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Battlefield 3 Developer DICE Label Competition 'Lazy'

Matt Gardner
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The FPS smack talk for the year is well underway, with Battlefield 3 developer DICE taking potshots at their competition for producing rather formulaic games. In an interview with Official Playstiation Magazine, DICE's GM Karl-Magnus Troedsson didn't mention any other series specifically, but offered up some general condemnation:

'Our competitors are getting lazy,' said Troedsson. 'They're using the same engine, the same recipe for building a game. At some point you need to take that leap. I haven't seen them take that leap since a long time ago.

'[...]We are doing that now. They had better watch out. We are coming for them.'

We've heard this type of talk before, last year's Medal of Honor rode a wave of buzzword-heavy hype all the way to release and a bit of a critical shrug. But we're reserving judgement until we've seen a little bit more.

Troedsson wasn't quite done, though, adding that 'our competitors keep building very, very high tempo games. We want to tell a story with more drama curves. It's not about pumping round after round for six hours.'

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