DICE: Consoles Are Holding PC Games Back, BF3 Aiming to Fix That

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szore

Personally, I'm drooling for DeusEx.

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szore

Wait! I just watched the gameplay trailer for BF3 HOLY CRAP! That's hot! 

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axiomatic

I've been playing DICE games since the begining. Their sandbox is still the best game in town. You bet I will be there for BF3 and you know I will play it on the PC.

Sure I love my consoles too but PC gaming is where the serious play happens.

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Nimrod

Gaming as a whole is better now? BF3 uses nothing but yesterdays tech sorry to tell you that. We dont need another god damned mother fucking CoD4 clone and thats all this is shapin up to be.

 

Nathan, you are an idiot. Get the hell off the internet.

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Sediket

What!?  Do you have a brain?  Cause your not useing it.

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DJ_Smoke

Your name says it all NIMROD

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Caboose

The game engine powering Battlefield 3 is brand new, 2011 tech. Its hardly "old tech". It builds upon the engine used to make Battlefield Bad Company 2 which I believe was also new tech at the time.

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Donnie27

"""""DICE has clearly figured out what fans want to hear and are playing to it, almost to a disgusting degree. At this point I feel like I'm watch a politician kissing ass. I'll remain skeptical until they deliver something that's not based on 720p and a 5 button controller..  """

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Consoles are killing PC games because Consoles have more Paying Customers.

See Steam's Users system data base and try to figure out why would someone invest into something they know will loose money.

If I'm in that Business, I'm doing it for the inferior Consoles because they have Supior Profits.  Not folks expecting me to do it for free daownloads on torrents. 

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Nimrod

yeah i guess thats why WoW makes more money than all the games on all the consoles put together isnt it? stupid ass

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Donnie27

"""""DICE has clearly figured out what fans want to hear and are playing to it, almost to a disgusting degree. At this point I feel like I'm watch a politician kissing ass. I'll remain skeptical until they deliver something that's not based on 720p and a 5 button controller..  """

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Consoles are killing PC games because Consoles have more Paying Customers.

See Steam's Users system data base and try to figure out why would someone invest into something they know will loose money.

If I'm in that Business, I'm doing it for the inferior Consoles because they have Supior Profits.  Not folks expecting me to do it for free downloads on torrents. 

 

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majorsuave

there's always a 2 years period where console graphics have an edge because the hardware is fairly new/on par with PCs. That 2 year period ended in 2007 when the nVidia 8800 came out. 

It's been quite a while now. Anyone can buy a 300$ desktop and expect it to play most games at the same 720p res that consoles can.

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lordmidnight

I'm hoping. If consoles are entering a 10-year cycle (which seems to be the buzz), then perhaps developers will find themselves frustrated by the old hardware, and start developing like this, with the PC in mind first, then just scale it back for the console version. Then maybe more people will want the better version, and get into PC gaming.

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bautrey

Another reason to upgrade my PC as soon as possible.

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ScytheNoire

I wish more companies would realize this. You develop for the top-end, and then scale down, because you can't scale upwards. I'm tired of crappy looking PC games with horrible menus and controls because they were developed for consoles. 

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haboh

Unfortunately that's not really the case. They sell the majority on consoles, and then will sell some on PC anyway. The cost of making the PC version good must be weighted against how many more they would sell because of it, and that's probably not many so they don't give a crap. Aiming for the "minority" platform which gain a small increase in sales at great cost  doesn't make economic sense. (whether PCs are really minority is of course debatable, but this is how the devs and marketing think at least)  

DICE has clearly figured out what fans want to hear and are playing to it, almost to a disgusting degree. At this point I feel like I'm watch a politician kissing ass. I'll remain skeptical until they deliver something that's not based on 720p and a 5 button controller..  

 

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Caboose

Just watch all of the videos available for BF3 right now. They are all PC videos, and they all look amazing. There's even one or two which include keyboard commands in the videos, clearly indicating that they are being played ON a PC.

I believe DICE a bit more than CryTek or other companies when it comes to talking about building PC first and console second.

The videos for BF3 that are available now all look simply AMAZING! And those are alpha (late or very early beta) videos too, so they will only get better!

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Marthian

I wonder when BF3 comes out, the console kids will see the pc graphics in comercials, and expect those on the xbox/ps3 versions, and then whine and say crap about the pc, and how they "betrayed" the console players... I hope they announce new consoles at E3 this year.

I would be happier if they would just ditch the consoles altogether, and just made accessories for the computer instead. sure lots would be lost, but on the other, you might just gain more.

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nmanguy

It is kind of nice that my Frankenstein PC with parts from 2006 to 2008 can run most games. I couldn't say that about my GFX 5800 and Oblivion.

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