As promised, here's our full video interview feature for our GamesCom 2011 chat with DICE's Karl-Magnus Troedsson, about all things Battlefield 3.
We cover a fair bit, but definitely focus more on some of the controversies that have stemmed from decisions such as no initial mod support, and that whole 30 frames-per-second thing. We also talk about Origin and Steam and the potential for cross-platform play, as well as what his favourite BF3 features are.
There's even a little bit of diplomacy on his part in reference to the "other guys".
As usual, we have the feature for you in both video and transcribed form right here
Posted 07:05pm 29/8/11
30 vs 60... meh. Get a PC if you don't want compromise. There's a reason RAGE and MW3 won't be having anything more than superficial terrain deformation and environment destruction.
I applaud them for giving the finger to the 512 bottle neck and maintaining a playable framerate. We were all happy with Goldeneye at 15-20fps back in the day...
Posted 07:08pm 29/8/11
Posted 07:18pm 29/8/11
The ground forces spotting for target loc for air forces is very cool, unlike the mortar AI in BC2.
Posted 08:00pm 29/8/11
Posted 09:11pm 29/8/11
my initial instinct was to punch Karl-Magnus Troedsson through the monitor. He doesn't strike me as a bean counter though imo he's nailed down by one.
him - not you Steve
last edited by koopz at 21:11:57 29/Aug/11
Posted 09:27pm 29/8/11
Posted 10:55pm 29/8/11
Posted 07:26am 30/8/11
Why didn't you make it known that Australians are being ripped off?
Don't make the excuse that they are the Devs not the Distributors, Dice is owned by EA. They know why.
Stephen, you still unable to ask the hard questions?
Posted 08:16am 30/8/11
If you want to know why Australians are being ripped off, you don't need to ask him. It's because people here continue to pay the amounts that they set. If you want things to change, stop buying local and import and encourage others to do the same.
Posted 08:32am 30/8/11
So you think they are immune from being asked the question because they are removed or do you just don't want to rock the boat. Because isn't the bomb maker just as guilty as the person who sets it off?
You don't kill a snake by cutting off it's tail. You kill it by cutting off it's head, mincing the body and smashing the tail.
Posted 08:44am 30/8/11
If you want to ask people about regional pricing you need to go to the publishing executives and we rarely interview those types because they're mostly just walking, talking press releases so don't expect a straight answer. Except there's dozens of these so-called snakes so any efforts to kill one or two will be utterly futile.
There's a few indie developers out there that are able set their own universal digital pricing for their product, eg: Valve's in-house titles, Runic Games and CD Projekt as the first that spring to mind.
Any of the big players however, are just going to charge what people are willing to pay. And as long as Australian's keep forking over $89 -- whether they're happy about it or not -- at the scale they operate at, it just wouldn't be smart business for them to lower that.
Posted 08:53am 30/8/11
It's very easy to get around pretty much every regional pricing roadbock. And slightly harder, but still easy, to get around the few that are left (with VPN's and such.) Information to buyers is the best tool to beat it, you're never going to convince people to "Stop making as much money as you possibly can."
Posted 09:14am 30/8/11
fap fap fap fap
Posted 10:15am 30/8/11
Posted 07:37pm 30/8/11
can anyone confirm if there's an offline (lan) mode for comp play?
last edited by koopz at 19:37:23 30/Aug/11
Posted 10:35am 31/8/11
AHhhhh - game is going from costing $80 to $780 if i need to upgrade..which I will do.....happily.
Posted 11:47pm 05/9/11
Posted 11:51pm 05/9/11