If you were looking to play some Battlefield 3 on the PS3 and PC following on from the massive patch updates that went live recently, it looks like you are in for a big disappointment.
DICE has decided that today is the day when the patch finally becomes available on the Xbox 360, but the big problem here is that PS3 and PC gamers have to suffer due to DICE’s dodgy update system.
At the moment, the servers now firmly offline for both PC and PS3 versions, as we guessing the patch is rolling out at this very moment on Xbox Live. We’ve seen a long list of complaints and queries though to the official Battlefield Twitter page, asking why the PS3 and PC servers are offline too.
We too are wondering why DICE feels the need to switch everything off every single time whenever a patch update is rolled out. Could they not have designed the game in a way in which a respective platform would be unaffected if it doesn’t need updating? Surely this is a common sense issue here and a move which would obviously be of great convenience to BF3 owners.
Let’s hope the downtime doesn’t last long, but it is a little bit frustrating you can imagine. Xbox 360 users on the other hand cannot wait soon enough for this patch to land. If you want to get a full heads-up on the changes that are coming your way, you can check out our previous report here. You can look forward (or not) to some serious changes to chopper gameplay, as well as the fact that tanks can now be destroyed much more easier if you’re not careful.
If you are currently seeing the EA Online error on PS3 or PC, let us know your thoughts on DICE’s tactics to shut down the entire servers across all platforms.
UPDATE: According to the official EA server page, the PC servers are back online so that’s good. PS3 users are still out of luck though as servers are still down. Keep checking the status to find out when you can play again.
UPDATE 2: Looks like PS3 is back up too now.