EA: Battlefield 3 servers not shutting down, they're being rented

An EA representative responded to reports that official EA and DICE servers for console versions of Battlefield 3 were being shut down and replaced by privately-run servers, telling Polygon, "DICE is not shutting down servers."

An EA representative responded to reports that official EA and DICE servers for console versions of Battlefield 3 were being shut down and replaced by privately-run servers, telling Polygon, "DICE is not shutting down servers."

Peter Van Nguyen, EA Games PR director, explained the semantic, yet important distinction, saying, "If DICE-managed servers appear unavailable, it is because they have been rented and customized by players.

"DICE will continue to add servers and will reserve a percentage of servers for players who prefer to connect through DICE-hosted servers," Nguyen added.

Though a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything thread with DICE community manager Daniel Matros included complaints from a number of players who couldn't find unaltered gametypes, Nguyen said response to custom servers has been "overwhelmingly positive." Still, he added, "We have enormous respect for the Battlefield community and are listening to the feedback. It is our #1 priority to ensure all players are having the best possible play experience."

More from Polygon

Hearthstone - Plague Quarter gameplay video

  • A guided video tour of an Unreal Tournament map

  • Freedom Planet gameplay video

  • Adventure Time trailer

  • Hearthstone: Naxxramas Overview

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker