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‘Battlefield 4’ Will Not Include Motion Controls

DICE has confirmed Battlefield 4 will not include motion based controls, when it’s released later this year.

In an interview with Edge, DICE executive producer Patrick Bach expressed his team is not interested in adding gimmicks to their games.

“We are not interested in things that don’t make the game better,” Bach explained. “There are a lot of gimmicks – people throwing money at us – ‘can you implement support for this quirky control thing?’ No, it doesn’t make the game better.”

Bach stated that his team his incredibly open to innovation, but will not add a gimmick unless it adds to the games overall experience. Bach said his team were “extremely open to innovation, but if it’s a gimmick, there’s no point unless it adds value to the player. Touch screens used to be a gimmick, because no one could get it to work until iPhone came out and used it right. It adds to the experience, and now everyone is doing it. To us it’s the same with motion control and perceptual gaming in general; if it adds, great. If it’s a gimmick, ignore it.”

Battlefield 4 was revealed last month, alongside 17 minutes of gameplay footage. Battlefield 4 will arrive on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, with no word on next generation platforms at this time.

Jamie Briggs manages Analog Addiction and you can like them on Facebook, follow his daily life on Twitter @JamieAA and his videos on YouTube.


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