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February 28, 2008 4:59:58 PM

This is one of the most anticipated games of all BF2 and similar genre fans. BF2(2004) was extremely successful on the PC and is still being played by millions today.

That being said, the next step for EA & Dice is Battlefield: Bad Company where graphics are better than ever, everything is destructible, it includes a single player campaign as well as its reputable multiplayer campaigns.

So why did they choose to make it exclusive to X360 and PS3?

Your thoughts and comments on this are appreciated.

Regards,

Alex

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February 28, 2008 5:04:07 PM

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So why did they choose to make it exclusive to X360 and PS3?


Because they wanted to irritate PC gamers.
February 28, 2008 5:11:02 PM

because it's going to suck. I doubt the multiplayer will have the scale of war bf2 has on a 64 player map. 24 player max, no jets.. etc

battlefield: bad game.

the first trailer I saw looked alot like bf2, with a the building they were in looked suspiciously like the buildings in cerbere landing on the 2nd "elevation" by the stairs, to the point of the palettes being in the same position from karkand.

Anyway, the game had been delayed to "fiscal 2009". so that's a while from now..
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February 28, 2008 5:21:32 PM

Alex The PC Gamer said:
This is one of the most anticipated games of all BF2 and similar genre fans. BF2(2004) was extremely successful on the PC and is still being played by millions today.

That being said, the next step for EA & Dice is Battlefield: Bad Company where graphics are better than ever, everything is destructible, it includes a single player campaign as well as its reputable multiplayer campaigns.

So why did they choose to make it exclusive to X360 and PS3?

Your thoughts and comments on this are appreciated.

Regards,

Alex


Battlefield 3 will be very similar to this game (Same engine and I am sure many of the same mechanics) and will be on PC (hopefully making it better than the console version and most likely so), so I wouldn't worry about it.

Best,

3Ball
February 29, 2008 11:14:16 AM

Well, I'm glad to hear they will make a Battlefield 3 then. I had read speculations about it but it was all paperwork and partnership agreements...nothing else.

Where did you guys get your sources?
February 29, 2008 1:11:59 PM

Alex The PC Gamer said:
Well, I'm glad to hear they will make a Battlefield 3 then. I had read speculations about it but it was all paperwork and partnership agreements...nothing else.

Where did you guys get your sources?


I realize that this is not the most reliable and you have probably already seen this, but other than common sense that BF3 will actually release we have these sites. One with leaked info and the others hinting towards the possibility. Now I understand that there is a chance that it may not come out, but the chances of EA not trying to make money on one of there biggest PC franchises are very slim imo.

http://www.digitalbattle.com/2007/10/09/breaking-battle...
http://www.battlefield3.biz/?p=3
http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/View.php?view=Arti...

Best,

3Ball
February 29, 2008 3:54:41 PM

what about battlefield heroes lol, team fortress 2 knockoff. and its free
February 29, 2008 8:00:42 PM

I know...just saw the Debut Trailer...looks awesome if you ask me!
March 1, 2008 5:00:19 PM

this might be more my type of game than tf2, this does look like fun

March 3, 2008 2:41:17 PM

Don't you guys mean Battlefield4?

Correct me if I'm wrong but:

Battlefield 1942
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2142

This would be the 4th installment right?




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March 3, 2008 3:39:38 PM

ApartmentsEstepona said:
Don't you guys mean Battlefield4?

Correct me if I'm wrong but:

Battlefield 1942
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2142

This would be the 4th installment right?

Estepona Apartments


We assume Battlefield 3 because Battlefield 2142 isn't really a 3rd installment..but more of a half installment (Battlefield 2.5).

Technically, if we considered Battlefield Heroes it would then be Battelfield 5 (or Battlefield 6 if we considered Battlefield: Bad Company)!

Battlefield 3 makes more sense
March 3, 2008 3:40:07 PM

Wrong, bf1942, 1942 road to rome, 1942 secret weapons of wwII, battlefield Vietnam, battlefield 2, battlefield 2142, not to mention the battlefield vietnam world war 2 mod. And the expansions for bf2. Dont get yourself confused battlefield doesnt keep with a progressive naming system since bf2, and while were all saying battlefield 3, it could be something else entirely. I know quite a few people who have unrealistic hopes that badcompany will be modded to the comp, i wouldnt buy it if it was because i think that the game play wouldnt reflect the game experience weve all come to expect from this franchise. On a side note, 2142 wasnt really the game play we expected either, while it was a new approach, it still has many glitches that glitchers like to take advantage of because they have no skill, and EA let us down on giving us a polished game that was free of defects for the most part at release. I cant help but think how many people werent even able to play the game for the first 6 months or so, because EA decided for this installment, WE would be there beta testers. Dont get me wrong, i love the battlefield series as much as anyone, but if the next battlefield installment is as lame as 2142, I think EA is going to loose many a loyal customer.
March 5, 2008 12:29:23 AM

stemnin said:
because it's going to suck. I doubt the multiplayer will have the scale of war bf2 has on a 64 player map. 24 player max, no jets.. etc

battlefield: bad game.

the first trailer I saw looked alot like bf2, with a the building they were in looked suspiciously like the buildings in cerbere landing on the 2nd "elevation" by the stairs, to the point of the palettes being in the same position from karkand.

Anyway, the game had been delayed to "fiscal 2009". so that's a while from now..


i'm pretty sure that the fiscal 2009 is from april 2008 to something.
July 22, 2008 3:34:55 AM

It's quite easy t say why they made it 4 xbox and ps3, simply because they had something with the ppl which sell these 2 gaming consoles, but with the pc is different, evry1 has got a pc and every1 can play but if the ppl buy ps3s and xboxes every1 gets more $$, simple as that...
July 22, 2008 3:51:29 AM

Battlefield on a console just doesn't translate. Cod4 does, I have both, but Battlefield doesn't. Bad Co. is fun, but in the 2 weeks I've had it for the PS3, I haven't played it much. On a PC it'd be better than BF2, on a console it's just...a game.

Rumor has it 128 people for BF3 this fall. Can't wait...

*edit, just checked the dates...nice job Fathis, bring up something 1/2 year old...
July 22, 2008 7:05:42 AM

KingLoftusXII said:
Battlefield on a console just doesn't translate. Cod4 does, I have both, but Battlefield doesn't. Bad Co. is fun, but in the 2 weeks I've had it for the PS3, I haven't played it much. On a PC it'd be better than BF2, on a console it's just...a game.

Rumor has it 128 people for BF3 this fall. Can't wait...

*edit, just checked the dates...nice job Fathis, bring up something 1/2 year old...



At this rate we have more hardware comming out than games to run on it...

Im feeling that the PC is starting to be ignored...

I have bought over the years at least a 100 games for the pc - some crap - most good...

But even the games magazines for pc's are finding it a struggle to print stuff and they have certainly got thinner...

We need a forum pact.. Do not download pirate games.. Buy them....

Anyway comming back to Battlefield.. The best bits are the mods - Desert Combat and Forgotten hope are just the best... If it wasnt for Desert Combat, im sure BF would be as famous as it is now....


July 22, 2008 1:50:58 PM

I endlessly played a mod'd capture the flag desert combat.

As for games on a PC, there's a huge advantage developing games for a console. Set specs and you know everyone can play. Crysis sales tanked relatively because everyone knew it was graphically crushing. I'd bet there's a ton of lost sales due to some people not wanting to play a game at low setting getting 15fps...
July 22, 2008 4:10:01 PM

Battlefield does translate to the console, and does so amazingly well with Bad Company... at least on the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, the game seriously needed mouse/keyboard input, as there was just something screwy with the sensitivity. Still, I gave the game a "9" and my review should be up any day now (granted it's still not in Rob's spam box)...
July 22, 2008 6:16:21 PM

This seems very similiar to COD skipping the PC with 3 but coming back strong with 4. Other then the obvious numerical gap between 2 and 4, would anybody even remember that they made a COD3? I think developers do this when they realize PC gamers aren't going to buy something but have a much better title right around the corner. Console gamers are more likely to buy crap title after crap title where as it's not worth the extra development for a title that the more educated PC gamer will avoid. On a console 3 so-so titles may sell better than 1 really good one. On the PC it's likely to be the other way around.
July 22, 2008 7:37:38 PM

