DICE: No Civilians Can Be Harmed In Battlefield 3

According to Battlefield 3 executive producer Patrick Bach, the upcoming wartime shooter will not allow you the choice to kill civilians.

Speaking at an event in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday, Bach stated;
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 its cool to be naughty, they wont be caught."

In a game where its more authentic, when you have a gun in your hand and a child in front of you what would happen? Well the player would probably shoot that child.
Bach stated that while players of Battlefield 3 would ultimately make the choice for themselves if they had to kill a civilian or not in the game, it would be the developer who would get a bad rap - pointing to Infinity Ward who came under fire for the airport level in Modern Warfare 2.
Me personally, Im trying to stay away from civilians in games like Battlefield because I think people will do bad. I dont want to see videos on the internet where people shoot civilians. Thats something I will sanitise by removing that feature from the game.
Bach said that the action in Battlefield 3 is more mature than just running around and shooting people.

The game is out in October for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Via GameFront