Battlefield: Hardline Beta Feedback Has Proven Invaluable
This is why developers hold beta tests.
The Battlefield: Hardline beta is over, and now it's time for Visceral Games to tell us what they changed based on the results of that test.
As lead multiplayer designer Thad Sasser posted at the official Battlefield blog, gamers were instrumental in bringing about a hefty set of additions and improvements. He created the "Community's Most Wanted" list, which you can view through the link.
What you see there isn't everything they plan to change, but beta players should be pleased with what they see. They're tackling complaints about the movement feeling "sluggish" (which has resulted in 10 percent faster speed), for instance, and they've got data to bolster the Survivalist gadget, the Suppression issue, and provide fans with more "special vehicles." Obviously, they don't want a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield 4 launch, but there's no way of knowing if those servers will be ready...
They're taking the appropriate steps to avoid a repeat of history, though, and that's commendable. Remember, a beta isn't just a chance for you to play a game early; it's critical for the development team. You're a subject, not a consumer just yet.
Related Game(s): Battlefield: Hardline
7/2/2014 9:24:05 PM Ben Dutka