In a recent interview with MMGN at Gamescom, Battlefield 4 creative director Lars Gustavsson said DICE would be focusing a lot more on the console version of the company’s latest installment of the Battlefield franchise. The Battlefield series has always been inherently “PC”, Mr. Gustavsson mentions that console gamers were underestimated by the company and that they were now aware that the console audience was more hardcore than they had ever thought.
“When we did Modern Combat on PS2 and Xbox, it was our first console experience,” he said. ”Then we did Bad Company 1. In some areas we were dumbing it down too much, and we underestimated console gamers.”
“We’ve come to realize that it’s [the console market] definitely that ‘hardcore’ audience that’s in line with the PC crowd,” he explained. ”Obviously it changes how the game is designed and played, but working on PC has allowed us to evolve and change Frostbite. It was always a matter of bringing that over to consoles, rather than changing it to better fit consoles.”
DICE’s General Manager, Karl Magnus Troedsson, was asked last month which next generation console he thinks will provide the best overall Battlefield experience. He answered, “Playstation 4“.