DICE’s Bach: Game’s next big thing “is not 3D, for sure”

Tuesday, 30th August 2011 16:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Patrick Bach, Battlefield 3′s executive producer, has told a roundtable interview at DICE’s offices in Stockholm that gaming’s next big thing “is not 3D, for sure.”

He was speaking in response to a question from VG247 reader Colin Gallacher.

Bach’s initially responded with “Battlefield 3,” which drew laughter, before saying: “That’s really, really hard to answer. I hope that, in general, games will grow up a little bit.”

3D has been a major gaming bet by Sony, with Microsoft recently confirming that the upcoming birthday edition of Halo 3 will feature 3D play.

After Bach dismissed 3D as a serious route forward for games, he went on to expand on why developers need to make content for adults.

“Older people keep playing games; there’s a marketshare and a feeling to grow with the gamers,” he said.

“There will always be games for children. When I was a child I played games for children, but I’ve been growing with games and now I look at them and I don’t want to play them.

“I want games for grown-ups. I want games I can play. As long as I’m in the business I will make a games that I personally want to play, and I want a story that I like to see.”

3D has been having something a tough time in games of late, with Nintendo’s 3DS failing to perform to expectation and seeing heavy price-cutting as a result.



  1. endgame

    I think that’s pretty much common sense.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I’ll update this soon. He added that he wants games to grow up.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ninjanutta

    Its A.I,mark my words but 3D is going to be a massive part and included in every game to good use as soon as consoles are powerful enough.i.e 1080p @60 fps 3d like we get on pc,360 and ps3 just have to give up too much in textures etc to run 3d but pc is a different beast all together.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Razor

    “is not 3D, for sure.”

    Can someone please tell Sony?


    #4 3 years ago
  5. Chockster

    Can I add he seemed very adamant about this, almost completely dismissive.

    I knew I shouldn’t have bought that 3d monitor.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    That’s updated now.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. jnms

    3D will only be worthwhile once it works for multiple viewers without glasses.

    #7 3 years ago

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