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[BF3B]Battlefield 3 User Interface was outsourced

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http://bf3blog.com/2012/03/battlefield-3-user-interface-was-outsourced/
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If you had problems with the Battlefield 3 user interface, well, you’re not alone. The massive waste of space on the PC version indicates that the UI is primarily designed for consoles. Not to mention the odd design choices and complete lack of intuitive controls. We wondered many times how DICE could make such a bad UI for a game, and now we know how: they didn’t. They outsourced the UI design to a company that doesn’t make games — they make flashy animations and such.

Why am I not surprised?
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Many companies outsource now a days.
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Funny. The video is private now...
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no shocker there. rolleyes.gif

also, you may want to change the format of the thread title.
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Don't blame River, blame Dice. They outsourced knowing it could affect the product drastically. It's a call they made, a call that really kinda blows for the fans.
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Well at least it's better than BC2.
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Video is private booooo...
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The sad fact of creating a blockbuster game is that it is going to cost money. That's why COD hasn't really changed in 5 years, it would cost way too much to rewrite the entire engine and cause too many problems on their console platforms. I don't blame them for trying to save some money on production. It didn't end up working like they had hoped and I'm sure they won't outsource an important portion of a game ever again. 

 

I love this game. I get time to game maybe once a week now, and I play Battlefield 3 every time. The game isn't perfect by far, but I've played far less perfect games for YEARS and enjoyed every second of it. Why? Because I'm playing to have fun, not to whine about how the company creating my enjoyment is evil.

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Well at least it's better than BC2.

BC2 is immense..?
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I don't mind it too much. It beats having the same UI for the past five years. But that's just how I feel.
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