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DICE: Rise of mobile is good for industry

Karl Magnus Troedsson says mobile gaming shouldn't be a problem for triple-A devs

Karl Magnus Troedsson, GM of Battlefield developer DICE, has hit back at those painting a "grim picture" of the growth in mobile gaming.

"Yes, people are playing more on their mobile devices, but I don't see people playing on other SKUs as a problem for triple-A developers, it's actually the contrary," he told Edge.

"I think people engaging in any kind of gaming is good for all games, because it means that people will play more."

He acknowledged that there was a shift happening, but thought both those who were missing it and worrying about it were wrong.

"People are generally correct that things are changing, and a lot of people in this industry are acknowledging that - some people don't want to see it, though. But I would also say the people who are painting such a grim picture of where we're going are wrong," he explained.

"I consider myself to be a hardcore, triple-A kind of player, and I definitely play more on my mobile devices now, but I don't play less on my other devices as a result. When I'm home, I want to play games with the absolute most hi-def, best audio, best visuals that I can get out of a gaming session. And that will come from dedicated hardware or a very high-end PC."

DICE is currently working on expansion packs for Battlefield 3.

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