MWEB GameZone writes: "Do players have to start worrying about the quality of Star Wars Battlefront when it releases this November and does the claim that the game is broken hold any merit, or is it the dark side of the force at work?"
Isn't the purpose of the alpha to find these issues? A better test would be to see how the open beta performs.
Exactly, i think saying that the game will be broken because of an alpha test experience is foolish, thats what alphas are there for
The game is pretty close to release, the alpha being buggy this late in development is slightly concerning. Let's just hope it's an old build!
I don't believe that the guy that claimed this ever mentioned WHEN he played this alpha build. How do we know it wasn't an early alpha build from months ago? I'll hold judgement for the beta. If that has issues, then yes, i'll begin worrying. But i'm certainly not going to freak out because some guy claims to be a tester and also claims that he played an alpha build version of the game at some vague time that was never mentioned. Does EA have a history of releasing games too early with issues? Yes. But they've also released more games without issues. People are only worried because of BF4 and AC Unity. They have a reason to be a little worried by that because those are the latest big games EA has come out with. So I get that. But lets not jump the gun here because of some guy no one has ever heard of making claims that no one really has any details of.
I certainly hope not, that would really tarnish Dice's reputation, but its possible since EA is obviously rushing it out for the movie/holidays.
Dice's reputation has already been tarnished beyond repair. That's kinda what happens when EA absorbs you.
Hopefully its not BF4 launch all over again
I mean...its not releasing on 5 platforms, this isn't DICE's first current gen game and its not their first FrostBite 3 game so I'll say its likely not the same issue.
None of your reasoning clears any of my doubts
Thats fine. But one must factor that DICE didn't just launch games that way ALL the time. BF4 is hte first BF to have such a messy launch and I got all the BF's at launch since BF2142. It was their first BF on Frostbite 3, first on next gen systems, first time on 5 platforms at once. One really needs to factor that into this as they don't just have a some history of ALWAYS releasing games that way. Your doubts are not really logical if your not factoring any of that in.
I would rather have a delay for an excellent experience then a bad game with a horrible experience.
Yeah, about that. EA won't listen because you know what i mean.
lol Apparently there's one person who wants a horrible experience.
why didn't they have an open alpha? Look what that did Destiny and it turned out quite solid on release. Open beta is cutting it fine imo. As for the Fallout 4 comment - we don't know how broken it's going to be since Bethesda have been pushing for so much in-game content. As for AC: Syndicate, I'm not certain that we need a new game in that franchise yet. Unity is quite fresh in my mind.
People freaking out because of a comment made by someone who claims to have played the Alpha. This is pathetic.
Unfortunately if that wasn't the case, there wouldn't be half as many articles on N4G.
Or maybe people like to run with rumors for clicks, despite not have concrete info to back up. At the end of the day, it was an Alpha. We've seen leaked Alpha footage and the game didn't look broken. The game is in a much later stage than what this "Aplha Tester" played. So even if his/her experience was "broken" that doesn't mean the final product will be. Regardless of Dice's track record. The Beta launches in a few weeks. That will be a better indication of how the final product may end up. If the Beta is in a bad way, then I say get worried.
I bet you would have said the same thing for BF4. I'm not buying this game until a week after launch.
That's true. One we don't know if this guy is even speaking the truth. Two how much of what he says is exaggerated (because it's an alpha, of course there are going to be major issues....that's the purpose of play testers). Three, this just shows how little of game development people on this site and especially the people writing the articles actually know. You can be sure too when the beta comes out (also a time to find major/minor issues and fix balance problems) will complain it's broken as if they are playing the full game. So let's save the broken complains for when the game ACTUALLY releases and not off some baseless accusations about the game.
DICE has a recent history of shitting the bed with their releases. Did you forget?
I know right. The chance this game is not working well on release is pretty much a given, and didn't need the "confirmation" of an alpha tester. Unless we trust EA now, or want to disregard the relatively short development cycle. Will be happy to be wrong though.
Oh whatever. It obviously wont be 100% day 1. They will fix it. Good thing is worth waiting for.
It's EA, they have such a good track record. We shouldn't be worried at all ... lol.
I was planning on waiting at least a month to see how the launch shakes out before throwing down $60.
No the alpha im sure was dated code to begin with, testing network code mainly. Beta will see what the near final version will be like, and im sure the beta will be very close to their most updated version that the devs have. We dont wanna see another battlefield crisis and im sure neither does EA.
An Alpha version "broken" - shocker...
Alot can be changed in that timeframe. Anyways Alpha is for finding bugs NOT for having enjoyment.
Speculation running rampant. Just wait and play the beta.
Doesn't this game release close to the new halo release? Curious that suddenly one game is hit with unsubstantiated rumors by an anonymous nobody. Not saying there is a connection, but I'm NOT not saying that there is a connection.
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