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DICE: "If it's a gimmick, ignore it"

Executive producer Patrick Bach on why there's no motion control in Battlefield 4

In his latest interview DICE's Patrick Bach has warned against being seduced by gimmicks like motion control, no matter how much cash you're being offered.

"We are not interested in things that don't make the game better," the executive producer told Edge.

"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."

DICE is currently hard at work on the newly announced Battlefield 4, but don't expect to see motion control featured when its released.

"We are 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."

Last year Patrick Bach took over the role of CEO at Swedish developer DICE for 4 months.

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