Thursday, August 30th 2018

EA Delays Battlefield V Release by a Full Month - Available on November 20th

Via a blog post on EA's website, Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of DICE, made it known that Battlefield V would be facing a one month delay, moving its previously-announced October 19th release to November 20th. Gabrielson goes on to say that there are some core gameplay features - "gameplay tempo", "soldier visibility" and "player friction" that have been met with copious amounts of feedback, and that DICE wants to dive into these as it improves the game to "get it right".

Gabrielson ends his take with a promise to "(...) take the time to continue to make some final adjustments to core gameplay, and to ensure we really deliver on the potential of Tides of War", a live service which will replace the previous system of Premium Passes and expansion packs with an "evolving journey" - perhaps something in the like of Destiny's non-expansion content - read, events - updates. Battlefield V is one of the games that will launch with support for NVIDIA's RTX technology, by the way (in Alpha mode at GAMESCOM) - and the game was supposed to drop just a single day before NVIDIA's official September 20th launch for the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti graphics cards.
Sources: EA Blog, via IGN
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25 Comments on EA Delays Battlefield V Release by a Full Month - Available on November 20th

#1
altcapwn
EA stockholders right now ;
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#2
the54thvoid
I wonder if much of this decision is down to RT being polished beyond pretty turd status.
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#3
oxidized
Hopefully this fails so bad they need to start making these from scratch, i can't quite remember a battlefield game released after BFBC2 that was nearly as good and fun.
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#5
GhostRyder
the54thvoid said:
I wonder if much of this decision is down to RT being polished beyond pretty turd status.
My guess is more on the 85% lower than CoD and them hoping it has to do with the time frame.

Either way more time just means it may end up being more polished at launch. Lots of new system to work on in the game.
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#7
skates
The game play needs to be improved and I'm glad they have pushed the date out, even if just one month.
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#8
moob
oxidized said:
Hopefully this fails so bad they need to start making these from scratch, i can't quite remember a battlefield game released after BFBC2 that was nearly as good and fun.
Both BF3 and BF4 were a lot of fun (especially BF4 once DICE LA got their hands on it). BC2 is still my favorite BF game though.
GhostRyder said:
My guess is more on the 85% lower than CoD and them hoping it has to do with the time frame.
I think coming out a week before RDR2 was a terrible idea. I don't think they knew the launch date of RDR2 when they came out with the launch date for BFV, but once it was revealed they should have pushed it back regardless. RDR2 will be massive.

Edit: I really wanted a modern BF so I was a bit disappointed by BFV's reveal. I'll still get it eventually but I'm less excited for it. On the plus side, there's no way it could be worse than BF1, and after playing the closed alpha it's already miles ahead of that game in terms of gunplay.
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Liviu Cojocaru said:
Ray tracing crap...
I agree, notice how nv tried getting most studios on?
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#11
WikiFM
"and the game was supposed to drop just a single day before NVIDIA's official September 20th launch for the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti graphics cards."
So was the game supposed to launch on 19th September or 19th October?
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#12
oxidized
moob said:
Both BF3 and BF4 were a lot of fun (especially BF4 once DICE LA got their hands on it). BC2 is still my favorite BF game though.

I think coming out a week before RDR2 was a terrible idea. I don't think they knew the launch date of RDR2 when they came out with the launch date for BFV, but once it was revealed they should have pushed it back regardless. RDR2 will be massive.

Edit: I really wanted a modern BF so I was a bit disappointed by BFV's reveal. I'll still get it eventually but I'm less excited for it. On the plus side, there's no way it could be worse than BF1, and after playing the closed alpha it's already miles ahead of that game in terms of gunplay.
I'm sorry i think they ruined it with BF3 and they kept bashing on it while it was on the floor with BF4.
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#13
Durvelle27
moob said:
Both BF3 and BF4 were a lot of fun (especially BF4 once DICE LA got their hands on it). BC2 is still my favorite BF game though.

I think coming out a week before RDR2 was a terrible idea. I don't think they knew the launch date of RDR2 when they came out with the launch date for BFV, but once it was revealed they should have pushed it back regardless. RDR2 will be massive.

Edit: I really wanted a modern BF so I was a bit disappointed by BFV's reveal. I'll still get it eventually but I'm less excited for it. On the plus side, there's no way it could be worse than BF1, and after playing the closed alpha it's already miles ahead of that game in terms of gunplay.
BF4 is still very fun. I play it daily online
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#14
yjjddpizza
荷兰大母猪 said:
EA,你delay你呢
辣鸡EA,毁我青春
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#15
Vayra86
Same stuff different skins. Ill pass, I think
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#16
sutyi
moob said:
Both BF3 and BF4 were a lot of fun (especially BF4 once DICE LA got their hands on it). BC2 is still my favorite BF game though.

I think coming out a week before RDR2 was a terrible idea. I don't think they knew the launch date of RDR2 when they came out with the launch date for BFV, but once it was revealed they should have pushed it back regardless. RDR2 will be massive.

