DICE: We Are Coming For You



When the competition is insanely high, you can’t afford to mess up. One of your competitors will eat you alive.

And DICE has a warning for any developer that might trip and stumble: watch out. In speaking to OPM, DICE’s general manager, Karl-Magnus Troedsson, showed great confidence in their upcoming title, Battlefield 3. Remember, the Call of Duty guys have been using the same engine since 2005, while the Frostbite 2 engine is kicking ass and taking names.

“Our competitors are getting lazy. They’re using the same engine, the same recipe for building a game. At some point you need to take that leap. I haven’t seen them take that leap since a long time ago. We are doing that now. They had better watch out. We are coming for them.”

Granted, the popularity of CoD may never be topped, but the Battlefield franchise has proven worthy in the past, and, unless the newest CoD effort steps up big time, many are thinking DICE will steal the shooter crown in 2011. Okay, not in terms of sales (that seems impossible), but Battlefield 3 may rule the school, along with the likes of Killzone 3 and Crysis 2. Added Troedsson:

“Our competitors keep building very, very high tempo games. We want to tell a story with more drama curves. It’s not about pumping round after round for six hours.”

Anybody else getting more and more eager to play?!


Written by: Ace - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Jason on March 28th, 2011 [ 25926 Points ]

    The developer for “Legendary” felt the same way about his title lol Wait and see. I think PC will blow consoles away on this one. Id like to see Battlefield go exclusive to see what Dice can really do on a console.

  2. #2 by Ravenitrius on March 28th, 2011 [ 1275 Points ]

    Yeah Those COD guys on the same damn engine for what? Half a decade now. Course the Battlefield series is older then the COD Series by a year. I like the Battlefield series because it’s mostly focus on Multiplayer. Still waiting for a peep from Respawn Entertainment =/ and Yes I want to play their game…

  3. #3 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on March 28th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    “Our competitors are getting lazy. They’re using the same engine, the same recipe for building a game. At some point you need to take that leap. I haven’t seen them take that leap since a long time ago. We are doing that now. They had better watch out. We are coming for them.”

    Lol nice nice DICE all the way man.

  4. #4 by Matt on March 28th, 2011

    between crysis 2 and this…and probably FIFA NHL and tiger again this year ea is taking all of my money

  5. #5 by DJ Paul on March 29th, 2011

    They sound serious
    Awesome

  6. #6 by pedro on March 29th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I’m not one that pays much attention to FPS games, but ever since those first screens and gameplay for Battlefield 3 started showing up I’m 100% interested.

    Of course PS3 won’t look as awesome as the Super Gaming Rigs, but I’m expecting a great game to be made.

    Basically I totally agree with Karl, this game IS different (in a totally awesome way) then every other FPS out there (and being released) right now.

  7. #7 by derrickgott007 on March 29th, 2011

    Take Killzone 3 off the list of “Ruling the school”, because it is way too much like Call of Duty: Killzone Edition.

  8. #8 by Royalty32 on March 30th, 2011

    Talk is cheap. Until i get my hands on BF3 I think DICE really needs to keep there mouth shut. COD has been KING of FPS for a long long long long time. Im not hoping BF3 doesnt succeed cuz i really do but I find it very funny that they are talking trash when theyve been getting there ass kicked for the past 5+ yrs.

  9. #9 by kyleg2901 on April 3rd, 2011

    @royalty32
    Yeah, but the point is, they’re right, CoD has been getting lazy ever since Call of Duty 4. I hope activision goes bankrupt. lazy bastards.

  10. #10 by Jay on April 4th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    kyleg2901: @royalty32
    Yeah, but the point is, they’re right, CoD has been getting lazy ever since Call of Duty 4. I hope activision goes bankrupt. lazy bastards.  

    don’t bother responding to Royalty. He’s just a troll we keep around for our daily dose of facepalm. He tends to believe that everyone else has the same opinion as he does.


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