Battlefield 3 is getting a brand new feature called “Matches”. This feature will allow players to coordinate competitive multiplayer sessions with their friends. Players will be able to select the time, server, game settings and roster for the matches on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC through Battelog. I know reaction to this will be mixed, but I think that anything that gives players more control and more flexibility at no additional cost is always a good thing.
“To coordinate a Match a player must be actively renting a dedicated server. Once a dedicated server has been selected the Match host can set the Match name, start time, game mode, team size, and map rotations.”
EA and DICE promise to reveal more details about the new feature including a release date for it soon. If you want to know a bit more, check out the official Battlefield 3 blog post.