DICE Says the Battlefield 3 Beta Was a Huge Success

IGN spoke with Lars Gustavsson at DICE about the Battlefield 3 beta. Here is what he said:

Looking at the open beta, for us at DICE it’s truly been a huge success. We could have been better in how we messaged this to the community, what we were doing and why it’s not as polished as a final demo but there is a reason we called it a beta and not a demo.

Well, yeah, it’s not a demo. That is true. I guess I don’t have any points to argue here. OK then. We just had a real good time, I think.

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6 Comments on DICE Says the Battlefield 3 Beta Was a Huge Success


On October 17, 2011 at 10:48 am

People jumping on the bandwagon don’t understand what a Beta is.

Not to mention the fact that Battlefield has ALWAYS been broken like this, it’s nothing new to BF.

I think they might be referring to previous launches like BF2, HORRIBLE


On October 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm

it was a sucsess

i swear the people how are in control of this site eeither have bipolar or downsyndrome

Phil Owen

On October 17, 2011 at 1:37 pm


What the hell are you complaining about? I didn’t even say anything negative!


On October 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Success my ass! I couldn’t connect to any servers. And after contacting EA twice for tech support, their solutions were for me to basically fully disable all windows security and open about 20 seperate ports. All of which failed and I still was unable to connect to anything through origin.

Then they had the nerve to send me e-mails telling me my case was closed.

And I’m supposed to buy this game, on the hopes that they actually fixed that problem? According to the EA forums, many people had the exact same issue and it was never resolved.


On October 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm

@ SupremeAllah

That’s exactly why there calling it a success, a lot of these issues people where having have now been addressed and dice has a much better understanding of priority, we should see the majority of these issues resolved if not all of them, I have a lot of faith there will be minimal issues on release with fast fix’s a couple days off of release for the things they missed out on.


On October 18, 2011 at 11:01 am

There is just one word for this game, GREAT. You should really check out this review video about BF3.