EA has 5% more problems today as their stock has dropped since their recent issues with Battlefield 4.
Battlefield released across all platforms but garnered much skepticism as a practically broken game. Bugs, crashes, deleted saves, missing game modes, and inoperable servers have all but plagued EA's big shooter and now the negative feedback is showing its ugly head. Even with the recent announcement that DICE will not be working on any further content until Battlefield 4 is fixed (see below), shareholders are less than impressed and have cause price to drop from $22.34 per share to $21.21 as reported by IGN.
EA and DICE have issued a patch for the PS4 version to fix a one-hit kill bug, some crashing, and lack of audio during streams but doesn't seem to have fixed after match crashing or lack of Conquest servers on both next-gen consoles.
EA has issued a statement regarding Battlefield 4's ongoing issues and are letting players know that additional content and DLC will not be worked on until the current problems are fixed.
First, we want to thank the fans out there that are playing and supporting us with Battlefield 4. We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game – it is absolutely our #1 priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game. Since Battlefield 4 China Rising expansion pack was already in the final stages of development by the time issues began withBattlefield 4, we decided to fulfill our promise to deliver it this week, but we're not moving onto future projects or expansions until we sort out all the issues with Battlefield 4. We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel your pain. We will not stop until this is right.
Check back here for more information regarding the Brokenfield 4 debacle.
There have many complaints about the onslaught of issues plaguing Battlefield 4 across platforms -- more specifically the PlayStation 4 -- and it seems like the hard hits keep coming.
EA and DICE have been working on a fix but, as of today, have announced the patch will be delayed until further testing is completed. DICE posted on their Battlelog Blog that the "PS4 game update that was originally meant to go live Dec 3 is undergoing some additional testing and will be rescheduled for a later date." The news is unfortunate as issues are as small as getting dropped from games all the way to a more crucial application crash and deleted single-player save data.
In addition to these errors, Battlefield released their China Rising DLC to a slew of new issues. According to IGN and EA Support, PC users are unable to access the extra content via Origin as the content still has a December 17th release date. Some users can't access servers on Xbox 360 and, again, PS4 is more or less broken.
What's baffling to me is DICE and EA's decision to release add-on content when the original content is unusable at times. Personally, I have been unable to stay connected via PS4 for more than 4 or 5 games at a time in what my inner circle refers to as being "CE'd" from a game -- in reference to error CE-34878-0.
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