Following reports of a highly problematic Battlefield 3 launch, Electronic Arts has sent us a note to say things are much better. The game was plagued with server issues which EA blamed on an overwhelming amount of players, but the publisher says that server stability is almost at 99% now, which should ensure everyone stays online.
“We are happy to report that we had a great weekend with server stability at roughly 98.9%,” said EA’s Pete Nguyen. “While some players experienced intermittent outages of online services due to high volume, internal estimates show that servers and service stabilized, ensuring that players were connected and enjoying the game.
“With a commitment to support the game as a software service, EA is listening to consumer feedback and is making daily updates and improvements to ensure an optimal online experience for all. With such huge interest in the game, demand outstripped even our best expectations coming out of the beta. This is an evolving process that we are committed to improving.”
Server stability is something I can understand. Broken online passes are not excusable, since they’re a problem that never needed to be there. Still, at least those who weren’t unfairly locked out of the multiplayer can at least get on.