“Despite all of us being told the other day that those of us who pursued a better gaming experience on our console of choice are “Bullsh*t” (quote from DICE) when it was the Sony PlayStation 3 being discussed DICE’s actions have revealed that they will favor a console, just not Sony’s. Ironically in a twist of events DICE has just revealed that although they publicly denied any potential benefit existed to learning the architecture of the PS3, they have created an “awesome” “special lighting effect” for the Microsoft Xbox 360 version of the console Battlefield 3 game.
First Person Shooter developer DICE rep Andersson “we have a special lighting solution on Xbox 360 as well that we haven’t talked about yet” was sent as a response to fan-asked questions about the game. Even though just days ago the developer completely shot down console owners on Sony’s more powerful gaming hardware hoping to see an edge on the console version of the game, perhaps a higher player limit online or graphical enhancements, it appears now that DICE is actually favoring the least powerful hardware the game will be released on instead. Regardless of your gaming beliefs or development philosophy this is the perfect recipe for a PR disaster. Is this a publicity stunt or does DICE honestly think that gamers on PS3 asking for enhancements should be verbally abused while Xbox 360 owners get the only console enhancements. Either way, keep it classy DICE, or not…”