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rudedog
11-26-09, 06:42 AM
Hey all,


We wanted to update you, and slow the flood of tweets, on questions surrounding the BFBC2 PC Beta being cancelled. I'll get right to it and say "the BFBC2 PC Beta is not cancelled". Now this all started due to changes made to an earlier blog that removed the PC Beta from the details and the reason for this was the plan changed. With the huge success of the PS3 Beta we decided to drastically increase the PC Beta's capacity to insure as many people as possible could participate. Unfortunately this meant we had to delay the Beta to very early next year giving us more planning time to make it happen and implement more optimizations.

Here is a recap of the current PC features, and we can now confirm DX11 support with more details to come later!

PC Enhanced Features

* Up to 32 Players on PC (24 on consoles) - Play with up to 32 players online in the biggest multiplayer Maps in Battlefield. Each with a different tactical and gameplay focus set across a variety of environments.
* Full DirectX 9, 10 & 11 Support - Immerse yourself in the Battlefield world as Frostbite engine brings tanks, helicopters and explosions to vivid life on your PC. The game will fully support Windows XP, Vista, and 7 with new tech that further improves things like lighting and shadows.
* Enhanced Gameplay - The PC version also includes wide peripheral support like Joysticks for flying, NVDIA 3D Vision, Logitech LCD Keyboards and VoIP Support plus a variety of specific features tailored for PC play.
* Friend Support - Find your friends online with the new buddy list to see if and who is online so you can quickly join their game.
* Dedicated Ranked Server - Everyone gets non-stop action with no connection penalties based on some other player's internet. Ranked Server Provider program will give players opportunity to rent their own server(s) located in professional grade datacenters, ability to modify settings like map rotation, create reserved slots for friends or clan members, kick & Ban players, and custom name your ranked server.
* Clan Support & Private Servers - Independent Clan Tag, and ability to rent servers for hosting and controlling private password protected competitive servers with expanded control over the settings from public ranked servers.
* PC Squad Play System - Updated from previous Battlefield PC titles now gives control of your squad before heading into combat.

- source http://blogs.battlefield.ea.com/battlefield_bad_company/archive/2009/11/25/the-pc-beta-sky-is-falling-not.aspx

K007
11-26-09, 07:16 AM
interesting dx11...

i like the 32 idea, i know 64 is nice but sometimes the maps are so massive that it doesn't fill up and its just chaos...

Burnt_Ram
11-26-09, 07:22 AM
bummer, i was hoping to check this out sooner than later. ohwell it will be worth the wait i'm sure of that.

Logical
11-26-09, 08:07 AM
Gutted i have to wait but wth it will be worth it...

lIqUID
11-26-09, 09:41 AM
I've had this thing preordered for nearly 2 weeks now for pc, and I'm REALLY looking forward to the beta. I'll just play it on crap console until the real version arrives. It's not like the next month or so will drag by with holidays or anything anyways.

bacon12
11-26-09, 10:47 AM
I hope they take their time and get it right so when its released it will be the most awesome PC game in years.

Armed_Baboon
11-26-09, 05:07 PM
32 players is hopefully just the nominal or "default" cap. hopefully 64 and 48 player servers will be possible with a setting. This is normally the case I believe.

mojoman0
11-26-09, 07:48 PM
The maps aren't nearly as big as bf2 so 64 would be madness and 32 will be fine.

K007
11-27-09, 02:08 AM
ill be happy with 32 i think. anything more can just get too chaotic.

but game has dedicated servers so i am sure servers will be up for 64 as well, but i think 32 is where it will be popular.

again the option will be there, unlike the nazi rules in consoles.

SH64
11-27-09, 02:10 AM
wow what a surprise!!

NarcissistZero
11-28-09, 01:45 PM
Man I was really looking forward to the beta... Not much going on in December game-wise, pretty unusual.

There was so much in October and November it makes up for it.

NarcissistZero
11-28-09, 02:46 PM
I'm not really interested in other games like Borderlands, Dragon Age...

Hahaha... those are my two games of the year!

Different strokes and all that.

ATOJAR
11-28-09, 03:48 PM
Dang! .... Delayed :(

Massive BF series fan here, Cant wait for this ... Ill be happy with the gamestyle/play of BF2 with new maps, Updated GFX and some new weapons .... Anyway thats probabaly whats it is lol.

Oh well .... I think the wait will be worth it. :D

SH64
12-02-09, 09:24 PM
System Requirements
Minimum Specifications

* Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz
* Memory: 2GB
* Graphics Card: GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900
* Graphics Memory: 256MB
* Operating System: Windows XP
* Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2) / 10GB for Digital Version, 4GB for Disc Version (BF1943)

Recommended Specifications

* Processor: Quadcore
* Memory: 2GB
* Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 260
* Graphics Memory: 512MB
* Operating System: Windows Vista or Windows 7
* Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2) / 10GB for Digital Version, 4GB for Disc Version (BF1943)
http://worthplaying.com/article/2009/12/2/news/70639/

WOW a quad core CPU & GTX260 are recommended! ... guess i have to get a new laptop for BC2 :p

|MaguS|
12-02-09, 09:45 PM
I just gave the PS3 Beta a go and holy crap is the game fun. I am not a big Battlefield fan but this game was so fun. I will probably get the PC version but the PS3 version did not look or play bad at all. No performance problems and great smooth lag free online play.

Lot better then MW2, too bad it wont sell nearly as many copies.

mojoman0
12-02-09, 10:06 PM
DICE was just hired to do the multiplayer portion of the next Medal of Honor game FYI.

3 months away from BC2!

NarcissistZero
12-02-09, 10:24 PM
Watched the quick look of the beta and it looks ace.

Armed_Baboon
12-02-09, 10:44 PM
Visual comparison of gameplay depth: MW2 Vs BFBC2

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/6425/bc2vsmw2.jpg

rudedog
12-03-09, 05:34 AM
DICE was just hired to do the multiplayer portion of the next Medal of Honor game FYI.

3 months away from BC2!

Dice has been working on the MP side of the game for a while....

Also Not sure if anyone noticed, or new that Greg Goodrich, the new Executive Producer for the MOH franchise is from Dice and is a big PC fan.

mojoman0
12-16-09, 01:47 PM
New map gameplay! Panama Canal. This game is looking better and better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ9fTM-bC9Y&feature=player_embedded

adamove
12-16-09, 02:44 PM
sooo awesome game and map, specialy love the screen tearing and autoaim AWZOOOMM KICK ASS HYPE :afro2::captnkill::headexplode::headexplode:

How you can play like that?

mojoman0
12-16-09, 03:07 PM
if you're accustomed to thinking Halo is the best game in the universe. PC footage yet to be released.

ATi
12-16-09, 03:30 PM
sooo awesome game and map, specialy love the screen tearing and autoaim AWZOOOMM KICK ASS HYPE :afro2::captnkill::headexplode::headexplode:

How you can play like that?We don't we play on PC:p

NarcissistZero
12-16-09, 06:05 PM
That looks awesome.

I might... might... try and get into the multiplayer of this game. I do this every few years to make sure I still dislike multiplayer... last game was UT3.

ATi
12-16-09, 06:08 PM
That looks awesome.

I might... might... try and get into the multiplayer of this game. I do this every few years to make sure I still dislike multiplayer... last game was UT3.lol thats why you hate mp