I always feel a little twinge of pain whenever I hear about a game’s servers getting shut down. Regardless of whether or not I played the game myself, I get a feeling I imagine is similar to the one Obi-Wan got when Alderaan was taken out by the Death Star. That’s why I’m so happy to hear that DICE is quadrupling the number of Battlefield 3 servers for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, a move that should make the multitude of Battlefield players very happy – or at the very least, less frustrated.
On their official Battlefield blog, DICE announced that they’ve “heard your wish for more official DICE servers,” a wish that came about due to widespread difficulty in connecting to standard games. This started when DICE removed most of their official servers and allowed players to rent their own. Quick match would then take players and drop them into servers with radically different, customized rules when players were just looking for a normal game of Battlefield.
Dice clarifies that even with the additional servers, players can still get quick matched into private servers with customized setups. To get around this, players can enter DICE as a search term to ensure that they wind up on an official server using traditional rules.