A lot of fans have questions about the development team behind Star Wars: Battlefront. A common complaint is that they just don’t seem to be communicating well with the fans/players in regard to the game, status of changes, and other important details. When it comes to communities like this, communication is very important, as we learned with SWTOR. When they had community managers in place to help facilitate questions and concerns, as well as announcements between the developers and the players. It’s an important job.
Star Wars: Battlefront seems to be lacking in the official community manager department and it’s affecting how some players see the game, as well as their opinion of the professionalism of DICE and EA. Some think it gives the impression the developers don’t care and it’s left others wondering if DICE was even still on the project.
This tweet from DICE’s Dennis Brannvall confirms:
@LukeMoonkiller I princip alla som jobbade på det innan launch. 🙂
— Dennis Brännvall (@DICE_FireWall) January 8, 2016
Translated, it means “In principle, everyone who worked on it before launch. :)” in response to the question of how many people from DICE are still working on the game at this time.
So that confirms that DICE is indeed, still on the team, and we know that other countries take more holiday and time away than the US market typically does, but that doesn’t fix the problem with lack of communication. The radio silence clearly has fans upset and with a big name like Disney behind it, you’d think they would do a little better to quell those fears and concerns.
What are your thoughts on how Disney, EA and DICE are handling this particular project?