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EA doesn’t want a repeat of Battlefield 4 for the Battlefield 1 launch

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All it takes is one bad day to completely derail a game. Specifically, one bad launch day. We’re somewhat used to the idea of a game launching and needing a few extra gigabytes of data downloaded before we can really get into the meat and potatoes of our purchase. It’s the industry we live in, and nailing a launch properly is key to

And then there’s Battlefield 4. A game which is legendary for its infamous day one cock-ups. Servers were down, crashes ran rampant and many a fan was rightfully pissed off that their day one buy was properly broken. EA and DICE have learnt their lesson since then, as Star Wars: Battlefront and Battlefield: Hardline all had a silky smooth first week launch.

Battlefield 4 still haunts EA and DICE however, to the point where they want to make certain that a rocky launch is never repeated again, especially with Battlefield 1 launching this year. “We know it was a difficult launch. We’ve been working on this for a long time,” Battlefield 1 lead designer Daniel Berlin said to VentureBeat.

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.

Sounds like a roll of the DICE. I’ve actually got some faith in EA not messing this up. Like I said, Battlefield: Hardline and Star Wars: Battlefront all ran like dreams on launch day. And sometimes, having a massive failure constantly remind you of what not to do when releasing a game, can be beneficial to everyone. Battlefield 1 is out on October 21 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

With a beta arriving some time in the near future to help sort out any kinks. Hopefully.

Last Updated: May 10, 2016

54 Comments

  1. So, 1 must learn from the mistakes made at 4. Time Travel, I wish.

    Calling it Battlefield 1, even to me who never plays these, sounds really, really stupid.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 10, 2016 at 09:16

      Well One couldn’t learn from 360, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t.

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    • Skittle

      May 10, 2016 at 09:33

      Battlefield set in a WW1 setting.. Kinda of makes sense if you use some brain power.

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      • Pariah

        May 10, 2016 at 09:34

        Also they’re returning to their roots, and the first game was Battlefield 1942 wasn’t it?

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 10, 2016 at 09:46

          Yes but that was WW2

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          • Pariah

            May 10, 2016 at 09:48

            I’m aware lol. But BF1 kind of makes sense in this case, that’s all.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 10, 2016 at 09:53

            Next will be BF American Cival War, then BF Napoleonic War, then BF Genghis Khan!

          • miaau

            May 10, 2016 at 09:57

            One with a submachine gun, a tommy gun, a pistol and a knife against the horde, hey?

          • RustedFaith

            May 10, 2016 at 18:22

            And BF Warhammer

      • miaau

        May 10, 2016 at 09:56

        Weeeel, yes. I thought that Battlefield WW1 might be better?

        They stopped naming things after the years they were set in and had BF4.
        but my comment was more about general principle, you learn from the mistakes of the previous project / product to correct the next project / product.

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    • chimera_85

      May 10, 2016 at 14:08

      It is stupid, just like the WW1 setting.

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      • B3ware_za

        May 10, 2016 at 15:03

        Don’t worry, without WW1/2 you’d most likely not have the medical and technical advances we have today. So yeah, very stupid indeed.

        WW1/WW2 pretty much shaped the world we know today.

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        • chimera_85

          May 10, 2016 at 15:25

          Without greed there wouldn’t be war anyway. So let’s say there wasn’t greed and theses wars never happened you don’t know if they still wouldn’t have made any of those breakthroughs then, before or even after.

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        • MRSelectivity

          May 10, 2016 at 19:07

          He means the GAME is stupid dude – not the actual war..

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    • HairyEwok

      May 10, 2016 at 14:39

      BF1… WW1… BF2… WW2… BF3… WW3?

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      • B3ware_za

        May 10, 2016 at 14:59

        BF2 was modern day warfare. Pretty much 1990-2010.

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        • HairyEwok

          May 10, 2016 at 15:02

          Hey you never know since BF1 was WW2 back then. They could be changing things up for all we know.

