DICE says it needs to ‘step up its single-player game’. Series’ exec producer says studio and fans are “more worried about” campaign than multiplayer
DICE must up its game in terms of single-player Battlefield experiences to be able to earn the complete respect on the series’ fans, in accordance with executive producer Patrick Bach
Speaking to CVG for the duration of a wide-ranging Battlefield 4 interview performed at GDC this week, Bach mentioned both DICE and its fans are additional concerned about the top quality with the newly revealed game’s campaign component than its online one.
Explaining the choice to showcase the shooter’s single-player supplying in the initially Battlefield 4 gameplay video, Bach told us:
“Showing multiplayer would’ve been hard I think. It’s hard to showcase multiplayer in a good way so everyone gets it. Also I think we have a strong heritage of making good multiplayer games, so I don’t think people are as worried about multiplayer as they are about our single-player.”
Asked in the event the studio wanted to express that the single-player campaign will enhance upon Battlefield 3’s, Bach continued:
“It’s hard to convince someone with ‘only’ 17 minutes of software, but in general I think yeah – people are more worried about what we’re doing with single-player than what we’re doing with multiplayer.
“Also I think that we are more confident with multiplayer than we are with single-player, so to us we need to step up our game when it comes to single-player too in order to earn the respect of Battlefield players.
“We have the luxury of having an awesome multiplayer and only a ‘good’ single-player in BF3,” he added. “So of course people have been positive with our single-player, but nobody thinks it’s as good as our multiplayer – so that’s where we have to step up our game.”
For insight into how the studio intends to improve upon BF3’s campaign, check out the complete Battlefield four interview.
Earlier this week, EA confirmed a Battlefield 4 release date window of autumn 2013 on Xbox 360, PS3 and Pc.
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