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Battlefield 4: work halted on expansions, Battlefront 3 until game issues are resolved

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 20:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Battlefield 4 developer DICE will cease working on expansions for the shooter until issues across all platforms are rectified, an EA spokesperson has said. This also means work on Star Wars Battlefront 3 has been put on hold, as all hands are on deck to fix BF4.

Speaking with Polygon, the spokesperson said fixing the game is the developer’s “number one priority.”

“First, we want to thank the fans out there that are playing and supporting us with Battlefield 4,” they 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 was suggested by the spokesperson that players keep an eye on the Battlefield 4 Control Room regarding updates on the game.

An update for the game was released yesterday for PC as planned, but the PS4 update was delayed.

China Rising was released yesterday for Premium Members, with a general release set for December 17. It also faced some issues, which DICE said it was working on. It is unknown at press time if proposed the hiatus will affect the general release of China Rising.

Second Assault is currently a timed exclusive for Xbox One, and DICE should have plenty of time to get things in working order before Naval Strike, Dragon’s Teeth and Final Stand arrive in 2014.

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16 Comments

  1. CyberMarco

    Fuck you Dice and fuck you EA.

    No, not because they are (now) trying to fix the game, but because they sold the game in an unpolished, bugs filled state.

    I don’t know what other industry could manage to get away with this.

    Again, fuck you!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. aseddon130

    @1 no, i applaud them. Sure it’s not great that they released the game with bugs but all BF games (and online games) ship with bugs, so i say bravo for admitting their mistakes and it’s great that they are wanting to iron out all the kinks in the game and not just leaving the game to die a death.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. RussellGorall

    They are going to finish the game? Wow! As a consumer I literally expect nothing from developers and publishers… so I applaud them.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. CyberMarco

    @2 It’s one thing to have some minor bugs/glitches and another to have some game-breaking ones. The game was released in an unplayable state for most of the users. I’m not expecting a state of the art game on day-1, but at least make it work.

    They failed on that, so they have to face the consequences. It’s their fault!!!

    Also, are you new around here?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. nani17

    It’s Dice’s fault not EA’s they had two years to make this game and they failed. I see people on other forums EA made them rush it out before cod or EA did this…lol you see these comments on every single EA game people even blamed EA for the Mass Effect 3 ending.

    What i think happened not saying its what exactly happened like most people but i think what happened was EA came to Dice and said would you like to make Battlefront 3 we think you’d be a great choice to make this game… obviously dice said yes but are you telling me there was no conversation between Dice and EA about can they handle making Battlefield 4 on four consoles and a PC as well has making Battlefront 3. EA aren’t were they are for no reason they know businesses no matter how much people think they don’t and they gave Dice a job and they failed simple as.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. LordCancer

    @2

    it good that they finally acknowledge that there are major problems with the game but this is after ea blamed sony firmware on ps4 bf4 issues when it turns out the game is affected on all platforms and peter moore even called a twitter user a liar when he asked about bf4 issues.

    bf3 beta was more stable then bf4 release, bf4 is not stable and not just buggy but broken and incomplete. server instability, entire absence of squad lobbies and server queuing. broken server browser. frequent random crashes and save corruption. dysfunctional and laggy ingame battlelog.

    it is nearly impossible to join a friend ingame, even when it shows friends playing on a server ingame it doesn’t show which friend is playing your only option is to join. it is easier to spam join server on battlelog website.

    and i personally think it is very strange that they include menu options to play game modes that do not exist in the game like air supiriority.

    i suffered 15 or so crashes this past weekend trying to play the campaign, the last crash locked up my ps4 and corrupted my save file. this isn’t just an occasional bug like some games, its unplayable and shouldn’t have been released. how could ea put out battlefield and have its coo call customers liars on twitter? dice is pulling devs off battlefront 3 to fix bf4, where were they in the first place? this is a disaster.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. polygem

    it’s absolutely unacceptable that they dared to ship that broken mess of a game. unbelieveable. if it works it has some fun moments but this game doesn’t even feel like a beta. it’s broken. it’s crash after crash after crash plus bugs everywhere. all this *fun* for the bargain price of 69,99…haha, insane that they’re getting away with this.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. KineticCalvaria

    @2, the bugs in this game are way worse than I’ve experienced in any other AAA game on full release, it is absolutely an unfinished product. We’re essentially playing an extended beta, I’ve even held off buying premium and quit the game for the time being because of the sheer unplayable crap that has been put out. I’m an avid BF player since BF2, I owned BF3 on 2 platforms both of which were premium but I’m not supporting releasing games in this state.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. sonny

    I’ve been playing the MP of BF4 on PS4 for the last 6 days (mainly Rush game mode with 32 players). I’m at lvl. 19 now and I’m really enjoying the game. Except for maybe 2 crashes I did not have any major issues. It definitely has its flaws but I would say it’s far from an “unplayable state” on PS4. Maybe I just got lucky, I don’t know…

    #9 1 year ago
  10. shadowseer

    It’s great that DICE decided to fix the game, had the save erasing bug :( Just when I almost had all assignments done and one more ending to view lol.

    Ah well, I won’t be buying premium until they fixed most of the issues then I’ll gladly get it lol.

    But this experience I had, kind of won’t get future battlefield games on launch day until I confirm that it’s not a buggy mess!

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Darksider123

    @2
    Do you have any idea how many times EA has “admitted” their faults and said they were working on it?

    Dlc won’t be long as planned, and they’ll only do bare minimum to get the majority stop shouting the games biggest shortcomings.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Asgaro

    @2
    You work for EA.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Legion

    Still haven’t fixed poor control layout for Xbox controllers… PASS from me… you lost a long time customer and promoter.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. KineticCalvaria

    @8, pc version on release was unplayable, it’s not much improved now. Also ps4 on release didn’t even have Conquest mode working.

    @12, there’s an option to use the bf3 control layout isn’t there?

    #14 1 year ago
  15. pukem0n

    better late than never…

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Khan979

    @8 I own it on PS4 as well, purchased it launch day here in the US with my console, at that time it was definitely unplayable. It would crash when trying to start the game almost everytime and it would corrupt your save file thus deleting your single player games, which means you couldn’t play either mode. It was a paper weight. Even when they finally got that somewhat resolved, then connection issues occurred over and over again.

    I couldn’t play for almost 2 weeks straight after purchasing it. I think alot of gamers in Europe did not experience as many issues due to a delayed launch, but in North America there were definitely major issues.

    #16 1 year ago

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    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]

  • Infamous video nasty Axe recreated in GTA 5

    The trailer for notorious horror movie Axe has been recreated in GTA 5. The shot for shot remake is the work of gigerbrick who has previously recreated exploitation flicks like Machete and Hostel using Lego. The original Axe movie was banned in 1984 in the UK but passed with cuts in the late 1990s. Movie […]

  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

    Mortal Kombat X won’t bypass Microsoft and Sony’s premium online play requirements. Reports that Mortal Kombat X wouldn’t require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold started circling earlier this week thanks to a communications error. Answering fan questions on Twitter, producer Shaun Himmerick accidentally gave the impression that premium console subs would not be required […]

  • This is what Destiny players most want next

    Destiny patch 1.1.1 has resolved or at least addressed a number of complaints voiced by the community, but there are plenty more. des Destiny community manage David “Deej” Dague has put out a call for Guardians to share their concerns – or rather, what they think the community is most concerned about. “Set aside your […]

  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

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  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

    Renowned Explorers: International Society is a turn-based strategy game from the team behind Reus, and it looks great. Renowned Explorers was announced almost a full year ago, but has been pretty quiet since then. Developer Abbey games has now announced that the game has hit alpha, and will be open to select testers soon. You […]

