EA and Visceral Games has decided to delay Battlefield Hardline all the way to 2015. The game was originally scheduled for this October, on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC, but now it seems like military shooter fans will have to wait a little longer to get their Battlefield fix.

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In the official statement released by the company, DICE VP and group GM Karl Magnus Troedsson said the studio needs more time to “ensure Hardline is the best, most innovative Battlefield experience.”

After the Battlefield Hardline beta this June Visceral Games has adapted player feedback, leading the studio to publish 10 changes it was making to the game. However, if seems that these changes are not the only ones needed in order to perfect Battlefield Hardline, so hence the delay.

Troedsson has detailed some of the new changes planned for the game, and you can read them below.

Multiplayer Innovation

Coming out of our E3 beta, internal focus tests, and work with our community, we have received a lot of great Multiplayer thinking. We’re going to be adding some new feature ideas direct from the community that will evolve the cops and criminals fantasy into a truly unique Battlefield Multiplayer experience.

Single Player Story Depth

In order to ensure our Single Player experience delivers on player expectations, we’re spending more time polishing our core features, as well as adding a few new ones that will support a deeper “crime revenge” story experience.

Stability

This has been a focus for our team since day one and we’re going to be using the extra time to continue to optimize the game for a stable launch. We have learned a lot from Battlefield 4, are continuing to learn from our Community Test Environment and will learn more from another Hardline beta. More time allows us to surface issues that the team can attempt to fix prior to launch.


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