Civilians safe from Battlefield 3

There’s won’t be any ‘No Russian’-style moments in DICE’s Battlefield 3, DICE executive producer Patrick Bach has revealed.

Speaking to RPS, the dev revealed that to avoid such controversy as seen in Modern Warfare 2, there simply won’t be any civilians in the war-torn shooter. “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,” he said.

“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.”

When it’s up to us, apparently, we’ll choose to do the bad stuff, which DICE don’t want to take heat for.

“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.”

Some might be disappointed by this news (if you are, call the men in white coats), but the rest of us our just looking forward to shooting the real enemies when Battlefield 3 launches at the end of October.