Thu, Oct 27, 2011 | 00:42 BST
DICE: 64 players is the “maximum where it’s still fun”
DICE executive producer Patrick Bach has said there’s no point in pushing Battlefield’s multiplayer beyond 64 players.
“64 players is kind of the maximum where it’s still fun and you can still control the Battlefield. It’s like I can understand where I got shot from and why,” Bach told PC Gamer.
The executive seemed tired of a common belief that the bigger is necessarily better.
“Games are about having fun, it’s not about doing the most you can do. If we can jump two meters it must be better to jump four meters. No,” he said.
In the same interview, Bach reiterated that DICE sees PCas its lead platform, and feels this has been a benefit for the console versions.
“It has forced us to push the limited technology of consoles compared to the PC to a new level, because we set the bar with what we wanted to create on PC and said, ‘How the heck are we going to do this on consoles?’” he said.