Two major EA titles have been delayed. The first delay is for Dragon Age: Inquisition, which will miss it’s initial October 7th release date, and now come out on November 18th of this year. In a post on Dragon Age’s website, Executive Producer Mark Darrah spoke about the delay: “This last bit of time is about polishing the experience we want you to see. Ensuring that our open spaces are as engaging as possible. Strengthening the emotional impact of the Hero’s choices. And ensuring the experience you get is the best it can be in the platform you choose to play on.”
The second, and more substantial, delay is to Battlefield Hardline. The Visceral developed entry into the Battlefield franchise is delayed into 2015 due to fan response to the Beta in June, In a post to the Battlefield Blog DICE’s Karl Magnus Troedsson spoke about the decision, saying it came down to three major points: Multiplayer Innovation, Single Player Story Depth, and Stability. “We’re going to be adding some new feature ideas direct from the community that will evolve the cops and criminals fantasy into a truly unique Battlefield Multiplayer experience.” Troedsson wrote. He continued saying they plan on adding new features to the single player as well. Stabilty is in response to the disastrous launch of the Battlefield 4. “This has been a focus for our team since day one and we’re going to be using the extra time to continue to optimize the game for a stable launch.”
What do you think about the delays? Are you happy for the likely positive effect on the product or sad they are being delayed? Let me know in the comments below!
by, Bobby Marquardt