Submitted by skyward 1467d ago | interview

DICE: 'We're Getting Close' To Current Gen End

NowGamer: Patrick Bach, Executive Producer of Battlefiled 3, has told Play magazine that "we're getting close" to the end of current generation consoles... (Battlefield 3, Dice, Industry, Next-Gen, Patrick Bach, PC, PS3, Tech, Wii, Xbox 360)

plb  +   1467d ago
Daily dose of DICE ramblings.
Caleb_141  +   1467d ago
I don't actually think its DICE that're rambling, I think its just the insane amount of different websites copying the same interview and giving it a different title.

Either way, it definitely is getting annoying
iamnsuperman  +   1467d ago
Its publicity for them and there game. If they are saying we are getting close to end of gen then people will think there game must me a graphical masterpiece. I am unsure I am expecting a good looking game but not the best looking game this gen (on consoles.....maybe on pc but that is a different matter)
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Brewski007  +   1467d ago
True, should really be duplicate story.

This is just one developers take on things, when others might be still able to get alot more out of the console market. Maybe they'd do better putting their heads together rather than crying for new hardware because I surely can't afford another console for a while.
Therealspy03  +   1467d ago
what's happening is every idiot person on every idiot gaming blog that gets to do interviews asks the same idiot questions. what is dice supposed to do? tell them to piss off? they have to answer their questions, why would they give different responses?

interviewer one: you think this generation needs to end?
response: yes, soon.
interviewer two: i heard interviewer one ask if you think this generation needs to end. uh...same question.
response: yes, soon.
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hiredhelp  +   1467d ago
Without a video interview i wouldnt take this too seriously. it always takes a good few years to make a console shine. then it takes few more to have updated eninges make them really improove.
like the ps2 and psp ghost of sparta.

even if they are making this for ps3 and not a port they still 3rd party. why that make a differnce. because first party devs take years to make on example the ps3 to really understand it once they do then they can start throwing games out every couple years so. i might get disagrees there but im only saying this because of what developrs have told us in the past. it does take time. now i know crytek have a new engine like no other were can be seperatly done threw both. almost like streaming in a away. going back to the very first video's last year.

but these guys dont have that tech. however im not saying they not gonna use the best out of the ps3 i beleave they will. but to max it out or not have much more to do on it hmmmm.
and we all know what a brand new engine can do.
ATiElite  +   1466d ago
Dice doesn't ramble.....
but since BF3 is the HOT game we are gonna be subjected to thousands and millions of DICE threads, even if it's nonsense like "DICE employee takes a shit at Infinity Ward Studios". or something along those lines until the dam game comes out.
Dart89  +   1467d ago
I think they should worry about thier game instead saying were close to current console generation.

I'm all for Dice but lately with all this mumbo jumbo i'm starting to lose respect for them.Come on guys don't flame me.
plb  +   1467d ago
Totally agree, I've loved everything DICE has put out apart from MOH but everyday they are either saying how much better their game is than the competition or how much consoles suck. Either way, it's getting old and rather annoying.
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Convas  +   1467d ago
What's kind of funny and sad is that at the same time, Activision says nothing, then announces Call of Duty Next and then millions flock to it.

Then DICE's game comes, and doesn't do as well as they'd hoped, and then they start mouthing off again because they felt they deserved a better cut of the FPS crowd.

As I've said before, Put up or Shut up. We've seen a lot of the PC version. And it's good to know that they are putting up their best for the PC guys who put them on the map.

