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Developing Battlefield 3 on PC 'pushed limited console technology' - DICE

PC allowed DICE to stick to the essentials for console

Patrick Bach, executive producer for EA and DICE has said leading the development of Battlefield 3 on the PC has benefited console versions of the shooter.

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Speaking to our chums at PC Gamer, the studio explained how developing on the PC allowed it to push the limited tech of the PS3 and Xbox 360.

"Our biggest benefit for the console has been that we're leading on PC," said Bach. "It has forced us to push the limited technology of consoles compared to the PC to a new level, because we set the bar with what we wanted to create on PC and said, 'How the heck are we going to do this on consoles?'"

According to Bach it allowed DICE to pick out the things that aren't essential to the console version.

"You know it's easier for you to make those decisions when you have a robust PC build to look at, and the console versions look great because of the PC," he said.

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