Bad news for fans awaiting ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ or ‘Dragonage: Inqustion’, as EA has announced that both games will be delayed from their planned October 2014 releases.
In a statement posted on EA’s website, EA reveals ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ has been pushed to an “early 2015” release, effectively ending the rumors (for now anyway) of the Battlefield series becoming an annual release. EA and Visceral pushed back Hardline to tweak the game based on feedback they received from players during the beta.
“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.” EA’s statement says. “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.”
While delays can be a bummer, it’s nice to see EA fixing up problems to insure a solid release, something that Battlefield 4 surely would’ve benefited from. And another positive: 2015 is going to be soooo AWESOME.
‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ has been hit with a delay as well, but thankfully not as severe. The third game in Bioware’s action-RPG series has been moved from it’s October 7th release date to November 18th U.S. date and a November 21st European release date. Executive producer Mark Darrah commented on the delay in a separate statement on EA’s website.
“We appreciate the enormous support we’ve received from all of you to get to this point, and while this extra few weeks may not seem like a lot, I know the game you’ll play will be all the better for it.” Darrah went on to say “I’m privileged to be a part of a team that has been working very hard to surpass every measure they’ve set for themselves. That has meant completing huge amounts of game content, fixing bugs both big and small, and improving the overall experience.”
The previous game in the series, Dragon Age 2, was met with it’s own fair share of problems as well, albeit from a game design stand point. Nevertheless, it’s nice to see Bioware and EA push back Inquisition to make sure it’s spruced up to a satisfying degree.
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