View Full Version : Battlefield 3 dev calls competition "lazy"

March 13th, 2011, 21:13
Battlefield 3 developer DICE has fired off a few rounds at its competitors, accusing other military shooters of recycling the same old formula.
"Our competitors are getting lazy," DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson told Official PlayStation Magazine (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/293153/news/dice-our-competitors-are-getting-lazy-were-coming-for-them/).
"They're using the same engine, the same recipe for building a game. At some point you need to take that leap. I haven't seen them take that leap since a long time ago.
"We are doing that now," he insisted. "They had better watch out. We are coming for them."
Who on earth could he be referring to? It's a wild shot in the dark, but considering all of publisher EA's recent bluster (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-12-17-ea-not-treyarch-heir-to-infinity-ward-crown) about going head to head with Call of Duty, one obvious target springs to mind.
"Our competitors keep building very, very high tempo games," he added. "We want to tell a story with more drama curves. It's not about pumping round after round for six hours."
Cast your eyes over Al Bickham's recent hands-on preview (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-02-battlefield-3-preview) for more on how DICE's game is shaping up.