Fans recently have been letting out collective hollers in anguish as Battlefield: Bad Company 2‘s servers have failed to work for the majority of gamers! Today a status update was released to calm worried owners of the destructible environment sporting first-person shooter. Read more for the damage report.
The report is in, it turns out Xbox 360 and PC gamers will suffer the worst at this time. While all three platforms, Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3, have suffered outages the PS3 servers have been restored and should be fully functioning from here on out. The team asks players to bear with them as the PC servers should be back online soon once they have been restarted, and the Xbox 360 servers as well.
The EA team “sincerely apologize[s] for the inconvenience” and cite that although a “major” infrastructure was set up for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, peak traffic this weekend was “400% higher than any other Battlefield peak simultaneous users”. While the team works on fixing this major overload, some fans are patient and happy to have such a response issued. Other fans however point to the amount of pre-orders questioning why such a huge demand couldn’t have been calculated ahead of release.
I am unsure at this point if EA could have predicted the amount of people who would play online, however my personal experience as a gamer is that a lot of games like Killzone 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV have suffered similar fates during launch. Anticipating server demand may be an all around industry issue and not necessarily an evil scheme against gamers. I could be wrong about that but either way, sit tight people, there are dedicated teams working hard to get the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 experience online again!