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DICE on Bad Company 2 Servers

Eurogamer has word from DICE producer Gordon Van Dyke who explains that DICE makes "no profit" from the rental of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 servers, saying they are not publicly distributing dedicated server software to "protect the game's integrity on PC." While saying, "This does not earn DICE a profit," he leaves open the door to future policy changes by adding: "But we will see where the game goes and support it post launch."

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36. Re: DICE on Bad Company 2 Servers Jan 16, 2010, 05:16 Jerykk
 
What I said was that rather than complaining , vote with your wallet.

Except complaining and voting with your wallet are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they usually go hand-in-hand.

I'm saying take a look at it for what they were trying to do, make a code base that is easy to maintain. Does it Suck that Dedicated servers and Mods aren't there? Yes. Is it understandable as to why it was done? My opinion on that is "yes," as well.

I, as well as everyone else here, understand perfectly why they are doing this.

1) Putting effort into a PC port takes time and money. Adding as few PC-exclusive features as possible saves them time and money.
2) Not allowing gamers to host their own servers gives EA and DICE more control. More control for them means less choice for us. Without modding tools, we can't make custom maps. Without console commands, we can't tweak the game to our liking. Without public dedicated servers, we can't play the game the way we want to play it. If we want to get new features or content, we have to wait (and pay) for official DLC. More control and more profits.

Nobody thinks that they're doing this solely to piss off PC gamers. That would be stupid. They're doing it because they think they can save and make more money this way.

It's important to recognize the difference between understanding something and accepting it. They don't go hand-in-hand.

This comment was edited on Jan 16, 2010, 05:18.
 
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