Battlefield 1’s Community Test Environment (CTE for short) has been PC exclusive since January, but that’s changing. Spotted by the folks over at Battlefield Bulletin on Twitter, console players can now get an early look at new features for the game. You will need a Premium Pass to play, however.
— Battlefield Bulletin (@BFBulletin) August 2, 2017
While the CTE’s full name is self explanatory, its purpose is a common idea that more and more companies seem to be adopting: let the players help shape development of the game.
The CTE lets us share our development process with our players, get your valuable feedback earlier, and keep improving the Battlefield 1 experience. The earlier we can get player feedback and full 64 player servers testing our latest features – the better off we’re going to be.
While some might say the console CTE is a bit late (it’s been over half a year since the PC version, after all) it’s nice to see it arrive on console at all. Plenty of games keep their equivalents (i.e Overwatch’s PTR) PC exclusive for a variety of reasons, meaning that console players don’t really have as much input when it comes to shaping the future of the games they play.
If you’d like to pick up a Premium Pass to get into Battlefield 1’s CTE, you can find it in the Xbox Store here.