BF3 Likely to Have Day One Patch, Hundreds of Changes from AlphaBy Alex Co | September 7, 2011 | News | 7 comments | Share
It seems that the upcoming Battlefield 3 beta will actually be a “beta” and not a glorified demo as most game companies are won’t to do these days.
In a recent interview, DICE producer Patrick Bach states that the alpha trial and beta are working tests…and these would affect the final product very much.
Bach shares, “There were plenty of complaints, of course,” when asked if the alpha trial made an impact on the development of BF3. If you’re wondering how many things they’re changing based on the alpha, it’s a LOT – and by a lot, he means hundreds!
There were some things we found out that we wanted to change based on the alpha; quite a lot, actually.
Everything from gun-balancing to the placement of the objectives on the Rush map; we actually moved them around based on (the fact) that the first base was quite hard to take. We are still moving things around on that map to utilise feedback from the alpha.
That’s why we’re doing it. It’s not to market the game, it’s actually to test it in a proper way. There are hundreds of things that we’ve changed since the alpha.Bach on the hundreds of changes in the alpha to the final game
Bach sidestepped questions regarding the highly anticipated Battlefield 3 beta, only stating that they’ll be releasing it before they release the game, and that they’ll also be changing stuff based on info they get from the beta that will translate to the final retail release.
To this end, Bach admitted that changes might come very close to the game’s release. He was open to the idea of having a day one patch available and changes to the Battlelog that will actually be “game changing.”
Would you be alright with a patch on day one? If indeed this happens, at least people can take solace in the fact that DICE actually used the beta to make the game better, no?