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On June 16th, 2011 in News, Videos

The guys from Scandinavian game magazine GameReactor didn’t just speak to Patrick Bach at DICE a few weeks ago, they also got to talk to Lars Gustavsson, lead designer on Battlefield 3 and one of the creators of the Battlefield series.

In the interview, Gustavsson mentioned how important it is to release a polished game that’ll stand the test of time. He said they’re in it for the long run, and that “We won’t rest until it’s utterly polished. You really need to get it solid so that, like Battlefield 2, it’s being played [sic] 7 years after release”, and “This summer we will play, play, play, be polishing and iterating — it’s what makes it rock solid”.

Those are exactly the kind of words players love to hear from developers. In the interview, Gustavsson also mentions that the reason they’ve now included Team Deathmatch is because “it’s better cater to all the types of players out there”, and added that they’re really happy to provide Team Deathmatch with the new engine and destruction. He also mentioned that DICE could easily provide a ton of game modes, but they would rather focus on a few core modes that players enjoy.


  1. eric
    June 16th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    should we expect at least one new game mode?

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    • BF3Blog
      June 17th, 2011 at 12:12 am

      So far 3 modes have been confirmed: Conquest, Rush, and Team Deathmatch. There might be some squad rush or squad team deathmatch like in Bad Company 2.

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  2. Ain
    June 17th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    I’m glad they want to take their time and polish the game they’re making in order to make it as perfect as possible.
    Just imagine how awesome it would be if all developers were like Valve and Blizzard and relentlessly polished and balanced their games, both before and after launch.

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    June 17th, 2011 at 1:00 am

    a squad team deatmatch with 5 or 6 squads would be great, because in Bad Company with only 4 squads is too slow…

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  4. PaulC2K
    June 17th, 2011 at 1:35 am

    I’d love to see something similar to what Killzone 3 supposedly has, which implements 3-4 different gamemodes into 1. It’ll start like conquest, then 10min in you’ll be given an objective, one team defends say a runway or broadcast station for say 5min, the other attacks to try and complete it. The winners get say +20 tickets added. then it might switch to something else. It keeps players on their toes, mixes the play up a little.
    They’re dynamic, not pre-determined, so you wouldnt know what was coming up next, you’d just react to what you were instructed to do.

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  5. skwish
    June 17th, 2011 at 1:52 am

    I hope they add more than 6 modes, because BATTLEFIELD has always lack on game modes. They should add something like SEARCH AND DESTROY like in MW2 were they only have one life ONLY, or maybe something like escort the prissident or something. IT would damn awesome if they add something more than just HUMVEES, TANKS, CHOPPERS, AND JETS!!!!!!… SUBMARINES, B1 BOMBERS, BEING ABLE TO CONTROL A AIRCRAFT CARRIER AS WELL AS ARMED SHIPS or even better something like EMPs that when droped every electronic devise will turn off INCLUEDING ALL VEHICLES LIKE HELICOPTERS, TANKS AND JETS AND ALL RADARS… It would also be cool to be able to drop NUKES , BUT NUKES WOULD NOT END THE MATCH LIKE MW2 istead it would destroy every thing near it and burn any infantry that is not in a safe place(a safe place would be like in a underground or a heavy tank like ABRAMS and T-90)they should also add an active protection system on tanks like in HOMEFRONT were they press x or A to turn on the system temporartly for like one minute and then load again after like 6 minutes BECAUSE IN BC2 YOU GRAB A TANK AND INSTANTLY GET KILLED BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS THE ENGENEER CLASS

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    • Xarcriloth
      June 17th, 2011 at 4:25 am

      They had countermeasures in Battlefield 2142 and they implemnted that perfectly imo

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    • TheGuyYouNeverMet
      June 17th, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      You have never played a Battlefield game, have you? You sound just like another CoD fan that’ve just made the switch from CoD to battlefield!
      Not everyone has the Engineer kit! Usually 1-2 per squad! (Usually 1) And if you concider entering a tank you should pick the engineer kit so you can repair your tank! Or bring a squad mate to repair your tank as you go! Your MW2 propoganda like the NUKE bullshit and search and destroy! First! How would you earn a nuke? And how would you encounter it? That’s right! There is no counter = NO BALANCE = NOT BATTLEFIELD!!! And search and destroy wouldn’t be fun in battlefield! The maps are so big! Imagine if there’s 2 players left! 1 on each team! And with huge maps and like 3 mins left! It would take AGES to find the dude that could hide basicly anywhere! In a tank! In a house in a jet in a hole in the ground! Anywhere! Go back to playing CoD! I wish all you CoD kids get really dissapointed with BF3 so you’ll go and play MW3 instead! Let the big boys alone!

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      June 17th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      STFU you ignorant little CoD player, First, TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK!!!. Second, In real life armed forces aren’t setting off nuclear bombs left and right. And my third and final point is, if a nuke goes off “the game” does not continue because in real life… EVERTHING IS FUCKING DESTROYED YOU FUCKING RETARD!

