DICE Stops DLC Development So They Can Actually Fix Battlefield 4
Battlefield 4 is broken. When I say broken, I mean that Battlefield 4 is so broken that even its developers are stepping back and saying “whoa, this actually isn’t fair to our players anymore”. Take a moment to think about how bad it must be for a developer and publisher to actually halt future ‘Money making” DLC to actually fix their game.
Following the major screw up that is the China Rising DLC for Battlefield 4, DICE have halted all other operations to focus on and fix the shooter they released nearly a month ago. Issues range from server crashes, ejections and problems with purchased DLC. A representative from EA issued the following statement to IGN after the news broke.
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“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.”
When asked about whether this will have an impact on future titles such as Mirror’s Edge 2 and Star Wars: Battlefront, EA was hesitant to give a straight answer.
“We haven’t announced a ship date for Battlefront but right now the team is focused on fixing Battlefield 4.”
Battlefield 4 released near the end of October, and since then server issues have plagued the game, primarily on consoles. This shouldn’t be news to anyone, as us as consumers have been reduced to a second wave of play testers for major publishers, asking for feedback on essentially broken titles.
But hey, they’re hitting over half a million sales on next-gen hardware, so why should they change?