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Monday, 25 October 2010 08:39

PC version of Battlefield 3 to be best

Written by David Stellmack

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.

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+48 #1 westplay 2010-10-25 08:54
Fps games on the PC should be the best!
+30 #2 yasin 2010-10-25 09:05
most of them are =D
+16 #3 guideX 2010-10-25 10:55
This game really interests me, I am hoping it is just like Battlefield 2 with better maps and without the few bugs (ie hitboxes) but the same ability to run around like crazy and go prone to dodge fire... I am hoping they do something cool like keep some of the best maps from Battlefield 2 (Road to jalalabad, Karkand) so that it feels like Battlefield 3 and not Bad Company 3.
+18 #4 Blizzard 2010-10-25 12:50
Can't wait for BF3, i play BF2 for over 5 years, nice strategic-FPS, and may be on of the best concept ever!!!
+14 #5 yourma2000 2010-10-25 13:31
I hope they utilize everything they have at their disposal and optimize everything to make this game run smoothly, the requirements for a 60+ player server with bigger maps and a hell lot more destructible buildings isn't going to go easy on the average gaming system.

I remember when people asked for the Strike at Karkand map for bad company 2 several months ago but DICE said they couldn't because it would strain the frostbite engine, time for an upgrade I think.
-7 #6 pfoot 2010-10-25 15:16
Source please!
+4 #7 nECrO 2010-10-25 17:55
I'll echo everyone else's sentiments.

Karkand and Jalalabad would be awesome but it's also gotta have a great set of it's own maps. Think about it, Karkand but bigger and the ability to blow up hiding places..... :lol:
-5 #8 jonelsorel 2010-10-25 18:13
No really? Not even 1 year ago EA/DICE said the exact same thing about Bad Company 2, and we all know how that went (check the forum).

NO GAME that is developed for consoles (lesser hardware) is going to be BETTER on PC (better hardware) when ported. Check the long list see if you find any exceptions!

@ Fudzilla: thanks for passing on the bs.
+5 #9 Morse 2010-10-26 09:21
i will believe it when i see it, look at BC2 or the new MOH on pc.....need i say anymore?
+6 #10 yourma2000 2010-10-26 16:22
I know what people are waiting for, flying jets and bombers on a map with destructible buildings, that's what I'm dreaming of :-)

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