Ea promising the new battlefield “will work” at launch is a hilarious admission of past failures and sets an incredibly low bar. It also means nothing, since every $60 game is supposed to work on day one, and it pretty consistently doesn’t happen.
Remember kids, don’t preorder. These companies promises mean nothing and you won’t know the quality of a game until its out.
Yeah, it’s not a great sign when the best selling point your marketing department can come up with is “It’s technically a viable piece of software!”
Also, the part I bolded up there is something I’ve been saying for years, and something I will continue to scream from the mountaintops until my goddamned lungs bleed out. Unless there’s going to be some kind of massive shortage (which you have no way of knowing ahead of time), there’s literally zero benefit to pre-ordering games. All you’re doing is wasting your money on something you haven’t even seen, with no guarantee that it will be remotely good, functional, or will even come out at all. And in the process, you’re sending a message for all of us to the big game companies that we’re credulous, uncritical saps who will throw our money away based on nothing but empty promises. You’re telling them that we care so little about our purchases that not only do we not demand quality games, we don’t even require that a game exist for us to salivate over it and fire our money at the companies with a circus cannon. Please. Stop. Exercise some patience and restraint. For all of our sakes.
games that are preordered usually end up as messy pieces of shit. We need to tell game companies that we deserve better. Take DayZ for example. That is one of the the worst, and is one of the most broken games I have seen in a while, and the people who made it are seeling it as a game? God damn.