Battlefield 3 will “blow everyone away,” says ex-DICE CEO

It was only confirmed in June last year, and info is relatively thin on the ground, but the hype has already begun for DICE’s Battlefield 3.

Speaking in an interview with Gaming Union, ex-DICE CEO Fredrik Liljegren – now of Antic Entertainment – said the upcoming shooter will “blow everyone away”.

“Well I knew that they were going to the console route because the numbers on the PC where dwindling,” said Liljegren. “I know what they were talking about on the PC side for [the next] Battlefield, and they haven’t announced any of that yet, after three years, so I know what’s coming, and I still can’t talk about it because I’m still under NDA.”

“What the PC version is going to be, Battlefield 3, I think it’s going to absolutely blow everyone away, but I can’t tell you what it is, but it will blow people away.”

Liljegren is hopeful about the series’ continued relevance too, even after a 3 year absence from the market. “That’s why it’s going to blow people away,” he said.  “Because it’s not Modern Warfare 2 PC, it’s not that experience.”

A release date for Battlefield 3 has yet to be announced. Of course, in the meantime there’s always the small matter of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 to keep us occupied.