Was Visceral right to delay Battlefield: Hardline?

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 11:25 GMT By Matt Martin

Battlefield: Hardline has been delayed until 2015, but was it the right decision to make?

Visceral and DICE said last night the game was being delayed to improve the development of multiplayer features, the single-player campaign and stability issues.

Here, our Battlefield expert Westie takes you through the decisions and gives his take on the delay.



  1. wamp

    I am sure the game will benefit from the delay.
    Good for the game.
    Bad for PR.
    A win for Call of Duty this year.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. Mike W

    I’m actually excited that this game got delayed. October is entirely to packed….plus this looks more like an add on, then an actual battlefield game.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. redwood

    hardline got sidelined!!!!

    #3 5 months ago
  4. The_Red

    “Was Visceral right to delay Battlefield: Hardline?”
    I think that’s the wrong question.

    A more suitable question would be:
    “Was Visceral right to make Battlefield: Hardline?”

    Because the team behind singleplayer, 3rd person survival horror adventure games is not really right for a multiplayer focused military FPS. It was a terrible and stupid mandate / decision on EA’s part which is like forcing Street Fighter devs to make Civilization 6.

    #4 5 months ago
  5. Gekidami

    Way too many games out at the end of the year, i have no regrets seeing this one slide.

    #5 5 months ago
  6. Mike W


    *Slow clap* ;)

    #6 5 months ago
  7. FoHammer

    “It’s a rhetorical question Farley!” Of corse YES

    #7 5 months ago
  8. EvaUnit02

    Visceral was the one that pitched Hardline in the first place. Nobody forced them to do anything. I’m having trouble finding a source link right now, but I definitely read that.

    #8 5 months ago

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