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Battlefield 3 on Xbox 360 will include hi-rez texture pack on second disc

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While the Xbox 360 is easily the most popular gaming console out there on the social interaction front, it’s also more technologically limited than the PlayStation 3 with its Blu-ray drive and the high-capacity discs it supports. What fits onto one disc for a PS3 can span two or more on the Microsoft console. It’s really no surprise to hear then that Battlefield 3, which Electronic Arts will release on October 25, will be coming to 360 consoles with a second disc in tow.

Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Liu told GamerZines that this second disc will come packing a “voluntary install” the adds higher resolution textures to the game. “We’re pushing that technology to the limit, and compared to our competitors, I would argue that we’re the best looking game,” Liu said in a not-so-subtle jab at Activision and the upcoming Call of Duty game.

Liu also confirmed that the game’s solo campaign, co-op missions and multiplayer modes are split up between the two discs, though he oddly wouldn’t confirm what you’ll find where.