DICE Delays Battlefield 4 Update for Xbox One

DICE Delays Battlefield 4 Update for Xbox One

Battlefield 4 screenshot

DICE has delayed the Xbox One patch for Battlefield 4 and instead will roll it into a future update.

While PlayStation 4 Battlefield 4 players were able to download a 600MB patch yesterday to "stabilize" the shooter's multiplayer, Xbox One players aren't quite as lucky. In an update on the official Battlelog forums, DICE developer trydling has announced, "The update that was originally meant to go live this week of December 2 was delayed," and they have now decided to roll these fixes to the next upcoming Xbox One update. Just in case you're wondering, this patch should fix the one-hit kill issue, take out the Commander EMP "blur" effect and "stabilize" the game and then some.

DICE itself said it will release the complete patch notes once the title update has been released

For now, there's no release date for the patch, as DICE mentions it's currently undergoing "testing and certification" but DICE is hoping to release it as soon as possible, which might be late this week or early next. Odds are, the patch will be similar to the PS4 version, which, at the time of this writing, has failed to stabilize the game as intended with crashes and other technical issues still happening in-game -- at least from my own experience with the game, as well as the sentiment of some people on the official Battlelog forums.

In related news, Electronic Arts has publicly announced that DICE is halting work on BF4's upcoming expansions until the shooter's online multiplayer component runs smoothly.

Source: Battlelog via MP1st

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Haven't seen this posted on the Escapist yet:

http://www.polygon.com/2013/12/11/5199452/lawfirm-kicks-off-investigation-into-ea-and-battlefield-4

A law firm is investigating EA for "misleading investors and analysts regarding the quality of Battlefield 4."

In addition, even Forbes is reporting that EA stock is effectively worthless at this point:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2013/12/12/electronic-arts-still-expensive-after-price-drop/

As much as I'd like to think that EA is swirling the bowl at this point, I don't think they're done for yet.

Once DICE gets BF4 working and stable, is there anything EA can do to regain the ground they've lost?

I have a funny feeling DICE will be going the way of Bullfrog and Pandemic soon....

MinionJoe:

Once DICE gets BF4 working and stable, is there anything EA can do to regain the ground they've lost?

Well BF4 will be a really good game if they ever get it stable so that should be good for them. As long as their next big game isn't practically unplayable at launch they should be on track to recovery.

Diablo1099:
I have a funny feeling DICE will be going the way of Bullfrog and Pandemic soon....

I've been saying the same thing about Maxis since 2010, but they're still around and getting their name slapped on new releases. I've a feeling that EA is running out of recognized studio names to publish under, which is why Maxis is still around (even after Will Wright left).

Eldritch Warlord:

Well BF4 will be a really good game if they ever get it stable so that should be good for them.

It might do something to help repair their reputation, and that'd be a good start.

As long as their next big game isn't practically unplayable at launch they should be on track to recovery.

So, Battlefield 5 then?

MinionJoe:

So, Battlefield 5 then?

I believe that would be Titanfall actually.

The next game EA releases will be Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare but that probably shouldn't count as "big".

Eldritch Warlord:

I believe that would be Titanfall actually.

D'oh! Of course! Not sure how I forgot that.

Maybe EA/DICE aren't putting enough money and effort into their marketing. ;)

MinionJoe:

Eldritch Warlord:

I believe that would be Titanfall actually.

D'oh! Of course! Not sure how I forgot that.

Maybe EA/DICE aren't putting enough money and effort into their marketing. ;)

That's not being made by DICE though. Respawn is making Titanfall

im not sure about the wording here
"DICE has delayed the Xbox One patch for Battlefield 4 and instead will roll it into a future update."
DIce has delayed a patch and will instead release it in next patch. whats the point of saying that they are going to release the next update when they release the next update. when else can they release it?

 

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