DICE Learned Lessons From Battlefield 4’s Rocky Launch, Says Open Beta Will Ensure Stability
Those who bought Battlefield 4 at launch will remember that the game wasn’t exactly off to a great start. With Battlefield 1 announced, people understandably want to know how DICE will ensure that the game won’t suffer from the same launch woes. In an interview with GamesBeat, Lead Designer Daniel Berlin said that the developer learned its lessons from Battlefield 4‘s launch, and that an open beta for the upcoming title will ensure stability.
It’s a focus for us. We know it was a difficult launch. We’ve been working on this for a long time. We released Battlefront, which did really well. We’re pushing an open beta to ensure stability. We’ve taken a lot of learnings from that experience, and we feel like we succeeded with Battlefront. We’ll take everything we learned there and apply it to Battlefield One as well.
With regards to the single-player mode, Berlin said that the campaign will “focus on different stories and different personalities across the world.” The studio’s key goal is to show diversity and depict those sides of World War 1 that will challenge people’s preconceptions. When asked if Battlefield 1 will show an alternate history, Berlin said that although the game is “definitely rooted in history,” there’s no other alternate mix and that all the in-game vehicles and equipment were actually available during the era.
The full interview is an interesting read and goes at length to discuss the game’s setting so make sure to follow the source link for more.