And so it begins.
DICE and Visceral Games have announced that the upcoming Battlefield: Hardline, which was slated to release in October-end, has been delayed into 2015.
DICE VP & Group GM Karl Magnus Troedsson explained why this was done. “Back at E3, we launched a beta for Hardline — we wanted to not only show you the game, but to let you play it for yourselves. Millions of you jumped in and had a great time. As a result, the Visceral Games team learned a lot from players about what they wanted in the game.
“We’ve been pouring over the data and feedback, and have already been putting a lot of it right into the game and sharing it directly with you. This feedback also spurred us to start thinking about other possibilities and ways we could push Hardline innovation further and make the game even better. The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing.
“However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn’t have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months. We decided that the right thing to do was to take more time to ensure Hardline is the best, most innovative Battlefield experience we can give to you, our fans.
“We are doing all of this for one reason: we want Battlefield Hardline to be the best game it can be, and so that we can create the best environment for a smooth launch for our players. We will give you updates on our progress and we’ll regularly share updates along the way.”
The developers are looking to improve three key aspects – multiplayer innovation, more time polishing the single-player and improving the stability of the game to prevent another fiasco like Battlefield 4. Thoughts on the delay? Let us know below.