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On PC Battlefield 3

A post to the Electronic Arts Forums by DICE designer Alan 'Demize99' Kertz talks about the effort they are putting into the PC port of Battlefield 3, the next installment in their military shooter sequel, showing a straightforward understanding of the concerns PC players have about consolization (thanks Ant via Planet Battlefield). Here's a bit:

Consoles generally are less tolerant of overly complex interfaces. They have less buttons, you need more elegant interfaces. Deep systems work well though if they have a straight forward interface. The fun is not in figuring out how to use the system, it's in figuring out how to best use the system.

PC players have their own set of requirements. They tend to play only on PC, and they know their PCs have capabilities beyond that of a console. The gap is narrowing, but PCs still have a clear advantage in memory. PC players also demand a PC interface, a server browser, and anything that feels like it might have been "ported" from a console is going to get flamed hard. They are more forgiving of complex systems and will tear any design down into its parts to really figure out how it works. It's a damn sight harder to please a PC player, they have higher expectations.

It's too early to talk BF3 specifics. But it's never too early for me to acknowledge that PC players have a fear that BF3 will be "consolized." PC gaming is alive and well, BFBC2 has proven that and no one at DICE or EA can argue with the numbers. Battlefield 3 needs an extra bit of special attention on the PC. I intend to give it that attention, tradition and our community demand it.

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69. Re: On PC Battlefield 3 Oct 22, 2010, 04:56 xXBatmanXx
 
Creston wrote on Oct 21, 2010, 12:08:
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2010, 11:53:
Think more that you're a gigolo, and you can fuck a supermodel who will pay you $100 a week or you can fuck a thousand ugly girls that will pay you $100 a week each. Many of the ugly girls feel they're lucky to have you and treat you like a god while baking you brownies; the supermodel keeps pointing to your beer belly and complaining, then using her vibrator and telling you how much better she is at getting herself off than you could ever be.

Best.Analogy.Ever.

Creston


Well, enjoy that 100k with a side of herpes then! I will stick to the supermodel....she thinks my beer belly is cute.
 
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