  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

    Cities: Skylines will fully support the modding community. Hailing from famously mod-friendly publisher Paradox, Cities: Skylines is a no-brainer for mod support – especially as a lack of mod support is one of the things SimCity was so heavily criticised for when it firts launched. In the developer diary below, Paradox’s Jakob Munthe is joined […]

  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

    Nosgoth, the free-to-play multiplayer brawler set in the Legacy of Kain universe, has been given a significant makeover. The major feature of the latest Nosogth game update is a new playable human character called the Vanguard. “Equipped with mighty throwing axes and a shield, the Vanguard can take more punishment than any human class that […]

  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

    Microsoft is offering $20 off 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at the moment. An Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription will normally set you back $60, but a Microsoft Store promotion has it on offer for $40. The offer is restricted to the US store. Although you can opt to grab your sub as […]

  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

    Tomb Raider will be Evan Daugherty’s second reboot of an established universe. The Tomb Raider movie reboot has signed on a writer and a distributor. Deadline reports Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3 writer Daugherty will write the film. Additionally, Warner Bros. has signed on to distribute, […]

  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

    Shelter 2 is a game in which you are a mother lynx and must protect a den of kittens. Yes, it’s delightful. Shelter 2 is coming to Mac and PC on March 9. Pre-orders are now available on Steam at 10% off or on GOG.com with a free skin and soundtrack, or 20% off if […]

  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s trailer is like a Transformer – there’s more than meets the eye. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer contains a number of codes. Eagle-eyed users have spotted four so far, and work on cracking their meaning is progressing. According to an /r/games thread rounding up results so far, the codes pertain to […]

  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

    Assassin’s Creed fans, don’t try this at home. Assassin’s Creed characters can survive falls of almost any distance as long as they aim for the haystacks scattered handily throughout the environment. As you probably deduced from your familiarity with common sense, this isn’t a real thing: falling from heights kills you, the same way a […]

  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

    PS4 is outselling Xbox One – but why? A new report may have the answer. Last month, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One in the US again, returning it to the top of the charts after just two months away. Why? What has caused this reversal in fortunes in Microsoft’s home territory? According to a […]

  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

    Wander is a collaborative, non-combat MMO in which you can take on a number of unique forms. Wander players begin as an ambulant tree called an Oren and can progress through several different bodies as they explore the environment, learning its secrets. One of these, which we’d not seen before this trailer, is the amphibious […]

  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

    SOMA, the new horror game from the Amnesia: The Dark Descent crew, is getting close to playable. Frictional Games has apologised for its recent silence over the project, but said it’s focused on reaching beta. Sorry all for the silence! We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, […]

  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

    Square Enix has said it’s not involved with a fan remake of Final Fantasy spin-off Mystic Quest. 1992 SNES game Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is being remade by Dark Design as Mystic Quest HD Remaster. The developer is even taking pre-orders for the project. Unfortunately, it looks like it is in no position to be […]

  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

    LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers Tarsier Studios have released a teaser trailer for Hunger, which was announced in May 2014 at the Nordic Game Conference. The game has been rumored to be the firm’s unannounced Sony project since 2010. Platforms are still to be announced, but the studio became a first-party SCE developer a few years back, […]

  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

    Overview videos for Mario Party 10 and the amiibo which work with the title have been released by Nintendo Japan. Obviously each one is in Japanese, but you get the gist all the same. Mario Party 10 releases on Wii U March 20 in North America and Europe. Thanks, AGB.

  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

    Activision has announced a new Clan Raids mode will be made available through the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App. According to the CoD community blog, raids are time-based challenges where success earns you a spot on the Clan Raids leaderboards and new Clan Raid-exclusive in-game gear like the Equilibrium set. Clan members will […]

  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

    Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription will be able to play 10 hours worth of Battlefield Hardline starting March 12. EA Access members will are being granted access to the game five days before the street date, with full multiplayer and all saves transferring over into the main game. It was announced yesterday […]

  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]