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EA Unveils Two New Battlefield Games 54

Posted by Soulskill
from the now-with-more-battles-and-extra-fields dept.
Electronic Arts announced at New York Comic Con that the Battlefield series would be getting two more titles. Battlefield 1943 will be focused on multiplayer, and it's due out for download this summer. It will be available through the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, and there will be a PC version as well. A website has been launched for the game, and it contains a trailer. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is scheduled for winter, and it will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 also. Details for Bad Company 2 are sparse, though one exec said, "... it takes everything that players liked in the original and ups the ante — more vehicles, more destruction and more team play."
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EA Unveils Two New Battlefield Games

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  • by Aceticon (140883) on Friday February 06, 2009 @07:52AM (#26750197)

    I've been playing the Battlefield series of games in the PC since the original Battlefield 1942 (from 2002) and the progression from the earlier games to the later games has been:
    - The more recent games have been released with more bugs than the earlier games
    - Even though they started with more bugs, the more recent games have received fewer patches, fixing fewer bugs and often the patches added more bugs than they fixed

    Certainly, for the later games on the series, EA seems to have moved most of the development team to new projects almost as soon as the game was out even though what was out in the shops and selling was pretty much Beta quality software.

    This is especially insulting because this was happening at a time when the rest of the Software Industry was improving their track record of releasing adequately tested and finished software.

    If you're planning on buying one of these for the PC, my recommendation is that you sit on the sidelines for one or two months, keeping an eye on the forums for report of problems with the games and checking if EA actually fixes the reported bugs.

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