I played the demo for bad company a little bit and was left very underwhelmed. It honestly felt a bit hookie to me. Maybe its just me, but I guess im a PC elitist. I love my 360 for some games, but for any multiplayer fps, it just must be on a computer. It only feels natural with a mouse and keyboard to me. Im more than willing to wait for a better battlefield title to come out on the pc. Bad company is just a mediocre game release just for money. The good reviews for this game leave me almost as confused as the good reviews for civ: revolution did.
August 5, 2008 5:32:09 PM

In my opinion I think the reason why EA went with console is because the hardware is factory. What I mean is that everyone of us on this chat room has a different type of PC, (ie graphic, processor) with all different parts. This is one of the main reason why BF2/2142 was so hard to play on people PC's crashes, glitches and a whole mess of other problems (Guilty). However, PS3 and XBOX360 is the same hardware no matter who owns it. Unless you know how to upgrade your console!!LOL
August 5, 2008 6:47:43 PM

Cypressstreet said:
In my opinion I think the reason why EA went with console is because the hardware is factory. What I mean is that everyone of us on this chat room has a different type of PC, (ie graphic, processor) with all different parts. This is one of the main reason why BF2/2142 was so hard to play on people PC's crashes, glitches and a whole mess of other problems (Guilty). However, PS3 and XBOX360 is the same hardware no matter who owns it. Unless you know how to upgrade your console!!LOL


lol, I am going to just pretend like you didnt just say that.

Best,

3Ball
August 11, 2008 4:46:31 AM

Don't you guys mean Battlefield4?

Correct me if I'm wrong but:

Battlefield 1942
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2142http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_2142

This would be the 4th installment right?


Wrong !!!

You forgot Battlefield vietnam !!

so it would be installment 5
August 11, 2008 3:29:37 PM

donjuanzx9 said:
Don't you guys mean Battlefield4?

Correct me if I'm wrong but:

Battlefield 1942
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2142http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_2142

This would be the 4th installment right?


Wrong !!!

You forgot Battlefield vietnam !!

so it would be installment 5


Battlefield Vietnam was a 1.5 - in between 1942 and Bf 2 if you like,, never liked Vietnam...

Battlefield 2142 was like 2.5 and we are awaiting 3...

I assume we will get 3.5 if pcs are still playing games by then :pt1cable: 
August 12, 2008 10:13:11 PM

purplerat said:
This seems very similiar to COD skipping the PC with 3 but coming back strong with 4. Other then the obvious numerical gap between 2 and 4, would anybody even remember that they made a COD3? I think developers do this when they realize PC gamers aren't going to buy something but have a much better title right around the corner. Console gamers are more likely to buy crap title after crap title where as it's not worth the extra development for a title that the more educated PC gamer will avoid. On a console 3 so-so titles may sell better than 1 really good one. On the PC it's likely to be the other way around.


COD 3 was done by a different developer than 2 and 4 and was weak because of it. I think your logic is flawed. Calling console players 'less educated' is pretty assinine. Console players have to walk into the game store and decide what to spend their money on just like pc players. If anything, console players have to be more discerning because there are so many more choices- although they do have the option of selling games back or renting before you buy a questionable titles. If sales accurately reflect where PC developers should spend their resources, then developers should all go work for Blizzard on WoW expansions or recolorize Bejeweled. That's what the "more educated" PC gamer is voting on with his/her dollars.

Blizzard is keeping the dream alive. The funny thing about Diablo is it's almost perfectly designed for console use. Assuming D3 follows the mold of D1 and D2, Blizzard is literally throwing away an invitation to print money to prove their love for you.
August 14, 2008 4:46:49 AM

Cypressstreet said:
In my opinion I think the reason why EA went with console is because the hardware is factory. What I mean is that everyone of us on this chat room has a different type of PC, (ie graphic, processor) with all different parts. This is one of the main reason why BF2/2142 was so hard to play on people PC's crashes, glitches and a whole mess of other problems (Guilty). However, PS3 and XBOX360 is the same hardware no matter who owns it. Unless you know how to upgrade your console!!LOL


Actually this is not true. All games have to be coded for GPU wise is the API which is DirectX9/10. And everyone has at least DX9 since everyone has Windows Xp normally and all new GPUs support up to DX10 at least. The CPU compatability is based on x86 code. So due to that its the same if you have a AMD or Intel CPU and the same if you have a nVidia or ATI GPU. The reason for the crashes was more than likely horrible game engine optimizations.

