Battlefield 3 was released recently much to the satisfaction of many who have been keeping a strong eye on the news, myself included in that. However, this was inevitable and I wouldn’t be surprised if I called it in a previous article. The servers for multiplayer today had a bit of a problem and went down like a castle wall during a siege.
It’s not unusual to hear about this, but in the face of technology and the industry, this shows that even in these times of a “recession” the gaming industry is still going strong, and the servers of a highly-anticipated game going down is a testament to just how well something can do.
This has been a repeating trope for games for quite a while. The administrator of any server will tell you that a massive influx of people all at once will ruin your servers faster than if you took a jackhammer to its hard drive. Maybe the game developers will wisen up and start to tip off the server providers that what is basically the entirety of the American gaming community is going to be beating down their door.