An alleged alpha tester reports that the game is rife with major issues at this stage.
Take this with a grain of salt but according to NeoGAF user Illucio, DICE’s Star Wars: Battlefront is broken and rife with problems many weeks before its release.
Allegedly an alpha tester for the multiplayer shooter, he stated that, “I’ve been Alpha testing a few games and I can say Battlefront is a complete mess and is broken. Considering that their deadline for the game is in a few weeks and they still haven’t fixed the majority of the in game problems let alone the connection problem me and other testers were having, yes it’s going to be a mess.
“And even a day 1 patch won’t fix all of them, I don’t know too much outside what I played, but the game is indeed rushed and it’s all because of Episode 7 releasing this December. And in retrospect I also tested [Call of Duty] Black Ops 3 which even though it had many problems, it was no where as bad as Battlefront.”
It’s interesting to note all of this because EA has already faced severe backlash over rushing Battlefield 4’s launch, a disaster which took more than a year to iron out all the issues. The publisher had even denied releasing Star Wars: Battlefront so close to the release of Episode 7: A Force Awakens, stating that it was more important that the game worked at launch.
With an upcoming beta in October and a November release, is Star Wars: Battlefront in trouble? We’ll find out in the coming weeks so stay tuned.