. It's certainly not the monster that MW is but it does present an experience all it's own. I personally prefered BC to CoD4. I love the environmental destruction and the more open battlefield like levels. The set pieces have nothing on MW but all in all it delivers a different sort of FPS and a bit more variety across the board (minus the killstreaks). It would be a shame you ever let it slip away without having a go. Should be able to pick it up rather cheap these days.

As for BC2 achieving the same visual quality as Uncharted 2, I'll beleive it when I see it. It'll be on my shelf as soon as it's released regardless.
Posted 23:57 on 08 January 2010
El-Dev's Avatar


I am partial to a good vista it must be said.

Was the first BC any good? I know it reviewed quite well but is it anything MW/2 wasn't? Reasonably tempted by this game.
Posted 21:20 on 08 January 2010
II-Rossco-II's Avatar


The beta doesn't look close! (obv still in beta but imo not even better than MW2), Those screenshots look good but i bet theve been "touched up"
Posted 21:18 on 08 January 2010
ghostdog25's Avatar


LOL hell no it isn't. I've played the PS3 beta. They are not even close to Uncharted 2's graphics lol. But most importantly not close to the physics and animations of Uncharted 2. Very bold statement by DICE.
Posted 16:02 on 08 January 2010
jonoc33's Avatar


Lol... really? bold claim.
Vistas? just look at the nepal level in Uncharted 2. That's what you call a vista. Obviously BC2 will have more of these, but matching that level of quality is going to be a challenge.
They haven't matched it, nor are they close. The shadows are fairly jaggedy, but the textures I guess are fairly close. Would be good if they actually tapped into the PS3 specifically in BC2 to get out some more graphical prowess, but seeing as it's multiplat i'm guessing that probably won't be happening.

They still have a lot of catching up to do, although much less so than most multiplat games these days.
Posted 15:39 on 08 January 2010
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thpcplayer@ Rickitis

haha lol
Seriously Bf BC2 is one of my most anticipated games
Posted 15:27 on 08 January 2010

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Release Date: 05/03/2010
Developer: D.I.C.E
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: First Person Shooter
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