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Patrick Bach, from DICE, the developers of the Battlefield series, certainly knows the way to a PC gamer's heart: tell them that, for once, the PC version of a game won't be a crummy port, but will be the glorious, lead platform.

In an "interview" with Nvidia, Bach is asked - without any self interest at all, of course - by the graphics card manufacturer whether console games are holding PC games back. And Bach lets fly.
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PCs are way more powerful than the consoles today and there are actually almost zero games out there that actually use the benefits of this. So for our target of what we want to hit, we are now using the more powerful platform to try and prove what we see gaming being in the future rather than using the lowest common denominator, instead of developing it for the consoles and then just adding higher resolution textures and anti-aliasing for the PC version.
Here's the interview at the bottom of the article: BF3 Interview
Edited by onoz - 4/17/11 at 10:45pm
 
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I really hope that DICE doesn't pull a Crytek.
 
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I really hope that DICE doesn't pull a Crytek.
They will. BF3 will be a console ready only-for-the-graphics FPS. You heard it here first.

If they spent as much time programming as they did bragging about themselves, it could've been released by now.
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I really hope that DICE doesn't pull a Crytek.
Looking at game play videos DICE has posted, they are already beyond what Crysis 2 is capable of. I seriously doubt DICE will make the same mistake Crytek has. From everything I have read it seems that DICE wants to make the next benchmark game.
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Looking at game play videos DICE has posted, they are already beyond what Crysis 2 is capable of. I seriously doubt DICE will make the same mistake Crytek has. From everything I have read it seems that DICE wants to make the next benchmark game.
Nice... that would be a great thing.
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i like crysis as a benchmark

would be cool if BF3 does the same.

I want my 590 to have to do some work
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Consoles are much better than PCs. The PS3 can literally do everything. PC can only surf the web and maybe play a few flash games. Why should I have to be bogged down by constant driver updates and bios updates?
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Consoles are much better than PCs. The PS3 can literally do everything. PC can only surf the web and maybe play a few flash games. Why should I have to be bogged down by constant driver updates and bios updates?
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With all this suspense, I hope they deliver.

And for the love of everything, have MORE UNLOCKABLES ON MULTIPLAYER. My only gripe in BC2 was unlocking everything before level 30. Having a goal is more fun then just seeing how fast you can rank up.
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What I would like to see is a game made for PC with a GTX 580 SLI, i72600/980x Processor, 4GB Ram used as baseline. Target the game to run at 60FPS at 1920x1200 with full DX11 and see how good they can get it to look.
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