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.

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5 Comments on DICE: ’12 To 18 Months Of Value’ For Battlefield 3

Mozer

On April 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I’m ready for Battlefield 2143. Modern and WWII scenarios are way overused in shooters now days.

SXO

On April 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Yup, they’re listening to fans so much so that it took them months to finally implement things that should’ve been in the game at launch, like the commo rose. They also listen to the fans so much that they deny that the lack of in-game VOIP (on PC) is not detrimental at all to teamwork. They also listen to fans when they say that the squad system is terrible on 64-player servers due to the distinct possibility of being locked out of any squad, and/or being unable to join a squad with your friends due to the 4-slot limit, and the set number of squads.

joef

On April 28, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I played COD MW2 in 7 hours for single player mode, I played Battlefield 2 and enjoyed it more, most people who play FPS, don’t really want to play multiplayer since its the story and objectives that we like accomplishing.

Who cares about realism, we want hours of play and not 60 dollar games that you play in just hours.

max

On April 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

@joef u got to be joking… ppl don t care about multiplayer ? LOLZ u must be *etared or some thing the single player is actually pretty boring. you must be very bad vs real ppl.

max

On April 30, 2012 at 9:10 am

i stoped right after the jet mission, and went to play the Real Game, in multiplayer, i never went back to finish the singler player. Ai controlled players are so predictable. well then again if thats what u think war is, go ahead and enjoy it.