Were you one of the people who bought Battlefield 4 at launch only to find the game wasn’t exactly up to snuff? There have been countless complaints about the game since launch from players all over the world, yet EA is already releasing DLC for it. That’s gotta sting, right? Well, EA wants you to know that it’s not taking the issue lying down, and that fixing the game will now be its top priority.
In a statement released by EA today, the publisher says that the current problems plaguing Battlefield 4 players are unacceptable. In a show of goodwill, the publisher vows to fix all the problems in the main game before it releases any other extra content.
First, we want to thank the fans out there that are playing and supporting us with Battlefield 4. We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game – it is absolutely our #1 priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game. Since Battlefield 4 China Rising expansion pack was already in the final stages of development by the time issues began withBattlefield 4, we decided to fulfill our promise to deliver it this week, but we’re not moving onto future projects or expansions until we sort out all the issues with Battlefield 4. We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel your pain. We will not stop until this is right.
The DLC EA refers to – China Rising – launched yesterday to those who purchased Battlefield 4 Premium – an extra $50 on top of the $60 base game. The DLC pack will be available to everybody else on December 17 for $15. Players undoubtedly felt insulted that EA and DICE would already be releasing extra paid content when the original $60 product wasn’t playable for some. By vowing to focus on the main game first, EA is sending a reassuring message to gamers that it’s taking their concerns into account before the well-being of their shareholders.
As Kotaku points out, the only downside to this focus on fixing the main game is that extra content may be pushed further back. Most players will be satisfied with this situation, but some players aren’t having many problems with the game. For those players, they will have to be patient as everybody gets the same stable experience that they’ve been experiencing.
To keep tabs on the status of Battlefield 4 as DICE works through all the problems, you can follow the official Battlefield 4 blog here.