Battlefield 4: DICE has “no plans” to reinstate old “squad join” feature

Regardless of what platform you’re playing Battlefield 4 on, chances are you’ve wondered why DICE has taken out the “squad join” feature it had in Battlefield 3, which meant playing with friends was a big pain in the ass.

Now, this wouldn’t be that big of an issue if this was any other game, but for a franchise that relies on teamwork, resupplying/healing friends and whatnot, it’s just, for lack of a better word, baffling.

Sadly, don’t expect the old squad party-up feature to return. In a post on the official Battlefield Facebook page, a fan mentioned that DICE should “fix” BF4 so players can set up lobbies like before and here’s their response:

If that blurb was a little too small, it said, “We have a new feature in Battlefield 4 where a new squad is created when a friend joins your game. You can toggle this option on or off by going into the options menu. We’re not offering the old squad join feature because we didn’t feel that the featyre in Battlefield 3 was on par with the quality that we wanted to offer our players. We have no plans to add it in the future.”

That’s as cut and dry as can be, no? So don’t expect to set up lobbies anytime soon in Battlefield 4, then.

What do you make of this? Should DICE reconsider or is what they’re proposing be doable enough and players should just get used to it?

Thanks, NeoGAF!