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Battlefield 4 reaches crisis levels as expansions and other projects are put on hold to fix issues

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It’s been a topsy-turvy time for Battlefield 4 following the game’s staged launch on PC as well as previous and new generation consoles.

On release, the military shooter suffered from a number of issues including connection stability and progress resets, but as the team at DICE attempted to address these problems with a series of patches across all platforms, and following the launch of the game’s second expansion, China Rising, more issues have begun to plague the game while others remain unfixed.

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DICE is definitely feeling the pressure that its millions of fans are currently applying on the team to get Battlefield 4 to a stable and playable state, with some players even reporting that they have been regularly disconnected or unable to connect online after downloading the China Rising expansion.

To more effectively address issues currently affecting the game, DICE has announced that work on the game’s planned expansions, as well as work on future projects, will be halted to divert full attention to Battlefield 4. Speaking with Polygon recently, a DICE spokesperson said:

“First, we want to thank the fans out there that are playing and supporting us with Battlefield 4. We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game — it is absolutely our No. 1 priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game.

“Since Battlefield 4 China Rising expansion pack was already in the final stages of development by the time issues began with Battlefield 4, we decided to fulfill our promise to deliver it this week, but we’re not moving onto future projects or expansions until we sort out all the issues with Battlefield 4. We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel their pain. We will not stop until this is right.”

Could the future projects the spokesperson is referring to mean Mirror’s Edge 2 and even Star Wars: Battlefront? Investors certainly think so and have responded poorly to the decision, because on the back of the news EA’s stock market share value has reportedly tumbled by over 7 percent.


Following this announcement, two new title updates have appeared for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 players, which aim to address the now infamous ‘one-hit kill’ bug – get the full patch notes for the PS3 version over here, and the PS4 version here.

What other problems have you been experiencing while trying to play Battlefield 4 over the last few weeks?



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