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Battlefield 3 dev: “It’s time to give some extra love to the PC community.”

DICE general manager, Karl Magnus Troedsson has been talking about DICE’s focus on the PC version of Battlefield 3, saying that he feels DICE neglected the PC while they were building the first Frostbite Engine and making Battlefield: Bad Company. He also confirms that any DLC for the game “is going to apply to the PC as well.” (Battlefield 3, PC)

aviator189  +   1805d ago
I love DICE more than ever now.

LOGICWINS  +   1805d ago
“It’s time to give some extra love to the PC community.”

They deserve it. I don't have a gaming PC myself, but I know some people who spend upwards $3,000 to upgrade their rigs.
RedDead  +   1805d ago that even possible? Maybe nVidia 580 x 2.....Core i7 extreme.. 8 Gb DDR3 RAM....... Super high def Monitor. How much would that cost?
ugabugaz  +   1805d ago
Those people need their heads examined. I can easily pick up components that would destroy any game for about $1500 with a bit of splurge.

Edit: You don't need an i7, Get an i5 2500k and overclock it to 4-4.2Ghz. Ram is cheap. Get a super nice GFX card and overclock that too. Buy two SSD's for raid use and 1TB drive for storage. Everything else is peanuts.
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LOGICWINS  +   1805d ago
@ugabugaz- $1500 doesn't sound that bad actually..but I'm already very used to playing on my HDTV with a controller in my hand. Besides, judging from the physics/graphics engine I've seen from Resistance 3...the PS3 isn't THAT far behind the PC in terms of visuals. So for me, I think I'm better off just sticking to my PS3 from a value perspective.

Granted, Battlefield 3 virtually demolishes any gameplay I've ever seen running on the PS3...but the PS3 isn't SO far behind the PC to warrant a $1500 purchase when I have a $300 console that could ALMOST do the same things visually.

@JsonHenry- Well, thats what my friend told me. I think he means that thats the amount of money he spent in his PC's entire LIFETIME. He upgrades his rig as often as possible.
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JsonHenry  +   1805d ago
$3000? Unless they are going for triple monitor, fully 3D, and two 580s I don't see how they could spend that kinda cash on a rig. Let alone "upgrades".... I smell troll, anyone else?
Apollyn  +   1805d ago
Easily I'm about to order a £8,000 tower this weekend.

Well trying to persuede the OH to let me as my current one is only 3 years old and was around 5000 back then! And she can't see why I need a new one. :(

So yeah $3000 easy peasy
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Perjoss  +   1805d ago
some people have good jobs (get payed quite well) and love PC gaming, that's all you need to know..

It's like the Ferrari argument, why buy one when you are not allowed to drive it fast? well because it's a f*****g cool car and it feels good to buy something powerful with your hard earned cash.
Apollyn  +   1805d ago

Yes it is so is 48gb of ram what's ur point .

100% agree perjoss
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ATiElite  +   1805d ago
No extra love needed....
PC Gamers don't need extra love. We only require that developers make quality PC games that make use of the hardware. and that's it.

This extra love stuff is bullcrap to me when I have sat here and watch the quality of PC titles go down the drain basically since Crysis.

buggy crappy console ports have flooded the PC and that's unacceptable. make the games PC specific first then port down. Use brand new tech that pushes the hardware and for gods sake beta test the dam game to lower the amount of bugs and patches needed.

Sure many don't realize DX10 helped in this backward trend but DX11 is here now and developers have had time to adjust. Get back to quality and innovation and not the so called "extra love".
theafroman  +   1805d ago
crytek has said the same thing lol.
DigitalAnalog  +   1805d ago
Unlike Crysis 2 which has been under severe scrutiny due to the fact it looks less impressive than it's predecessor. DICE clearly blew everyone's socks off with an authentic gameplay video which has still left people shaking their heads. This was the DEFINING reason why I decided to upgrade my PC. Even my friend had to cancel his travel plans in order to save up for a gaming PC after I sent him the gameplay video.

-End statement
hassi94  +   1805d ago
Cancel his travel plans? That's a bit sad..
theafroman  +   1805d ago
it looks great but im not a PC gamer ,buying a gaming pc nowadays is expensive, and im quite happy with my ps3 and its line up as well.Pc gamers are in for a treat with this game,that being say i wont buy a console version until i see it.
FantasyStar  +   1805d ago
Any game that's attached to EA will never realize its fullest potential. Because that would require EA to actually invest in a product and gamble. EA's all about the milking and mexican workers baby. (stereotype reference, bubbles for the punchline).
ugabugaz  +   1805d ago
I think you've got EA and Activision confused.
FantasyStar  +   1805d ago
I don't think I can get two pieces of shit publishers mixed up. Even if I did, they're both still pieces of shit and a cancer on the industry.
killalot100  +   1805d ago
Well Dice is under EA. I dont think BF3 would of been possible without EA
Raven_Nomad  +   1805d ago
I think P.C. gamers just need a hug! There gaming device of choice is on life support and they want some love....
ugabugaz  +   1805d ago
You're a moron.
cyborg6971  +   1805d ago
Yes, yes he is. And a troll. And the ravens suck.
FantasyStar  +   1805d ago
Life support? Just like your grammar.

Ohhhhhh....snap. ;)

Nah I teasin'.

