Will not be a watered down console port
DICE has some very welcome words for PC gamers that are Battlefield franchise fans. The upcoming Battlefield 3 for the PC will not be a watered down console port, but will instead be the best and most robust version of Battlefield 3 that takes advantage of the special and unique nature of the PC platform.
While Battlefield 3 will be released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the PC version will be the one to buy if you want the best version of the title. While the developer didn’t go into specifics, the surprising sales of Battlefield Bad Company 2 on the PC platform, along with the continued support of PC Battlefield players that are still playing the older Battlefield titles, could have had a significant impact on DICE’s decisions surrounding the PC version of Battlefield 3.
Despite the much better than expected sales of Battlefield Bad Company 2 on the PC platform, PC gamers were very vocal about the fact that the game felt much dubbed down and played like a console port of the game. These issues, along with multiple bugs on the PC version of the game, led to the Battlefield community sounding off about the fact that the release of Battlefield 3 on the PC needed to be different. Apparently, DICE heard those pleas.
The recently released Medal of Honor includes access to the Battlefield 3 beta which is expected at some point in 2011, but the studio and the publisher are not saying when this might happen. Still, little is known about Battlefield 3, but it is expected that Electronic Arts will have a coming out party for Battlefield 3 at E3 next year where some of the details will be filled in.
As for the PC release of the Medal of Honor multiplayer which was developed by DICE, it seems that many of the same complaints that players had with the Battlefield Bad Company 2 on the PC have followed this title, as well. Despite a number of bugs in the initial release, DICE seems to have been very diligent in releasing a number of patches to correct the issues. The game seems to be more playable in multiplayer mode now; but again, complaints of it feeling like a console port continue to follow reviews of the title.