Battlefield 4
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Recent years have seen a surge in the number of game developers seeking inputs from fans in various aspects of game development. It is understood, since fans happen to be the end users of the games.

Now DICE, the developer of Battlefield 4, has invited its fans to give feedback that will help the company to design a new map.

The invitation has been sent out to Premium members of Battlefield 4. The company has said that it will be working in tandem with fans who have registered for the game's Community Test Environment. They will be part of the Community Map Project designed to help tweak the new map before it is released to the public, reported Gameranx.

"With the Community Map Project we're really excited to collaborate with you, our Premium users, to take a map from concept to final, and then release it to everyone when it's done," said Thomas Andersson, creative director, DICE LA.

"We'll start with a blank canvas and together with you we're going to collaborate through all the normal steps in the development cycle. It's something we're very excited because it's not something we've done before and I can't wait to see how it turns out," he added.

Interested Premium members can now share their ideas by signing up at the Community Test Environment on the Battlefield 4 website.

Meanwhile, DICE also said it will be releasing its Winter Patch in March 2015.

It said the new patch will have improvements with regards to netcode and soldier collision. Competitive game modes, Squad Obliteration features will be tweaked. It added that Squad Obliteration is, "Fast-paced and hugely focused on team work, this will become the lead competitive game mode for Battlefield 4."

Andersson asked fans to check out Squad Obliteration if they haven't yet and to lookout for new updates on the game.

DICE has been keeping its Battlefield 4 title alive even as fans are expecting the rolling out of a new FPS title, Battlefield Hardline on 17 March, 2015.

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