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Console Gamers giving up on BF3?

KwayZeeKwayZee Member UncommonPosts: 114

Console gamers seem to be jumping the gun on DICE.



When DICE released the Battlefield 3 Beta on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, they might have over-estimated console gamer ability to discern between a beta test, and a demo. After months of build up, hype, and growing anticipation for Battlefield 3, the open beta was the first chance for many to play the game. As with many beta tests, there are bugs and unfinished business on the developers end.



Despite the developer reiterating the facts that the build was made available for players to ensure that the game would be at its best when it releases on October 25th, some vocal players have already given up on the game.



Patrick Liu of DICE thinks that its purely a matter of players not understanding the difference between a beta test and a demo.

 


"We just wanted to know it wouldn't crash and burn at launch. It was horrible with Battlefield 1943 - it sold ten times the numbers we thought it would, and it was down for three or four days which is really bad. We don't want to go through that again." , said Liu. "I think there's been a misunderstanding of the term beta test."



Whether or not DICE has most of the kinks worked out by the time the game releases is yet to be seen. Though they have said the game is running off an "old build" and that console gamers will have the opportunity to enhance the visual fidelity of the game by installing a texture pack included with the game.



Battlefield 3 is set to launch on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 25th.

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Comments

  • LaserwolfLaserwolf Member Posts: 2,383

    The buzz I've heard is extremely positive overall. Personally my hype meter dropped from 10 to 5 very quickly and I didn't even really notices any bugs or glitches. I think their decision to go infantry only to show off to the Modern Warfare audience was a poor one. Jets are the big selling point, which is strange considered they were in Online Shooter years ago.

     

    In the end the Open Beta won't really hurt them. They won't beat MW3, but they'll do better than any of their previous games. I know I'll enjoy the end product, but until them I'm realizing just how great Bad Company 2 really is.

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  • warmaster670warmaster670 Member Posts: 1,384

    Originally posted by Laserwolf

    The buzz I've heard is extremely positive overall. Personally my hype meter dropped from 10 to 5 very quickly and I didn't even really notices any bugs or glitches. I think their decision to go infantry only to show off to the Modern Warfare audience was a poor one. Jets are the big selling point, which is strange considered they were in Online Shooter years ago.

     

    And there in BF3 now, so whats your point? or did you not know bf3 has vehicles in it?

    Apparently stating the truth in my sig is "trolling"
    Sig typo fixed thanks to an observant stragen001.

  • LaserwolfLaserwolf Member Posts: 2,383

    Yeah, I guess I wasn't entirely clear. The lack of vehicles is why I believe the beta is getting so much negative feedback, but my personal opinion of the game dropped because of number of other gameplay issues. I didn't like all the extra animations that went with knifing, jumping over objects, or crawling. Battlefield has always felt more sandbox with its movement and this game seems to be going the route of CoD where you really feel more glued down. It's gotten progressively more restrictive since 1942, but I was just hoping BF 3 wouldn't keep going in the same direction as well. Kind of hard to explain really, but the further we get from the days you could bail from a plane or chopper to land on an enemy tank, plant explosives, then jump off and blow him up the less I enjoy the experience.

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