But if they have any hope of actually going against Call of Duty sales wise, they damn well better make sure the console versions aren't just after-thoughts.
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Marquis_de_Sade  +   1466d ago
But Clizzz, DICE have every right to feel hard done by, Battlefield Bad Company 2 is a superior game to any CoD of recent years.
hiredhelp  +   1466d ago
Gota agree bitching at other devs not exactly respectfull. like they try to make out they are.

but thats 3rd party's for you getting more and more i hate it. weather or not you like a franchise company they still put in the hours of work doing there job.

anyways who started first been soo long cant remember activision. or EA.
skyward  +   1467d ago
Don't like it? Don't click it - he's spoken specifically to Play magazine at the end of the day
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theafroman  +   1467d ago
It's not the end of the 7 gen of consoles. But you can see it from here.
2012 the 360 and hopefully the PS3 successor will be reveal.
blumatt  +   1467d ago
I'm kinda on the fence in regard to new consoles. I mean, I'd like to see prettier graphics and new features, etc., but I'm just not particularly excited about dropping several hundred dollars (likely in the $400 range or higher) for a new console. I'm enjoying my PS3 just fine. There's tons of games for it coming out this year. (2011 is full of exclusives as well as great 3rd party games.) I hope the first next-gen console doesn't come out until at least Fall 2012 or 2013. I need time to save up for it, cause we all know next-gen will be pretty expensive, at least at first.
MasterD919  +   1467d ago
There is plenty of life left in current gen consoles.

Even if they come out with new consoles- it wouldn't matter. PS2 was still selling games when the 360 and PS3 came out. They could keep making games like this forever really...
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chidori666  +   1467d ago
We're Getting Close' To Current Gen End
thanks kratos for this...

This Generation Suck balls: Lack of nostalgia. No generation will ever be as good as the one you first experienced as a child.
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bumnut  +   1466d ago
dreamcast, ps2 & xbox was my favourite gen.

EDIT - and gamecube
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chad22hkd  +   1467d ago
Of course they are getting close. Game technologies are moving so fast as always. Even we are not seeing huge jump in graphics anymore. Like we did with killzone 2 or uncharted 2. With the amount of memory the ps3/360 has, there is only so much more they can do. Not to mention the ps3/360 gpu is just weak now. You guys act like they just lie for fun. The frostbite engine takes a huge amount to render I'm sure. With the scale of the battlefields, and the destruction. They can always invent new ways to render better, or to stream. But the amount of memory on ps3 and 360 will continue to hold current games back now.
Falaut  +   1467d ago
I'm still amazed, to THIS day, how the Sony and MS camps came to that magic 512 number. PS3 splits in down the middle and the '60s is "scalable"...but at the end of all the fussing one can vaguely say they are using 256mb of system memory. 256!? come on!

Anyways, not to turn this into a rant, I agree with you :)

I hope the next gen of consoles have a healthy bump in system memory, I suggest 3gb ram, but then again I'm no computer engineer.
debian_zac  +   1466d ago
they will need more than 3 GB if they hope for the system to survive long in the next gen... I say maybe 4GB or a way to upgrade as time goes on like how the n64 did it.
pipipi  +   1467d ago
mmmmmm i want a fatal frame for ps3 or 360 first....
MeNoRasta  +   1467d ago
With xbox getting new cd format to ps3 getting steam i dont think we be seeing new consoles till a few years.
ASSASSYN 36o  +   1466d ago
As if there is not way MS or sony will release a new console while existing consoles are available. There is nothing wrong with having two consoles on the market. 1 for people like you that are satisfied with an update here and there. Or people like me who are ready to move on to the next thing.
yume-k  +   1466d ago
Those idiot FPS makers needs to STFU for God's sake!
byeGollum  +   1466d ago
Well, I couldn't care less ha. I got so many games to play right now, go ahead and release a new games console see if I care ^^
Droid Control  +   1466d ago
With the Wii 2 set to be announced at E3 this year, M$ need to line up an Xbox 720 announcement. Tell gamers its coming out in 2012. It might be enugh to make some people hold off purchasing a Wii2 the way Sony did with the PS2/Dreamcast.
therapist  +   1466d ago
it ended a while ago, pc is the next-gen.

it's just that a lot of people still game on last-gen hardware in sub-hd

many of us moved to next gen years ago
PygmelionHunter  +   1466d ago
I hope that also means the end of the generic, 5 hours campaign FPS dominance we had this gen...

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