Battlefield 3, a new first-person shooter video game has been launched by EA and DICE.The game has hit the ground running with great sales numbers, as per the reports with a slew of online problems. The game, that was released on Oct. 25, was a hit with some bugs and problems in the first weekend,as per the Kotaku reports.
Gamers were being blocked from going online and joining multiplayer games. Other players were booted mid-game all due to server issues. But then too, these faults didn’t stop Battlefield 3 from shipping more than about 10 million copies of the game, according to EA sports, with more than 2.2 million players logging in to play online as reported during the weekend.
EA has yet to say what exactly was the cause of these server and other online issues which caused the problem. Though EA sports, is saying the popularity of the game and its online multiplayer is the cause of the overloading of its servers. The simultaneous influx of more than 2 million players set a record for “Peak Simultaneous Users,” as said by an EA sportsperson . “Regardless of the cause or platform, our online teams are standing by to identify the issues and addressed them as they arise. We will not rest until we’re at 100 percent.”
Battlelog. EA, however, is standing by Origin and claims the new service isn’t a cause of the problems. After days of maintenance and bugs, EA now says Battlefield 3‘s online features should be up and running smoothly.
Battlefield 3 has long competed with Activision’s franchise to be the best real-world, first-person shooter. Both games manufacturers are known for their single-player deathmatch games and campaigns and hugely popular online multiplayer offerings. Any delays occuring in the multiplayer can hamper the future success of Battlefield 3. These problems unfortunately aren’t entirely new.Earlier, Battlefield 3 held an open beta that had a tremendous amount of technical problems. Commenters have been quick to point out Battlefield‘s history of launch difficulties.
Still, if Battlefield 3 can overcome its launch problems and delivers an exciting multiplayer experience, EA stands ready to give Call of Duty a serious run for its money.