CraveOnline: "There has been an alarming accusation thrown in the direction of Star Wars Battlefront, with an alleged alpha tester of the game claiming that it is fundamentally broken."
O Lord :/
Anyone remember this comment for Peter Moore http://www.mcvuk.com/news/r... I guess we'll need to wait and see if he's full of B$. Of course they are going to rush the game for the release of the movie. That's a no brainer. Everything else is secondary to the christmas cash grab.
This rumour is based on some random person on the Internet who claims to have beta tested Battlefront? What the fudge.
This is EA we're talking about. Of course he was full of BS.
This is an alpha tester, not even a beta tester. In beta testing they iron out broken things. If a developer is able to get a game up and running perfectly in the alpha stage then they're frigin' miracle workers.
Star Wars Battlefront comes with a $100 bill in each game case. ...Or do I have to have a website to make wild unsubstantiated claims?
LOL alpha tester... there is an open public beta next week so I think its worth waiting to see for myself. @Genuine-User No, the rumor is based on some random person on the internet who claims to have *alpha tested* Battlefront. lol
If the game is as broken as this guy said there is no way EA would allow the beta to be released.I have to believe that EA must have a lot confidence in this to make it an open beta for all platforms.
I was an Alpha tester for battlefront, it's not broken, spawning needs to be fixed though, and me and a couple of hundred others made extensive notice of this in the Alpha forums, to which we were answered that it would be worked on, that was about 4 months ago.
Dumb question, Isn't there some sort of non-disclosure thing too you'd sign to comment on the game only in the testing forums if you are in non-public testing? I've tested tech products for PC's and always had to.
@genuine Some random person also stated the world was round not flat.... how did that turn out? My advice is pay close attention to what everyone says. You may be doing ur self a disservice by turning a blind eye.
@GribbleGrunger I have bad news for you. Alpha testing and beta testing no longer mean what you think. Alpha testing is glorified bug testing. Everything is relatively complete. Beta testing is simply stress testing. This has held true for the last decade that I've been "fortunate" enough to get into many alphas/betas.
@Eonjay & @shloobmm3 "there is an open public beta next week so I think its worth waiting to see for myself" well said! this effectively ends the discussion, lets go home folks
@81bx Actually, Greek mathematicians theorized that a long time ago, going so far as to prove the curvature by placing markers along the ground. By no means random people.
Eratosthenes was a random kind of guy, lol
Game has an open beta soon uf it was fundamentally broken they wouldnt be doing that.
Bf4 beta functioned better than the release game
Do you know what beta testing is for?
When i played the game nothing was "broken", it was just very dull- only one map was available and no class customization, no hero characters and the like, of course that'll change in the beta and full release but i guess if you like other DICE games this won't be very different. At the end of the day if you like multiplayer shooters it might be good, but the co-op isn't worth it on its own, at least not what i played of it and i'm not sure there even is a "SP" to speak of, certainly no Galactic conquest like in BF2. Long story short- Article isn't necessary because of the beta.
It's not surprising, this is the same team that made Battlefield 4 on PS4 and that's thing was a complete hot mess at launch... (I'm not hating I still have high hopes) But, if this game was to launch broke then it would not surprise me in the least. DICE has been completely fumbling in all there game decisions lately so why would they not mess up here... I mean you hear the comments but as gamer's we act like it's not happening or it's not real, even after they tell you..."Star Wars Battlefront will not have aiming-down-ironsights" ...wait what? How can the game be better taken out key things that make a game really good. (here's a little hint* it can't be good, it never is) Remember how they changed how you drive the tanks in BF4 from BF3, BF3 was fine and had some of the best feel for vehicles, but in BF4 they messed everything up... These same guys are making decisions at DICE for SW Battlefront. -And you think it's not going to be broke... How can you really be surprised. It might still be good, I'll keep my fingers crossed, but I'm seriously worried. Let's see what the beta is like first... before we make a judgement call..
+ Well Said!
I find people who say a game is "broken" are always just being melodramatic. Battlefield 4 and MCC are two of my favorite games this gen. If that is the standard for broken then I will be perfectly happy with it.
