Battlefield 4 has been plagued with issues ever since it’s launch this past October. There have been stability issues, server drops, one shot kill bugs, delayed patches, and even issues with the brand new DLC. EA has announced today that all of DICE’s future projects and DLC have been put on hold until Battlefield 4’s problems are solved.
In a statement released to Kotaku today, EA said the following “First, we want to thank the fans out there that are playing and supporting us withBattlefield 4. We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game – it is absolutely our #1 priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game. Since Battlefield 4 China Rising expansion pack was already in the final stages of development by the time issues began withBattlefield 4, we decided to fulfill our promise to deliver it this week, but we’re not moving onto future projects or expansions until we sort out all the issues with Battlefield 4. We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel your pain. We will not stop until this is right.”
DICE is known to be working on Mirror’s Edge, Star Wars: Battlefront and DLC for Battlefield 4. When asked if these projects would be delayed, EA told IGN the following “We haven’t announced a ship date for Battlefront but right now the team is focused on fixing Battlefield 4,”
DICE has encouraged players to look at their Control Room page to get updates on the games issues.
This reporter’s opinion: This is a great move for DICE as this game has been plagued with immense issues ever since it’s release. Heck, nearly every Battlefield game doesn’t work at launch, and it’s quickly just becoming a bad joke. This move is needed for both PR and actually getting the game working again. I don’t have any server drops on PS4 anymore, but I do get immense graphical issues. It’s silly that they released a game of this magnitude with such immense issues. To be honest though, I’m guessing that not all work has been stopped on Mirror’s Edge or Battlefront. There is a lot of work people like artists and writers can do that would in no way help the BF4 issues.
by, Bobby Marquardt