Battlefield 3 allegedly cost $100 million according to some websites, making it one of the most expensive video games ever. There's no way that EA would of greenlit that game if DICE had asked if they could made it only for the PC.
I think it'll be fine. DICE seems very proud of the fact that the PC is the "lead platform". PC will have higher player count and won't be locked at 30 fps and dedicated servers. I think it will be quality PC gaming.
The topic is top selling PC games. I doubt CoD 4 (Activisions flasgship) sold more PC copys t=hen BF2...
You say they were designing for the future, its been what 4 years since Crysis realease and still not even a machine with 4x 6990s can achives constant 60fps or higher....
Bitch all you want about it not being optimized, but its still pushing hardware from today to the limit and looks damn good doing it. Why is that a bad thing? So what if it runs like a pig.... better than running well and looking like a pig I don't even care about the story.. I'm just saying that pushing the envelope is good
You started this debate (Poci) by saying "I wish BF3 was PC exclusive." With all due respect, that's like saying "I wish I could flap my arms and get to the moon."
There's no way this game could have been made as a PC exclusive, which is the point I've been trying to make all along. DICE knows who their longtime fans are, and I think they'll take care of us by making BF3 awesome on the PC.
Yeah your point is no way bf3 could be PC exclusive and I disagree with your point.
This isn't the Doom era where bros sit around in their garage and program games they think would be teh badass. Video game development is funded by billion-dollar corporations with executives and shareholders who want to see a return on their investment.
Battlefield 3 would not be what it was if it was a PC exclusive. Period. End of argument.
Bottom line is that it would be just stupid for BF3 to be a PC exclusive, however that does not mean that its impossible.
BF3 Dino: i7 2600k, ASUS P8Z68-V Pro, 8GB Corsair, X-25M 120GB, WD 300GB Raptor, 2xEVGA GTX570HD 2.5GB, X-fi Titanium, Antec 1200W.
Monster: i7 930, MSI X58 Platinum, 9GB Corsair, WD 74GB Raptor, WD 2TB, Palit GTX460 1GB, PCP&C 750W.
Beast: AMD4400+, Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, 2GB Corsair, 2x 1TB WD Green Raid0, 2TB WD Green, KFA2 9600GT, Dynex 500W.
Relic: Intel P4 3.2GHz, Asus P4SD-LA, 1.5 GB PC2700, 160GB WD, 120GB Maxtor, ATI 9600Pro, Dynex 500W.
BF3 really should be pc exclusive.
Bad company is the console version of the battlefield series. 1942 and bf2 were pc only. I played both.
I understand the reasoning from a business standpoint. But that doesnt mean i agree with it.
I want a major fps to be exclusive to the pc again.....
A PC only BF3 would be different from what we're seeing. There's no way it would have the budget it did if it was a PC exclusive.
And that's the point I'm trying to make.
So PC games dont have big budgets?
Doom 3 originally didnt have a big budget from ID?