DICE: Battlefield 3 Was Better Off For Having Been Made Completely In-House
Last year, DICE put out half a game — Medal of Honor — alongside EA Danger Close. This year, they put out an entire game — Battlefield 3 — by themselves. This is a good thing, producer Patrick Liu says to MTV:
It’s a world of difference to work together at one location. The whole game is made at DICE in Stockholm. It’s great having the guys running around, talking to each other. Co-op, for example, is actually based on a lot of the philosophy behind multiplayer. Teamwork is never forced, but we have different gadgets and mechanics that help you work together. Just the co-op and the multiplayer guys talking to each other, what you should be doing, it’s a much more coherent and better product overall.
I can certainly see how that would make for a more cohesive game, yes. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssss.
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