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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC beta delayed, new features revealed

By Matthew
Nov 30, 2009
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  1. According to a blog post by producer Gordon Van ****, DICE has delayed the PC beta for its upcoming military FPS, Battlefield: Bad Company 2. "With the huge success of the PS3 beta we decided to drastically increase the PC beta's capacity to insure as many people as possible could participate," Van **** said. On the bright side, that additional time will allow the developers to further polish the game, making it that much sweeter when it finally arrives. DICE now intends to release the PC beta "very early next year."

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  2. UglyChild

    UglyChild TS Rookie Posts: 34

    I played the beta on PS3 and MW2 can suck it. This game is far better.
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,059   +84 Staff Member

    :) I can honestly say I was waiting to see a comment like that. I haven't played either game. Would you mind sharing what you found to be better about BFBC2, UglyChild (or anyone else who has played both)?
  4. codefeenix

    codefeenix TS Rookie Posts: 40

    I have high hopes for BFBC2 on the PC, i hope it can bring me back to FPS's
  5. matchu

    matchu TS Enthusiast Posts: 111

    sweeet. another game to add on my must-get list. i personally prefer playing FPS on pc anyways. The mouse has always felt more natural to me than a gamepad... but that's just my humble opinion.
  6. jurrasstoil

    jurrasstoil TS Rookie Posts: 27

    The first one looked quite interessting, but i refuse to buy a console when i have a well equipped PC. I never read or heard why the first one wasn't ported to the PC, it's not like FPS play sooooo much better on with a controller...

    Well, good choice to bring the 2nd part to the PC, i think i'll give it a try.
  7. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    I like BFBC the first time, I am excited to see what it brings this time around.

    If it can capture the quality game play of Battlefield 2 that would be awesome. I am not a big fan of MW2, it just seems like a reskinned MW1. The maps are so so, and some of the weapons and perks are just really off of the wall. Heartbeat Sensors? Dual p90s? Nukes? C'mon.
  8. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    i really want this game too, i still don't know if i'll get i on PC or Console, maybe both ;)

    cheers!
  9. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    wow look its what MW2 was supposed to be lol. it looks awesome and i cant wait to play it.
  10. UglyChild

    UglyChild TS Rookie Posts: 34

    Huge maps and vehicles that you can drive.

    Game play require tactics and strategy, instead of fast finger and spray & pray.
  11. Moltar

    Moltar TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Finally a game that does it right and always has, BF I love you!
     
  12. lfg18

    lfg18 TS Rookie Posts: 86

    I haven't played this game, but it looks very nice, and i'm pretty sure that the graphics and the controls will be better than those of the console, It almost always happens in thet way, well of course as long as you have a capable PC, I think that I will sign up for the beta if i had the chance :)
  13. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 632

    Delays seem to be getting to a point of standardization in the gaming industry... sad really.
  14. saintbodhisatva

    saintbodhisatva TS Rookie Posts: 59

    hurray for another push in support of DX11.
  15. bonboy

    bonboy TS Rookie

    can't wait till the game finish polished. from the screenshot the game has an amazing graphic,soooo real,amazing,
    n i think this's the second game support dx 11 after dirt 2.
  16. Basher

    Basher TS Rookie Posts: 54

    I'll be looking forward to this. I played BF1942 (Mainly Desert Combat mod) and BF2 for quite a while. Hopefully they fix many of the flops those games eventually succumb to... such as terrible ability to admin the games.
  17. speeedy6

    speeedy6 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Playing the beta now and loving it!!!
  18. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    Wow this looks great! This is what MW2 should have included for the PC. I cannot wait to play the beta of this game when it becomes available for the PC. MW2 had the opportunity to include all these features and make it an amazing game but they missed it! This game looks awesome!!!!!!
  19. dellz

    dellz TS Rookie

    Im glad to see DICE dose not make console ports to pc , like infinty ward , who was too lazy to polish their game for their biggest support base the pc community . I have been a big fan of battelfield all my gamer days and this will be a must buy because it has all the things i was waiting from MW2 , i mean come on a PC FPS needs 32 player servers for MAX madness team deathmatches :D not 12 people IWcrap controled servers where 50 % you loose a game do to hackers or 3 man partys who leave mid game(its really annoying playing Search and Destroy 3 vs 6 =/ )
  20. yorro

    yorro TS Enthusiast Posts: 245

    WOW BF2 Can definitely revive PC-FPS after that MW2 debacle
  21. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 84

    Yay, a DX 11 game - now only to get a DX 11 compatible graphics card :p
  22. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    If that is a real in-game screenshot, this game looks amazing! I'm guessing it's no DirectX 11 only, so does anyone know what improvements the DirectX 11 mode brings to the game? Is it only the lighting and shadows, or do they use the new DirectCompute feature of DirectX 11 for stuff like physics?
  23. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,496   +304

    I have to admit that if that screenshot is in-game then it is going to look sweet! I also ask for the same info as fref, what does the DX11 mode bring extra?
  24. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    I am SO very happy to see that MW2 is not influencing other developers when bringing features to the PC for their games.

    MW2's "enhanced PC features" list:
    - Mouse!
    - Keyboard!
    - Console Pricing! (even though the Dev doesn't have to pay extra money to make it for the PC like they do for consoles)

    Thank you DICE for remembering why we game on the PC in the first place :)
  25. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    Hrm, the edit from the board didn't reflect on the page.

    Straight from the dev:
    Moriarte: Ignoring IW.net, is the PC version a direct port of the console version?
    Mackey-IW: No, PC has custom stuff like mouse control, text chat in game, and graphics settings.
    (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/11/pc-modern-warfare-2-its-much-worse-than-you-thought.ars)
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