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Post by Eorl @ 10:26am 10/05/14 | 6 Comments
DICE will be letting players get more involved in the development scene with their modern FPS Battlefield 4, offering a new opt-in Community Test Environment.

The public CTE will give the development studio a new test bed to throw out new ideas and solutions to current issues, and DICE already has plans for the first test. According to the blog announcement, that will be netcode, which is what the player experiences with the game world including player-to-player interactions like damage registration. This involves tweaking to the “tickrate” servers and networking in general.

"By launching this new program, not only will we be able to address player feedback at an early stage, but also increase the overall quality of the game. We are excited to explore the possibilities together with you."

You can read up on more of the CTE initiative including how to gain access through DICE's latest blog post.



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Whoop
Posted 11:18am 10/5/14
BF4 has been out for a while, shouldn't they be busy on BF5 by now?
badfunkstripe
Posted 12:57pm 10/5/14
It's full and there were apparently no Aus servers anyway.


Does anyone else find it insane that about 6 months after launch of a AAA title they are releasing essentially a closed beta to get the game to work?

The most annoying thing is, this isn't being done for BF4, it's being done for future games. If it was for BF4, when on earth would the game be fixed?

People need to really speak out and take EA and DICE to task on this. It is not acceptable to release a broken product. Then take this long to try and address it. Where the best case scenario is that if they do fix the game, it'll be after it's life span and right before the next game in the franchise comes out in Oct.
Whoop
Posted 02:46pm 10/5/14
dude, have you not seen all the EA hate? People know this, but there's always a group of hardcore people who just have to have the latest title because their sperglord ADD tells them ERHMAGHERD MERST HAVE BERTLFELD
ph33x
Posted 03:46pm 10/5/14
According to the blog announcement, that will be netcode, which is what the player experiences with the game world including player-to-player interactions like damage registration. This involves tweaking to the “tickrate” servers and networking in general.

They know exactly where the problem lies, but they haven't talked about raising the tick rate to at least 100. They also haven't explained the technical reasons behind why they can't. Kinda over EA/DICE and their dangling carrot game. - If the rego ever gets fixed and is verified by normal players, I'll reinstall then. As for EA, I'm doing a format tonight and only Steam + Battlenet will be making their way back on, and it'll feel like I've kicked a drug habit.
Gung-ho
Posted 05:18pm 12/5/14
When people stop buying so heavily into rapid release franchise gaming then things will change.

Unfortunately that will not happen because the bulk of the gaming community aren't willing to meaningfully declare, "We deserve better."
ph33x
Posted 05:19pm 12/5/14
I know what you're saying. New format complete and no Origin to ever be installed. It's gonna be hard for EA to get this guy back now they've rolled with their own launcher. At least if they stayed with Steam there's a chance something might fall out of my wallet here and there..
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