With DICE admitting that Battlefield 4’s launch issues indeed damaged the brand, should we expect that future Battlefield games won’t suffer from the same rocky launch?
According to DICE Producer David Sirland, he’s “certain” that won’t happen again due to how the studio has changed its development processes.
I can absolutely say that we lost [player] trust in the game’s launch and the early parts of this year, yeah. We still probably have a lot players who won’t trust us to deliver a stable launch or a stable game. I can only say…I don’t want to saying anything because I want to do. I want them to look at what we are doing and what we are going to do and that would be my answer. I think we have to do things to get them to trust us, not say things to get them to trust us. Show by doing.
For the coming games, I am certain that these won’t be repeated because we’ve changed the way we work and we changed how we react to community. We’re not as secretive anymore. And I think that’s the key. It’s just a giant project, any Battlefield game is a giant project. And the more input you can get early, the better, and the more you can be open with changes you’re making or ideas you have, the better, I think. Because our community is much smarter than we probably give them credit for.
Sadly, regardless of how much fun Battlefield games are, fans expect something the games to launch with issues since that’s been the norm even with past versions of the shooter. Let’s hope Sirland and the rest of DICE can finally nip that in the bud with Battlefield Hardline and future Battlefield games.
Do you trust DICE to launch a Battlefield game without any major issues? What do they need to work on next to regain player trust back?