DICE: Battlefield 3 Won't Be Dumbed Down On PC

By Colin Tan on October 23, 2010, 3:05PM EDT

Fans of the Battlefield series have had concerns, and rightly so, about the PC version of Battlefield 3 being "consolized." DICE's Alan Kerz assures fans that this won't be the case, in fact, they're paying special attention to the PC version of Battlefield 3.

"PC players have their own set of requirements... Anything that feels like it might have been "ported" from a console is going to get flamed hard," he wrote on EA's forums. "It's a damn sight harder to please a PC player, they have higher expectations."

"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," he added.

Based on feedback for the PC version, weapon accuracy was "completely retweaked" and Kerz considers it a change for the better on both the PC and console versions.

"The next playtest it was immediately obvious that it was a change for the better, and surprisingly it also made gamepads feel much better as well.

"Fundamentally I think it is an error to have different core gameplay on console vs PCs. PC gives a player more input control and if a gun feels good on PC it feels good on console. I won't "dumb it down" by lowering the recoil or changing the damage model or other such silliness."

Source: EA Forums

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