Official Servers Make A Battlefield 3 Comeback

After it was discovered last week that the number of "official" DICE and EA Battlefield 3 servers on console had dropped significantly in the wake of a new rental scheme, the developer has moved to bring a large number of them back online.

We were told last week that no servers had gone offline; instead, DICE's own had been rented out to fans, who were customising game styles to their own whims. Sadly, that didn't appeal to the large numbers of people who wanted to play a "normal" game of Battlefield 3, so the developer has brought a ton of them back into the fold.

"You should see DICE-hosted servers up today", EA told VentureBeat. "I do not have the exact percentage or number of servers, but we'll continue to monitor this to make sure all players are having the best possible gameplay experience."

A search on PS3 turned up over 170 servers alone, all across the planet, so yeah, they're back.

EA returns official DICE servers to Battlefield 3 [VentureBeat]


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    I may be reading this wrong, but shouldn't it be "Official Battlefield 3 servers make a comeback"?

      Probably, seems to be the new Luke trend to not read his own work though

    Of course nobody liked the servers. They were controlled by rich kids with self-esteem issues.

    i didn't mind so much to be honest didn't even know lol but found it funny when i got kicked for making a awesome rocket shot and killed server admin and got kicked lol

      Lol, and that's why you don't rent servers out. Once a bunch of 12 year olds get hold of them, all hell breaks loose once they cop one kill.

    Good too many nob jockey servers of metro, Seine and bazaar with 500% tickets and try hard mlg wannabie clan members.

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