PC gamersâ€”those who arenâ€™t destroying the universe, at leastâ€”have at least one genuine PC game to look forward to this year, and thatâ€™s Battlefield 3. All of us here are pretty excited about, and weâ€™re generally tough graders. Anyhow, Dice revealed the game at GDC this week, and theyâ€™ve rushed to the defense of PC gamers, saying that the â€œdeath of PC gamingâ€ is *censored* Canâ€™t get much more clear than that.
When I saw Battlefield 3 about two weeks ago (EA was in New York for some event), the producer on hand stressed that the game was absolutely built from the ground up for the PC. The gameâ€™s engine, Frostbite 3, will take advantage of the raw power flowing through recent Nvidia and AMD GPUs.
Itâ€™s not going to be a shoddy port, filled with the low-res textures commonly found in the transition from console to PC. (Have you seen Dragon Age 2 on a PC? Oh, dearâ€¦) Itâ€™s not going to be like Bullestorm where you canâ€™t so much as edit the .ini files without having to pray to the sun god.