After months of uncertainty, DICE has lastly shared an replace in regards to the Rent a Server Program for Battlefield 5.
Since earlier than Battlefield 5’s launch, the developer has been particularly obscure about whether or not or not gamers can anticipate the return of Rent a Server Program (RSP) at or round launch.
Being in a position to hire your individual server has been a staple characteristic in Battlefield games, and it’s a key option to constructing communities across the game. Having entry to player-run servers additionally extends a game’s life past the top of its official assist. This is why, for instance, you’ll be able to simply nonetheless discover energetic Battlefield 4, 3, and even Bad Company 2 servers to at the present time.
But with Battlefield 5, DICE by no means gave a passable reply to those calls for a technique or one other. Until this week, when international neighborhood supervisor Dan Mitre determined to supply a clear – albeit disappointing – response in regards to the destiny of RSP.
“I’m going to keep it simple. You haven’t seen an update in our direction with RSP because we haven’t made a full decision internally whether or not we can deliver it,” Mitre wrote on Reddit.
“RSP wants to fulfill requirements and your expectations with the instruments we offer – that takes improvement assets. It additionally must make economical improvement sense – we will’t introduce a characteristic that finally ends up costing extra to maintain maintained than it returns (I do know that assertion will open up extra debate, and I encourage that, however that is the fact of the scenario).
“In different phrases, we don’t wish to impression improvement assets of important game high quality of life dedication and upcoming content material by routing staff bandwidth to RSP improvement. There’s additionally monetary implications right here that go effectively past my remit.”
The neighborhood supervisor then reiterated that RSP is just not utterly off the desk, however a last choice has but to be made. When that occurs, Mitre assured gamers it’ll be communicated formally.
“Our teams need to weigh this carefully and either commit fully to the service or not provide it at all,” he added.
The lack of player-run servers isn’t a large challenge proper now, particularly with the present state of Battlefield 5, however not having the choice will undoubtedly lower the lifetime of the game quick. Until we all know for sure, we’ll simply have to stay with official servers and hope for one of the best.