DICE’s Patrick Bach: Battlefield 4 competition “beneficial for everyone”

Battlefield 3Battlefield 4 is facing some fierce competition this fall, especially from Call of Duty: Ghosts, followed by Destiny and Titanfall post release, but DICE’s Patrick Bach remains confident, believing that competition for Battlefield 4 is good for the industry.

In an interview with Gamespot, he also mentioned that he’s working hard to ensure that the franchise doesn’t get diluted, saying “I think [competition is] beneficial for everyone … Consumers, first, of course, they get more choice. For us, we need to think about what is Battlefield really about so we don’t dilute the franchise in any way. We need to focus down on what makes Battlefield awesome, and make it even more awesome.”

“And I think Battlefield 4 hopefully is a good testament that we’re doing that. I can’t really see any downside to having multiple games being great. I’m happy for the consumer, first, and I think we will step up our game to fight the competition even harder. We think we have the best game; we need to prove it.”

Expect to see Battlefield 4 hit store shelves in October for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. The PS4 and Xbox One editions will be released when the consoles launch.

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