Eurogamer: "Watching the game in crappy 320x200 resolution on YouTube is not the way that we want people to experience the game."
so release that damned beta already
It is probably not ready yet
I feel the beta is gonna be real soon, sometime between now and the 19th. Reason why, they said they did hundreds of changes since alpha and will really be using the beta to get more feedback to make more changes. In order for feedback on the game and what could be done to it to make it better they would want time on there hands to do this. Anytime between the 20 and later I think would be stressful to them to make these changes then test it out and make more changes. But then again I don't know how easy it would be or how hard it would be to make changes to this game I just hope its soon.
This is how it is ... beta will only be launched when the games will be sent for in production which is usually a month before launch date ... So based on that it will launch either on 24th or 25th Sept because of US launch date is 25 OCt ... or 28 Sept cuz of 28OCt release date
^^^Makes sense, really don't understand the disagrees
how can a beta not be ready? its a beta.. supposed to be things wrong with it lol
Beta will happen sometime between September 16th and first week of October. We are very likely to get a post launch patch.
Oh Boo hoo EA... Boo freaking Hoo. Your game comes out in a month. Let's have the demo errrrr... I mean the "beta" already. Your not supposed to view the game on youtube. Whaaaa!
I'm so sick of people claiming that the beta will be nothing more than a demo because there is no time to fix problems before the game is released. There will be a week one or perhaps day one patch that will address issues that arise from the beta. Wouldn't you rather play the game a month before release and have a fix by launch or would you rather wait until Nov. for a patch? I agree that the beta will also be used for marketing purposes but don't think DICE will do nothing while it is up and running.
Fixing bugs is not easy the only patch we'll see on day one will probably be of the fixes they did from the alpha. My guess is the Beta will be to test out their servers with high traffic but not for any major improvements. But that's just my guess.
There is definitely a benefit in getting beta feedback in as early as possible: and BF3 certainly won't be feeling those benefits. In all honesty I'm not sure why they're bothering with a beta at this stage. I guess simply because they promised it ages ago...
miDnlghtEr WoW real mature there, talking childish like that you dont deserve play the beta. Only 1 bubble wonder why, keep that up you wont make many freinds Boo Hoo!
tbf ur comment was pretty much same as him in maturity level so dont act like you got the high ground :P
called being sarcastic.
But what doesn't make sense is WHEN are they going to show consoles in direct-feed HD trailer/gameplay goodness? We're a little over a month away from launch. Hell, DICE admitted I think it was yesterday that they don't even have the GUN UNLOCKS ORDER in place. This thing reeks of a massive scramble. DICE is in a bind timewise and they won't admit it. Chances are EA won't admit it either. They've been working on the game for years now, there's no reason they should be scrambling so madly now. Usually around this time in development, most devs are starting to kick back, celebrating the final build, doing light bug hunting/polishing whilst waiting for final certification. So what's up with DICE?
They're trying to make the best damn FPS we've ever seen...maybe
Already have bro....to bad MW2.5 will still out sell it><
The alpha was the beta. What they are doing now is a demo to help sell the game since they will not be able to fix real items before launch. They may be able to change configuration files like hit box. I think they would not have a beta if they never promised it to sell MOH.
a alpha beta u say i thought it was a closed beta but il take your word for it because people on n4g are known for being right lol im jk
which means ur sarcasm is also wrong ahhh what to believe *mind blown*
Alpha Beta soup
The game is a month from release. It has to be in the very late stages of development. There should be screens and videos everywhere. Why are they holding out? I've never seen a games graphics change between beta and retail by any noticeable amount even when the betas are months before the release. A beta this late means they won't have a lot of time to work out glitches and tech issues before it goes gold. Expect an early post release patch. MW3 was announced months after BF3 and is going to release later but there are vids and screens all over. Just show us the game. Im happy w the leaks because at least it's something
"MW3 was announced months after BF3 and is going to release later but there are vids and screens all over. Just show us the game. Im happy w the leaks because at least it's something" You do realize that the COD series uses the same engine over and over with each game, right? That's why they show it right away. they know its presentable, because its THE SAME ENGINE :) BF is god of FPS'. People just continue to support the garbage of cod. I bet any amount of money, it will be gimped again, for the PC and PS3.. Blame CRAPTIVISION for that, and my friends, Microsoft! lol
Dude calm the fuk down lol..so what if it uses the same engine? shudnt that mean they have to be careful of what they show as to not upset fans with the same graphcis and now have to rely on different modes different perks etc?? and ur saying mw3 will be gimped for pc and ps3? BF3 will be F***on everything lol... itll be a lag fest with terrible dedy servers and im gonna wait for ur tears as ur disc brakes :)
What's going to be in more presentable form quicker, the same car model from 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007...with a new coat of paint, or a new car built from the ground up?
new built car doesn't always mean its good. however, we shall see when the games comes out. kinda looking forward to playing this.
