Battlefield 3 players generate 1 TB of data daily

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Battlefield 3

The next time you ram a jeep riddled with C4 explosives into a hulking tank in Battlefield 3, you'll now know you've added a few extra bytes to the colossal 1 TB data-horde EA collects daily from the multiplayer FPS. As VentureBeat reports, the publisher tracks over 50 telemetry events for each player in every match, according to a Morgan Stanley Technology Conference presentation by Chief Technology Officer Rajat Taneja.

Here's what happens in Battlefield 3 during a 15-minute period: 3.9 million grenades get tossed, 648,000 vehicles blow up, and 24 million explosions, well, explode. Such crazy numbers aren't specific to a single platform but rather represent all player activity across consoles and PC. I wonder when EA will start tracking the frequency of players conveniently forgetting to deploy their parachutes before swan-diving onto the concrete, because have I got a boatload of data for it on that front.

This isn't the first bit of EA news from the conference. Earlier today, another executive claimed the company's customers are "enjoying and embracing" microtransactions.