Battlefield 3: ‘A Game For Grown-Ups’
Battlefield 3 details splurged out of GDC yesterday. “I don’t know if you’ve heard the analogy of guitar solo vs a real song, but some games that are on more of a ‘sugar rush’ than us more or less go from ten to eleven throughout the whole game,” executive producer Bach told X360 Magazine. “I think that’s an immature way of presenting a narrative. I think there is more depth to be had when it comes to storytelling, and there is more depth to the perceived feeling of being at war."
Bach added that DICE isn't interested in what its competitors are doing. "I think it’s important that we don’t try and copy someone else. We’re not trying to achieve what the others are trying to achieve.
“We want to make a game for grown-ups. We don’t want to make a children’s game, a twitch, infantry-focused on-drugs sugar-rush experience. This needs to be an adult game with mature features and depth. It’s supposed to be a sport. It should be: ‘I can trust this game.’”
Meanwhile multiplayer lead designer Lars Gustafsson added that online, Battlefield 3 will aim to recreate the "physical experience of being there".
“If you constantly just spawn into the meat grinder with no delay, it’s impossible to create a weighted battle, a tug of war, and it becomes a chaotic team deathmatch," said Gustafsson. “[It’s about] that physical experience of being there. The pacing, that awareness of not only yourself but the world reacting to you.”
Look out for more Battlefield 3 coverage on Nowgamer later this week.