DICE: Battlelog result of "grabbing the good pieces" from others
Posted: 20.10.2011 13:17 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
Battlelog producer Frederick Loving at DICE says he "looked at all social networks" like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and others to build Battlelog.

It was inspirational to find out "what other people do" and then only grab the "good pieces out of it," said Loving. The social networks are "all pretty common".

Battlelog is the new stat tracking and social platform for DICE's Battlefield series, starting with Battlefield 3 releasing next week.

"I looked at all social networks from Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, too of course Waypoint and Elite. We looked at everything," said Battlelog producer Frederick Loving. The last two are of course Halo Waypoint and Call of Duty Elite.

"That’s inspirational for me just finding out what other people do and just sort of grabbing the good pieces out of it," he continued. While there are many social networks out there they share the same principles. "Of course we’re inspired by a lot of the social networks that are out there and they’re all pretty common if you look at them," he said.

"They have the similar feeds, they have similar likes, they have similar comments so there’s a lot of common features amongst all social networks." Battlefield 3 releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC October 25th in the US, 28th in Europe.

Are you looking to this new level of brag social integration?

Source: Gamasutra


By MindCoil (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 20, 2011
I hope it works better than Battlefield: Bad Company 2 stat tracking... It doesn't update well.

I probably won't use it due to friends being console players. Might use it if I get into a clan or something. Looks Awesome for the people that will use it.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Oct 20, 2011
There are, believe it or don't, many, many gamers who could care less about stats tracking (including leaderboards, considered so essential in other games). In "BF" if you play the game properly (ie. play the objectives and play as a team) then your K/D will be woeful, as an example. Those obsessed with K/D (and there are many) are the Lone Wolfers who hang back and camp. Ask them for ammo or health and you get silence.
I hate the whole stats tracking business and feel it still should be kept as a seperate function from the game. Still very negative about BattleLog.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Oct 21, 2011
I don't care about stats either, i play games for their content not the leaderbords, similar with achievements.
Both of these things can distract from the core experience if you pay too much attention to them.
By MindCoil (SI Veteran Member) on Oct 27, 2011
Yeaaah I take what I said back. The battle log replaced the games main screen. I want my game to load. Then choose what I want to do. Not use a webpage to pick.

A terrible idea, at least for me.