As you can see from the cinematic launch trailer for Battlefield 3 at the top of this post, the game’s release is upon us, and Electronic Arts and DICE are keeping fans’ excitement as stoked as possible. Yesterday, DICE revealed details on the PlayStation Blog about the changes and alterations they made to Battlefield 3 based on user feedback from the last few weeks’ open beta.
Here’s the list of four main changes DICE has put in place for the game’s launch on Tuesday:
- Improved Squad Functionality - There will be improved squad functionality in the retail game (including but not limited to): the ability to create squads prior to launching into a game, sticking with your squad when joining a game and continuing together through future games (if team balance on the server allows it), inviting friends to a squad, and changing squads once in game.
- More Accessible Settings Menu - The ability to modify your settings via the deploy screen has been added into the retail game.
- Improved Kill Cam - In the Open Beta, the Kill Cam would sometimes behave erratically. This has been fixed for the launch of the retail game.
- Netcode Optimization - The netcode is one of the many things that we tested as part of the Open Beta and it was not necessarily reflective of the final retail game. The DICE team appreciates, and has heard, the feedback you’ve provided and is further optimizing online play.
And that’s your Battlefield 3 update for the day.
CONFESSION TIME, Y’ALL:
I can’t wait until the game releases. But not because I want to play it, but because I kind of don’t want to write about it anymore. Yeah, you heard (read) me.