Patrick Bach lays down the law on gimmicky motion controls.
DICE executive Patrick Bach recently spoke to EDGE about the lack of touch features for Battlefield 4. He also spoke about the dangers of caving in including said support just for the sake of extra cash
“We are not interested in things that don’t make the game better. There are a lot of gimmicks – people throwing money at us – ‘can you implement support for this quirky control thing’. No, it doesn’t make the game better.”
“We are extremely open to innovation, but if it’s a gimmick, there’s no point unless it adds value to the player. Touch screens used to be a gimmick, because no-one could get it to work until iPhone came out and used it right.
“It adds to the experience, and now everyone is doing it. To us it’s the same with motion control and perceptual gaming in general; if it adds, great. If it’s a gimmick, ignore it.”
Battlefield 4 is expected to hit PS3, Xbox 360 and PC by 2013 end, with a rumoured release date of October 29th. Next generation console releases are still unconfirmed.