Battlefield 3: Surprise as core gameplay designer leaves BF3

We have some news which will be of certain interest to Battlefield 3 players now, as it has just been confirmed that Alan Kertz, the core gameplay designer for the popular shooter is leaving the BF3 team in favor of working on another DICE-related project.

Just to clarify, Kertz is not leaving DICE altogether but he has decided to leave the future of Battlefield 3’s patch updates in the hands of two other individuals from the DICE team, those already confirmed to be Gustav Halling and Tim Kjell.

The news will be seen as a surprise to many, as Kertz has been the sole communication point between DICE and the legion of Battlefield 3 players, with Kertz often sharing his thoughts on upcoming weapon patches and tweaks, either on his personal Twitter page or heading on to Reddit and informing everyone there too.

Just recently we told you how Kertz may be planning to nerf the javelin weapon in the game, as well as the FAMAS assault rifle when paired with the foregrip accessory. Does that mean that he’ll now pass these duties on to other members of the DICE team, or will he make these changes his last piece of BF3 work before he moves on to his next ‘unannounced’ project?

As for what he could be working on next- it is anyone’s guess as to what he is referring to. It could be a future Battlefield related game like Battlefield 2143, or it could even be the possibility of Mirror’s Edge 2, another IP which is developed by DICE. Mirror’s Edge 2 has already been confirmed by the way and it could also use the new Frostbite 2 engine which we all see in action today on Battlefield 3.

What are your thoughts on Alan Kertz leaving the Battlefield 3 team – is this a bit of a surprise for you? Hopefully we will get some further updates from him to clarify his stance on future BF3 patch updates that he has been talking about over the last few weeks. Who knows, maybe the new team will restore the IRNV scope to its original state.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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