Battlefield: Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition both delayed

By Scorpus ยท 12 replies
Jul 23, 2014
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  1. Two games from EA originally slated to launch right in the heart of this year's holiday gaming season have been delayed, so that the game's developers have more time to polish their work.

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  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Wow thats a big push back, but oh well im still enjoying 4.
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  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Great call on BFH. The game just wasn't ready and was basically a DLC for BF4. Hopefully they now have enough time to revamp the HUD and other elements to better differentiate it from BF4.
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    EA should do what Activision is doing make the game dev process take 10yrs but its ok as Dice arent bad developers like CoD's!
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    This is EA we're talking about, they want the extra time to think of other ways to part you from your cash and still deliver a mediocre product with the promise of bigger and better things in the pipeline. They remind me of that illusionist we saw a few posts back except they're not as convincing or friendly.
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  6. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    I'm fine with pushing back game dates. I have so many games to finish this will give me enough time to play them.

    And I agree on BFH: That game should have been DLC to the existing BF4 game.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,002   +2,532

    You have to ask yourself, "is this really a delay"?

    It seems to me delays, (along with "leaks"), are just tactics to keep a product fresh in consumer's minds.

    This is the same tactic women use to get us to marry them! "The longer you have to wait for me, the better you'll think I am"...:oops:

    I doubt they could have made the original deadline, and I'd bet this "delay", was premeditated, from the jump.

    I suppose now somebody's going to climb on this post and start babbling a bunch of crap along the lines of, "they wouldn't delay the game if they didn't have to, they always have our best interests at heart".
  8. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Delays are acceptable, a poor final product is not!

    I got 200+ hours into the first Dragon Age and I hope this new one borrows many traits from it. Only issue was the set environments (which I understand given the resources available at the time) and I hope they put more into the world, immersion and interactivity. It was also much better on a PC and I hope they tweak (or not dull down for consoles) this version the same way.
  9. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 165   +8

    That's unique.. and Illuminati eye shield.
  10. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,318

    They should delay hardline a year and make it into a truly unique game. the assets are all there but id love to see this a more cops-n-robbers type game instead of a battlefield FPS with a cops and robbers skin.

    That'll make the hardcore BF fans mad (understandably I guess, they havent gotten a really polished BF game since 3) but gawsh that would be awesome.
  11. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Addict Posts: 252   +76

    Activision isn't doing anything like that. Activision just has 3 devs inhouse to make use of, most publishers don't have that. The devs for Activision are on a rotation, every 3 years but that does not mean that the dev will work on the game for 3 straight years, that is not how it will work. Basically if your a dev for Activision and say you made a game like CoD Ghost in 2013, your next game will be in 2016. You will have a total time frame of basically 1 year on the project, you won't be working on one title for 3 years. Before, devs only had less than 6 months total on most projects. Will this help CoD, I doubt it but only time will tell. Sledgehammer has had a lot of time since they last helped with MW3. If they can't get it right, there is no reason to think Treyarch or IW will improve anything despite having more time on the game. I already agve up on Treyarch, they only supported Black Ops 2 for 9 months and NEVER updated their final DLC, Apocalypse which had the Origins map. Origins map which has tons of bugs still never has got an update.
  12. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Don't you think if crytek made CoD it would be amazing... the current devs for CoD are terrible they make their games MADE to be hacked... and abused they dont care they just wanna create another $60 DLC then make you pay $20 for 4 pathetic gun skins...
  13. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Addict Posts: 252   +76

    Crytek can make a beautiful game but they can also make a game too good that not even high systems can run, so it can ruin it for a lot of people. Let's not forget that Crytek can't even pay it's employees so it's likely to go under if they can't get things under control.
    CoD is utter crap, use to be great but these days it's rehash of crap thanks to consoles and endless kids with mommy and daddys credit card. I think certain aspects of CoD, mainly Zombies but Treyarch let everyone down. I have no hope for CoD. I thought Treyarch would do it right but after only 9 months then basically abandoning the game (BO 2), that to me felt like they didn't care anymore. I don't know how they got away with not updating they game when Origins map is so bugged. Not enough media attention happened. To many websites don't accurately report what's going on. BF4 got hammered and still does today, CoD somehow got away with all kinds despite and tons of problems like BF4. More sites like TechSpot need to do a better job of showing people how some of these games are basically getting away with not supporting their title. Bring more awareness to these games and then the game companies may start taking notice when no one is buying their crap game, especially when they decide to not support/ update their game after only 9 months.

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