EA DICE studio's producer Patrick Liu has said casual game development is not their future, they're "definitely still making PC games".
Liu points to Mirror's Edge for PC and upcoming Battlefield Bad Company 2 which is also heading for desktops as proof DICE is PC committed; keeping with "what we are best at."
Battlefield 1943: Pacific which is releasing as a download-only title for PC, XBLA and PSN has been described as an entry level taster for gamers who've yet to plunge into Battlefield.
Battlefield Heroes is a free-to-play cartoon styled casual game targeting the PC market.
"We are definitely still making PC games, we've not forgotten about that. 1943 is announced for PC. Bad Company 2 is announced for the PC, so obviously we got the engine (Frostbite) running on PC," Lui notes, speaking with .
"We just recently released Mirror's Edge on PC as well. I would say that we will continue to do what we are best at. We are not going casual, just because that is the trend. We're not good at that. It's not our core focus for the studio."
This comes in response to recent worries from fans that DICE is surrendering to casual development more and more. Let's hope Bad Company 2 can wash away those feelings this winter.
Casual gaming "not our core focus" says DICE, won't follow "trend"
11 February 2009 | By Simon Priest