Battlefield 2 Summary
Being what most would consider a “hardcore” fan of the Battlefield series, I found that what little confidence I had in Dice was shattered after they closed their New York offices, where Trauma Studios, who created the most popular modification for Battle.
Venerable online matchmaking client GameSpy will shutdown on May 31, news which was met with dismay by fans of older games. Some good news for those still playing Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 2, and Battlefield 2142, though, as the confirmed that EA is working on transitioning those titles to new servers.
By the end of next month the matchmaking services of GameSpy, and that means a number of PC titles won't function properly or at all online. Exactly how far-reaching is the GameSpy service?
Reddit has put together a doomsday list that includes the likes of Halo, Star Wars: Battlefront, Stronghold, the Battlefield series, Crysis, Tom Clancy titles and Quake.
The PC version of Minecraft has passed 12M units sold, passing the sales figures of such classic games as Half-Life, Battlefield 2 and Starcraft.
The Battlefield series may be on its way to those awkward teen years, but creator DICE is twice the IPs age at 20. General manager Karl Magnus Troedsson is celebrating at GDC Europe today.
Since it debuted the series has "served" over 50 million players, and the studio is "in love" as ever with their "core franchise." A 'Premium Edition' is rumoured to commemorate hitting 10.
EA general manager Ben Cousins reveals their Battlefield Play4Free game cost them "just over" 5 percent of Battlefield 3's budget - production and marketing.
Costs were kept low by using Bad Company 2 weapons and Battlefield 2 maps, which was decided to give people "familiarity", and it's out of 'paranoia' too.