The Rented Server Program, or RSP for short, is a topic that continues to be discussed with incredible passion across the Battlefield Community. Weâ€™ve talked a little about it previously, but weâ€™re now in a position where we can give you a more complete update.
Yes, take this as your confirmation that RSP is coming to Battlefield V and work is already underway.
The title of this Broadcast is â€śThe Evolution of RSPâ€ť and thatâ€™s an important factor to consider. As we progress, weâ€™ll be taking the RSP program as you know it and rebranding it as â€śPrivate Gamesâ€ť.
Weâ€™ve got a lot of information to cover, but letâ€™s hit the highlights first:
RSP is now rebranded as Private Games
Itâ€™s coming after this Summer
It will be available for all Battlefield V players
We plan to offer the base level of Private Games tools for FREE
Now letâ€™s dive into the nuts and bolts of Private Games.
Weâ€™ll be rolling out Private Games after this Summer to all Battlefield V owners, and development will evolve over time. Today, we want to detail what you can expect for the first release.
Private Games will grant you the ability to create your own Battlefield V server, directly from within the main menu, or through a browser via a new web service that weâ€™re creating. The servers that you create will remain online while there are people playing on it. If no one is active on the server, it goes away. But donâ€™t worry! With the server configs saved locally, the ability to quickly start a new Private Game or switch between various server setups will be available.
The servers you create will be located at the closet ping site to you and will be placed within our own server infrastructure.
There will be no cost for base level of Private Games tools, it will be free for everyone.
So, whatâ€™s in the box?
For the first phase of Private Games, weâ€™ve included some important â€śmust-havesâ€ť as well as administration tools to let you control your server.
These are the features we plan on having live for Phase 1, but some items could be added or shifted to a later phase. Weâ€™ll definitely keep you informed over the coming months.
Create private game from main menu
Set custom name for the server
Set description for the server
Password protect the server
Control what maps are used within the map rotation
Control what game modes are available
Control the number of players needed to break pre-round
Kick players from the current game
Control what classes are available
Control what weapons are allowed
Control if vehicles are allowed
Control if the kill cam will be displayed
Turn friendly fire on or off
Turn regenerative health on or off
Change soldier tags as visible or not
Enable or disable third-person camera view
Enable squad leader spawn only
Enable or disable aim assist auto rotation
Enable or disable aim assist cooldown
Control bullet damage scaling
Control game mode ticket scaling
Control soldier and vehicle respawn timers
Turn the mini map on or off
Enable or disable the compass
Apply a pre-set config to a private game
Vanilla, Infantry only, DICE-authored etc.
Save your server settings as a custom preset so you can reapply at will
Have your name highlighted in chat if youâ€™re the owner of the server
Administrate and manage server settings in the main menu or via our Private Games web portal
Have the description of your Private Game presented on the loading screen
Manually switch specific players between teams
Report private games in the advanced search screen
This is just the beginning. Weâ€™ll be following up with further updates, such as creating and managing lists of moderators, VIPs, and banned players, and more.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
What is the Community Development Initiative?
Simply put, itâ€™s building features and improvements in partnership with our passionate community â€“ working hand-in-hand on the games we all love.
One of the core benefits of utilizing this Community Development Initiative for Private Games is that it allows us to build our features directly alongside all of you.
As we progress further down this road we will be engaging more with our community as to what you want to see included with Private Games. We know that this is a subject that youâ€™re deeply passionate about, and weâ€™re extremely grateful that youâ€™ve put voice to that passion.
At EA PLAY, weâ€™ll be bringing you a Dev Talk, or, as they are now known, On the Battlefield. Here, weâ€™ll answer some of the biggest questions weâ€™ve been asked up until then and provide a status update on Private Games. We want to ensure that youâ€™re up to date on what to expect, and when to expect it.
There will also be times when we bring the community into the studio to playtest and feedback on Private Games firsthand. We surfaced this at a recent Game Changer event and received a ton of great feedback which is already helping shape what we deliver and when. As we drive to improve communication and transparency â€“ something our Community Development Initiative is founded on â€“ weâ€™ll ensure that those who join us for playtests and feedback sessions are armed with information to speak openly to you all about this feature, the progress weâ€™re making, and the next steps in the development of Private Games.
Private Games is a feature that weâ€™re committed to, and we look forward to talking to you more about this throughout this Summer.
Thereâ€™s more to come, and thanks for being a part of the Battlefield journey with us.
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