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Submitted by Mister_V 236d ago | rumor

DICE “Investigating” a “Beta” or “Test” Version of Battlefield 4 To Fix Bugs

MP1st - Thanks to the sharp eyes of redditor Cucobr, we learned that DICE is looking into ways to smooth out the patching process in hopes to fix more issues than some of these new updates might potentially introduce. One avenue the studio is “investigating” is to open up a test version of the game to allow volunteers to experiment with different builds. (Battlefield 4, PC)

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Philoctetes  +   236d ago
I feel like I bought the "test" version three weeks ago.
MidnytRain  +   236d ago
As per usual with launch consoles, games, etc. Only fools buy anything at launch.
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ATiElite  +   236d ago
BF4 release has been ROUGH!

EA forced DICE to release early as to beat out COD:G
DICE had to make a SUPER TECHNICal GAME ON 5 PLATFORMS

DICE did a Good job dealing with these issues.

YES BF4 has issues but it's still better than anything Bethesda has released so I can't RAG on BF4 as much as I can Fallout 3 before 4 patches.
heliumhead2030  +   235d ago
Yup. Releasing on 5 platforms plus no next gen opt.

I been playing battlefield for awhile. They are always buggy to begin with. Just be happy they are actually patching people
Enemy  +   236d ago
Lmao, proof that they released the game without beta testing?

Battlefield 4 alpha code has gone gold!
KiLLeRCLaM  +   236d ago
I knew all this rubbish would happen.. Been playing bf3 since day one and will continue playing it till BF4 gets all these issues fixed..might take a couple months.. damn DICE buy new servers you make enough damn money from us..
Nodoze  +   236d ago
I blame EA corporate greed for this crap. They saw Activision releasing games once per year and demanded the same.

A hearty F U to the corporate stooge that thought this was a good idea.
Sitdown  +   236d ago
What are you talking about 1)Battlefield 3 came out in October of 2011; this is 2 years later. 2)How can you say EA saw Activision releasing games once a year and demanded the same.....when EA has been releasing Madden, NHL, and in the past NBA Live for how long? 3)Battlefield 3 had its own set of launch issues.
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aiBreeze  +   236d ago
Despite the amount of crap it would get them, releasing a "test" version to iron out patches probably wouldn't be a bad idea at this stage. It works well for MMOs so I don't see how it wouldn't work the same for an FPS game too.

Of course, the real solution would be not to screw over your fans in the first place and release the product when it isn't straight out of alpha. Still, EA will be EA I guess.
ZeroX9876  +   236d ago
I've been playing battlefield since BF1942 and BF4 is probably the worst bugfest battlefield ever. I got a really good PC, I'm running on ultra no problem, but the frequent crashes and disconnection are really pissing me off.
sovietsoldier  +   236d ago
what pisses me off the most is that when they release patches it so far and few in between that it feels like forever, and when it is released it breaks just as much if not more then what it fixed.

question: why can dev's like bis release patches for arma3 almost everyday but dices patches take weeks to months?
sergons  +   236d ago
because consoles
sovietsoldier  +   235d ago
not true because they could patch pc's easier and faster then consoles.
Are_The_MaDNess  +   236d ago
they really need to step their game up!
Valve patches their games alot of times more than once a day.
right away they find and fix a bug they release it on steam.
Dice should really start to do the same!
havent played this game since launch since its so broken.
sergons  +   235d ago
check this out son
http://www.pcgamer.com/2012...

За ВДВ!
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TacticAce  +   236d ago
This is sad...
mochachino  +   236d ago
I thought they said it was the PS4s fault.
Ozmoses  +   236d ago
streaming BF4 on PS4 through Twitch... watch at Bizzle Games
Stallion  +   236d ago
I think someone needs to tell them that beta tests come BEFORE the game is released.
Onehandband1t  +   235d ago
This would be a good move. Look at steam with Arma 3, they allowed users to jump on to development buiid to help with locating bugs etc

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