DICE Addresses Concerns Regarding Console Versions of Battlefield 3

August 30, 2011 Written by Jonathan Leack

Battlefield 3 has consistently been the most talked game for the past few months, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t concerns. Most of the footage shown so far has been from the PC version, a fact that is beginning to make console fans weary. However, a producer at DICE thinks they shouldn’t worry.

Executive Producer Patrick Bach recently answered some of many questions people have regarding BF3, one of which shared some of the anxiety surrounding console versions of the first-person shooter title. Patrick told VG247:

We are showing more and more console, and the reason for that is that we want to show people that there is a console version

He added:

We want to show off the console version, and people shouldn’t be too worried about it.

So the talented group of developers over at DICE are perfectly aware of BF3‘s lack of console presence lately. PCs are capable of providing substantially better visuals, so it makes sense that the game is being advertised in the most gorgeous way possible: with a PC. Even then, those of you out there who don’t want to just run out and buy it blindly (Call of Duty syndrome, anyone?) and end up with a muddy port should be able to see the game on the platform you’re most interested in. Thankfully, Patrick’s statements share a desire to show the console versions more prominently leading up to release.

We recently had a chance to play Battlefield 3 at PAX for ourselves, and you can read all about it in the hands on article.