Battlefield 3: ‘Some Destruction Scripted’ – DICE
Modern Warfare 3 recently touted environmental destruction which turned out to be 'purely scripted', whereas the Battlefield franchise has a tradition of dynamic destruction, which the Frostbite 2 certainly seems set to deliver.
Battlefield 3 Art Director Gustav Tilleby has admitted that not all of the environmental damage will be dynamic however.
"We have the 'micro-destruction' as we call it, which is basically objects that are around the player like cover and so on, you can blow holes through walls and stuff to open up new paths and move through environments," he said.
"We also have the really big scale destruction like [building] facades and stuff that can crumble and fall over, as well as set-piece destruction – which is more or less scripted, big destruction events."
Each destruction type is shown off in DICE's recent 12-minute 'fault line' Battlefield 3 gameplay video.