But I think this is more about justifying the hardware, not so much as grasping for games. I can go on Steam and pick out dozens of games. Like Magicka. (so hooked on that by the way).
Stevo91  +   1805d ago
Good to hear DICE!
ugabugaz  +   1805d ago
Hopefully they optimize the game well.
BLACKBOIJONES  +   1805d ago
PC gaming sucks.
buckley  +   1805d ago
What a surprise to see you trolling a PC post.
Xristo  +   1805d ago
your comments always smell of a hint of jealousy....i feel sad for you...
Stevo91  +   1805d ago
Just because your to poor to afford a decent gaming rig. Enjoy sitting there swinging a numchuck round playing a bowling game
Ravenor  +   1805d ago
Awww, your tears...they taste so good!

Higher Resolutions, Higher Framerates, Higher Res textures...the thing's console only gamers sling mud at one another over, I have with my PC. PC gaming doesn't suck, your close mindedness sure does though.
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Spinal  +   1805d ago
Waste man. Retards like you bring shame to my race. You seriously need to get an education and some qualifications.
hoops  +   1804d ago
Enjoy your 720p and SUBHD console gaming with no Anti-Aliasing or little of it running at or below 30fps with low resolution textures and hacks of HDR and Anti-Aliasing costing $10-$15 more for the same game on that PC you say sucks.

Yuppers. PC gaming sucks as you claim..........
If thats true, then that would make console gaming sucking some serious infinite testicles then as it cannot even play more than 1% of its total game library at game levels PC titles did since 2001.
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Frenza  +   1805d ago
"some extra love to the PC community"
That's what I like to hear.
bwazy  +   1805d ago
Battlefield 3 will be the next best thing since Battlefield 2 (which is saying A LOT)
Xfanboy  +   1805d ago
Going by what ps3 players usually say about xbox I guess it makes sense to say that since BF3 is multi-plat the PC version is still dumbed down!!


example: FF13

still this is the Best Looking Dumbed Down game ever!!! so imagine what PC can really do!! drool......

something is wrong with the link here:

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tdrules  +   1805d ago
The sad thing is "extra love" will be adding features to bring it up to the standard of BF2 7 years ago.
standards that have been unheard of since :/
spektical  +   1805d ago
battlefield 3 is gonna be amazing!! i need to see the improved destruction 3.0 ...
BX81  +   1805d ago
Extra love to the PC community? I don't game on the PC so this is a question for PC gamers. Don't you guys/ladies get to mod and get map packs for free? Is it just certain games? Also you get dedicated servers, correct? Thanks.
Forrest-Gump  +   1805d ago
Can any of you PC gamers on here help me out?

I bought all the parts for my beastly gaming PC. I just got done putting them together. However, when I turn it on, it says, "Press any key to continue". I can't find the "any" key on my keyboard. Do I have to press the A,N,and Y key together? Please help out, I'm really looking forward to running Minecraft on my GTX 580.
ugabugaz  +   1805d ago
Durrr....At least make an effort when trolling
ATiElite  +   1805d ago
Sure I'll bite?
Minecraft runs even better on a 580gtx SLI set-up so go buy another one. Oh and water cool it.

Plus go buy another screen so you can see Minecraft in 3D. ha ha ha I actually thought this person was serious until I read the Minecraft part.
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GenoZStriker  +   1805d ago
That's what they said they would do for BC2 as well and that didn't quite turn out to be true. Just saying.
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Forrest-Gump  +   1805d ago
The motherboard I bought says it's "windows 7 ready", so I don't need to install anything. Just some drivers, I think. Also, I hit the space bar and nothing happened.
x800  +   1805d ago
console only gamers the ones that are hating on pc, just get out of here this is the pc section, its time for you to upgrade from a console to any beast pc.
Ravenor  +   1805d ago
Nobody has to upgrade to a PC, a simple understanding that their consoles don't sit anywhere close to the PC on a technical level would suffice.

Of course the games that have come out on the platform don't necessarily show this, mainly the lack of big budget PC games to show the hardwares capabilities. Beyond the usual framerate, and Resolution increase, the past few years haven't really been filled with tech advances that were integrated into a lot of games or weren't proprietary in some way *cough* Physx*cough*. That should all change with the incoming crop of DX11 games.

It's just a perceived lack of profitability on the PC, publisher's just need to realize that the PC as a platform attracts different people and so needs games that more cater to what the PC crowd wants. Crysis 1 sold well because Crytek went out and made a PC game, not a console game released on the PC.

Console only gamers would probably do well to understand that the PC platform isn't part of their rat race.
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CrimsonEngage  +   1805d ago
I smell another dumbed down console BF port. Much like Modern Combat. We [console gamers] aren't asking for the best graphics and 64 players but we don't want a port.

I can currently run BC2 on PC at max settings and get 60+ FPS but i just can't afford to upgrade my PC again for BF3. I refuse to do it. GTX580 cost $500. I could buy $500 worth of video games for my console knowing i'll be able to run them... :/
Ravenor  +   1805d ago
Who says you're going to need to upgrade it? The engine is a rewritten Frostbite engine, it will still run and look better then the console version without an upgrade.

Even Bad COmpany 2 was gimped on the consoles compared to the PC version.
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