The much anticipated release of Star Wars: Battlefront is just around the corner, and you would think that Dice would be nearly finished with the development of the game, and by now only adding hidden Yoda qoutes and Wilhelm screams. Apparently not, because according to NeoGAF user, lllucio who also doubles as an Alpha tester, the game is basically broken, and will be until it launches this November.
The post claims, that compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, of which the user also tested, the current state of the latest Battlefront is much worse. Further accusations blame Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the developer having to rush the game before its release this December:
“I’ve been Alpha testing a few games and I can say Battlefront is a complete mess and is broken. Considering that their deadline for the game is in a few weeks and they still haven’t fixed the majority of the in game problems let alone the connection problem me and other testers were having, yes it’s going to be a mess. And even a day 1 patch won’t fix all of them, I don’t know too much outside what I played, but the game is indeed rushed and it’s all because of Episode 7 releasing this December.”
Before you do something you’ll regret, like cancelling your preorder, we have to keep in mind that this finger pointing against the game and the developer, hasn’t been backed by anyone. For all we know it could be the ramblings of a random guy on the internet with no connection to the alpha-testing at all. It’s not like no footage of the game has been released. There has been, and it doesn’t exactly look like something that’s fundamentally broken. In fact, it looks smooth and responsive.
However, with Dice’s history of mucking up its launches, with their games having more bugs than Antz, it would be an easy target for people who want to stir up turmoil. Even so, neither Dice or EA are likely to respond to these claims, so for now, the true state of Star Wars: Battlefront is most likely to be unveiled at its launch, November 17. And, we did manage to get some hands-on time with a demo back at E3 2015 which showed quite a bit of polish. Granted, it could have very well been a dolled-up vertical slice, but it showed promise.
But, with a flood of new alpha gameplay coming in, perhaps you can find some indications that the game maybe isn’t as polished as we have been led to believe. We have made it easy for you, and provided some real gameplay from Hoth above.