DICE has posted on the PS Blog changes and additions made to Battlefield 3 based on beta feedback.
According to junior product manager Tommy Rydling, “hundreds of changes and additions,” are being made to the shooter just before it launches. Four of these were highlighted by Rydling, and are posted below:
- Improved Squad Functionality: There will be improved squad functionality in the retail game (including but not limited to): the ability to create squads prior to launching into a game, sticking with your squad when joining a game and continuing together through future games (if team balance on the server allows it), inviting friends to a squad, and changing squads once in game.
- More Accessible Settings Menu: The ability to modify your settings via the deploy screen has been added into the retail game.
- Improved Kill Cam: In the Open Beta, the Kill Cam would sometimes behave erratically. This has been fixed for the launch of the retail game.
- Netcode Optimization: The netcode is one of the many things that we tested as part of the Open Beta and it was not necessarily reflective of the final retail game. The DICE team appreciates, and has heard, the feedback you’ve provided and is further optimizing online play.
The entire post is over on the US PS Blog, and the infographic sporting all those billions and millions of crazy stats as been re-posted as well.
Battlefield 3 launches next week on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Hopefully, you’ve already practiced your “call in sick to work voice” for the occasion.