When a popular game that people had high hopes for releases, there’s an expectation that the game will be in a playable state.
The thing with video games is that it’s tough to ensure they will be perfect upon release and have no bugs. They will usually have minor glitches that normally doesn’t have an impact on the overall gaming experience.
One game that people were excited about in 2013 was Battlefield 4, as it regularly goes head-to-head with the Call of Duty franchise to attract people that enjoy first-person shooters.
The crowning achievement in past Battlefield games was mainly the online experience and the fact that the game ran very smoothly.
That’s not the case with the most recent game in the series. Since the launch there have been various issues present that includes server instability and lag during gameplay, corrupt save data, XP loss and complete system crashes on a consistent basis.
The developer for the game DICE has issued multiple updates to stabilize servers and improve the experience for players.
This has even led to EA announcing that all future projects will be put on hold – including expansion packs – until it fixes Battlefield 4.
These problems for the game has led to a San Diego, California-based law firm pursuing a class-action lawsuit against EA over misleading investors about the game.
The law firm claims that EA made misleading statements about the strength of Battlefield 4′s development. EA believes this claim is meaningless and is confident nothing will transpire from this.
It’s not surprising this happened considering the issues that have plagued the game.
It does make you think that going forward EA would like to avoid this and will do their best to make sure that future games don’t suffer the same fate.
I can accept that games from time to time will have a minor issue, but if the game becomes unplayable that’s something completely different. Hopefully this won’t be a recurring theme in future games from EA.
You can sound off in the comments section below on the problems you’ve encountered with Battlefield 4 and if this will impact you purchasing future Battlefield titles.