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178 Days Since Release, DICE Confirms Battlefield 4 Still Broken

It has been 178 days since Battlefield 4 was first released. Today, DICE confirms that the title is still not operating as intended, though fixes are being implemented. (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

KinjoTakemura  +   654d ago
Would you ever expect to get a fully functional game from EA? LOL
troylazlow  +   653d ago
Plant Vs Zombies Garden Warfare is amazing and so far we have received 2 FREE DLC packs! and all for a $30 price tag. EA did good there... but your right it is a short list
DarthZoolu  +   653d ago
Battlefield had been my favorite multiplayer game since BF2 on PC, and after spending $110 on a game that is so broken. I play every style but my favorite is sniping and you can't snipe like a god with the lag etc... When you are 500+ meters away and people are rubber band men you are taken out of the game. Some franchises die and some are killed either way I'm not buying BF5
Trunkz Jr  +   653d ago
EA did not make it, they put their name on it.
DICE is to blame for the coding, yes EA Rushed them for launch - but it's up to DICE to fix, which has taken WAAAAAY too long.
zeee  +   653d ago
Two words... f@$k Dice! They have no excuse for being so sloppy. 6 months and the game it's still broken?
randomass171  +   653d ago
Absolutely not. