Battlefield 3 on consoles getting custom servers

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Those of you who’ve played EA and DICE’s fighting-for-the-shooter-crown Battlefield 3 on consoles and Pc would know that besides the obvious difference; better graphics, bigger multiplayer maps and mouse and keyboard support; there’s another element that makes playing multiplayer games on the PC a better experience; custom servers.

Well, they’re coming to consoles.

“All active players out there playing on consoles today will now have the opportunity to customize their servers and set them up exactly how they want them to play,” said DICE CEO Karl-Magnus Troedsson at GDC, as reported by Joystiq. “Now this is a feature that in Battlefield on PC we’ve had for some time, but it’s an absolute first on console. So, we’re pretty excited about this.”

A warning to South African console BF3 players though, before you get excited about never having to play on Metro ever again; we’d actually need active, local servers to take advantage of this, something we just don’t have – though not for lack of trying. In slightly better news for local BF3 players, DICE has also confirmed it’ll be bringing three new expansions (note: not mere Map Packs) to the game, soon.

“Instead of delivering piecemeal map packs,” Says DICE’s Patrick Bach “we’re giving players a completely new experience with every themed expansion pack to keep the action fresh. Our expansions are designed to excite our large and active fan base while attracting new recruits with gameplay that is dynamic and unpredictable every time.”

Last Updated: March 8, 2012

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Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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