Posted Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 01:41 PM PDT by Trevor Ruben
Only one survives 2014.
Two of EA's largest holiday 2014 games have been delayed in one fell swoop. 'Battlefield Hardline,' developed by Visceral Games and DICE, has been pushed into "early 2015," while 'Dragon Age: Inquisition' from BioWare held on a bit stronger, only stumbling to Nov. 17 of this year from its original October release.
Both games have reportedly been in development for quite a bit of time. 'Battlefield Hardline' just recently saw its public reveal, alpha and beta. Apparently the feedback was stronger than they expeceted.
"We are doing all of this for one reason. Because we want Battlefield Hardline to be the best game it can be, and so that we can create the best environment for a smooth launch for our players," wrote DICE VP Karl Magnus Troedsson.
He cited three areas the game needs improvement or refinement: multiplayer innovation, single player depth and stability. Coming off of the botched 'Battlefield 4' launch, it's no surprise that last one made the list.
As for 'Dragon Age,' the sitution seems a little less dire, a little more concrete, where a simple extra layer of polish is the goal. Head to the sourced links for the full statements.
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