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Battlefield 4, Dice Thinking Of Allowing Players To Customize BF4 Controls?

Battlefield 4 executive producer Patrick Bach has said the studio is looking into allowing users to fully customize their own Battlefield controls. “We have looked into it and there is quite a lot of complexity involved in that due to first-party certification issues,” said Bach in an interview with Game Informer. “There is a reason you almost never see this on console games. With that said, we are looking into how we could look into this for the future.”

Battlefield 4’s control scheme has been modified from Battlefield 3, with one change moving team communications to a bumper button and meaning commands such as melee and vehicle countermeasures have had to be moved to elsewhere on the controller.

“When we looked at controls in Battlefield 4 we placed the team play aspect of our controls as the highest priority. We wanted players to be familiar with using spotting and the communication rose in multiplayer as well as the engage and tactical visor in single player,” said Bach.

“To accomplish this we needed a button that allowed players quick access while also enabling the player to still perform all the necessary functions of Battlefield, like shooting, aiming, moving, and melee. We also know that players require consistency, especially players who will want to move from a PS3 to a PS4 or a Xbox 360 to a Xbox One. With this in mind, we moved our teamplay functions to a bumper button, which required us to make additional changes, all to highlight one of Battlefield’s key strengths. It also enabled the use of the communication rose with a controller.”

Explaining the decision further, Bach said that “Our default layouts are designed to be accessible and familiar to new players, while keeping teamplay and social features close at hand.”

“For people who don’t like these new controls [DICE is] offering a Veteran scheme that basically returns the controls to the Battlefield 3 standard, with one major difference–the [Communications] Rose is still married to the right bumper whether you are on foot or in a vehicle, which moves countermeasures and melee attacks.”

PC players are still able to freely customise their Battlefield 4 controls.

Battlefield 4 will be released on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 29. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will follow at launch.”

Source: Gamespot

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  • The Voice of a Gamer

    “with one major difference–the [Communications] Rose is still married to the right bumper whether you are on foot or in a vehicle, which moves countermeasures and melee attacks.”

    Which THIS is the one reason I WILL NOT buy the game. Simple as that. If they had been smart and put it on the left bumper then it wouldn’t effect hot trigger finger. But currently it is a hindrance to any first person shooter to require movement of finger from trigger to perform another function when trigger hot should be priority. FAIL.

    • MIKE

      I AGREE this change up in the controls on my ps3 makes this game completely not fun nor enjoyable i love bf3 and the control layouts GET RID OF THAT DUMB ASS NEW CONTROLS GIVE ME WHAT I F*****G PAID FOR (DICE) YOU PLAYED OFF BF3 AND MADE BF4 SOUND GREAT BUT IN REALITY ITS CRAP IF THE CONTROLS DONT GET CORRECTED I WIL NEVER BUY ANOTHER DICE PRODUCT AGAIN I PROMISE THAT MUCH AND I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS OR FAMILY EVER AGAIN ((((((((((((((((THE BF4 CONTROLS MAKE THE HOLE GAME CRAP)))))))))))))))))))))))))…………………………….

  • Jipp

    It’s called controller mapping and it should be on every game. EVERY GAME. I thought there were alternatives thought, such as controllers where you can map which button is what, ie. when you press B the console registers it as A.
    But realistically, just give us controller mapping in game. It’s ridiculous.

  • LTS

    Yeah. I got the game for PS3, and it’s so hard to play without using R2/L2 for aim/shoot. I’ve played every other PS3 shooter that way, from Killzone 2 to MW3. It’s annoying they won’t fix that.