EA DICE has decided to delay the release of its upcoming shooter Battlefield V by a period of one month as they felt the need to make some changes in the gameplay.
The game’s release has been pushed until November 20th from the previous October 19th, which may come as a surprise to many since the previous installments in the franchise were booked for October release every time.
The company’s CFO Blake Jorgensen claimed that they have updated their financial year guidance and the game’s release will have impact on the company’s profitability, the ongoing foreign exchange rate changes and their outlook for the mobile business.
Moreover, the delay was based on the feedback of players of closed alpha on the gameplay, squad, weapons handling and player movement. The team is focused on the feedback provided by the community and wants to improve the core gameplay setting before its final launch. Here’s what the blog update said;
“You’ve also spurred us to make some meaningful improvements to the core gameplay experience, including adjusting the gameplay tempo, improving soldier visibility and reducing player friction. You’ll see a lot of these reflected in our Open Beta that starts on September 6.
We believe we have one of the best Battlefield games ever on our hands. A game that will deliver on an emotional journey through the return of unseen single player War Stories, a deep multiplayer experience, Battle Royale, along with our new live service, Tides of War – a journey across multiple theaters of WW2 and designed to keep our community together.”
The team wants to ensure that the players get best experience when the game launches and the game is worth the wait as these adjustments are necessary and they will continue to improve after the feedback on Open beta which is starting next month.
Battlefield V is scheduled for launch on November 20th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Stay tuned for more updates!