[bf1942] EA just cancelled the SDK for BF2 game's engine that can be used to modify/create virtually

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Wed Mar 23 07:03:01 EST 2005

Andrew Von Niederhausern wrote:
> I guess the move to hold BF2 until july wasn't such a good idea :-)

Releasing an unfinished buggy game serves no one any good!

Just look at the Tribes 2 release, it was a great game, with a large 
fanbase from Starsige Tribes. But it was rushed out the door 6 months 
too early, resulting in frustrated players, and low sales (as the many 
rumors about bugs spread). They eventually fixed most of the bugs, but 
by then the game had lost all its publicity buzz, and wasnt attracting 
new players.

When EA pushes a game release 6 months further, they are infact 
dedicating investments into making the game better. (by which account 
Duke Nukem Forever will be the greatest game ever!)

Rant: The only thing that has me worried, is EA's appaling record for 
offering very limited online multiplayer gameplay options, few or none 
dedicated servers, no linux servers,..... but hey they cant do any worse 
than DICE when it comes to the laggy & sloppy ingame interface. (fx. not 
even focusing in the text box when prompting for passwords.)

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