Battlefield 2 has 1.2 million beta testers
8/10/2005 4:27:00 PM
You just can't hire a QA force like that. Here's a press release talking about how EA has sold over 1.2 million copies of Battlefield 2. Now let's get the game patched and working properly.
Battlefield 2 Breaks 1M Copies Sold Mark; Critically Acclaimed PC Action Game Takes the World by Storm
CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2005--Electronic Arts
(NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that, based on internal sell-in data, the
award-winning game Battlefield 2(TM) has sold more than 1.2M copies
worldwide. The critically acclaimed title boasts an average review
score of 91 at Metacritic.com, placing it alongside the best-rated
games of all time. Developed by Digital Illusions, the Battlefield
franchise has now sold over 7.2M copies worldwide.
Battlefield franchise has proven to be a phenomenal hit with audiences
worldwide," said Tom Frisina, Vice President and General Manager, EA
Partners. "As the sequel to one of the best loved PC action games of
all time, Battlefield 2 was one of the most anticipated games of the
year. Even in the face of high expectations, the game delivered on the
promise of the series and raises the quality bar for future titles in
Battlefield 2(TM) brings the intensity and
excitement of its predecessors -- Battlefield 1942(TM) and Battlefield
Vietnam(TM) -- to the modern era with virtual versions of the latest,
most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available.
In Battlefield 2, players choose to fight for one of three military
superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East
Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take
control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles or hone their skills against
improved enemy intelligence in the single-player campaign before
competing online with up to 64 players in some of the most intense
battles on the PC. Battlefield 2 showcases an all-new game engine and
physics system to bring the modern battlefield to life like never
before. The game also features immense, rich details, from city streets
to remote forests, in some of the most notorious hot spots around the
world. Enhanced team play allow players to enter the action on the
front lines as part of a formal squad, or work behind the scenes in
Commander Mode to direct the strategic assaults of their teammates.
With the new online character ranking and persistence, players increase
their rank and unlock awards, including new weapons, medals, and more.
2 is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $49.99. For more
information about the game, please visit http://battlefield2.ea.com.