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THE BUZZ: DICE has revealed that fixes are on the way for the PlayStation 3 input lag and voice chat issues that have been plaguing players.

When asked about the issues Battlefield 3 executive producer and interim DICE CEO Patrick Bach told CVG:

“First of all, just because it’s in a forum doesn’t make it our top priority. There are things that we’ve been fixing that have been way, way worse than the things you’ve brought up, and we have to make decisions on fixing the most important things first.

“Regarding vocal people on the internet, the statistics we get from the game often prove that certain things aren’t true, and it’s really hard to tell sometimes.”

“It’s interesting that you brought up the input lag, which has been a really hard thing for us to fix, but in the Close Quarters expansion pack we’re actually fixing it. I didn’t want to bring it up as a feature, but we are improving it quite significantly, and hopefully players who have felt it before will feel the difference, that it feels much snappier and gives better feedback, so we’re definitely listening.

“And on the voice chat functionality, we’ve been working on it and I think we’ll probably have the perfect solution very, very soon. It’s very hard to fix between the combination of the built-in systems and our systems, and it’s not that easy to just make it a priority over everything else because it will affect the rest of the game.”

EGM’s TAKE: These issues have been bugging users ever since the game launched, but appears that their wait may finally be winding down. What Bach said is true however, even though it appears that this is a widespread issue because people are shouting about it, doesn’t automatically mean that is. It may only actually be an issue for a handful of people, but if they shout about it loud enough it seems like thousands. Either way, hopefully it will no longer be a problem soon .

Have you experienced either of these issues? Let us know in the comments below.

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Fixes for Battlefield 3 PS3 Input Lag and Voice Chat Issues Coming in Close Quarters

DICE has revealed that fixes are on the way for the PlayStation 3 input lag and voice chat issues that have been plaguing players.

By Matthew Bennett | 04/26/2012 09:59 AM PT

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THE BUZZ: DICE has revealed that fixes are on the way for the PlayStation 3 input lag and voice chat issues that have been plaguing players.

When asked about the issues Battlefield 3 executive producer and interim DICE CEO Patrick Bach told CVG:

“First of all, just because it’s in a forum doesn’t make it our top priority. There are things that we’ve been fixing that have been way, way worse than the things you’ve brought up, and we have to make decisions on fixing the most important things first.

“Regarding vocal people on the internet, the statistics we get from the game often prove that certain things aren’t true, and it’s really hard to tell sometimes.”

“It’s interesting that you brought up the input lag, which has been a really hard thing for us to fix, but in the Close Quarters expansion pack we’re actually fixing it. I didn’t want to bring it up as a feature, but we are improving it quite significantly, and hopefully players who have felt it before will feel the difference, that it feels much snappier and gives better feedback, so we’re definitely listening.

“And on the voice chat functionality, we’ve been working on it and I think we’ll probably have the perfect solution very, very soon. It’s very hard to fix between the combination of the built-in systems and our systems, and it’s not that easy to just make it a priority over everything else because it will affect the rest of the game.”

EGM’s TAKE: These issues have been bugging users ever since the game launched, but appears that their wait may finally be winding down. What Bach said is true however, even though it appears that this is a widespread issue because people are shouting about it, doesn’t automatically mean that is. It may only actually be an issue for a handful of people, but if they shout about it loud enough it seems like thousands. Either way, hopefully it will no longer be a problem soon .

Have you experienced either of these issues? Let us know in the comments below.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89