EA Shares Take Shrapnel on Battlefield 4 Bugs, DICE on Hot Seat

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News Posted: Fri, Dec 6 2013 9:36 AM
The suits on Wall Street took notice of rumors that Electronic Arts had put a freeze on DICE from working on future projects such as Star Wars: Battlefront and a new Mirror's Edge title due to ongoing problems with Battlefield 4. EA shares dipped more than 8 percent as reports of halted production pranced through cyberspace.

In a statement to Polygon, an EA spokesperson earlier this week acknowledged that there's much work to be done to fix Battlefield 4's persistent problems.

"The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game. Since Battlefield 4 China Rising expansion pack was already in the final states of development by the time issues began with Battlefield 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," the spokesperson said. "We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel their pain. We will not stop until this is right."

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Players have complained of connectivity woes, overloaded servers, stability problems, and other issues that have marred the much hyped release. The technical difficulties apply to all platforms, including Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles. However, in a followup statement provided to GameSpot, EA says that upcoming titles will be released as scheduled.

"The work being done to stabilize Battlefield 4 does not impact our release schedule for future titles," representative said.

EA's stock has since bounced back up a bit, having gained 5.5 percent this morning to $22.17. Prior to its setback earlier this week, the company's stock was up over 50 percent on the year.
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Game is horrible, ea wants 3 golden poo awards in a row

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The game was unfinished, you would off load a full clip in to someone they would turn around and then kill you with one bullet. It would crash often too.

It seems to be much better now but did take a number of weeks.

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NateKeen replied on Fri, Dec 6 2013 10:20 PM

Sure, EA, blame DICE. pffff

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Rush DICE to release before CoD, blame them for it.

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They r fixing things slowly

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But I'm mad I paid 60 $ pre order when it was 25 $ a month later and still can't play game fully

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Btw I got ghosts I love gameplay feel. It reminds me of first modern warfare which is my favorite. Waw being my close second. If only cod went dedicated

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I was lucky got B4 free 2 weeks ago with the 280X they went fast now they want even more money for the 280X and No B4. I play the game with my 650 Ti and it blew through it. C of D is a real joke looks like X Box Graphics OH wait it is and you have to have a 64 bit and 6 gig ram.

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