Battlefield 3 represents a high water mark for the current generation of consoles, DICE's producer Patrick Liu has said.
Liu also believes that recently-released Rage, along with the upcoming Battlefield game, will not be bettered until the next generation consoles are created.
He told NowGamer: "Both Battlefield 3 and Rage are pushing console hardware as much as developers can now, and I don’t think anyone will make something better with this generation of consoles. If we were to do something bigger - which we can - then we would require a next generation console."
Both games feature an optional installation on consoles that enables the streaming of high resolution textures.
As for what he'd like to see when the next-gen consoles are released, Liu expressed a desire to see the same thing as every other developer in the industry.
He said: "Always processing power. One bottleneck that we always encounter - both on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 - is memory. If we had double the amount of memory, it would be great. We could do so much more. So I think more memory would give us more bang for our buck."
Battlefield 3 is released on October 28.
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