This thread will keep you updated on DICE's efforts to fix BF4's netcode, LAG and the many game breaking issues it has today.
We all know BF4 has numerous problems, both on EA's and DICE's parts. They both know the game has broken game functions and the BF4 community is very upset and screaming for BF4 to be fixed and finished. Some players say the game works just perfectly for them. But the game is not perfect as it was advertised to be.
Myself and many other dedicated BF4 players, from Clans to random players are voicing our opinions what needs to be fixed and or modes and functions added to make BF4 work. This would be Clan Support, Private Servers and some kind of a Competition system built into the game. We are doing this on Battlelog and a special EA BF4 Tech Support Forum to report BF4's issues. We did this for BF3... and DICE fixed BF3 for the most part.
BF3 was slowly fixed and modified to finally give us something we could use. BUT... BF3 was a much less complicated game to make and game code for... when compared to BF4. BF4 is a monster for DICE to work with!
BF4 Maps, graphics, weapons, game modes, game play, broken Squads and chat system, tied into Battlelog, Spectator Mode, Sharing and recording videos for Facebook and all the rest that DICE put into BF4... was a HUGE project for DICE and DICE didn't get the time from EA to finish and test BF4 before it's release in 2013. Now these companies are paying the price for rushing the development.
EA wanted to beat COD Ghosts to the market... and in doing so... produced a new BF4 that is broken and losing it's loyal BF player community very quickly.
All the hype about TEAMWORK in BF4, just isn't there. But you all know the BF4 issues.
EA & DICE have stated they plan for several large BF4 Spring game updates. DICE has only given partial info what is coming. EA and DICE have said all efforts are going in to fixing BF4. If BF4 can not be fixed... this will hugely effect the sales of a future BF5 game or any EA games in the future. EA and DICE are under huge public pressure to get BF4 fixed ASAP!
The longer BF4 sits broken... the further EA's, DICE's and other games and it's developers schedules get push back. This will leave a BF5 or other future EA games wide open for other game developers to strike back.
COD and ACTIVISION already have a new COD Modern Warfare 4 in development. No info is out just what that new game will entail. But COD players are tired of the same old COD games year after year and that reflects in the slowing sales of COD Ghosts today. That's why we have so many new COD players in BF4 now that have switched.Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Readying For 2014 Release?
ACTIVISION and Sledgehammer Games have stated they are taking new directions with their future COD games. This could mean replacing Battlefield as a War Game for Next-Gens and PCs.
ACTIVISION and it's game developers could be looking to totally change how COD works. With a new graphics game engine update... like Frostbite 3 for BF4, if they add in good Clan Support, a wide open sandbox game play like in BF4 large maps, add vehicles and aircraft... and basically build an MP online modern war game that BF4 was suppose to be. ACTIVISION and a totally new COD game could sweep the game market and bury any Next-Gen and PC Battlefield game for years to come. This is likely to happen.
A game Media quote: "2013 was the year where Call Of Duty left itself wide open; the softest target it has ever been. And Battlefield forgot to even turn up to the fight."
BF4 isn't a total loss yet. DICE could fix BF4 and give it's customers the game it was advertised to be. But the clock is ticking for DICE and EA to accomplish this.