To All Battlefield Fans


By now, many of you have probably heard about the next title in the Battlefield series, Battlefield Hardline. The Visceral Studio team has done an amazing job of bringing in a completely new concept while staying true to the Battlefield core gameplay pillars. I’ve been working with Visceral GM Steve Papoutsis and his team for several years on the cops vs. criminals concept and we think you guys are going to love it! We’ve always dared to try new settings and experiences with Battlefield and seeing this new one take shape is a long lasting dream come true.

That said, I want to be sure you all understand that introducing Hardline in no way means we’re done working on Battlefield 4. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Visceral team is leading the development of Hardline, while the DICE team continues to drive BF4. We are committed to giving you the best BF4 experience possible.

Let me tell you about a few ways we’re going to continue to improve the BF4 experience.

Continued Support: There are dedicated BF4 teams in Stockholm, Uppsala and LA that will continue to address any issues that might occur. But more importantly will also look to make significant additions to the game.

Netcode Patch: We are also working on a major update to the Battlefield 4 netcode.

Community Test Environment: We launched and are planning to expand our Community Test Environment. You can see the CTE as our labs environment in which we’ll continue testing out new additions, improvements etc. before we go live with them. We’re expanding the CTE program to give more and more players the chance to test new additions.

More Features: Other features rolled out recently such as Squad Join, Rent-A-Server and Loadout Presets, many which have been directly requested by you in the community. This trend will continue.

The games we develop are services. We focus on taking care of the games post launch, delivering new content to those of you who want it and always working hard to increase quality of play. We also continue to work hard to keep investing in areas where you tell us you see opportunities for improvements and new features.  Yes, we’re very excited to partner with Visceral on the development of Battlefield Hardline, but ongoing work to refine and enhance BF4 remains a top priority.

Best regards,
Karl Magnus Troedsson, DICE VP & Group GM

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Battlefield Hardline Coming This Fall


On behalf of everyone at EA and Visceral Games, I’m fired up to confirm our next project – Battlefield Hardline. This is a brand new series in the Battlefield franchise, set against the backdrop of a genre we all love – the war on crime and the battle between cops and criminals.

Several years ago, I was at an internal EA meeting in Barcelona with creative leaders from across the company. It was here I met Karl Magnus Troedsson, the GM of DICE, for the first time, and we immediately began talking about games. I’ve always loved Battlefield and KM was a huge fan of Dead Space, so we started talking about different ways we could work together, different ways we could take Battlefield and action games in a new direction. And from that point, the project that would become Battlefield Hardline was born.

I wish I could tell you more now – more about the ways we are adding new twists and turns to the foundation of Battlefield multiplayer, more about how we’re bringing our strengths at Visceral to single player. But the wait won’t be too long – we’re looking forward to sharing more with you on June 9.

Stay tuned for more information about Battlefield Hardline at E3 and sign up for updates at our web site www.battlefield.com/hardline.

Thanks,
Steve Papoutsis
General Manager, Visceral Games
Executive Producer, Battlefield Hardline
@leveluptime

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A New Way to Acquire Battlepacks


Starting today, we are introducing a new way to acquire Battlepacks, the bundles of content that provide a mix of in-game items including accessories, emblem shapes, profile pictures, dog tags, XP boosts, knives, and paints. Battlepacks can still be earned through normal gameplay progressions, but we are now giving players the option to purchase Battlepacks as a shortcut to catch up with their friends on the Battlefield.

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Learn more about Battlepacks

Bronze, Silver and Gold Battlepacks will be available for purchase at Origin.com, Battlelog.com, through the in-game store, at Xbox Live Marketplace and at the PlayStation Store. Pricing will be $1 for Bronze Battlepacks, $2 for Silver Battlepacks, and $3 for Gold Battlepacks.

If you have any questions or comments about Battlepacks, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


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Minecraft on Xbox One, PS4, and PS Vita soon!

NEWMINECRAFT

Hello!

We’re finally able to share news about Minecraft on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Playstation Vita.

