A representative of DICE, the developer of the highly-anticipated shooter Battlefield 3, has confirmed that players will be limited to one soldier-account per platform. This signals a break from DICE’s tradition of allowing gamers to have multiple online personas in their man-shooters.
Daniel Matros, Global Battlefield Community Manager, confirmed by tweet reply to a question asking, “can we have multiple soldiers and/or have a soldier name other than our EAID?”, that players will be limited to “1 soldier [per] account”.
The second question concerned having a soldier name other than the Origin/EA ID. It was again answered by Matros the next day, brusquely dismissing any sort of privacy risk which could come with having half of your login/password combination available to the world.
With all the fanfare surrounding Battlefield 3 as a “True PC(tm)” title, it seems that DICE has forgotten exactly what PC gamers have come to expect from titles released on our platform. We’ve already become disappointed with the train wreck that is Battlelog, and eager modders have been informed that the game is too complex to mod properly.
At least we still have our super-high-definition explosions, eh?
[via Battlefield 3 Blog]