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    News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    Get early access to DICE's flagship shooter at the end of the month.
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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    What chance are DICE going to have to fix any issues found in the beta when the release is less than a month after!?


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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    The beta will mainly be for stress testing the servers and seeing how they cope with thousands of people playing on them. Any bugs identified with the actual game will be too late to make the "gold master", but should let them know what needs to be patched day one.

    They will have been able to test the game content with their testers, and even a couple of large games filled, but no way to test what will happen when thousands are playing short of having an open beta.

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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    @Odc - Quite high if they don't require many deep changes. Although I code applications not games, the last month of work is where the most progress is made with polishing a product however don't expect massive game changing changes but expect lots of animation/gun balancing type fixes to roll out at high speed.

    edit: Yes avenger is correct. I forgot about games having an early master CD however expect lots of little fixes on day one as a result of this.
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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    As someone who plays way too much BF:BC2, I can't wait for BF3. I really need to get around to preordering it though.

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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    i should get my pre beta key tommorow, i have the bloody server files and no client

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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    @Odc - Quite high if they don't require many deep changes. Although I code applications not games, the last month of work is where the most progress is made with polishing a product however don't expect massive game changing changes but expect lots of animation/gun balancing type fixes to roll out at high speed.

    edit: Yes avenger is correct. I forgot about games having an early master CD however expect lots of little fixes on day one as a result of this.
    It's EA - I wouldn't expect any updates or bug fixes. Ever.

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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    It's EA - I wouldn't expect any updates or bug fixes. Ever.
    http://store.steampowered.com/news/6307/

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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    Wish they'd released it on steam. I'd have bought it if they did!

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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    Quote Originally Posted by Merson View Post
    Fair play, though they still haven't fixed the sniper-shotgun bug they said they'd fix over a year ago...

    And they aren't releasing BF3 on steam, so while I may be in the minority of the 2-6 million daily players on steam who object sufficiently to boycott the game, that is precisely what I am doing, and I encourage the rest of you who feel as I do about EA's stance on this to grow a pair and join the boycott!

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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    Fair play, though they still haven't fixed the sniper-shotgun bug they said they'd fix over a year ago...

    And they aren't releasing BF3 on steam, so while I may be in the minority of the 2-6 million daily players on steam who object sufficiently to boycott the game, that is precisely what I am doing, and I encourage the rest of you who feel as I do about EA's stance on this to grow a pair and join the boycott!
    As opposed to gagging on Valve's?
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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    Boycotting the game over the content delivery system is pretty silly IMO.

    I like steam as much as the next steam user but all your doing is helping them to maintain a monopoly. I would like to think EA will be able to price lower in future as they aren't paying steam to deliver their content.....and their service will get better over time. It's not like the UBI DRM which is a different kettle-of-fish all together. It's just a CDS.

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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    I want them to fix the EA disconnect issue, but as said above its EA, they dont fix bugs they just release new maps/featues and hope people are distracted by the new stuff..

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    Re: News - Battlefield 3 open beta gets a release date

    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh View Post
    Wish they'd released it on steam. I'd have bought it if they did!
    I'm not too botherd about it not being on steam, nothing worse that Steam going down & having to wait for it to come back online so you can play the games that YOU paid for ! Thats not to say EA's Origin won't do the same ?

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