Apologies for the delay, but putting Minecraft on new consoles is a serious business. People have been using phrases like “logistically-speaking,” “infinite terrain,” and “platform parity”  for months now.

We’ve decided that letting current players upgrade for a small fee is the best way to show our appreciation. If you’re a new crafter who’s looking to pick up Minecraft in the next few months – welcome!

We hope this post makes you happy!

Owen – @bopogamel

xbone

  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released on Xbox Live Marketplace in August. It brings significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance than Xbox 360 Edition.
  • It will include all the features from the most recent Xbox 360 title update.
  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will cost $19.99.
  • If you’ve bought Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition from Xbox Live Marketplace, or played online with the disc version, you will be able to upgrade to Xbox One Edition for $4.99.
  • You will be able to upgrade for a minimum of a year after the release date.
  • Players with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition saves will be able to import their worlds to Xbox One. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to transfer saves from Xbox One to Xbox 360. We can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems.
  • Cross platform play will not be possible between Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
  • Many, but not all, of the DLC skins and texture packs you’ve purchased for Xbox 360 Edition will be available for use in Xbox One Edition. We’d like to say all your DLC would transfer, but some of the items are trapped in licensing deals that are too boring to get into here. We’ll have more on this soon.

 

PS4VITA

  • Minecraft: Playstation 3 + Vita Edition will be available on the PSN in August.
  • It will include all the features from the most recent Playstation 3 version, including online play on Vita.
  • If you’ve bought Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition from PSN you’ll be able to upgrade for free.
  • We are working closely with Sony Computer Entertainment to look into ways to enable upgrade from the Blu-ray disc version of Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition to Minecraft: Playstation 3 and Vita. We’ll have more info on this closer to release.
  • This means everyone who has bought Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition from PSN will get it on Vita for free. Those fluent in Sony-speak might refer to the deal as “Cross-buy.”
  • Minecraft: Playstation 3 + Vita Edition will cost $19.99.
  • It doesn’t matter if you buy for PS3 or Vita first, you own the game for both platforms.
  • Saves are transferrable between the Playstation 3 and Vita versions of Minecraft. You will be able to craft at home on your Playstation 3, then continue on the bus/toilet with your Playstation Vita.
  • All of the DLC you’ve purchased for Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition will work on Playstation 3 + Vita Edition.

 

ps4

  • Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition will be released on the PSN in August. It brings significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance than Playstation 3 + Vita Edition.
  • It will include all the features from the most recent Playstation 3 version.
  • Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition will cost $19.99.
  • If you’ve bought Playstation 3 Edition from the Playstation Network you will be able to upgrade for $4.99.
  • You will be able to upgrade for a minimum of a year after the release date.
  • We are working closely with Sony Computer Entertainment to look into ways to enable upgrade from the Blu-ray disc version of Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition to Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition. We’ll have more info on this closer to release.
  • Players with Playstation 3 Edition or Playstation 3 + Vita Edition saves will be able to import their worlds to Playstation 4. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to transfer your saves from Playstation 4 to Playstation 3/Vita. There are technical reasons for this; we can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems.
  • Cross-platform play will not be possible between Playstation 3 + Vita Edition and Playstation 4 Edition.
  • Many, but not all, of the DLC skins and texture packs you’ve purchased for Playstation 3 Edition will be available for use in Playstation 4 Edition. We’d like to say all your DLC would transfer but some of the items are trapped in licensing deals that are too boring to get into here. We’ll have more on this soon.

Thanks for reading everybody!


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Minecraft snapshot 14w21b

Update: Snapshot 14w21b has been released to fix an item frame crash.

Small snapshot this week for some optimizations and bugfixes!

Notable changes:

  • Bugfixing.
  • Optimizations.
  • Notability intensified.

