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Battlefield 3 Could Handle 256 Players if it Wanted to

by William Schwartz

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Patrick Söderlund of DICE recently claimed that Battlefield 3 could definitely handle 256 players like other first person shooters, eventhough we’re not likely to see this happen. After hearing the requests of gamers to incorporate larger groups onto the Battlefield, the CEO of DICE spoke about the capability to do so, and DICE’s decision to keep it at 64.

“We play tested with 128. You’ve got to make a game that’s fun to play. And, arguably, we think that the most fun you can have is when it’s between 32 and 40 players. And we’ve done substantial research into this and tested 128 and that it’s not fun. Maybe we haven’t done our design work good enough, but we just feel like there’s no point in going higher than 64.”

So there you have it, if you just can’t do with out a multiplayer game without over 100+ players, there’s always MAG.

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