EA and DICE contemplating Early Access for Future Battlefield Games
They figured out a way to make these games even more broken at launch!
You know what the Battlefield games are notorious for? For being more broken than a Bethesda game at launch. Battlefield 3’s launch problems were legendary, but then somehow, EA and DICE one upped themselves when they released Battlefield 4, a game so broken it’s a wonder it was allowed to be sold as a finished retail product at all.
Apparently, EA and DICE are aware of this. And their solution to the problem? To present the games with an even more broken product to begin with, all in the names of ‘more community involvement in the process.’
We have nothing to announce, but we are having discussions when it comes to early access,” DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson told GameInformer. “It comes not from a business perspective, but more from a perspective of if it would help us have a stable launch of the game.”
We would ask our players in a controlled way,” Troedsson said. “We probably wouldn’t open the floodgates for everyone, but we might do it for geographical territories or people who bought the last game. Yes, it is something we are considering, not from a business standpoint, but from one of creating quality in our products.”
I guess, if this means their games are at least as functional as the PS3 version of Skyrim at launch, it’ll be worth it.