In a new interview with DICE producer Lars Gustavsson, he said "We won’t rest until it’s utterly polished.", saying that DICE and Battlefield 3 is in it for the long run.
Well, I believe them there. I have quite a bit of respect for them. They decided it was better to continue working on the 360 version, than bring a half-assed version of the game for 360 to E3. And so far, they are at the peak of their PC game. We'll see about the PS3 tonite, but I don't doubt they will deliver on all three platforms. DICE isn't a run-of-the-mill developer. That said, I just wish that EA would stop spewing crap for the game. We've seen it in action, it is what it is, and we're excited for it. Just make sure you get the game done, and get on with it.
They said in the interview that they're focusing on releasing solid versions on all platforms. Also, I think DICE has earned themselves quite a lot of freedom from EA with their success.
EA has been talking very big and it looks like they know that they must deliver. I can't wait for console footage tonight. =D
DICE: we won't rest until Battlefield 3 is utterly polished Wish a certain "other company" had the same ideals.
Are you talking about Pandemic? Hahaha.... awwwww :(
I'll be honest here im not seeing what everyone else is i mean was MOH mp polished? And please dont come up with the most fanboyish response possible by saying "It was EA that F'ed up MOH". Either way Battlefield 3 is definatly on my to buy list this year but not a day 1 buy...
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Hopefully the servers are polished and not crashing or lagging on launch week (like BC2, 2142, and BF2's launch). Sucks when you have the game on day one but have to wait a week or so to actually enjoy it.
It looked pretty solid at E3.
Agreed, but thats what happens when so many people try to login at the same time.
And i wont buy unless it is. glad we got that settled.
I'm sure everyone is pining for your approval...
I have faith.
EA: No you'll finish it on the date we say you do
I think you are confused with Activision.
any word on if they're doing that VIP bullcrap that they did with BC2?
Nope, but I would have thought they will do...
Really? I didn't think it was bullcrap. I bought the game, put in the code, and got regular updates. I was pretty happy about the package in general. On another note, I think any enemy player attempting to enter a team's base in Conquest should be instantly killed. The only purpose for those actions are spawn camping and rigging vehicles to explode. Both of which are incredibly cheap.
My experience is different. First, my code didnt work out of the box. Second, all of those updates should have been included in the final retail package. Updating maps for different modes and requiring a VIP code for things that should be done already is lazy and inconvenient. Not to mention splitting the community like that.
^ Their other option was removing the VIP codes and making the DLC purchasable for all players (instead of making it free to VIP ones) Not all the maps were on the disc. The last map-pack contained 4 new maps (which added quite a bit of variety to the game) and a few of the earlier ones were also different (i.e. some modified data had to be downloaded, so it wasn't all on the disc) In my books, VIP > having to pay for DLC. Of course, making the DLC free to all players is better than both choices.
I disagree. IRL our special ops teams break into enemy compounds and disable/disarm their vehicles. I remember playing Rainbow 6 Vegas and Black Arrow and being spawned camped A LOT. Some people whined and quit early. No me. I stay and fight until the time runs out. Some days your are the hunter, others, the prey.
Even alpha gameplay looks polished! With constant updates & support this should be a good two years!
Well it looks polished already... If you polish the game anymore it will blind people with its shinyness... Yeah,needless to say I am looking forward to it =)
Go, DICE! I'll buy it if it's polished or not, no Battlefield has ever disappointed me. (Except for 1943...) @Rearden As did I, but I won't lie and say that I wasn't somewhat disappointed with the quality.
I thought 1943 was pretty good value for money.
Flying the Zeros was dope as Hell.
I didn't play BF:BC2 did it use dedicated servers on consoles?
it did indeed^^
You didn't play it? You can get it for $10 on sale almost everywhere. Definitely worth the money.
That was a bad choice of words on my part. I was supposed to say I didn't buy it. I've played it at my friends house quite a few times. I don't want to buy it right now though because I have BF3 pre ordered.
utterly poslished until the deadline lol. either way i cant wait for this game to release just looks so authentic.
This interview is old, even before the E3
Don't overwork your employees though, I love BF but I can't overlook the sweat that devs put into making the game only to have it flop or not sell a much as the time they put in. I'm 100% sure BF3 will be AMAZING, and I respect that DICE is taking their time, but just let your employees have their time too and I'm sure that by release the game will be excellent!
DICE: we won't rest until Battlefield 3 is utterly polished Infinity Ward: We never rest, gotta pump out Call of Duty titles faster than McDonald's can pump out hamburgers. Do you want fries with that Map Pak? How about you Elite size it for a mere $5.99. Oh and don't forget to deposit your Change into the Bobby McKotick House slush fund jar.
I love you DICE. : )
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