DICE indicated last week that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 could get a beta. Today Gamestop outed the beta and even provided a launch date.
Update #1 - Response from the official BFBC2 Twitter. Update #2 - Response from EA spokesperson.
PS3 BETA??? Interesting.... IF this does turn out to be true its good to see EA coming through on their word of showing love to the PS3 EDIT: This is also good news due to the fact that BF:BC and BF:1943 had a lot of issues on the PS3, alot of them being unaddressed
Yeah, I mean it's possible they'll have a similar deals for the Xbox 360 or PC versions between now and November 19th, though.
Yes most likely. I cant see them not doing a BETA on PC considering thats where their community started. With regards to the 360, well they have a big install base and MOST mulitplat betas are run on 360 so I can diff see it happening
I cant see any mention of beta access on their site http://www.gamestop.com/Cat...
Look at the homepage. There's a big "The Deal" advertisement on the right-hand side.
Oh, haha, so there is. My bad, I didn't check the homepage. Cheers, +1.
hoping for a PC beta so ya know, all the features can be properly tested
Awwww I hope so!
WOW day 1 Dedicated servers on both consoles and PC FTW
I doubt the PS3 version will be the one to get the beta. If anything, it'd be the PC version so we could, you know, provide feed back with screenshots and help fix errors and glitches like you're supposed to do in a beta. Console betas are pretty much early access to the game. (In most cases)
yeah there are exceptions such as very early SCEA ones but from my experience you are correct. bug reporters on betas and even on TF2 help tremendously
Dunno about the rest, but I always report bugs I find in console betas. Used to be a beta tester for Point of Existence 2.
PC betas are easier to get out to the testers. I'm sure Sony and Microsoft have regulations and certifications that are required for an update on an Xbox or PS3 beta. Futuremark did a great job with the Shattered Horizon beta on Steam. There was an update almost every day fixing performance issues, bugs and adding features. BFBC2 NEEDS to be beta tested on PC because we have no idea how it's going to run since Frostbite hasn't graced PC as of yet. There isn't going to be much in the way of horrid, game breaking bugs with an already tried and tested engine on PS3 or 360.
While I agree that it will most likely occur on the PC, however your statement about being able to do screenshots and report bugs is a little ignorant. I'm in the MAG beta and we have screenshot options and a IN-GAME bug report tool as well as offline report tools. What it comes down to is the tools the dev gives the tester, nothing more nothing less. EDIT: SORRY I missed your (in most cases) comment
Ok, I was unaware of that. But when you look at the Halo 3 betas, and COD4 betas, it was just early access to the game.
Yes thats mainly because its a third party beta. And besides IW and Bungie are a lil to 'proud' of their work to let the consumers (gamers) tell them what works and what don't. Its sad really..
Why do gamestop really put this up? where did they get the idea the beta was on that date from? their only trying to sell more copies sneaky f'ers ¬¬
...on the beta for BC2. I am looking forward to this a hell of a lot more the MW2. In fact, I'm not even buying MW2 as I'd prefer to wait for BC2!
keep an eye on the battlefield blog, that will be where any info about a beta would be first, nowhere else, there's some believable fake sites out there atm ¬¬
I'll be busy with MW2 so this one doesn't interest me, but it would nice if this was true so they can be sure the bugs will be fixed on all versions.
I WAS excited for MW2 but then I started seeing gameplay footage it just seems like COD4.. It will be fun for like a month, maybe 2 but anything after that is going to feel like DLC from COD4. I will diff be picking BC2 on release. Oh and with MAG hitting in January I'm not even thinking about any other shooter! BETA is sweetness!
On it being like COD4 I agree, and that's why I already know I'll love it. New story, maps, weapons, game modes, perks, and a visual upgrade are all MW2 needs to be great once again. Changing the formula too much can be a bad thing and turn off a ton of people, like SOCOM 3 and DMC2 did.
Bad Company 2, instant success on all platforms1
if theres a beta for all systems, then EA/Dice is showing that they want their game to run equally on all systems, and that they care about their fanbase.
The limited edition ready for pre-order yet?
yup, xbox will definately be the best version of this game because xbox live is so good.
Lol all you want. You can't deny facts. Edit @ negatives LMFAO 2 negatives already and the comment above me was 2 hours ago. I have stockers, which means someone likes me.
Make the game searching better for australian's I'm sick of playing lagfests with yanks
Then buy the PC version to have localized servers.
Disagrees? Okay, fine, enjoy your laggy online.
best FPS game ever made!also when you want to join a game,go under CUSTOM MATCH and pick ANY map that will hook you up with the best connection.
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