>> The simple reason is that BC1 and BC2 **never have** had an in-game console.
Not every game includes an in-game console. It's one method of quickly changing variables for debugging purposes, but that doesn't mean that every development process includes creating a console. It doesn't have a console because they didn't want to do extra work to create one. It's not part of their dev process. He's just pointing out a possible bonus to not including one.