Good news, Battlefield 4 fans! DICE is dropping everything until it can fix Battlefield 4 with some emergency surgery.
Bad news, Battlefield 4 fans! DICE is dropping everything, including future expansions, until it can fix Battlefield 4 with some emergency surgery.
Battlefield's really not been having a good run since launch, with a plethora of hiccups getting in the way of everyone having a good time. EA and DICE have decided to put future projects, including expansions and new games (such as the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront title), on hold until the ailing shooter is up to snuff.
Speaking with Polygon, an EA spokesman explained the situation. "First, we want to thank the fans out there that are playing and supporting us with Battlefield 4," the spokesperson said. "We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game — it is absolutely our No. 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 with Battlefield 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 their pain. We will not stop until this is right."
It all sounds like this is probably for the best. It's a bit tasteless to focus on new content and other games after launching a title that, for many, simply doesn't work.
You can keep abreast of the situation and DICE's updates to the game on the Battlefield 4 Control Room.