DICE: Battlefield 3 won't be 'consolized'

All silly back-and-forths about elitism aside, PCs are not consoles, and PC gamers understandably expect their platform to be given the attention necessary to make their games as full and rich as they can be. DICE is totally wit dat, and stuff.

In a recent post on EA's Battlefield forum, Senior Gameplay Designer Alan Kertz assuaged fears of a console-inspired "dumbing down," writing:

"Fundamentally I think it is an error to have different core gameplay on console vs PCs. PC gives a player more input control and if a gun feels good on PC it feels good on console. I won't "dumb it down" by lowering the recoil or changing the damage model or other such silliness."

He later continues, "It's too early to talk BF3 specifics. But it's never too early for me to acknowledge that PC players have a fear that BF3 will be "consolized." PC gaming is alive and well, BFBC2 has proven that and no one at DICE or EA can argue with the numbers. Battlefield 3 needs an extra bit of special attention on the PC. I intend to give it that attention, tradition and our community demand it."

Above: Medal of Honor's DICE-developed multiplayer

Little is known about BF3, but owners of the Limited Edition version of Medal of Honor received a beta key which should be redeemable sometime within the next 12 months.

Oct 22, 2010

Associate Editor, Digital at PC Gamer