Originally Posted by Rubers
Battlefield 2 was released in 2005, when a lot of the money had started moving to the 360. DICE were good enough to keep dropping patches until 2009 and supporting that community (A year after BC1 dropped and two years after an international financial crisis shook many industries). Since most of the money was in consoles and, also, money was scarce, DICE made their first BF series game on a console, BC1. Then a year later built on that, and by popular demand, released BC2 onto consoles and PC. It was a massive success on both platforms and DICE worked hard to bring BF3 with the same amount of success.
If you cannot understand the politics of business you really should keep such boring comments to yourself. You should be able to grasp this -> There was more money to be made in releasing a multi-platform game to the tune of an already successful title, therefore, more money for future endeavors, titles and patches (especially after a disappointing Mirrors Edge release will have put DICE down a peg both in morale and in EA's eyes). BF3 is more of a Battlefield game than BC2 was. I'm a fan of all three mentioned
Yea yea yea all you're doing is saying that it was better for business to go consoles first....and I've never denied that. The problem is that DICE said they were developing a PC game and then modifying that and cutting that down to work for consoles when in reality they actually made a console game and just copy+pasted it over to PC. Why can't you understand that? We did not get a true PC game and I really don't think this game deserves the title of Battlefield 3.
I pre-ordered BF3 pretty much as soon as I heard news that it was being developed and pre-orders were being taken thinking that DICE was going to follow through on their promises and create a true BF2 successor. I won't make that mistake again when BF4 comes around.
I'm not saying this is a bad game. I do like this game. I just expected so much more from it based on what they said they were doing with it.
The fact that this game didn't ship with in-game VOIP and still hasn't been patched with it is LUDICROUS. How is this supposed to be a team oriented game when you can't even TALK to your team?? If I need to inform my team of something, I have to stop where I'm at and take time to type out what I want to say plus I'm constantly having to look at the chat window to see what people are saying which also distracts from focusing on the main screen. Playing a game like BF3 and never hearing another person's voice is depressing.