Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fan Claims Battlefield 3 Is Rehash Of Bad Company 2, Gets Schooled By DICE Community Boss

The closer we get to the launch of Battlefield 3 in October, the more we’re getting to know about the game. It’s also becoming more frustrating to handle the plethora of fans who are seeking answers for questions deemed relevant, and although Rendering Architect at DICE Johan Andersson has taken a hiatus from answering those questions, the studio’s community man has not.

His latest response was directed at a fan who claims Battlefield 3 is basically Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with the Frostbite Engine and tanks, but Daniel Matros, Global Battlefield Community Manager at DICE wasn’t having it.

“I need you to clarify how BF3 isn’t a revamped version of BC2, with prone, jets, larger maps and Frostbite 2 Engine?” asked the fan via twitter.

Before Matros could respond to the first tweet, the fan sent out another: “No Commander? No 6 people in Squads? Only 4 classes? I sure hope there is more good content that will come out. Looking grizzly :(”

The community boss then got his chance, schooling said fan in the process: “Why have more than 4 classes when customizations are so big that 7 classes are not needed?”

Most seem to be satisfied with the four classes, but like many other things, you can’t please everyone.

Battlefield 3 comes out on October 25th worldwide for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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  • RastaCC

    could someone clarify for me why the two have to be so distinct? [Battlefield and Battlefield: Bad Company]

    I think they definitely need to take what worked and what didn’t into account from Bad Company 2. One could argue that pretty much any sequel is a rehash of a previous game. Look at all of the FPS Halo games. Look at all of the COD games. What is the big difference that people are looking for to absolutely distinguish BF from BF:BC2

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Good question, RastaCC. But you must think of this in a different way. Battlefield 3 is supposed to be a standalone title, right? DICE might want to take on Bad Company 3 in the future – and as we all know, BF3 is not a sequel to Bad Company 2. With that being accomplished, DICE must make Battlefield 3 a standout title. It can have similarities like every other shooter, but it has to stand out, or else a Bad Company 3 in the future would be….futile…

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Hope I answered your question there.

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  • nick

    poor DICE, there pulling out all the stops on this and all there getting is crap hurled at them!

  • Ernice Gilbert

    They’ll be alright. I reckon more sales will be the result of all this.