Bugs fixed:

  • [Bug MC-99] – Skins Sometimes Disappear After Death
  • [Bug MC-30192] – stat.useItem.<Item#> glitching with scoreboard
  • [Bug MC-30877] – Crops (Wheat/Carrots/Potatoes) not popping off in light level 0
  • [Bug MC-48376] – Baby chicken hitbox taller than 1/2 block
  • [Bug MC-48735] – Villager and farmer inventory gets corrupted causing farmers to no longer plant crops
  • [Bug MC-48739] – Killing zombie villager aggravates zombie pigmen
  • [Bug MC-50046] – Mobs not responsive after player death
  • [Bug MC-50821] – Cats and dogs teleporting into transparent-solid blocks (redstone_bloc, glowstone, TNT), causing them to suffocate
  • [Bug MC-51238] – Tamed Ocelots (cats) Run away from Player
  • And many more that weren’t on the bug tracker! Did we mention you should report bugs to the bug tracker?

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w21b/minecraft_server.14w21b.jar

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// The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams


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Minecraft snapshot 14w21a

Small snapshot this week for some optimizations and bugfixes!

Notable changes:

  • Bugfixing.
  • Optimizations.
  • Notability intensified.

Bugs fixed:

  • [Bug MC-99] – Skins Sometimes Disappear After Death
  • [Bug MC-30192] – stat.useItem.<Item#> glitching with scoreboard
  • [Bug MC-30877] – Crops (Wheat/Carrots/Potatoes) not popping off in light level 0
  • [Bug MC-48376] – Baby chicken hitbox taller than 1/2 block
  • [Bug MC-48735] – Villager and farmer inventory gets corrupted causing farmers to no longer plant crops
  • [Bug MC-48739] – Killing zombie villager aggravates zombie pigmen
  • [Bug MC-50046] – Mobs not responsive after player death
  • [Bug MC-50821] – Cats and dogs teleporting into transparent-solid blocks (redstone_bloc, glowstone, TNT), causing them to suffocate
  • [Bug MC-51238] – Tamed Ocelots (cats) Run away from Player
  • And many more that weren’t on the bug tracker! Did we mention you should report bugs to the bug tracker?

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w21a/minecraft_server.14w21a.jar

Report bugs here:

// The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams


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Minecraft Realms is now available worldwide!

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Hello!

We’re proud to announce that Minecraft Realms for PC and Mac is now available worldwide!

Realms is the easiest way for you to host a Minecraft world online. You and your friends can work on an awesome creation, adventure into the depths, or play one of our featured mini-games with just a few clicks.

The servers are always available, and can be restored to an earlier point if something goes wrong.  Realms is run by Mojang and simple to set up.

Realms is currently only available for the PC/Mac version of Minecraft, though we’re planning on releasing it on other formats in the future. For more information, check minecraft.net/realms

// The Minecraft Realms team @danfrisk@mamirm@xlson, and @dmarby


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Premium Trailer: First Dragon’s Teeth Footage


The upcoming Battlefield 4 expansion Dragon’s Teeth will bring the all-out war of Battlefield 4 into new exciting vistas, together with new game modes, weapons, and gadgets. Now, you can get a taste of the first gameplay footage from Dragon’s Teeth in our new Battlefield 4 Premium trailer. Look closely for another glimpse into the future…


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Minecraft snapshot 14w20b

Update: Snapshot 14w20b has been released to fix mobs not spawning naturally.

This weeks snapshot brings many bugfixing, a little polishing and possibly even some hugs. Maybe. If you’ve been good.

Notable changes:

  • Caves now generate in deserts & mesas.
  • Added new /title command for ingame adventure-map chaptering.
  • Made tab-list more consistent and a little prettier when using health display objective.
  • Adjusting fly speed of spectator mode now works vertically too.
  • If you’re stuck outside the world border, you can now walk freely to go back inside.
  • Bunch of bugs fixed!
  • Removed the 4th dimension from blocks. This will be a mistake and we were sorry for any inconvenience it will not cause you.

