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EA Responds to Battlefield 3 Server Shortage

“DICE is not shutting down servers,” says EA.

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EA Responds to Battlefield 3 Server Shortage

by on May 12, 2012

Gamers have been complaining about Battlefield 3 server scarcity in recent weeks. Since DICE implemented its private server rental program for Battlefield 3, official game servers have become harder and harder to come by. It led some to believe that DICE was shutting down servers, which EA explains is not the case.

“DICE will continue to add servers for Battlefield 3 for players who prefer DICE-hosted games” says EA.“DICE is not shutting down servers,” said EA in a statement to GameSpot. “If DICE-managed servers appear unavailable, it is because they have been rented and customized by players. DICE will continue to add severs and will reserve a percentage of servers for players who prefer to connect through DICE-hosted servers.”

“Custom Servers have always been extremely popular with Battlefield PC players. With Battlefield 3, we’ve introduced a Custom Servers program to console gamers. Response has been overwhelmingly positive. Custom Servers gives players the ability to tailor the settings and parameters of a given server, which directly affects gameplay. It also gives players more choice as they select which server and gameplay style they like best.”

Currently the price for a month of rental fees for a private server on the Xbox 360 is $25. You can tailor the server exactly how you want it, including game modes, admin privileges, and other customizable features.

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