They didn't work right on day one and that's the problem. Sure they eventually "fix" them but that still doesn't make it suck any less for those that pre-ordered the game. If you don't want to deal with glitchy games then you have to wait a couple of weeks, which is what I'm assuming you did with Battlefield and MCC.
They took a year to work.
Wow, you are easy to please. teach me how you can set your standard so low?
So the game is broken and dosen't feel like a proper Battlefront sequel we've all been waiting for. Not to mention the obvious cut content EA will hold back and this is me going off EA's history as a company and what they are like. It's a shame that nostalgia and brand name is going to sell this and get it higher reviews then what it should get. Reviewers hardly went into details about Battelfield 4s problems
A sad world we live in. I really hope the people at EA read forums like this or even their own and see people's disgust with them. Does their reputation not mean anything to them (also applies to Activision and Ubisoft)? Where is their pride?
So you're taking the word of an anonymous person on the net that an alpha is broken?
They see the hate. They had "sim gurus" on the sims forum supposedly getting input on what Ts4 should be. Needless to say when the game released it was evident it was all BS. TS4 is basically a mobile game with supped up graphics which are like most Sims, horribly optimized. They went full excuses mode when the backlash came about.. Really ridiculous to make a game supposedly centered around fan feedback, literally alienate a huge portion of their fanbase.. I mean no CASt? That is insane
Its a shame when people with clearly low I.Qs and obviously zero common sense believe anything they read on the internet....Especially random things that come from random people, completely ignoring what alpha and betas actually are.... Its just like the low information citizens who see things photoshopped on the internet and suddenly it must be the gospel... Like say Battlefront alpha is broken herp or secret PS4 3.0 features like PS2 support derp(which isn't real, im in the actual beta).... IF Battlefront were actually broken, there wouldn't be a beta coming up...Just like IF there was PS2 support in 3.0 Sony would want us in the update beta testing the hell out of it to make sure it worked.... But I guess stupid is as stupid does, and people still haven't figured out not to believe everything you read on the internet, especially when it comes from random dudes making the claim
One random person on the internet says the ALPHA is broken, and Foxtrot is here playing it up and talking about cut content:/ Must be a day that ends in "y".
EA just got the License and we are getting a new star wars game. We all know it has been rushed to release around the new movie if people expect star wars to be excellent than they will be disappointed, i still have that bad battlefield 4 launch issues in my mind wait for some honest reviews on youtube before buying is my advice also the Beta is a month before release so can we really call it a beta or is it more like a demo.
o lord is right
i dont think its broken at all, everything seems nice and smooth and no connection issues that i can see. I supposed it could be localised conection issues.
I watched a alpha video two weeks ago and this guy was firing from the hip and killing ever thing from across the map. This is what people should be complaining about. If true then this game is for my kids. It has a battlefield look but not gameplay. We Will see.
Lets hope its not Battlefield 4 all over again. That could ruin DICE's image greatly.
I agree! I mean, this game has its potential, please don't ruin it EA!
I Don't too much about game development but at this point shouldn't be final test ?
Yeah, alpha test used to mean something different
Honestly, its been ruined a while to me. I remember in the BFBC2 days where you got a year of free maps just for not buying the game used. Then BF3 comes along with worse destruction and people are willing to pay literally 60 dollars for that premium BS? Then at e3 they show that skyscraper falling in BF4 as if that's the level of destruction we can expect, and sure enough it's the only big building in the whole game that can go down like that. This is ignoring the fact that it took a year of patches for BF4 and BF3 to feel like they were ready for release at all. I haven't bought a BF game since 3 and i'll approach Battlefront with the same skepticism.
True. They get better at marketing, yet deliver less in the long run. The product is often full of issues that need to be ironed out, and now gamers are paying double the cost of the base game for the "full experience." If the games were to release in proper working condition, and destruction was still a thing "it's really not anymore" then I'd say Bf has a healthy history ahead. However, as it stands, I think Battlefield has lost a lot of respect, and if it continues its route then, well, goodbye. Heck, I remember all of the balances in bf3, by the end of that games shelf life, half of the items people used became irrelevant because they were all nerfed which pushed everyone to using the exact same items. I'm not even considering Battlefront right now. If it releases and it's amazing, works great, then awesome, I'm game. If it releases and its broken, well, I dodged a bullet.
