This is awesome. No, this is beyond awesomeness and is what we call trolling. A couple of days ago, DICE’s Mikael Kalms revealed that the company would offer an option to remove the color grading effect in Battlefield 3. Fast forward two-three days and here we are today with Mikael Kalms claiming that DICE won’t offer such a console command after all. Not only that, but the company won’t allow gamers to use third-party programs to remove it, as they will get banned. Imagine that: a team that was made what it is today from modding a game is blocking mods for its game. Now that’s hilarious.
“As a studio, it is extremely important for us at DICE to have a unique identity in our games, not only from a gameplay perspective, but visually as well. While we appreciate that some players might want a slightly different look to the game, we are proud of the visual identity of Battlefield 3 and do not wish to change it.”
Kalms apologized for getting anybody’s hopes up. However, DICE should know that most are essential for its games. For crying out loud – DICE had bought Trauma Studios, the developers of the Desert Combat mod for Battlefield 1942. So they do know that mods are crucial for most PC gamers.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."