@signifiedSix "MW3 was announced months after BF3 and is going to release later but there are vids and screens all over" Pretty easy to answer if i may. MW3 is just a new skin on a tech from last 4 years so why would they not be able to finish any game in 2 months after they annouce. It's just a matter of using some new skins and maps rest, textures, sounds, options/menus/interface story is just rehased from previous releases. HOwever BF3 is done from ground up on their new Frost 2.0 engine with PC / PS3 / 360 versions being worked on separately. So what do you think about your previous comment making any sense? Edit: sorry dint see kwietstorms comment which is what i have also said here.
anyone heard patience is a virtue? dont get me wrong, im just as stoked about this game as the next guy, prolly a helluva lot more, but just because we havnt seen any footage or pics dosnt mean anything. sure we can speculate on whats happning, but thats just it, speculating. who knows, maybe ea/dice really are just wanting to broadcast bf3 in the best light possible (after all it is a marketing trick to make the game look phenomanal) thats what id do if i was competeing with a monster like cod, then again, it could be very possible they are scrambling around trying to get everything sorted out. only ea/dice know. so stop worrying, last i checked, every game dice has put out (even moh, singleplayer wise anyway) has deliverd. just my opinion i spose
DICE didnt do the single player of MoH
stand corrected, my blunda appreciate sir
I am not a developer or anything but I can see this game is held back by the MS Xbox in terms of multiplayer. This is because MS demands that these games are built the same on all platforms or they will refuse to release it on there system. We know the xbox is not capable of handling 64 players but the PS3 has proven it could handle 256 players without lag. I know that the PS3 can handle 64 players. It would have been awesome to play a 64 player match on consoles but thanks to MS it is not going to happen. MS wins again. God this is really pissing me off. Of course Xbox fanboys are going to disagree.
"i am not a developer but I am a troll" there, fixed it for you go away, you don't know what you are talking about
Agreed with ^ you dont know what you are talking about.
The reason mag was able to run 256 players is because it looked like a ps2 game
that was for the experiance over quality. what happened to the days where people preferred fun over graphics? but but but, bf3 does look good and fun (=, same with mw3.
@chickens in the world of shooters, those days are long gone. I cant explain it either. I never said Mag wasnt a fun experience. What i was referring to is the hardware limitations of the current consoles.
Uh, no. Look at Mag and Resistance 2 ... then look at Battlefield 3. THAT'S why it won't have 64 players. Not because the 360 is holding anyone back.
That's funny, because i believe both platforms cant handle 64 players on this game. Don't even bring MAG into this. that game looked like crap, hence the reason it supported 256 players... Next gen of consoles will be able to do this without breaking a sweat. Hopefully...
I'm not a developer either, not professionally, but I know that MAG is nowhere near as taxing as Battlefield 3.
Uhu... 360 could handly 64 players, or 256, or whatever - if a developer chooses. The game just can't be peer 2 peer. MAG on PS3 manages so many players because they dropped the quality of a lot of aspects of the game. The limitation in player count is to do with RAM, Bandwidth concerns and the number of players that can be renderd in one current OpenGL scene/fov (though I think the game would adjust quality more for those situations)
There's not much more I can say that others haven't said. I just want to play the game! Look I like DICE and all, and I want their game to do well, but this is not helping them at all. By releasing the game so soon after the beta starts, there's very little chance that the problems found will make it to the retail disc. That means that reviewers won't have the most up to date version, and there will be bugs; they won't have access to the day 1 patch, so they will give the game lower scores. I hope this DOESN'T happen, but it has happened many times in the past. Killzone 3, Black Ops on the ps3 (what a mess at the start for both of those games :/ ); I just hope it doesn't happen to BF3.
This is DICE we're talking about. It's hardly Activision lashing at Infinity Ward to paste quicker. DICE know what they're doing and are the masters of the FPS genre with Valve. If it's delayed it's for a reason. It comes out at the end of October, so I expect marketing to kick in at the beginning of October. MW3 has marketing out because ACtivision are clearly crapping themselves about BF3 beating them, so they're getting MW3 into everyone's subconcious asap so parents will buy their kids MW3 instead of BF3 at xmas when they ask for both.
I don't know how you could leave a Beta this late. Defeats the point of a Beta. Because by the time it's over, BF3 will be a couple of weeks away. What can DICE do in a couple of weeks? The game would have most likely gone Gold anyway like most games have a 2-3 weeks before launch. Still, I look forward to playing it.
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