Battlefield Hardline was meant to release on October 21st of this year as revealed at E3. The team at DICE have now decided to delay the release of Battlefield Hardline to “early 2015”, as after the beta that went live during E3 a lot of ideas and features were suggested via player feedback, and they want to implement these ideas into the game as “ways we could push Hardline innovation further and make the game even better”, but to do this they needed more time and thus the decision was made to delay the games release.
In a post on the Battlefield Official Blog Dice Vice President Karl Magnus Troedsson said “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. 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.”
He then went on to write about the changes that this delay will allow them to incorporate including some new features such as “multiplayer innovation” which will involve DICE adding a lot of the ideas that have come from the community to make it “a truly unique Battlefield Multiplayer experience”, although what they will actually be incorporating isn’t stated. They will also be improving the depth of the single player and working on making the game as stable as possible after their experiences with Battlefield 4.
Personally after playing the beta and really not enjoying it there was very little difference compared to Battlefield 4, and a lot of the weapons didn’t make sense – it was too much line an “army game” so to speak and less of the cops and robbers they were going for. This is what makes some suspect that EA has intervened and kept its promise to improve quality control that it made earlier in the year stating it was going to make a “fundamental shift” in how they make their games. So what do you think? Should DICE have pushed the game back and will you be picking up Battlefield Hardline? Let us know.