DICE executive producer of Battlefield 3 Patrick Bach provided some in-depth details about their technology and bringing Battlefield 3 to Xbox 360 and PS3. In a recent interview with MSxbox-world, Bach stated “all of the core game systems are are the same on all platforms” and that a demo is definitely to be expected.
“Our philosophy is to not to talk about things we cannot prove and this is true also when it comes to the quality of the Xbox 360 version of the game,” Bach said when explaining why the gameplay from trailers are only PC version and what to expect to see in the differences between consoles. “All of the core game systems (animation, destruction, rendering, audio etc.) are the same on all platforms so there will not be a difference when it comes to the general experience of the game.”
“Some technicalities will of course be different due to larger memory and the graphics cards you can have on the PC,” he continued. “We are trying to push the envelope of FPS games in general and this will be obvious in all versions of the game. Looking back to what quality we achieved with Battlefield Bad Company 2 last year we do know how to make high quality games on all platforms.”
When Bach was asked about gearing back Battlefield 3’s multiplayer to 24 players on the consoles, he said that with their experience with visual quality, destruction, and working on part console Battlefield’s, their approach “gives them the right balance.”
“We have seen some games trying to do more and not always succeeding since it is really hard to keep the quality of the experience when just adding more players. We are not worried that the intensity of the multiplayer experience will not be enough on the consoles even if we are pushing the numbers further up on the PC.”
As for the demo, nothing more was said, simply that DICE has one planned. Read the full interview here. Battlefield 3 is scheduled to land later this year.