On Tuesday, EA revealed that the Battlefield 4 DLC, Naval Strike, would be delayed for PC, while all other versions (excluding Xbox One) would launch as planned. A explanation for the delay was not given, nor was an expected launch date.
Since then, EA has been more forthcoming, clarifying why Naval Strike won’t be launching on all platforms at the same time. The problem is, as it always seems to be in Battlefield 4, anticipated performance issues.
“We have delayed the PC version of Naval Strike because we are concerned that the combination of the pack and planned PC updates would increase performance issues on mid-range to high-end PCs,” the statement reads. “We are working hard to resolve that issue now.
“We know that many Battlefield 4 Premium owners wanted to play Naval Strike today. However, we didn’t want to release the new content until we believed it was quality content.
“We are trying to resolve these problems as quickly as possible and hope to release the update in early April for Xbox One and PC. We also want to remind Xbox One and PC owners of Battlefield 4 Premium that they will have two weeks early access for Naval Strike once it’s released. Thanks for your continued patience and passion for our games.”
Unfortunately for non-premium members, this means that they’ll have to weather the delay, and the extra two weeks so premium members can get “early access” that is, in fact, late.