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Social Opinion Game Dev Battlefield 2042 Promises 'Years' of Updates, Acknowledges Fan Complaints

akaFullmetal

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Battlefield the last few releases have been half broken and then fixed over the year. Just wait 6 months to year and most things are fixed and can buy the game cheaper.
Still wish they would release complete games instead of trickle of fixes and promises every time.
 
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Kenpachii

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He probably had to do nothing to get the job.
EA and Dice wanted BF to become a game as a service, filled with recuring micro-transactions.
So they hired someone that had experience at that.

But this explains a lot, on why BF 042 is such a mess of a game.

Pretty sure they tried this shit since forever since bf3 i believe. They tried every new battlefield to go further on it besides 5 because it was such a clusterfuck of a release.
 
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Pretty sure they tried this shit since forever since bf3 i believe. They tried every new battlefield to go further on it besides 5 because it was such a clusterfuck of a release.

That's why they hired a professional in leaching money out of consumers.

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Now he have to consider, that if the rats are already abandoning the ship, it's not long before it sinks.
So my money is on EA and Dice abandoning it, if it doesn't make enough money soon enough.
 
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Fuck all those devs that release games in a shit state just cause "they ll support the game for years and years", gaas games are a câncer in this industry.
You do know that it’s the publishers and not the developers that push (almost always) impossible release dates on devs which leads to unfinished and unpolished games being released. Blame EA.
 

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One of the major complaints about buggy games is that developers know they can release a game and patch it later. This response is so tone deaf to that.
 

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My buggest surprise after the beta was the map felt empty compared to BF1 - it was too big for 128 players, also it was annoying when you respawn at a base and there are no vehicles around.
 

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I'm kinda done buying promises. We knew the games was not ready, you knew the game was not ready but released it anyway.
 
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fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.”

 

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The game isn't anywhere near "fundamentally broken." "Doesn't play the way I want. . ." does not make a game broken. The bugs, sure if they prevent someone from actually playing the game, but nothing I've seen suggests the game is "broken."


The game was on average around 100K. . .on the weekend. It has unsurprisingly dropped during the week.
Doing away with classes, flying hovercrafts, UI design, issues with bullet spread, Not being able to revive unless you quit the game to desktop or main menu, Only 22 guns, no scoreboard, no scoring when making a hit or partial healing..... The list goes on and on. It's needs a fucking overhaul.
 

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Doing away with classes, flying hovercrafts, UI design, issues with bullet spread, Not being able to revive unless you quit the game to desktop or main menu, Only 22 guns, no scoreboard, no scoring when making a hit or partial healing..... The list goes on and on. It's needs a fucking overhaul.

You've listed two technical issues in that list, neither of which cause the game do be "fundamentally broken." The rest fall under the "I don't like the design decision" forms of criticism.
 

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I love the game so far with the exception of the appearance of the 'specialists' (I think they are silly looking) and not being able to turn off cross-play in the Series version of the game from within the games menu.
 

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You've listed two technical issues in that list, neither of which cause the game do be "fundamentally broken." The rest fall under the "I don't like the design decision" forms of criticism.
There is a whole laundry list of issues I could go into with this. I only listed a few. Oh well, to each their own.
 

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to get me excited i would need them to acknowledge 2042 sucks and the direction they took was a bad idea.
and to adjust the Season passes to steer away from Specialists and 2042 content, and announce they will make a huge push into adding Portal content instead.
 

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I mean it was pretty easy to find.

Agreed. "plan to focus on eliminating bugs" as I knew they didn't just out right cancel patches, updates etc as I literally remember an patch happening a few weeks ago. Stopping support like new maps is a given, but outright zero patches, unlikely. I don't recall reading anything about them just legit no longer doing that.

K KaiserBecks of a game YEARS old? lol be like "caLm DoWnZ"
 
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In a recent blog post, developer DICE talked about the current state of Battlefield 2042. To begin, it noted that millions of players had already checked out the game. According to the developer, this amount was almost double the player count compared to its previous release. In addition to mentioning these impressive numbers for the series, it also acknowledged the post-launch problems impacting game performance.

DICE issued a statement about the problems plaguing Battlefield 2042 and gave some details about plans to address these issues. In the post, the developer said that they were paying attention to the feedback of the Battlefield community as it prepared future updates for the game. In addition, it revealed that 3 separate updates were scheduled to improve the overall gameplay experience.

While several patches for the game had already shipped that looked to improve server performance, the blog post gave dates for a couple more updates. Update #2 launches on Thursday, November 25, and Update #3 drops sometime in early December. Furthermore, another update is expected sometime before the end of the year, while the company also plans to unveil more details about Season 1 at the start of 2022.

Beyond giving the dates for these updates, the blog post detailed some of the changes expected to come. Amongst other things, the November 25 update looks to balance Hovercrafts, fix problems with revives, and reduce bullet dispersion for many weapons. In addition, the developer gave details about what to expect from the early December update, revealing that it is much larger. The focus of this massive patch is to improve overall performance, with additional fixes for UI and vehicle animations. Furthermore, it looks to address issues with player progression, along with making "over 150" minor improvements to the various maps featured in the game.

At the end of the lengthy message from the developer, it emphasized that support for the game was inbound. “This is just the beginning!” it read.
No time for text. EA needs to do CP2077 roadmap slides.

Unless you are totally itching to play BF2042. Just wait it out. All their games hit EA Play about 9 months after launch. This game will be there around summer 2022 just like BF1 and BFV came out the summer after. The franchise has a big enough following so it's not like it'll be dead servers by then.
 
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Fuck all those devs that release games in a shit state just cause "they ll support the game for years and years", gaas games are a câncer in this industry.
Thats digital gaming for ya.

Gives devs an out, and a cheap way to fix their shitty product knowing they dont have to do things like old school mailing patches on disc (PC days), or handling recalls, or paying for mechanics to fix a car under warranty. And unless Steam or a digital store allows you to refund, under normal circumstances you cant even refund a broken game and get your money back. You're stuck with it. And they know that.

Even companies that dont have physical goods (banks and insurance companies) always seem to run a tight ship whereas they could always wing it releasing a shitty product knowing all it takes is some company side tweaks to your account and policy to fix things when people email or call them with a problem. But they always seem to hand you a product you signed up for spot on.
 
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“This is just the beginning”

Gee, thanks. And here I thought the beginning of game testing and refinement was during the alpha stage, not weeks after retail release.

Fuck they suppose to say? "Well this is the end friends" lol

Who the fuck releases a online MP title and states its the end vs beginning?

Shake out here releasing online games with PR like


 
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“This is just the beginning”

Gee, thanks. And here I thought the beginning of game testing and refinement was during the alpha stage, not weeks after retail release.
At least their marketing department and execs nailed this objective for the year.

[Release BF 2042 before Christmas rush] ✅
 
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