GI: Though we didn’t see any multiplayer in action during our cover story visit to DICE, that didn’t stop us from prying some revealing answers from executive producer Patrick Bach.
I really really hope this game smokes COD, will Battlefield3 have any ties with bad company or is that a different franchise?
It's not like Bad company. Well, it is somehow, infantry, vehicules... But maps are way bigger, the pacing is slowlier and... well it's just different. see? :D
you know those wookies you saw pretty much everywhere in bc2? in bf3 you simply take a detour in a jeep around some hills where they camp, bust out your knife, start goin to town. bc2 maps were mini maps compared to real battlefield maps btw. a lot of people actually would say they are small and linear for a battlefield game. in battlefield 2 there's much more armor than 1 tank and 1 apc. I believe some 64 player maps in bf2 had about 3-4 tanks, 4-5 apc's, 10 or so jeeps, a couple of AA vehicles, lots of boats, a couple fighter jets, a bomber jet, 2 attack choppers and 2-3 transport choppers. and this is just one side.
Its just hard to imagine maps bigger than some of the maps in Bad Company 2 (pc). I have to run forever, LOL. Why the console (only) guys/gals dont play this is weird. Its a better online game than modern warfare. VEHICLES!!! Better warlike experience. You actually need to use teamwork: medics, engineers. Destructible environments. I just dont get it. They continue to rag on the COD franchise but wont try the better option?
BC2 maps are "small" compared to BF2 maps. Basically those are just one or two big corridors, maps are very rectangular, forcing shockpoints around A or B in rush mode. BF2 maps are more like giant square, where you can besically find your way around on 2 miles, then capture an isolated point sneakily. (if such a word exists). It's very different.
BF3 is considered a "core" BF game such as BF1942 or BF2. Bad Company is more of a "spinoff" and a separate game universe from the the "core" BF series.
Can't wait to get my joystick out and start zipping through the skies again! ! Or find somewhere to hide and be commander please bring commander back!
That was a pretty solid interview. Here's to hoping for a theatre mode and more customization.
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