Though both are competing for their own segment of the modern military shooter genre, ‘Battlefield’ developer DICE feels they have a completely different product on their hands.
According to Battlefield 3’s producer Patrick Liu, DICE has always been about “raising the bar” — creating an experience that is unlike anything that is been seen before. One of the key ways that DICE achieves that goal is through Battlefield’s variety.
“They’re both military shooters, but in terms of flavour and style they’re different,” Liu added. “But we offer so much more than they do, I think; but that’s me.”
The producer also said DICE has robust plans for Battlefield 3 post-launch support as the studio moves to embrace the philosophy of “games as a service”.
“The launch of the game is really just a start, and then we plan to support the game as long as it’s needed with new content, patches, balancing, and tweaking the game. We have a team dedicated just for that.”
Battlefield 3 will be out on October 28 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC