The anticipated Battlefield V game by EA has decided to move the launch date to November 20th, 2018. Officially The reason for pushing back the date follows:
You have told us that you are seeing an increased focus on squad play come through, you are also feeling the difference in our revamped player movement and we are getting a lot of positive feedback for our improved weapons handling.
You’ve also spurred us to make some meaningful improvements to the core gameplay experience, including adjusting the gameplay tempo, improving soldier visibility and reducing player friction. You’ll see a lot of these reflected in our Open Beta that starts on September 6.
We believe we have one of the best Battlefield games ever on our hands. A game that will deliver on an emotional journey through the return of unseen single player War Stories, a deep multiplayer experience, Battle Royale, along with our new live service, Tides of War – a journey across multiple theaters of WW2 and designed to keep our community together.
With the Open Beta just around the corner, we are excited about the millions of you who will join us and experience the game. And we fully expect to see even more feedback coming our way.
And that’s why we’re moving our launch date. We’re going to take the time to continue to make some final adjustments to core gameplay, and to ensure we really deliver on the potential of Tides of War.
I hear all of that but I know better. Let me show you why they are pushing back the dates.
Here was the October schedule
- Black Ops 4: Oct 12th
- Battlefield V early access: Oct 16th
- Battlefield V full release: Oct 19th
- Red Dead Redemption 2: Oct 26th
As you can see BFV was sandwiched in the middle. Learning from their own tactics with Titanfall 2 (which they did on purpose to kill the game sales) would have hurt sales. Let’s be real Battlefield V has a lot going against it right now. Beyond the whole fiasco with the female protagonist, PR nightmare (to uneducated to preorder) and sad pre-order sales brought on the new launch date. Are we getting the new Battlefield V? Do you think this is a good move? If you want to read up more about it you can check it here.