Battlefield 4 launch "damaged player trust" says Dice


Battlefield 4, like so many games these days, launched with serious connection and lag problems. These have since been ironed out, but DICE have acknowledged that the hiccups have damaged their reputation with players.

"I can absolutely say that we lost player trust in the game's launch," DICE LA producer David Sirland told Gamespot. "We still probably have a lot of players who won't trust us to deliver a stable launch or a stable game."

DICE's next Battlefield game is Hardline, which has been delayed till 2015. "I am certain that Battlefield 4's troubled launch won't be repeated," says Sirland. "We've changed the way we work."

Hardline is due to hit PC next March, and it'll be interesting to see how smooth the launch is, especially after developers Visceral insisted that it's "gonna work" at launch. BF4 has been patched relentlessly since release, did the launch damage your faith in the series?


Andy grew up with PC games, losing countless hours of his youth to Quake and Baldur’s Gate. Today his love for PC gaming is just as strong, and now he loses countless hours of his adult life to them. He loves horror, RPGs, sims, anything set in space, anything set in rainy cyberpunk cities, adventure games, and you.
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