DICE confirms dedicated servers for Battlefield 3

By Johnny Cullen, Thursday, 10 February 2011 08:23 GMT

DICE producer Patrick Bach has confirmed in the new issue of Game Informer that Battlefield 3 will feature dedicated servers.

Further to the info blowout from earlier in the week, Bach explained why there won’t be any mod tools at release.

“”We will not deliver mod tools in the way that we delivered them for Battlefield 2,” he said.

“Creating mod tools today — dumbing them down — takes a lot of energy and what we are discussing more every day is, ‘Where do we put our focus?’

“Right now our focus is to create the best possible multiplayer, single-player, and co-op game — the core game of Battlefield 3. We’re still discussing how we handle modifications of any kind.”

PC will be the lead platform, as confirmed on Tuesday, but Bach explains that DICE “won’t make it for console and port it to PC — that’s not how we do things.

“We’re focusing on PC first, and then we fiddle with it to fit it onto consoles.”

Battlefield 3 releases this fall for PC, 360 and PS3.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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