The gaming community can often be described as “passionate” primarily because “frothingly and needlessly acidic about things that ultimately do not matter” is too long to type out, but even studios that have fumbled the ball deserve a break. That leads in to a joint request shared by the development studios behind the Battlefield series, which is telling players to stop with recent spates of harassment against members of its development team.
“Across all of our Battlefield Studios we are open to constructive feedback and criticism about our games,” reads part of the statement. “But to maintain a healthy and open dialogue with our community, we will protect our teams and people from toxicity and harassment. We believe this has no place inside our game or within the Battlefield community.”
Readers will remember that the series’ latest entry, Battlefield 2042, has not had the best launch, with sales that disappointed EA, gamers creating petitions to get refunds, rumors of a skeleton crew that were denied by EA, and ultimately some shifting gears to the next entry in the series while DICE’s general manager promised a singular focus on BF2042 – a promise that has been kept up through a total of four seasons to date.
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) May 12, 2023