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    • B3ware_za

      May 10, 2016 at 14:57

      Okay, lets use take the words from the developers mouths. It was the “first modern war” and between WW1/2 was the last “gentlemans” war. It makes prefect sense in the end. 🙂

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  2. Captain JJ bound

    May 10, 2016 at 09:07

    EA: the company that has been voted worst company in the US a few times. Known for overworking their people and pushing unfinished products. Sorry EA, some people change, some don’t. I don’t believe you.

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  3. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 10, 2016 at 09:08

    “Sounds like a roll of the DICE”

    OH YOU!

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  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 10, 2016 at 09:08

    Battlefront did well because they didn’t sell nearly the amount of copies they thought they would

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    • Captain JJ bound

      May 10, 2016 at 09:10

      It’s on 60% sale now I see, but R240 still seems a bit high

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      • Ottokie

        May 10, 2016 at 09:10

        Needs to be R66

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        • Captain JJ bound

          May 10, 2016 at 09:11

          Yes
          😀

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          • Ottokie

            May 10, 2016 at 09:12

            Then we will “order” it

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 10, 2016 at 09:12

            Boooom

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 10, 2016 at 09:13

            Double Snap

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 10, 2016 at 09:13

          Hahahaha!

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        • HvR

          May 10, 2016 at 09:18

          Nah R53

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          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 10, 2016 at 09:19

            42

          • HvR

            May 10, 2016 at 09:20

            That does not make no sense, R53 is about 3 fiddy.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 10, 2016 at 09:24

            42 is always the answer

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 10, 2016 at 09:26

            Half of which is 21… which I will soon be!

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 10, 2016 at 09:26

            Wow, so even your memory is going.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 10, 2016 at 09:28

            I never said how many times.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 10, 2016 at 09:28

            21*21?

          • HvR

            May 10, 2016 at 09:39

            911

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 10, 2016 at 09:46

            Y U NO CALC.EXE?
            442!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 10, 2016 at 09:26

            Is it because 1+3 = 4 and 3-1 = 2?

        • Pariah

          May 10, 2016 at 09:26

          R1313

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  5. Strawman Jim

    May 10, 2016 at 09:10

    Don’t screw this up DiCEA! Daddy Banana wants some World War 1 Trench Warfare ActioN!!!

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    • Pariah

      May 10, 2016 at 09:19

      Shouldn’t you be asking Dr Who then?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 10, 2016 at 09:25

        Nope…

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        • Pariah

          May 10, 2016 at 09:26

          Shut up Rose. Get back in your universe.

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      • Strawman Jim

        May 10, 2016 at 11:19

        Dr Who doesn’t take my calls any more… bastard is probably racist or worse… an SJW.

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        • Pariah

          May 10, 2016 at 11:22

          *Gasp* Not an SJW! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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  6. Ottokie

    May 10, 2016 at 09:14

    I’m not gonna lie, that announcement trailer for BF5(1) was epic. But in the end EA is still EA so they get to stay in the “already bit my hand” corner together with Ubisoft.

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  7. Captain JJ bound

    May 10, 2016 at 09:17

    They “succeeded” with Battlefront because it has “Star Wars” written on it. If it wasn’t for that, it wouldn’t have sold three copies.

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  8. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    May 10, 2016 at 09:47

    Every single time I think about WW1, Valiant hearts come to mind…

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 10, 2016 at 09:48

      Such an epic game

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      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        May 10, 2016 at 09:51

        Yuuusssss, the way those stories play out, half way through the first characters’ intro you get a punch in the feelings gut, so hard, it made my eyes bleed water…

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  9. chimera_85

    May 10, 2016 at 14:08

    EA is awesome

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  10. HairyEwok

    May 10, 2016 at 14:38

    Did they not say that before they released Hardline, which then ended up like BF4 anyway.

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  11. MRSelectivity

    May 10, 2016 at 19:11

    They never fixed the bugs in Battlefield 3 – same bugs still exist in 4 – Hardline is a joke – cops and robbers – not Battlefield – unlocks purchased for 4 do not work and no refund given – EA and Dice have RUINED what was once a promising game. Now this WWI crap…. really? This is what you think we want to spend money on?

    How about you FIX the issues with the games you already took our money for and improve them? Looks like another game for the trash heap.

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