Bugs fixed:

  • [Bug MC-8881] – Mobs treat any layered snow as non-solid
  • [Bug MC-26203] – Scoreboard: player does not appear in sidebar after setting initial score to zero
  • [Bug MC-44331] – Interacting with invalid villagers crashes the game
  • [Bug MC-45303] – Surface dungeons generating without spawner, chests, and most of floor
  • [Bug MC-46765] – Leaves, Block of Redstone, TNT and Glowstone cause suffocation damage
  • [Bug MC-47052] – Wither destroying barrier block
  • [Bug MC-48442] – Mob Dungeon spawning without floor / with broken chests / overwritten spawner
  • [Bug MC-49577] – Slime spawning
  • [Bug MC-50275] – Leads dont show knot on fence posts and cannot be right clicked
  • [Bug MC-50323] – Chest not openable with item frame on, standing too close
  • [Bug MC-50821] – Cats and dogs teleporting into leaves and rails, causing them to suffocate
  • [Bug MC-50852] – “/scoreboard players reset * objective” clears sidebar for other scoreboard objectives
  • [Bug MC-51776] – 32000 Command block character limit only works as a 16000 character limit within Minecraft
  • [Bug MC-52881] – Knockback distance incorrect, depends on login order
  • [Bug MC-53380] – Staying outside border makes you unable to move at all
  • [Bug MC-53469] – Sliders have incorrect values causing world to never be created (java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: n must be positive)
  • [Bug MC-54164] – footstep, hugeexplosion and largeexplode particles don’t appear
  • [Bug MC-54381] – /scoreboard players operation – Doesn’t work on a player that’s not on a scoreboard, but also does work
  • And many more that weren’t on the bug tracker! Did we mention you should report bugs to the bug tracker?

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w20b/minecraft_server.14w20b.jar

Report bugs here:

// The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams


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Minecraft snapshot 14w20a

This weeks snapshot brings many bugfixing, a little polishing and possibly even some hugs. Maybe. If you’ve been good.

Notable changes:

  • Caves now generate in deserts & mesas.
  • Added new /title command for ingame adventure-map chaptering.
  • Made tab-list more consistent and a little prettier when using health display objective.
  • Adjusting fly speed of spectator mode now works vertically too.
  • If you’re stuck outside the world border, you can now walk freely to go back inside.
  • Bunch of bugs fixed!
  • Removed the 4th dimension from blocks. This will be a mistake and we were sorry for any inconvenience it will not cause you.

Bugs fixed:

  • [Bug MC-8881] – Mobs treat any layered snow as non-solid
  • [Bug MC-26203] – Scoreboard: player does not appear in sidebar after setting initial score to zero
  • [Bug MC-44331] – Interacting with invalid villagers crashes the game
  • [Bug MC-45303] – Surface dungeons generating without spawner, chests, and most of floor
  • [Bug MC-46765] – Leaves, Block of Redstone, TNT and Glowstone cause suffocation damage
  • [Bug MC-47052] – Wither destroying barrier block
  • [Bug MC-48442] – Mob Dungeon spawning without floor / with broken chests / overwritten spawner
  • [Bug MC-49577] – Slime spawning
  • [Bug MC-50275] – Leads dont show knot on fence posts and cannot be right clicked
  • [Bug MC-50323] – Chest not openable with item frame on, standing too close
  • [Bug MC-50821] – Cats and dogs teleporting into leaves and rails, causing them to suffocate
  • [Bug MC-50852] – “/scoreboard players reset * objective” clears sidebar for other scoreboard objectives
  • [Bug MC-51776] – 32000 Command block character limit only works as a 16000 character limit within Minecraft
  • [Bug MC-52881] – Knockback distance incorrect, depends on login order
  • [Bug MC-53380] – Staying outside border makes you unable to move at all
  • [Bug MC-53469] – Sliders have incorrect values causing world to never be created (java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: n must be positive)
  • [Bug MC-54164] – footstep, hugeexplosion and largeexplode particles don’t appear
  • [Bug MC-54381] – /scoreboard players operation – Doesn’t work on a player that’s not on a scoreboard, but also does work
  • And many more that weren’t on the bug tracker! Did we mention you should report bugs to the bug tracker?

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/14w20a/minecraft_server.14w20a.jar

Report bugs here:

// The Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams


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