DICE’s Karl Magnus Troedsson says he is “a bit nervous” about the release of Battlefield 3. He says the team is proud of what it’s achieved, but it’s the biggest and most important game the company has ever created.
Speaking at the Eurogamer Expo today, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson says he’s “a bit nervous” about the impending release of Battlefield 3.
That’s not to say the team is worried that the game is bad. Far from it. But it’s by far the biggest game the company has ever released, he explained.
“We’re very proud of what we’ve been doing, but we’re also a bit nervous,” said Troedsson.
“It’s a sequel to Battlefield 2, which came out in 2005. It’s been a long time coming. But we felt that now is the right time,” he said. But when you’re creating a sequel to a game like that, especially with all the hype surrounding it – and, presumably, that surrounding a certain other military shooter – you need to make sure it’s “the biggest and best Battlefield of all time.”
Modern Warfare 3 wasn’t specifically mentioned, but you can imagine going up against one of the biggest videogame franchises there has ever been might have something to do with the pre-release jitters.
Troedsson took Eurogamer Expo attendees through some of the key aspects of Battlefield 3 development. He explained that the most important aspect of the game is, in fact, the audio.
“It’s probably 50 or 60 percent of the experience,” he said.
We’re quite excited about the game. We’ll be bringing you a new hands-on preview of the title in the coming days. For now, though, you should totally check out our existing Battlefield 3 preview – and make sure you’re keeping up to date with all the Battlefield 3 news right here at BeefJack!