As for consoles, it is vastly harder to code for the PS3 than it is for a PC or X360. Cell is a new type of processor that does not run x86 code. Hence why VALVe let EA port the Orange Box to PS3. They don't like the PS3 at VALVe.

MrIcky said:
COD 3 was done by a different developer than 2 and 4 and was weak because of it. I think your logic is flawed. Calling console players 'less educated' is pretty assinine. Console players have to walk into the game store and decide what to spend their money on just like pc players. If anything, console players have to be more discerning because there are so many more choices- although they do have the option of selling games back or renting before you buy a questionable titles. If sales accurately reflect where PC developers should spend their resources, then developers should all go work for Blizzard on WoW expansions or recolorize Bejeweled. That's what the "more educated" PC gamer is voting on with his/her dollars.

Blizzard is keeping the dream alive. The funny thing about Diablo is it's almost perfectly designed for console use. Assuming D3 follows the mold of D1 and D2, Blizzard is literally throwing away an invitation to print money to prove their love for you.


Hey don't forget VALVe. VALVe is one of the largest driving forces in PC gaming. So many games use Source and most of the best mods are Source based as well.

As for why they wont release it for PCs.... well thats sheere stupidity really. the whole BF series started on PC and its sad to see them move even one game to console only. Man EA has really dropped the ball.
August 14, 2008 5:43:51 PM

I agree that EA is giving pc's bf heroes instead of bad company, but wth. Bad Company seems like a funny, entertaining romp.

Goes to show what loyality will get you. PC owners can enjoy in-game Pepsi ads instead of destructable environments and an original take on the single player shooter cliche.

Thanks EA!
April 25, 2009 4:46:29 AM

Amen God Damn It. I've been playing Battlefield since the first original installement that probably only a select few know... Battlefield 1942... I was bombing those creep Nazis in those WW2 Bombers...Boy was that the shiiiiiittt...
Anyways I'm sure we all agree... EA is either up to something or very stupid to be producing the perfect BF will all the aspects and elements we were waiting for, just 2 go dump it on a console... OK PEOPLE.. I use to play console when I was 5 years old. I don't know about you but about around 9 years old those things were way 2 limited for it 2 be any fun or of any use.

Now I've got myself a damn General Rank=55 in BF 2142 and I played countless hours in BF Vietnam...
Overkilled BF 1942, secret weapons, road to rome and the 3rd expansion which I cared a lot less for.
Now would somebody please explain to me why they choose to implant the Crysis type's of gameplay into a console version of the Best Game on Earth >>?>?.... This question can only be anwsered by EA.....

Hey EA...
If your going to release BF : Bad Company on consoles *(pluaaarrrrkk) only...
At least let me make the music for it since I won't be appreciating it and pay me for suffering this idleness of no-Battlefield-until-BF 3 !!!!
...
www.IHipHop.com/TekkUno
www.TekknikalProductions.com
www.soundclick.com/TekknikalProductions
((Said it as a joke but in case your interested))

PS.: With the PC I have.. buying a console would be nothing shorth of foolish...

PSS.: Let's start a revolution GOD DAMN IT... EA !!!! MAKE YOUR MONEY BUT KEEP EVERY SINGLE GOD DAMNED AND BLESSED BATTLEFIELD DEVELLOPEMENT,INSTALLEMENT AND MOD IN THE PC GAMER COMMUNITY !!!!!!

