DICE producer Patrick Liu, whose current project is Battlefield 3, has expressed the developer’s satisfaction regarding the PlayStation 3 version of the hotly anticipated shooter.
When asked by the PlayStation Blog if the developer is confident that PlayStation 3 owners who pick up the shooter will have a great experience, Liu stated:
Oh yeah. We’re very confident – we’re pushing the hardware big-time. Of course, we have a performance budget that we have to hit. Everything counts into that: the scale costs performance, destruction, animation, special effects…those are all the things we cram in there. I feel really good about where we ended up with on the PS3.
He continued to talk about the timed-exclusive Battlefield 3 DLC for Sony’s platform:
We have a plan of long-term support for Battlefield 3. The launch is just the beginning for us, so you can expect new content and tweaks regularly. The expansion we’ve announced is Back to Karkand, which is free if you pre-order Battlefield 3. It’s going to be an epic map pack and it’s just as ambitious as the Vietnam expansion to Bad Company 2. It brings back Strike at Karkand, which is probably the most popular Battlefield map ever in addition to three other popular Battlefield 2 maps, new weapons and mods.
Battlefield 3 is scheduled for a release in North America on October 25th and three days later in Europe. If you can’t wait that long, then the open beta for the shooter is now available via the PlayStation Network.