Battlefield 3 developer DICE has issued some encouraging words for PC gamers fearful of getting a "consolized" version of the shooter.
The developer said on EA's Battlefield forum that it has no intention of dumbing down the PC version of the game, which will also release on PS3 and Xbox 360.
"It's too early to talk BF3 specifics. But it's never too early for me to acknowledge that PC players have a fear that BF3 will be 'consolized.'
"PC gaming is alive and well, BFBC2 has proven that and no one at DICE or EA can argue with the numbers. Battlefield 3 needs an extra bit of special attention on the PC. I intend to give it that attention, tradition and our community demand it."
Little is known about Battlefield 3, but beta keys for the game were included in the limited edition of this month's Medal Of Honor reboot. The beta's expected to go live within the next 12 months.
"Fundamentally I think it is an error to have different core gameplay on console vs PCs," DICE continued. "PC gives a player more input control and if a gun feels good on PC it feels good on console. I won't 'dumb it down' by lowering the recoil or changing the damage model or other such silliness."