When EA launched Battlefield 4 last year, it was met with many complaints due the game being buggy. In fact it was so bad to the point where lawsuits were actually being filed. So with Battlefield Hardline expected to be released later this year, has EA learnt from their mistakes? Well it seems that Hardline’s developer, Visceral Entertainment, certainly has.
Speaking in an interview with PSLifestyle, the company’s lead multiplayer designer, Thad Sasser, promised that the game will have great stability at launch. Sasser cites the fact that their engineers are participating in the Community Test Environment as one of the reasons they believe that the game will launch smoothly.
According to Sasser, “One of the great things about working on this franchise with DICE, is that we’re able to take some of these improvements and roll them into the Hardline game. So expect to see great stability at launch, and anything we can do to improve the player experience, we’re going to take that very seriously and try to get that into the game.”
The Community Test Environment was launched last month and it’s basically where new features and patches are tested on before they are released to the general public. In some ways it is similar to Blizzard’s Public Test Realm which basically allows gamers to try out patches and new content, provide feedback and spot bugs, before its final release.