DICE: No civilian casualties in Battlefield 3

DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 3 won’t give players the opportunity to target civilians.

Speaking to RPS executive producer Patrick Bach commented, "If you put the player in front of a choice where they can do good things or bad things, they will do bad things, go dark side – because people think it's cool to be naughty, they won't be caught.”

"In a game where it's more authentic, when you have a gun in your hand and a child in front of you what would happen? Well the player would probably shoot that child."

For Battlefield 3 however, Bach is making a conscious effort to steer clear of any civilian encounters, and is only too well aware that DICE would receive a lot of flak if gamers were given the chance to gun down innocent bystanders.

"We would be the ones to be blamed. We have to build our experiences so we don't put the player in experiences where they can do bad things,” he said.

"Me personally, I'm trying to stay away from civilians in games like Battlefield because I think people will do bad. I don't want to see videos on the internet where people shoot civilians. That's something I will sanitise by removing that feature from the game."

Battlefield 3 is due out on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in October 2011.

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