Battlefield Hardline has been delayed until next year, it was announced yesterday.
The Battlefield spin-off series, developed by EA DICE and Visceral Games, was originally scheduled to be released on October 21st in the US and October 24th in the UK but has now been delayed until early 2015.
“Back at E3, we launched a beta for Hardline – we wanted to not only show you the game, but to let you play it for yourselves,” said Karl Magnus Troedsson, DICE Vice President and Group General Manager, in a blog post.
“As a result, the Visceral Games team learned a lot from players about what they wanted in the game. We’ve been poring over the data and feedback, and have already been putting a lot of it right into the game and sharing it directly with you.
“This feedback also spurred us to start thinking about other possibilities and ways we could push Hardline innovation further and make the game even better.
“The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing. However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn’t have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months.”
Troedsson also said that the delay would allow the developers to accomplish multiplayer innovation, single player story depth, and stability.
“We are doing all of this for on 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.”
Announced in late May, Hardline is set Los Angeles and Miami. Players will be placed in the middle of the war on crime and choose between being a cop or criminal.
It will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.