Despite immense challenges and a plethora of disappointed potential Battlefield 3 adapters, DICE proclaims the Battlefield 3 beta a “huge success”.
That’s what the firm’s creative director Lars Gustavsson told IGN at an EA event, adding that he’s pleased with the amount of feedback that came from the beta testers.
“Looking at the open beta, for us at DICE itâ€™s truly been a huge success,” Gustavsson said. “We could have been better in how we messaged this to the community, what we were doing and why itâ€™s not as polished as a final demo but there is a reason we called it a beta and not a demo.”
He continued, adding the beta was done to ensure the game released without problems.
“This test was done so we would get as many eyes as possible on the game code to ensure a good release, and that means hammering the back end, seeing that the servers hold up, making sure we get all the telemetry we need, that all the hooks are working and also getting a good first take on the balancing of the game. What is the score progression? How are people doing?
But of course also Origin and Battlelog, all of these things that we need to get ready for the final ship. So for us itâ€™s been really useful and I would really say mission accomplished. Once again, yes, there is a vocal community out there but I wouldnâ€™t like to have it any other way. Itâ€™s dedication and passion when people speak up and thereâ€™s nothing wrong with passion.”
The Battlefield 3 beta was the recipient of harsh criticism all over, including our beta review which you can find here.
Battlefield 3 comes out October 25th and 28th in the U.S. and Europe for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.