You Can’t Shoot Civilians in Battlefield 3, and Here’s Why
Battlefield 3 falls on the more realistic end of the spectrum when it comes to depicting what it’s like to be a in war. Of course, it’s not going to be anywhere near an exact simulation of what that experience is like, and one thing that is physically possible in real life but won’t be an option in BF3 is the ability to shoot innocent civilians.
Speaking with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, executive producer Patrick Bach said he thinks games are “on the verge” of being able to be political or make a point about the moral aspects of war, comparing it to “where movies were in the 30s or 40s.”
At the same time, he’s concerned about giving players the freedom to do absolutely anything, as he thinks “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…
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