DICE considered delaying Xbox One & PS4 versions of Battlefield 4

Sep 23, 2013; New York, NY, USA; A guest looks at video game set-up the FIFA 14 launch party held at Union Square Ballroom. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Video game fans are eagerly anticipating the release of the new generation of video game consoles, and one of the games many of them will be purchasing alongside their new Xbox One, Playstation 4 or even both will be Battlefield 4. The critically-acclimated online warfare game is regarded as one of the top first-person shooter franchises right now, and with a release date of November 15th, it still can’t come soon enough.

But fans of the franchise should just be thankful it’s coming even this soon, as a report from GamesIndustry.biz suggests he games’ designers almost had to delay the game in order to have it prepared for the next-gen consoles:

Well we’ve been very aggressive with Battlefield 4 in that we want to be out at launch with the next gen consoles,” Executive producer Patrick Bach said while discussing the impact of this week’s delay of major next-gen title Watch Dogs. “I think people might not grasp how hard that is, to develop a game at the same time as the hardware. We’ve been struggling quite a lot to keep up with the changes we’ve seen – both sides need to adapt and you end up being late. Everything is very complicated. Battlefield itself is a really complicated game, so it doesn’t make our lives any easier.

 

Topics: Battlefield 4, Dice, Playstation 4, Ps4, Xbox One

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