Today, Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager at DICE, that the shooter Battlefield V will be not be releasing until November 20.
Gabrielson made the reveal in a blog post on the EA website. In the post, he details the reasons for the World War II shooter being subject to the delay. Much of which is from feedback players have given from their experience of the game so far.
“You’ve 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.
With the Open Beta just around the corner, we are excited about the millions of you who will join us and experience the game. And we fully expect to see even more feedback coming our way.
And that’s why we’re moving our launch date. We’re going 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.
We know moving the launch date means that we all have to wait a little longer. But we’re going to take our time to make sure we get it right.
Thank you for your continued passion and support. We can’t wait to see you on the battlefield in just a few days.”
Fair play, if you ask me. They want to make sure that Battlefield V is the best it can be. A one month delay to make that happen is well worth it in my opinion. Besides, it also means that Battlefield V misses that tricky launch window. As we noted last week, the game was originally meant to release a week between Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII and Red Dead Redemption 2. A smart move if you ask me, EA have obviously been paying attention from their experience with the Titanfall 2 launch.
Battlefield V now launches November 20, 2018 on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4.
The Battlefield V open beta begins September 4, 2018. Full details can be found here.