DICE: ’12 To 18 Months Of Value’ For Battlefield 3
Speaking to VG 24/7, temporary DICE CEO Patrick Bach discussed the company’s ambitious plans to give Battlefield 3 players a lengthy relationship with the game. Saying that support could extend into 2013, he said “We make sure that if you’re a Battlefield player, there should be plenty of Battlefield for you to spend your days on. And again, we are focusing on giving you 12-18 months of value for Battlefield 3 and the expansion packs we’re releasing.”
That’s a lot of effort, even if, as VG 24/7 notes, this only refers to patches and other scheduled updates. Especially as they still haven’t confirmed whether or not they’re working on Battlefield 4. “Right now,” Bach said, “we haven’t had that planned out yet. Depending on what happens, we’ll change things and add to it. We’re very keen on listening to the community and we read all the forums and posts, we make sure we implement any changes that need to be implemented and of course validate through data.”
This effort toward supporting BF3 might be why DICE won’t be working on the next Medal of Honor game, save sharing “the odd tips and tricks” for the Frostbite 2 engine. The engine debuted to great acclaim in BF3 and is being used by Danger Close for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which launches in October.