Battlefield 3 won’t see release on PS4/Xbox One.
Despite how the PC version of Battlefield 3 may make it appear, DICE has stated that they have no plans to re-release the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
Said executive producer Patrick Bach, “It wouldn’t be worth it. I think it’s better to bring back the maps like we’re doing and then maybe there’s some other fan favourite that people really want and we can probably bring that back as well. But the feature set and the core game of Battlefield 3 versus Battlefield 4, it would be going backwards in time.”
He explains that it would be pointless to go back to Battlefield 3 by stating, “There’s nothing really in Battlefield 3 that’s better than Battlefield 4, in my opinion. Of course, people might not agree, but in my book there’s nothing that is better in BF3, so why bring it back? That would be a very retro thing to do. Maybe two generations ahead we can do that and do like a retro rehash, but then I think people will always pick Battlefield 4 to do that.”
So there you have it, straight from the producer’s mouth. The game will not receive a re-release on next-gen.
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