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DICE call "bullsh*t" on death of PC gaming, likely "most hardcore"
Posted: 04.03.2011 13:17 by Simon Priest Comments: 13
Developer DICE were "very unhappy" they couldn't manage PC Battlefield: Bad Company, saying resources were stretched with Frostbite and consoles.

They had set "PC aside a bit too much," said DICE's Karl Magnus Troedsson. It's "extra love" time for PC with Battlefield 3; "strongly believe" in PC.

“I felt that we had, maybe, set PC aside a bit too much. I’ve said this publicly before, we were very unhappy that we were not able to get a PC version out of Battlefield: Bad Company. It was down to sheer manpower, or lack thereof," said Troedsson.

"We felt that we couldn’t just bring out the Frostbite engine, and bring the game to consoles, and get the PC version out. We just failed there,” added the general manager.

"It’s something that we regret but it was a pure fact that we were faced upon."

“We fixed that with Bad Company 2. Now it’s Battlefield 3 and we thought, ‘Now it’s time to give some extra love to the PC community.’ But also, we strongly believe in PC gaming."

"Two years ago, maybe one year ago, people talked about ‘the decline of PC gaming.’ Or ‘the death of PC gaming.’ These kind of words were thrown around and, honestly, that’s bullshit," declared Troedsson on behalf of DICE.

“PC gamers are probably the most hardcore players we have out there. Sure, online gameplay has been on the rise on the Xbox 360 and PS3. There are a lot of hardcore online players there too. But on PC? That’s our core audience.”

Battlefield 3 releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this fall - see the trailer below.

Source: VG247
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Comments

By djole381 (SI Elite) on Mar 04, 2011
djole381
PC FTW!!! :D
By Kiam99 (SI Veteran Member) on Mar 04, 2011
Kiam99
Second that!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 04, 2011
herodotus
What's this? Public apology time once again? Another "I'm sorry..." and I'll barf. Don't worry Dice, Paradox, Creative Assembly, Crytek, 777 Studios, Blizzard, Eagle Dynamics (to name just a few) have all been flying the PC flag while you are busy flagellating yourself.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Mar 04, 2011
FoolWolf
Yeah, just make a proper multiplayer lobby and game planner from start and you can cry yourself to sleep. We just want a really good game with a great feel for the PC...
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Mar 04, 2011
PowerJack
PC 4TW!!! ^.^
But for me only with shooters & strategy games.
By neilmike (SI Core) on Mar 04, 2011
neilmike
i hope you really mean that DICE!! yep, ROCK on PC...
it's very tiring to hear about the death of pc..bullshit!!. more like the console is dying(5 years span so far with 1-1/2 year left) ...oops .lol
By Revan (SI Elite) on Mar 05, 2011
Revan
Hmmm, i dunno, the PC has been looking a little pale faced lately....
:)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 05, 2011
herodotus
Been playing a little too many multiplatform there lately, Revan? If so then yes, by and large PC does look palid. It's the Pubs fault, not the Devs:)
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Mar 05, 2011
K3Spice
PC FTW, it will always have more capabilities for better games.... Devs can make more money off of downloadable versions too.
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Mar 05, 2011
K3Spice
BTW the video linked to this article actually is what I expect when I see trailers, it provides a decent look into the game.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 05, 2011
herodotus
@ K3Spice
Note the "MoH" GUI...how much of an influence that game has on this has yet to be seen. Weapon effects are as always briliant, however.
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Mar 05, 2011
K3Spice
Well I wouldn't say that. MoH had devs from the battlefield series. So its more like battlefield had an impact on MoH. Either way the GUI is clean, and easy to understand, great for noobs..... and even advanced players. I hope its a lot more like BF2 than MoH though...
By weliveagain (SI Newbie) on Aug 25, 2011
weliveagain
@k3spice
Yes! MoH was garbage