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Battlefield V release date bumped five weeks

Battlefield V release date bumped five weeks

Electronic Art's Battlefield V has been delayed until November.

In a blog post on the game's site, the GM of developer DICE Oskar Gabrielson said that the title would be missing its October 19th release window and instead would be hitting shelves on November 20th.

Doing so places it after both Call of Duty and Red Dead Redemption 2, which is somewhat risky territory. 

The exec says that this is to make tweaks to the core gameplay, something DICE is already doing based on feedback from E3 and Gamescom.

The Open Beta is still taking place on September 6th.

"Today, we’re announcing that Battlefield V will have a new launch date – November 20, 2018. I wanted to give you a little bit of insight into how we arrived at this new date," Gabrielson wrote.

"Over the summer, we’ve had tens of thousands of players get their hands on the game during our Closed Alphas and at E3 and Gamescom – where we were honored to receive the awards for Best Multiplayer Game at both shows.

"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.

"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.

"We know moving the launch date means that we all have to wait a little longer. But we’re going to take our time to make sure we get it right.

"Thank you for your continued passion and support. We can’t wait to see you on the battlefield in just a few days."


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