Electronic Arts has announced today that Battlefield Hardline will be delayed to early 2015. EA mentioned that their development teams want to spend more time developing the game so that they can provide and deliver a better overall product.
In the Battlefield blog, Karl Magnus Troedsson, DICE vice president and group GM, explained the decision to delay the game seeing as it’s big and important news saying: ?Back at E3, we launched a beta for Hardline ? we wanted to not only show you the game, but to let you play it for yourselves.? He also added that: ?Millions of you jumped in and had a great time. ?As a result, the Visceral Games team learned a lot from players about what they wanted in the game. We?ve been poring over the data and feedback, and have already been putting a lot of it right into the game and?sharing it directly with you.?
?This feedback also spurred us to start thinking about other possibilities and ways we could push Hardline innovation further and make the game even better. The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing. However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn?t have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months.?
This seems reasonable enough especially seeing as the beta was already released and initial feedback from players had already been gathered. If new things are going to be placed in the game, it only makes sense that the development teams will need more time to incorporate and polish the newly added items.
With the new timing schedule, more focus will be geared towards multiplayer innovation, single player story depth, and stability.
The multiplayer aspect of the game will be getting some additional new feature ideas that come directly from the community and should evolve the cops and criminals concept into a unique Battlefield Multiplayer experience.
For the single player story side of things, there will be more polishing of core features as well as more add-ons that will deepen the story line experience.
Stability has and will always be one of the most important aspects of any game and the development teams will work in making great strides in order to give players as smooth a gameplay as possible.
Battlefield Hardline was supposed to be released on October 21 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and the Windows PC before the schedule change.
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