EA has done it again – the release dates for Battlefield: Hardline and Dragon Age are going to be delayed.
Battlefield: Hardline, which was initially set to release on October 21, 2014, will be released in “early 2015” instead. EA explains the delay in a blog post, saying, “We decided that the right thing to do was to take more time to ensure Hardline is the best, most innovative Battlefield experience we can give to you, our fans.” While most fans are angered, Origin member ManBearPigXII feels that delays are good:
Good, make sure the game is ready before you launch it. I’ll never pre-order an EA game again because I’ve been burnt too many times before (especially when you release a premium edition right after launch and I already have the game and first expansion). That being said, I enjoyed the beta and I am optimistic for Hardline. Please just make sure the game is balanced and doesn’t have game breaking weapon attachments and crap like that (like the silencer that messed up the sound on certain maps in BF4). Less is more when it’s done right!
Dragon Age: Inquisition was set to release October 7, 2014. Its release date has now been pushed to November 18, 2014. Mark Darrah, executive producer of Dragon Age: Inquisition, says, “This last bit of time is about polishing the experience we want you to see. Ensuring that our open spaces are as engaging as possible. Strengthening the emotional impact of the Hero’s choices. And ensuring the experience you get is the best it can be in the platform you choose to play on. ”
Ironically, just last month, EA told Kotaku that they had a “good plan” to manage game releases.