An image of a real life scout helicopter with rocket pods was posted as the topic of discussion on Reddit. The scout helicopters featured in Battlefield 3 do not carry such a weapon and fans wondered if this was a feature cut from the game or if it was intentional.
“I tried setting up this once, the rocket pods we have on other aircraft looked ridiculous. It was simply too late to build the smaller ones, so we had to drop the idea,” Alan Kertz admitted.
Accusations began as fans criticized the DICE team for releasing Battlefield 3 early and cutting content simply to compete with Modern Warfare 3. They also compared it to Blizzard’s Diablo III.
“3 BAFTAs. 10+ Million Sold. 89% Metacritic on PC. I’m proud of what we accomplished, I am sorry you think it was rushed, but everything else points to two words: Great Success,” Kertz began responding to one fan. “The reality of development is that sacrifices must be made. And making cuts improves the over all experience for players.” Kertz added, “again, making cuts and focusing on what is really important improves the experience. Too many designers allow themselves to do a game ‘when it is done’ and as you can see, there is really only about 2 studios that can afford to do that, and routinely to get Quality out of it: Blizzard and Valve.”
While it is true that items and features may have been cut from Battlefield 3, it was necessary in order for DICE to be able to compete in the growing and fast-paced FPS market.
Kertz was also asked if rocket pods or other new vehicle upgrades would ever be included in future DLC. Kertz responded, “It is definitely on the table.”
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