Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Won’t Restrict Party Chat

December 10, 2009 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

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For me one of the worst things about Modern Warfare 2 is the fact that they decided to restrict party chat on most playlists, meaning that we have to mute people or suffer each match in the company of screaming 12 year-olds (who shouldn’t even be playing the game in the first place, but we’ll leave that for today). If Microsoft has allowed one developer do this then what’s to say it won’t open the floodgates for other developers to block party chat?

Dice’s Gordon Van Dyke recently told MTV that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 won’t be putting this restriction in place, so you’re free to talk to your friends in the privacy of party chat.

“We are ok with [party chat]. We haven’t taken a stance, being against it and feeling like people are cheating,” he said. “Is it worth putting a restriction on it that affects everybody?

“I don’t think [cheating with party chat is] that big of an issue, that I’ve seen, where we have to worry about that.”

The guy talks sense. I don’t see why the rest of us should suffer just because of a minority of people that abuse the system. I and my friends have never, for example, used party chat to give the locations of the other team after dying on a ‘Search and Destroy’ match. The problem just isn’t as big as Infinity Ward think, and it’s putting people off playing their game because a few people have to ruin it for everyone else.

The only problem is that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 might not turn out to be all that good, although the first one wasn’t half bad so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt for now