THE BUZZ: Karl-Magnus Troedsson, General Manager at DICE, explained the reason behind the Battlefield 3 beta arriving so late in the month.
Troedsson admitted that the beta is actually coming out a lot later than the team would have liked saying, “I know that some people are saying it’s coming in a bit late, but we’re still happy to put it out there, what’s also very important here is that when we launch Battlefield 3, that is just the start. We’re going to take care of this product for quite some time afterwards.” It would appear that DICE needed more time to work on the beta even though it’s coming out late revealing that “it’s a couple of weeks behind. So, there might be problems in that that we’ve already fixed.”
Finally he mentioned that the beta was only originally intended to be available to Medal of Honor owners, however the team decided against this. “I think it’s important for us to get as many people in as possible, and it’s quite a bit of a hassle to actually to hand out codes, you know, if we want to get to a large number of people. So, at some point we just decided, let’s go with an open beta and have as many people as possible come in. For the people that have some special incentive etc. …we’ll give them early access to the beta instead.”
EGM’s TAKE: It appears that DICE has given themselves a little too much work by making the beta public, however it will certainly help the team ensure that a lot of the bugs are removed from the finished product.
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