Battlefield 4 launch was a disaster, all thanks to the technical problems and DICE lost many loyal fans and reputation of the company took a massive hit. But DICE has not yet given up and has made their intention clear to win back gamers they lost with the launch of Battlefield 4.
DICE and EA has finally revealed the first look of last DLC content for Battlefield 4, Final Stand DLC. The debut trailer provides first glimpse at all four maps that will be available in Final Stand DLC.
Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth DLC is indeed coming next week. DICE has just released a new patch 1.03 for Battlefield 4, it pre-load contents of Dragon Teeth's DLC and fixes some minor issues and bugs in the game.
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson, in a recent interview to EuroGamer admitted that Battlefield 4 launch was unacceptable and also detailed what exactly went wrong. According to Andrew Wilson, Battlefield 4 suffered a disastrous launch because of its high ambition: "64 player maps, 1080p resolution and many more".
"Think about what Battlefield 4 was: 64 player multiplayer, giant maps, 1080p, Levolution that was changing the gameplay design in an emergent way. There is a chance there are things you are going to miss through the development cycle. And you end up in a situation we had with Battlefield 4.
"For me, the situation we had was unacceptable. For the team it was unacceptable. We have worked tirelessly since then to make sure the gameplay experience got to where it absolutely should have been at launch and we're focused on that and we continue to deliver value to that player base.
"But when you do things like that you can never guarantee. It would be disingenuous for me to sit here and say, 'we will never have an issue again,' because that would mean we were never going to push the boundaries again. And I don't want to be that company. I want to be a company that pushes to lead and innovate and be creative. But you can start to do things that give you a better handle and a better view about what the potential challenges might be."
Do you think it was the ambition/target for Battlefield 4 or DICE rushed through the development to compete with Call of Duty? Share you opinion with us in the comment section below.
DICE has just started rolling out a long awaited Battlefield 4 patch for Playstation 4. DICE just wrote on Battlelog that they have started rolling out a new Battlefield 4 update for Playstation and a short downtime is expected with this update.
The message from DICE exactly reads: "We've started rolling out a new Battlefield 4 update for PS4. A short period of downtime is expected with this update."
As per the details revealed in the changelog, the bug carries fix for rental server bug, invisible walls stopping bullet and lot more. In addition to this, the patch improves explosion induced camera shake, character collision.
In addition to this, the patch adds High frequency “bubble” updating player movement, stance, rotation, damage and projectiles at a separate rate on foot and in vehicles
You can check out the full list of changes below.
Improved/reduced explosion induced camera shake
Rental server bug fixes
Character collision improvements
Fix to reduce object damage mismatch between client/server.
Fix explosion packs not being able to be shot sometimes
Improvements for client side packet loss
Added controller option to swap functionality of the bumper and trigger buttons
Physics optimization for Naval Strike Wave Breaker rocks
Carrier - Invisible walls stopping bullets fix
High Frequency Network update
Added High frequency “bubble” updating player movement, stance, rotation, damage and projectiles at a separate rate on foot and in vehicles
Added option to control client side update rate setting
Yesterday, Visceral Games and Electronics Arts officially unveil the next instalment in Battlefield franchise, Battlefield: Hardline. The game will arrive in Fall 2014 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3. The announcement received positive response from critics but Battlefield 4 owners are bit confused and want's some answer from DICE on future support for Battlefield 4.
DICE Boss Magnus Troedsson has assured Battlefield 4 owners that development team will continue to support the game in many months to come and also revealed that a major netcode update and exciting new features are coming soon to Battlefield 4.
Magnus wrote on Battlelog: "I want to be sure you all understand that introducing Hardline in no way means we’re done working on Battlefield 4. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Visceral team is leading the development of Hardline, while the DICE team continues to drive BF4. We are committed to giving you the best BF4 experience possible."
Here are the list of improvement coming to Battlefield 4 in future:
Continued Support: “There are dedicated BF4 teams in Stockholm, Uppsala and LA that will continue to address any issues that might occur. But more importantly will also look to make significant additions to the game.”
Netcode Patch: “We are also working on a major update to the Battlefield 4 netcode.”
Community Test Environment: “We launched and are planning to expand our Community Test Environment. You can see the CTE as our labs environment in which we’ll continue testing out new additions, improvements etc. before we go live with them. We’re expanding the CTE program to give more and more players the chance to test new additions.”
More Features: “Other features rolled out recently such as Squad Join, Rent-A-Server and Loadout Presets, many which have been directly requested by you in the community. This trend will continue.”
Are you happy with the future support DICE has planned for Battlefield 4? Tell us in the comment section below.
Sony knows how to keep Playstation community happy. The firm has just announced via Playstation Blog that DICE's Battlefield 4 will be available for free to all Playstation Plus subscribers on Playstation 3.
"PS3 owners with a PlayStation Plus membership in North America can experience DICE's action shooter for free. A trial version of Battlefield 4 will be available for download starting tomorrow, May 27th, on the PlayStation Store."
This trail version will feature full Battlefield 4 main game and will be available for 20 playable hours and the timing will be counted from the moment you start playing.
To download this free trail version of Battlefield 4, all PS3 with PS Plus subscribers need to do is, head to PlayStation Store, search for Battlefield 4, and locate the trial version.
Now if you ask me why you should waste 20 hours of you life playing Battlefield 4 tomorrow. Here are the reasons:
Intense Multiplayer: Nothing compares to the scale and scope of Battlefield 4’s multiplayer. Enjoy the all-time classic Conquest or Rush modes, plant a bomb in Obliteration, or show your skills in the fast-paced world of Domination.
Vehicle Warfare: Tanks, boats, jets, and helis — the vehicular warfare delivers all that you need to dominate multiplayer matches.
Destruction: Change the face of battle with levolution and experience destruction both big and small. Take down an entire skyscraper or kill the lights in a building to shroud your enemy in darkness.
Stunning Visuals: The Frostbite 3 engine ensures breath-taking vistas and total immersion in the varied sceneries you’ll encounter in the game.
Only in Battlefield 4: The dynamic multiplayer gameplay ensures that no two matches are the same. Whether you’re parachuting down to an enemy control point or attaching C4 to a tank, unpredictable Battlefield moments will keep you on the edge of your seat.
DICE and Electronic Arts have just released first in-game screenshots of Battlefield 4's upcoming DLC, "Dragon's Teeth". In addition to this, developer/publisher duo promised that first gameplay footage of the DLC will arrive later this week.
It is rumored that Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth DLC features four new maps called Sunken Dragon, Propaganda, Pearl Market, and Lumphini Garden, and a brand new Conquest-style game mode called Chainlink. We still await for official confirmation on this.
You can check out the first in-game screenshot of the DLC below and wait for full info blowout from DICE and Electronic Arts later this week. Click on the image below to Enlarge: