Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups

The official website for Star Wars Battlefront is now accepting applications to participate in closed alpha testing of the upcoming Star Wars action game on Origin. Here's word, which does not offer any clues about how difficult it may be to get accepted: "Apply for your chance to join the Closed Alpha and help us prepare for the release of Star Wars™ Battlefront™ starting on November 17, 2015 in North America. Available for Origin on PC only, the purpose of the Star Wars Battlefront Closed Alpha is to perform a number of technical tests that will help the team at DICE as they continue the development of the game." MP1st has details from an email to prospective applicants saying that testing will begin on July 2nd after a day to preload, and they also have these system requirements, which only apply to this test:

  • CPU: Quad Core CPU e.g. Intel Core i5-2300 @ 2.8 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit operating system required)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 with 2 GB of Video Memory
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Jun 27, 2015, 09:36
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 27, 2015, 09:36
Jun 27, 2015, 09:36
 Slick
 
wait, there isn't only 2 heros, we've already been shown 3:

-luke
-vader
-boba fett

and there's probably more than 3. why would they spoil every hero in a dumb teaser trailer?
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Jun 26, 2015, 23:06
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 23:06
Jun 26, 2015, 23:06
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 22:11:
The price is a bit high but it'll release right in time for the early Christmas shopping sale-a-thon which will bring the deals with it.

With Episode VII just around the corner? Keep dreaming. And even if the base game should budge ever so slightly, you can betcha ass that they will not move an inch with the premium pass or other DLC scam packs (which will be all but required if you want to have a decent MP experience).
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Jun 26, 2015, 22:11
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 22:11
Jun 26, 2015, 22:11
 
The lack of a single player campaign is not that much of a negative, you play through it once and then it just sits there taking up a huge chunk of space on your hard drive. The price is a bit high but it'll release right in time for the early Christmas shopping sale-a-thon which will bring the deals with it.
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Jun 26, 2015, 20:49
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 20:49
Jun 26, 2015, 20:49
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CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 20:37:
fighting the AT-ATs requires real teamwork which just did not happen (and won't ever happen on public servers either if you have any kind of experience with this shitty series). So the rebs lost each round because they could not coordinate their attacks in the way intended by the game.

that's just objective-based games. It takes people a bit of time to realize how to use teamwork to get objectives. Look at any RUSH map in battlefield, teamwork happens out of the blue on pub servers all the time, just takes some time for people to figure out the map, the mechanics, and wtf is going on. It's always a clusterfuck of chickens with their heads cut off at launch, no one has a clue what's going on.
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Jun 26, 2015, 20:47
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 20:47
Jun 26, 2015, 20:47
 Slick
 
and with the paltry amount of content, i think we can all agree that the quality of that content sets a very high bar. I mean, it's a lot easier to iterate on a new class when to build that character is 500 polygons, instead of 50,000 polygons. There is obviously a huge step up in visual (and audio) fidelity, that much is undeniable. And when the assets have to look at least *this* good to ride, then it's just going to take longer to build assets from scratch up to that level of quality. and time is something they just don't have.

this is clearly a case of: "it is what it is". small amount of high quality game that was on a big time constraint.

I'd be more concerned with weather the game plays at all and doesn't burst into flame on launch with such a short development cycle.
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Jun 26, 2015, 20:41
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 20:41
Jun 26, 2015, 20:41
 Slick
 
I've been summoned?

So looks like this is a total rush job, no real way to deny that. It's a paltry amount of content if you compare it to previous releases in both the Battlefront series, and in DICE Sweden's previous releases. I'd be very upset if they don't plan some free DLC to roll out on BEFORE they do their season pass stuff... I think it can be forgiven if that's the case. They obviously got handed this contract too late to have a well fleshed-out development cycle to really just create tons of new content. I mean, everything in this universe is from scratch. So it's a lot of work, and with their timeline, not a lot of time to do it in. I think that much is obvious.

Again, this is all public knowledge, they aren't hiding the fact that they only have 8 maps, 2 heros (is that confirmed? surely there's more?), 4 planets, 4 classes etc etc. they aren't pulling the wool over anyone's eyes. There's no bait-and-switch.

But especially comparing it to the likes of DICE Sweden's last game, BF4, the amount of content is just not in the same league at all. these are just the game modes for BF4. There's a lot to do in that game.

Although Battlefront's co-op stuff looks mildly interesting, i don't really care for shooting AI but i know alot of people do, so i guess that's something.

*also i will be eternally grateful if anyone can somehow hook me up with alpha access ^_^
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Jun 26, 2015, 20:37
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 20:37
Jun 26, 2015, 20:37
 
Angry Joe got hands-on time with SWBF at E3 and at least he had the guts to tell it like it is (unlike all the other game "journalist" (LOL) sheep)). It "won" his most disappointing game of E3 award for sucking. The Hoth map is supposed to be tiny and the flying is apparently really lame because of the shitty controls and due to the small map size since all you can do is only fly back and forth in an infinite loop over the tiny battlefield.
And fighting the AT-ATs requires real teamwork which just did not happen (and won't ever happen on public servers either if you have any kind of experience with this shitty series). So the rebs lost each round because they could not coordinate their attacks in the way intended by the game.

So... $60 for the shitty retextured BF4/BFH mod plus at least $60 for premium (maybe more this time as EA have announced an "aggressive" DLC plan)... I really don't know anymore what has to happen before people finally get a clue. Does EA really have to put the proverbial turd in the box before people will stop preordering their crappy overpriced pieces of shit games?
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Jun 26, 2015, 19:54
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 19:54
Jun 26, 2015, 19:54
 
From what I've been following of the game it seems pretty accurate but regardless the game is going to print money for EA, even if they make the game only have "one click play" match making and instanced servers people on the PC will begrudgingly buy it.
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Jun 26, 2015, 18:22
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 18:22
Jun 26, 2015, 18:22
 
A lot of the stuff on that list is either not confirmed or not true.
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Jun 26, 2015, 17:54
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 17:54
Jun 26, 2015, 17:54
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 16:38:
ASeven wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 16:16:
This image is relevant. DICE has a way to fuck up every game they touch lately.

Hey Slick, where are ya buddy? This is exactly what I'm fucking talking about. Bang for the buck was much better a decade ago when companies weren't designing their games to nickel and dime players into poverty.

It doesn't matter, as soon as they released actually game footage the people who had their pitchforks raised over everything on that list cast them aside and started throwing money at their screen. At least that's the overwhelming reaction I observed on the battlefront sub reddit.
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Jun 26, 2015, 17:02
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 17:02
Jun 26, 2015, 17:02
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 16:16:
This image is relevant. DICE has a way to fuck up every game they touch lately.

This needs to be posted everywhere. This is exactly the kind of horse shit they're hocking now.
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Jun 26, 2015, 16:38
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 16:38
Jun 26, 2015, 16:38
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 16:16:
This image is relevant. DICE has a way to fuck up every game they touch lately.

Hey Slick, where are ya buddy? This is exactly what I'm fucking talking about. Bang for the buck was much better a decade ago when companies weren't designing their games to nickel and dime players into poverty.
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Jun 26, 2015, 16:27
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Jun 26, 2015, 16:27
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 16:16:
This image is relevant. DICE has a way to fuck up every game they touch lately.
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups
Jun 26, 2015, 16:16
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 16:16
Jun 26, 2015, 16:16
 
Yep, Nope.

They're probably sending invites to youtubbers
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups
Jun 26, 2015, 16:16
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 16:16
Jun 26, 2015, 16:16
 
This image is relevant. DICE has a way to fuck up every game they touch lately.
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Jun 26, 2015, 15:36
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 15:36
Jun 26, 2015, 15:36
 
nin wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 15:35:
The official website for Star Wars Battlefront is now accepting applications to participate in closed alpha testing

Oh cool!


on Origin.

Aaaaand fuck you!


is this news to you? that an ea game is on origin?
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups
Jun 26, 2015, 15:36
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 15:36
Jun 26, 2015, 15:36
 
lol what did you expect nin, it's an EA game
You can't apply for the Alpha anyways
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups
Jun 26, 2015, 15:35
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 15:35
Jun 26, 2015, 15:35
 
hrm looks like you get in instantly if youre selected. Game gets added to your origin library.
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups
Jun 26, 2015, 15:35
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 15:35
Jun 26, 2015, 15:35
 nin
 
The official website for Star Wars Battlefront is now accepting applications to participate in closed alpha testing

Oh cool!


on Origin.

Aaaaand fuck you!

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Jun 26, 2015, 15:34
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Re: Star Wars Battlefront Alpha Signups Jun 26, 2015, 15:34
Jun 26, 2015, 15:34
 
Yeah, all the gaming news sites are getting this wrong.

You can't just go there and sign up, people were getting invitations based on being on their newsletter mailing list or some such. It seems that if you were not selected by them already, you are not eligible to submit an application for the closed alpha.
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