Edit: I really wanted a modern BF so I was a bit disappointed by BFV's reveal. I'll still get it eventually but I'm less excited for it. On the plus side, there's no way it could be worse than BF1, and after playing the closed alpha it's already miles ahead of that game in terms of gunplay.
At this point in time I highly doubt it would matter if they release a week before or a month later then Rockstar, as far as sales numbers go.

The Battlefield community was upset with the direction taken by the Developers and EA and they voiced their concerns. In return EA head honchos told them they are uneducated and "If you don't like, don't buy."
So lo and behold the BF community listened and did not pre-order and by the looks of it probably wont even buy after release and now Mr. Soderlund parted ways with EA.

Probably too hard to do a decent iteration of Battlefield 1942 with modern graphics and decent gun play, which is what the community wanted for the past 5 years?
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#17
hat
Enthusiast
sutyi said:
Probably too hard to do a decent iteration of Battlefield 1942 with modern graphics and decent gun play, which is what the community wanted for the past 5 years?
Why do I keep seeing comments like this? How can it suddenly be harder to do what was already done 16 years ago? It's not like the technology gods came and instead knocked us backwards 16 years (from 2002); then it would be too hard... but no, instead our ability to run games has multiplied greatly since. The Internet can handle more, and so can the hardware on all the computers running the game.

1942 was the best, with 2142 Titan mode up there with it, to somewhat of a lesser degree. No game today has the scope 1942 did. You could drive aircraft carriers around... and you could also drive a battleship and use it to sink the enemy carrier, or other naval craft, or bombard land targets with the guns like an artillery strike. 2142 Titan mode kinda had this, but the whole point of that game mode was to blow up the enemy Titan, which was fun, but in 1942, the aircraft carriers, valuable though they were, the entire game didn't hinge on them. You could theoretically lose your carrier and still be in the game so long as you had at least one other base somewhere.
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#18
fynxer
What do you mean the game was supposed to drop just a single day before the RTX release 20 September?
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#19
StrayKAT
1942 with twice the capacity or more (and more space for planes) would rock. I don't even like MP, but I was always fond of that one.
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#20
ShurikN
the54thvoid said:
I wonder if much of this decision is down to RT being polished beyond pretty turd status.
I doubt this has anything to do with RT.
It was supposed to launch between Black Ops 4 and Red Dead 2. Coupled with poor preorders, it would have been suicidal.
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sutyi
hat said:
Why do I keep seeing comments like this?
Was meant with a sarcastic tone. It ain't "hard", but doing the multi-gender politically correct cosmetic item micro-transaction amputee facepaint female soldier thing won over a historically semi-accurate WWII setting. Doing soviet female sniper squads in a mission or some other famous woman combatants would made more sense and wouldn't have upset the whole BF community.

If this BF would be an alternate history setting, maybe from the C&C Red Alert universe and tell some prequel story from that mid 1940s it would make sense that it doesn't make sense in the sense making WWII kind of a way. If you get my drift.
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StrayKAT
sutyi said:
Was meant with a sarcastic tone. It ain't "hard", but doing the multi-gender politically correct cosmetic item micro-transaction amputee facepaint female soldier thing won over a historically semi-accurate WWII setting. Doing soviet female sniper squads in a mission or some other famous woman combatants would made more sense and wouldn't have upset the whole BF community.

If this BF would be an alternate history setting, maybe from the C&C Red Alert universe and tell some prequel story from that mid 1940s it would make sense that it doesn't make sense in the sense making WWII kind of a way. If you get my drift.
It's all getting out of hand. Like I wanted to see that new Neil Armstrong movie coming out, but now they're saying they won't show the American flag in the movie. lol. That Neil's mission was about "all humanity".

I mean, sure, he definitely was representing all humanity in one sense.. but it's missing the point of the whole backdrop of the Space Race. Which had jack to do with this Gene Roddenberry globalist vision of Space. It was about America and the Soviets. I'd sure as hell give Yuri Gagarin credit enough to tell his whole story too. There's no shame in that. This revisionist stuff is annoying... even when there's a kernel of truth in what they (or BF) is saying, they go about it in an insulting way.
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#23
Readlight
Durvelle27 said:
BF4 is still very fun. I play it daily online
FPS gun shooting game who works only on the controller, and whit no multiplayer. whos price drops from 60 to almost nothing,... this game wheely liked to destroy consoles reputation.
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#24
nickbaldwin86
oxidized said:
Hopefully this fails so bad they need to start making these from scratch, i can't quite remember a battlefield game released after BFBC2 that was nearly as good and fun.
BFBC2 FOR LIFER!!!! I literally had a hard time giving this game up... oh wait I still have it install and play it time to time... I completely stopped BF series after BF3, I just couldn't keep paying for trash.
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#25
Patriot
Durvelle27 said:
BF4 is still very fun. I play it daily online
You should come play #1 gunmaster hc
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