Tag Archives: patrick bach
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 18:09 BST
Battlefield 4 won’t contain motion control or other gimmicks, according to DICE’s Patrick Bach. “We are not interested in things that don’t make the game better,” he told Edge. “There are a lot of gimmicks – people throwing money at us – ‘can you implement support for this quirky control thing’. No, it doesn’t make the game better.” Bach said DICE is “extremely open to innovation,” but unless it adds value for the players, it’s just a “gimmick.” Bach used touch controls as an example, which until Apple perfected the tech, was considered contrived. “To us it’s the same with motion control and perceptual gaming in general; if it adds, great. If it’s a gimmick, ignore it.” Battlefield 4 is expected sometime this fall.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 13:19 GMT
Battlefield 4 is being developed on alpha hardware and target specs, according to DICE executive producer Patrick Bach. He claims that no one knows what the final PS4 and Xbox 720 specs are.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 13:31 BST
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 | 19:27 BST
Battlefield 3 is not being abandoned now that Battlefield 4 is in development. DICE and EA have said this, repeatedly, ever since the beta for the game was announced as a pre-order incentive for Medal of Honor: Warfighter. In case you still need convincing, Battlefield’s executive producer Patrick Bach went on video record with VG247 at gamescom to try to alleviate any lingering fears you may still be harboring.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 | 16:29 BST
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill is gearing up for release next month, and what better way to prep you than a video of executive producer Patrick Bach discussing all it’s entails? We can’t think of one.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 | 13:57 BST
Bad Company 3 and Mirror’s Edge 2 are still on the table at EA, according to DICE executive producer Patrick Bach.
Tue, May 01, 2012 | 20:51 BST
DICE’s Patrick Bach feels the anti-used game measure rumored for next-gen consoles is a double-edged sword.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 | 16:50 BST
Sounds like DICE intends to provide Battlefield 3 players for as long as possible, with CEO Patrick Bach telling VG247 it intends to give up to “12-18 months” worth of value in the shooter.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 18:40 BST
DICE’s Patrick Bach has said PS3 input lag in Battlefield 3 will be fixed with the Close Quarters expansion pack.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 | 10:39 BST
Battlefield series producer Patrick Bach has temporary taken the reigns at DICE as CEO, taking over from Karl Magnus Troedsson.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 | 01:12 BST
DICE is irritated by, but benefits from, the delays to PC fixes caused by the console certification process.
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 | 00:42 BST
DICE executive producer Patrick Bach has said there’s no point in pushing Battlefield’s multiplayer beyond 64 players.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 | 02:34 BST
DICE built a whole new engine – Frostbite 2.0 – for Battlefield 3, because it was one of the few ways the developer could make it “unique” without putting players off.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 | 00:25 BST
With Battlefield 3 launching in the US tomorrow, we publish 40 minutes of game boss Patrick Bach fielding questions from the community winners and journalists from VG247, Eurogamer and Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
Thu, Oct 20, 2011 | 08:47 BST
Tue, Oct 18, 2011 | 05:55 BST
DICE’s Patrick Bach has said the shooter genre has room for more than one juggernaut, as the market evolves to see games as services.
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 | 06:35 BST
DICE executive producer Patrick Bach has said the team struggles to appreciate its successes, feeling “ashamed” of sterling efforts like Bad Company 2.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 06:31 BST
DICE welcomed VG247 readers Colin Gallacher and Chris Hockey in Sweden earlier this month to play some Battlefield 3 co-op. Here are Chris’s impressions of the trip and the game.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 08:55 BST
We took VG247 readers Colin Gallacher and Chris Hockey to DICE in Sweden to play some Battlefield 3 co-op, and wanted to know what they thought. First up, it’s Colin.
Tue, Sep 06, 2011 | 14:36 BST
Battlefield 3′s September beta won’t be a cosmetic affair, and will result in changes for day one patches and Battlelog right up to launch. Head below for audio of DICE devs talking about the beta, confirmation of “hundreds” of changes being made to the game based on the alpha and everything we know about the beta so far.