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    • josh
      June 25th, 2011 at 8:37 am

      Your wasting your time, get off this page and go to MW3′s page, kid. We don’t need your crap.

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  6. Freeman
    June 17th, 2011 at 2:51 am

    I dont expect anything less from DICE. A lot is riding on BF3, they know it, everyone knows it. It has to be a perfect game because BF2 was as perfect as it gets. Gameplay wise, at least. There were plenty of bugs to go around :)

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  7. joongoon
    June 17th, 2011 at 3:48 am

    keep true to your word dice, good luck this summer… i am loving the looks of the game so far

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  8. Tizzlefizz
    June 17th, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Lookin’ good DICE, awesome:D

    It’s great to have such competent developers

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  9. AMC
    June 17th, 2011 at 4:40 am

    I miss CTF. That was one of the best multiplayer madness modes and my favorite of the franchise. It took a lot of the seriousness away and made for a fun, care free mode. I wish they’d bring it back.

    And I miss naval warfare. I think I’m going to reinstall 1942 and enjoy some of the great old mods (namely GC and DC)!

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    • plumokin
      June 17th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      u mean conquest right? yeah i hope they bring that back…

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      • plumokin
        June 17th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

        my bad, they have that confirmed so have fun playing it lol

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    • josh
      June 25th, 2011 at 8:39 am

      Aww, don’t worry brother. BF3 does have CTF Mode, they change that to “Conquest”. =)

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  10. RalfBF3
    June 17th, 2011 at 6:56 am

    I think they should add in a air superiority game mode with just aircraft :)

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  11. SaM
    June 17th, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I only intend on playing conquest on huge maps. At least in the beginning.

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    • Dude
      June 17th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      That’s what I did when I picked up BFBC2, then I discovered that Rush on that game is way more fun… Shit gets intense.

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  12. JarryS88
    June 17th, 2011 at 8:10 am

    i would personally love to see a game mode where its similar to rush, with mcomm stations, except you’re BOTH attacking AND defending at the same time.

    so you got to destroy the enemies mcomms yet protect yours.

    would be awesome and easy to implement.

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  13. kawasabi
    June 17th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    You really need to get it solid so that, like Battlefield 2, it’s being played [sic] 7 years after release”

    It’s not because it’s polished but back then you could have your own ded server and didn’t have to rent them!

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  14. Nibbit
    June 17th, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    There is a new PS3 (console) gameplay on the internet! It’s from the Jimmy Fallon show. There are some details about firing modes and flashlight. Greetz

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    June 17th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    They should cycle modes every week, One week, there is a mode where you have to destroy objects for points to get the highest score under a time limit. eg.
    tree = 50 points
    house = 500 points
    large building =1000 points

    and then the next week, they could have vehicle only deathmatches. A jet only dog fight mode is my dream. And then another week they could have a deathmatch mode, where every player has a weapon with a flash light, and you fight in a pitch black building. That would be tense! Come on DICE, so many modes achieveble with Frostbite 2, make it happen!

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  16. Cowwie
    June 17th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I hope this team death match is more than plan old 2 teams dm, all versions so far pretty much all suck, theres generally zero teamwork involved its just glorified dm with the added benefit you only have to worry about half of the people on the server killing you, squad death match was actually a welcome break from the staleness known as tdm.

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  17. Dude
    June 17th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I’d love to see a Rush mode where the objective is to take out not M-COM stations, but to take out objectives like:
    radar installations
    machine gun emplacements
    fuel depots
    ammo depots
    etc etc

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  18. Nibbit
    June 18th, 2011 at 12:58 am

    @ DOOMZDAYZ that would be awesomel! A gamemode in a dark building with weapons equipped with flashlights wich you can turn on and off :D

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  19. nicoAUS1982
    June 21st, 2011 at 6:48 am

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give us a vehicle only playlist – one with all Jets, one with all Tanks…

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  20. AwakeN
    June 28th, 2011 at 12:08 am

    DICE must be the most dedicated mainstream, gaming company at the moment!

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  21. Strych9
    October 2nd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    i love how he brings up jets and choppers, But the flying mechanics blow, the jets feel like they are dragging a parachute, they are so slow(suprised they can stay in the air). they also have no bombs. why have an A-10 worthog? its not designed for air to air. they also “up-right” themselves? And the choppers cant lean more than like 40 degree angles, they are also really slow/upright themselves. life expectancy in a chopper is about 1 minute. I was in a mobile anti air and killed 5 or 6 choppers within 45 seconds of them taking off(no heatseekers), they are so easy to lead, because of their movement restrictions. i also took out 2 choppers with a stinger. air warfare was half of the fun in battlefield 2, but they nerfed them so much for the “new crowd” that they dont really have a much of an impact on ground warefare. Im very dissapointed in this. the ground warfare felt good, but the air is just way too nerfed.

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