DICE is definitely setting themselves up to play with the big boys with Battlefield: Bad Company 2. First they were looking to take on Modern Warfare 2, and now they’re aiming forUncharted 2: Among Thieves.
According to producer Gordon Van Dyke though, no game can claim to have reached the graphical prowess that Uncharted 2 delivers but he explains why he compares Bad Company 2 to Uncharted 2.
“I wouldn’t make that kind of claim,” he said. “Uncharted 2 is an amazing-looking game. But we’re reaching that level of quality. It’s going to be hard for any game to be able to make a claim that they look better. But we are getting to, I feel, that level, where it’s looking very impressive. When you see it – and I’ve heard other people say it as well, so it’s not just me – other people are saying it’s getting there.”
“The thing is though, we have much bigger environments. To even be close, to me is quite an honour as a developer. The one thing I did was, when I looked at their game I was like, damn them! What have they done to the rest of us? I was looking for something where I could say, okay, that we’re doing better. I looked at their vistas, and I think that our vistas, because it’s in game, this is actual in-game terrain you could theoretically take your soldier and walk up to, our vistas are better. Naughty Dog, if you hear this, I challenge you versus our vistas!”