Submitted by NYC_Gamer 828d ago | interview

The big Battlefield 4 interview: DICE leaves technology behind

EG:Having just an hour earlier listened to Sony delve deep into the power of the PlayStation 4, it comes as a bit of a shock to hear Battlefield main man Patrick Bach tell me that DICE is moving on from technology during our meeting at the Game Developers Conference. (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Hufandpuf  +   828d ago
"We are now focused on PC and the current-gen platforms, and then there might be other platforms in the future that we can't talk about...

One of them you can.

Patrick Bach: Yes, in theory, but we won't."

I know what that means!!!

Great interview!
It means they are lying again. They don't focus on PC and haven't when they said they did for PC. They just put more players on maps that are unoptimized for them because it was mainly a console port and they're doing the same with this one since this is only Battlefield 3.5
Pandamobile  +   828d ago
In what way was BF3 a console port?
Irishguy95  +   828d ago
BF3 was one of the only Multiplats that didn't do the whole porting the PC ****
Raven77  +   828d ago
How can anyone disagree with him?

Look at the 64 player map layouts THEN look at the console layouts. It is blatantly obvious that the maps were made for the consoles first, and then they just tossed in extra flags for the PC version.

You can "disagree" with my comment all you want but its a fact so you're still wrong.
Reverent  +   828d ago
@Raven77, actually it was the opposite. I always noticed a bunch of completely unused areas of the maps like in Caspian Border, right under the huge tower. No one ever goes there so it always seemed like a useless part of the map, but then I saw some PC gameplay and noticed that there was a new objective placed there.

It's easy as hell to see that the game was designed with PC in mind, then ported to consoles. I don't know why you guys have to hate on everything like this.

And DONTE, by the way, I'm seriously surprised you still have more than one bubble. I don't think there's been a single comment section you've visited where you weren't blatantly trolling.
Raven77  +   828d ago

DICE admits in 2011 that the PC was NOT the lead platform, it switched at some point to the consoles.

They also admitted in a different interview that they had a choice.

1. Make the PC version vastly better than the console version.

2. Offer the same experience across all platforms.

They admitted to choosing option 2. - http://battlefield.wikia.co...

Lol at the disagree, I give you QUOTES from DICE and someone disagrees with DICE about their own game...insider info I guess.
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Reverent  +   828d ago
@Raven, I wasn't aware of that. Thank you for pointing it out.
Raven77  +   828d ago

You bet, most people seemed to have missed a few of DICE's follow up interviews where they basically admitted to lying (or at least concealing truth) about BF3.
T2  +   828d ago
This is why pc vs. Nextbox vs. Ps4 are useless pissing contests. DEvelopers want one game for all with less cost .... They arent going to spend a ton of money optimizing . The best scenario for all is good consoles matched with good pc
Pandamobile  +   828d ago
That was a fantastic interview.
Banok  +   827d ago
sure, if he was talking about a completely different game to the one in the gameplay video.
chukamachine  +   828d ago
How do you create better interaction with characters.

Press F to cut off leg.

Ahh that should do it.
Reverent  +   828d ago
*Completely disregards the beautiful facial animations and talented voice work*
Daver  +   828d ago
I will only get it on next gen console.
Detoxx  +   828d ago
I will get BF4 on PS4 and it looks freakin awesome
sovietsoldier  +   828d ago
so many problems with last game plus the epic nerf/buff has left me with a bad taste that wont go away. till i know bf4 will not have the same problems, i will not be buying.

voip must! must! be in the game for me to even consider buying.
T2  +   828d ago
Epic nerf/ buff ? At least theres not ten dudes on every map running usas w / frag rounds anymore ... What were the big problems with the updates in your view ?
venom06  +   828d ago
Battlefield is gonna slap CoD in the mouth AGAIN for another year... maybe not in sales, but more than likely in quality.

I'm just dying to see these hypocritical "game journalist" try to justify the "greatness" of the next CoD if it uses the same engine from 6yr ago and doesn't have dedicated servers...
4lc4pon3  +   828d ago
lol battlefield may never top COD sales but battlefield is already the better games. COD is a useless run n gun with no innovation, no real skill needed, same old crap engine and same gameplay.

Cant wait for BF4 on PS4. Screw COD
Dirtnapstor  +   828d ago
I'd like a date for the PS4 version please. It pains me to have to wait and forgo the PS3 version knowing the next-gen is right around the corner!
Maybe a retailer would be so inclined as to a free-swap once the PS4 version is out?! The pricing is going to be the same, yes?
4lc4pon3  +   828d ago
prices with nextgen wont change. same old 64.00 with tax
swishersweets20031  +   827d ago
i pre ordered mine on ps3 because i want to play the game regardless of what system(plus i wanted the toy you get from Gamestop). From what i hear if the ps4 version drops you can just switch your pre order to the ps4 version. If i can afford or if someone nice enough buys me a ps4 then thats my gameplan.

my hope is to see bf3 and bf4 on ps4. everyone on xbox/ps3 got the short changed version of bf3. so you know.. figured it would be awsome.
Banok  +   827d ago
"how do we evolve the gameplay? How do we evolve the narrative? How do we evolve the things around the technology? How do we make it more Battlefield?"

A: make another cod campaign.

really dice? at least be fucking honest about it.

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