DICE has been going down hill for a while tbh.
DICE has been ruined for a while now.
Well, its Electronic Arts, its DICE, its just a Battlefield game with the Star Wars theme. And its another reason to NOT buy games anymore when they are launching and come from companies that are known for their broken releases.
No it's not.
dice is one of the few decent companies around imo. blame EA for forcing early releases, but i've been playing good games from DICE since 2002.
I don't buy that BS at all. Bungie left MS because they wanted to independently develop games. DICE can do the same if they really are that much against EA. DICE is as much at fault here as EA is. If not more. If EA is forcing DICE to release early, then why don't they just go independent? Game development is not something that EA owns, the intellectual property to build amazing game experiences is in the people's heads, not EA. They can leave EA at any moment and take their brains with them. But they choose not to.
@NeoGamer232 Bungie didn't "leave" MS, they had to buy their own contract away.
I might get Battlefront eventually but probably not at launch
Leaning that way myself, will keep an eye on feedback and go from there.
^Exactly this. I will be too busy with Fallout 4 to give StarWars:BF any real time. I'll probably get it in the new year, when the Day1 Beta testers have tested the game and it has been patched.
When I saw the gameplay I was less than impressed. Dont let nostalgia get you hyped.
I agree. Was really starting to look forward to it. Loved the originals but the last game play video I looked at a couple weeks ago really turned me off it :(
Can't they fundamentally fix it?
Before we jump on the bandwagon, we could all just, you know, wait for the open beta to start, try the game when it's a step beyond a barebones alpha build, and form our own opinions on whether the game works or not.
Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me! Alpha's are not really alpha's, and beta's are not really beta's. There are very few games these dasy that change fundamentally from the beta. The beta really is just a connectivity stress test, they hardly even address bugs anymore, they release games with the same bugs they had in the beta. We've been there before with DICE and EA, history very often repeats itself - usually because people have short memories.
Regardless of that , if it's really broken it will be very easy to notice in the open beta
Well said lucky. It blows my mind how many are screaming from the top of their lungs that the sky is falling and the world is on fire, all from a proclamation from some random nobody on the internet? Seriously? Tells me a couple of things, one, these people were just waiting on a reason to scream fail due to BF not being an exact clone of some old game they enjoyed as a child and or these people are some of the most gullible people I've ever seen. Who gives credence to a random rumor on the internet? He didn't even give ANY specifics about what is so terrible about it, not a single one, yet here come the trolls from under the bridge screaming doom and gloom. Wow.
Once I play the beta I'll see for myself.
Thanks random supposed alpha tester.
What's the point of the article now ? We are only like two weeks away from the open beta to judge and see if its broken
He is not a legit alpha tester. Pure BS. Lets see for ur self when we got to play the beta. If the game was broken do you really Think Dice would have let us play the Beta in early october ? they are not stupid specially after BF4 launch...
Well, you know when you are PLAYING THE ALPHA....that tends to happen. Even the purpose of the beta is to find major bugs. It's when it releases and it's broken that there is a problem.
I think the main problem here is that the game is less than 2 months away from release, and that the guy is saying that the game is broken. Even though it's an alpha, if it IS completely broken, then it's unlikely that it will be completely fixed come November. Of course, this could just be a rumor.
I'm sure it's fake if this guy thinks the game will be 100% bug free in the alpha. Will it have issues of course but they will have all the major issues out before release and a good chunk of the minor ones.
I don't listen to commentators as such. There's always going to be a problem with something. And some dude is going to stir the pot just because he's got a chip on his shoulder for whatever reason. Probably because he can't get his groove on. Nonsense.
Heard from a reliable source that "Star Wars battlefront will be delayed till early 2016". For the sake of protecting the source, I won't post the site's address here.
There is 0% chance of that happening. Ea has way too much tied up in this game. Plus they want the movie/holiday hype sales. They would release it broken before delaying it. Not saying its broken.
EA's fiscal year is March 31 so releasing anytime before that would be fine from an EA perspective. Holidays are an important time for sales, but it just changes the market tactics. Games that come out in the February/March time frame don't get as many sales, but once next holiday rolls around they put out a "Complete Edition" and get the second sales bump during a holiday.
I think people missed the joke.