EA Makes Wise Move to Delay Battlefield V by a Month
In what I believe to be a very wise move, EA has decided to delay the release of Battlefield V by a month. Originally set to release on October 11th, Battlefield V will release on November 20th.
EA has said the reason for the delay is based upon player feedback from the closed alpha tests, as well as at E3 and Gamescom. Coming via EA.com, EA state that improvements will be made on squad play, gameplay tempo, soldier visibility and reducing player friction. EA has also promised that we’ll see some of the implemented changes in the forthcoming open beta which starts on September 6th.
While I believe that developers DICE will be making the improvements that they have stated, I think most of us will believe that a huge reason for the delay was due to the fact that Battlefield V will release in direct competition with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. And I don’t care what franchise it may be, anything will struggle competing alongside those to big hitters, especially Red Dead Redemption 2.
In 2016, the fantastic Titanfall 2 struggled with sales as it was sandwiched in-between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. So this is a very wise move by EA to delay Battlefield V, which will now release for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 20th.