DICE: Battlefield 3 PC getting “special effort”

Monday, 3rd January 2011 15:26 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Battlefield 3 lead designer David Goldfarb has said the PC version of the upcoming shooter is getting some “special effort”.

Goldfarb was answering a question in a tweet. He said:

it will not be exclusive. We are putting special effort into the pc version, even for us, it’s extraordinary.”

It comes as talk on the much-anticipated shooter starts ramping up. EA CEO John Riccitiello said, despite it not being formally announced yet, it would release within the final six months of 2011.

DICE rendering architect Johan Andersson also said overnight that gamers getting the PC version would have to upgrade to Windows Vista or Windows 7 from XP or they will miss out.

A talk on Battlefield 3 will take place at GDC in March, which seems to indicate a reveal is coming sooner then later.

A multiplayer beta is included in copies of Medal of Honor for PS3, 360 and PC.

Thanks, BN.



  1. back_up

    but it will not get special sales :lol:

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stardog

    If it’s not built for PC as the lead platform then don’t bother.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda

    thanks dice! Much love ;)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Everytime new Battlefield comes out (i mean not spinnoffs). They always need beefy graphics cards and processors.

    I’m so waiting for this. My rig is ready.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Never played a Battlefield game, what’s so great about them?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Hunam


    Considering how well BFBC2 has done on PC, I bet it will :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @OM, Fantastic team-based shooter with vehicles (and now with destruction)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    @Erz So is it Bad Company’s bigger better brother then?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Grimrita

    This needs to be a vast improvement over the poor Bad Company 2 on the PC. Hell, even Vietnam seems a lazy expansion with poorly thought out maps.

    Lets hope DICE do pull their lazy finger out of their arse and deliver the goods.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    I’ll be interested to see what DICE make of this, seeing as pretty much everything they’ve made since BF2 has been quite poor.

    Also, it’ll be interesting to see if DICE & EA have the balls to release this on consoles without any form of SP.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. OrbitMonkey

    ^ No chance. Not if they want it to sell big anyway.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. SwiftRanger

    Brilliant bot matches might save the singleplayer mode though, in the way it did for UT and Quake 3. BC2′s singleplayer wasn’t bad but I felt they could have invested the resources into a better multiplayer with more skins and options.

    Anyway, the only way to differentiate themselves from BC2 is to up the scale again and to “massively” (get it?) expand on the online leveling of your character. Actually adding some personality to the fighting sides can help as well.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @OB, yeap, it’s Bad companies big brother… More like father. :D

    #13 4 years ago
  14. xino

    @6 says who?

    one of the most pirated games on PC!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. SwiftRanger

    @14 Dice themselves have said plenty of times they really didn’t expect the decent sales they got with BC2 on PC. Those piracy numbers don’t mean a lot when the best experience of the game (the multiplayer) is locked tight away for the cracked versions. StarCraft II selling 3 million in a month doesn’t mean those 3 million illegal downloads in six months are all lost sales either.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. duncan

    I bought BC2 during the STEAM sale, and must say I am impressed. The best multiplayer experience, and I played all those CoD games. I will be buying BF3 for sure.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Hunam

    High piracy doesn’t equal low sales. Not even slightly.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. blackdreamhunk

    @14 If you kill pc gaming then gaming it self is pretty much dead. The last few years have been garbage all you see for genres are shooters and sequels.

    I have started to spend a lot less money on games these days.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Grimrita

    Lets not forget about the quality. BC2 has so many bugs, its mind blowing and for the very first time, I will NOT be buying a Total War game at launch because Sega have left fans of the series hung out to dry with the unfinished Empire and Napoleon total war games.

    Poor sales doesnt mean its down to the pirates but players wont part with their cash if the experience is a dull one…

    #19 4 years ago

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