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Battlefield 3 - PC is Top Priority; Dedicated Servers & 64 Player Support

By February 15, 2011

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In a recent interview with Game Informer, Karl-Magnus Troedsson the General Manager of DICE, confirmed that the upcoming Battlefield 3 is being primarily developed for the PC first before they rework the code for the consoles. For PC gamers, this is especially nice to read considering many recent big name titles such as Call of Duty Black Ops and Fallout New Vegas have been ports released with some major bugs, leaving a sour taste with some fans.

In some more good news for PC gamers, it was also confirmed that Battlefield 3 multiplayer will support dedicated servers and a return to online battles with up to 64 players. The console versions is planned to have support for 24 players in multiplayer online battles, but there have been conflicting reports on the exact number for console multiplayer. Battlefield 3 will include many of the favorite game mechanics that have made the series a hit with full single player campaign and multiplayer game modes. The game is due out in Q4 2011.

[source: GameInformer]

February 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm
(1) mr d says:

your article is wrong 24 players for consoles has not been confirmed yet it is just speculation

February 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm
(2) compactiongames says:

Thanks for comment… you’re correct. it is only rumored, updated post to reflect. thanks again

February 15, 2011 at 8:26 pm
(3) Sssio says:

Also Battlefield 3 will include the Frostbite 2.0 engine. I have no doubts that DICE will completely blow us all away.

February 16, 2011 at 10:30 am
(4) Fuzz says:

mr d is incorrect. It has been officially announced by Dice that consoles will have 24 players.

February 16, 2011 at 10:44 am
(5) compactiongames says:

There are conflicting reports on the console multiplayer limit, it’s been reported that 24 players is going to be the console limit but that it could change. I’m looking forward to the 64 player support on the PC and that this title is going to be primarily a PC game first!

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