Some of you may have thought that Venice Unleashed is dead, since it has been a while since we last posted a progress report. However, we are glad to inform you that this is not the case.
During the past month, we have worked tirelessly to make Venice Unleashed better and more complete than ever, and today we have some great and exciting news for you, that will help define the future of this project!
Read more on the Venice Unleashed Blog.
So apparently DICE is very interested in eSports support for the upcoming Battlefield 4 game.
However, what they’ve forgotten to mention is that Battlefield 3 has an eSports feature dubbed “Matches” (eSports is the internal name).
Now, you may say that the “Matches” feature is just for organizing multiplayer games at a given time with specific options/settings.
Well, I say that there’s more to it than meets the eye.
The eSports system has full support for specifying specific rosters for both teams, has other variable settings (like equipment limitations) and has full spectation support.
To be a bit more specific, when it comes to hosting a “match”, there are two types of players that are allowed to join (since the game becomes private):
I should also note that these spectators are not exactly like the regular spectators I mentioned in a previous post.
They’re being handled specifically by the eSports system.
Now, I don’t want to make any promises, but the full featured eSports system might be included in the project code-named Venice at a later time.
So yeah, that’s about it for now.