Electronic Arts has announced that they are to put a hold on further Battlefield 4 expansions and instead focus DICE’s team efforts on addressing issues in the base game. An EA spokesperson told Polygon that DICE is committed to “working non-stop” on the issues. The second expansion, China Rising, was released to Battlefield Premium members, but EA’s spokesperson said that’s just because the expansion was already done.
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 No. 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 with Battlefield 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 their pain. We will not stop until this is right.
Battlefield 4 has experienced issues on all platforms it has released on including online connection issues, game crashes and corrupted single-player campaign save games. Some of these have been captured by numerous YouTube users, some are amusing, others like corrupt or missing save games are not as funny to those players affected.
DICE have been rolling out updates for all versions of the game since launch. There was an update planned for the PlayStation 4 version of the game yesterday but was rescheduled due to “additional testing”. The PC update went live yesterday and the Xbox 360 version was updated on November 21st.