EA has announced today that their upcoming shooter Battlefield V will be delayed about a month from its initial release date, now launching on November 20th.
Originally scheduled for October 19th, Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of developer DICE, spoke via a blog post about some of the reasons for the delay, including feedback from players who have experienced the game thus far.
“You have told us that you are seeing an increased focus on squad play come through, you are also feeling the difference in our revamped player movement and we are getting a lot of positive feedback for our improved weapons handling.”
“You’ve also 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.”
Getting Battlefield V right is important, and not just because it’s the next highly anticipated version of the long running franchise. The game has already been involved in “controversy” by heavily featuring a female protagonist, upsetting sexist idiots everywhere.
It’s also going to have a Battle Royale mode at some point, plus rumors about EA being concerned about the games pre-order numbers being a bit low compared to major competition like Call of Duty: BLOPS 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2
Despite all of this, Battlefield V will be going ahead with its Open Beta that kicks off on September 6th, so you’ll be able to decide for yourself whether or not the changes DICE are working on are making a difference. The game will now launch on November 20th on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.