Jul 27, 2011

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DICE Defends Battlefield 3

DICE Defends Battlefield 3

After word leaked out that console versions of Battlefield 3 would have 12 on 12 match-ups, as opposed to the 64 player match-ups allowed on the PC, DICE was flooded with angry emails and tweets from ignorant gamers crying foul.  DICE president Patrick Bach has highlighted more details regarding the console versions of Battlefield 3 and how its specs will differ from its PC brother.

During an interview with the website GameZone.de, Bach responded to gamers complaining about only allowing 24 players saying, “it’s not that we’re evil or stupid. We didn’t choose not to have more players – we would love to do 64 players on console but then we would have to cut away so much…”

He went on to say, “If you want the same quality of game, I would say it’s really, really hard. We tried to get more players in [to the console version] but then you need to scale down all the graphics, scale down all the destructibility, and sometimes you need to scale down all the map sizes. Everything is a compromise on: where do you cut?”

DICE has decided that the best compromise is the maps themselves, making them more “compact.” To clarify himself, Bach described it by saying, “it’s not that we have cut them in half.  If you compare it to Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the maps weren’t really small on console. We actually had huge maps even for console. We have the same kind of angle on it right now [in Battlefield 3]. We want to create the same experience for PC as for consoles.”

He also took the time to confirm that jets and helicopters will be in both the console and PC versions of the game which is set to release October 25, 2011 in North America.

[Sources: GameZone, CVG]