PSSS.: Suit up and strap up soldiers... We're moving in...,.,.
Over and out.
July 8, 2009 6:22:17 AM

]Ok so i couldn't wait till Battlefield: Bad Company came out, then when i found out that it wasnt goin to be on pc i was totally ticked off. And now to find out the Bad Company 2 will be on pc makes it a little better, but i kinda wanna start off at the beginning with 1 and not start off getting to paly with 2. I am going to get it when it come out and i cant wait..But the one that i am so anxious about is Modern Warfare 2, the first kicked butt and i expect the 2 to do the same as well if not be better
July 8, 2009 6:24:51 AM

Wind Shinobi said:
Amen God Damn It. I've been playing Battlefield since the first original installement that probably only a select few know... Battlefield 1942... I was bombing those creep Nazis in those WW2 Bombers...Boy was that the shiiiiiittt...
Anyways I'm sure we all agree... EA is either up to something or very stupid to be producing the perfect BF will all the aspects and elements we were waiting for, just 2 go dump it on a console... OK PEOPLE.. I use to play console when I was 5 years old. I don't know about you but about around 9 years old those things were way 2 limited for it 2 be any fun or of any use.

Now I've got myself a damn General Rank=55 in BF 2142 and I played countless hours in BF Vietnam...
Overkilled BF 1942, secret weapons, road to rome and the 3rd expansion which I cared a lot less for.
Now would somebody please explain to me why they choose to implant the Crysis type's of gameplay into a console version of the Best Game on Earth >>?>?.... This question can only be anwsered by EA.....

Hey EA...
If your going to release BF : Bad Company on consoles *(pluaaarrrrkk) only...
At least let me make the music for it since I won't be appreciating it and pay me for suffering this idleness of no-Battlefield-until-BF 3 !!!!
...
www.IHipHop.com/TekkUno
www.TekknikalProductions.com
www.soundclick.com/TekknikalProductions
((Said it as a joke but in case your interested))

PS.: With the PC I have.. buying a console would be nothing shorth of foolish...

PSS.: Let's start a revolution GOD DAMN IT... EA !!!! MAKE YOUR MONEY BUT KEEP EVERY SINGLE GOD DAMNED AND BLESSED BATTLEFIELD DEVELLOPEMENT,INSTALLEMENT AND MOD IN THE PC GAMER COMMUNITY !!!!!!

PSSS.: Suit up and strap up soldiers... We're moving in...,.,.
Over and out.


i totally agree with you when anyone makes a game it needs to be available on ALL consoles, they dont need to pick and choose...

All i can say is PC GAMERS ALL THE WAY..SUIT UP SOLDIERS ITS TIME FOR OUR TOUR OF DUTY
October 2, 2009 7:17:55 PM

I guess alot of ppl,, forgot .....
about all the hacks an glitches that were in most of the BF games Gerns for PC .....

like bunnie hopping ...
( jumping muilti-able times going crouch / prone / jump with out taking a hit )

C,4 chucking ...
( throwing c4 an jumping lighting it an not taking a shot to the face by another for doing so )

neon skins ...
( able to view enemy behind walls threw buildings )

auto Aim bot ...
( always aim weapon at face or foot for 1 shot kill )

knifeing threw walls ...
( foot or leg of enemy is expose threw the wall while enemy is crouch / prone )

Hidding in walls or objects ...
( same as bunnie hopping but against a wall or object )

clear map ...
( a way to improve game play vision to clean a map with no dust / snow / fog / rain )

Stat--padding
or
Transport chopper stat point spamming ...
( get 2 or 3 engi... as repair the transport / 1-2 medic to heal all / 1 ammo-guy to resupply /
1 good flyer to void most incomming missile damage )

I could go on - an - on - an - on & list more - an - more BS..... with all the BF 1942-bf2-2142
**Coff - Coff .. COD1-2-3-4-ect.. / MOHA / CS- / TF1-2 / Cryis / Quake / URT /
((( most of all FPS games for PC .....)))

I guess thats why most developers went Console in stead of PC
because of the ($$ money $$) + Hacks & Glitches on the PC that ppl.. used an did do
to better ther Stats / Ranks / unlocks .. ect .. "" for what ever reason ""
with console you eliminate most glitches an hack to have an even playing feild
an better game exp...
sure alot of the PC comunity Whinne an Cried about the exploite ....
an alot of people Blame EA... an not the Developer DICE ( ??? Hmmmm ??? )
the way I see it is EA just put there name on the package
to better there sale's at retail stores that up ther stock price on the stock market ..
+Plus+ EA pays ppl... for the 5 - 4 star good reviews of the games that are comming out ....
so that kiddie's want to go an buy them
!