Battlefield Hardline Delayed to 2015

Battlefield Hardline

Today Visceral and EA announced that Battlefield Hardline will not make its October 2014 release date. Now launching in 2015, Battlefield Hardline will be given more time to improve the game based on feedback from the beta.

In a post on the Battlefield Blog, the delay has been explained in detail. Here is an excerpt from the post:

“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. Here are a few of the things the new timing will allow us to accomplish:

1. Multiplayer Innovation: Coming out of our E3 beta, internal focus tests, and work with our community, we have received a lot of great Multiplayer thinking. 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.

2. Single Player Story Depth: In order to ensure our Single Player experience delivers on player expectations, we’re spending more time polishing our core features, as well as adding a few new ones that will support a deeper “crime revenge” story experience.

3. Stability: 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. We have learned a lot from Battlefield 4, are continuing to learn from our Community Test Environment and will learn more from another Hardline beta. More time allows us to surface issues that the team can attempt to fix prior to launch.”

For the full post check out the Battlefield Blog. Given the launch state of Battlefield 4 it makes sense for EA, Dice, and Visceral to take their time on the next Battlefield game, but what do you think of the delay? What were your thoughts from the beta?

Source: Battlefield Blog

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

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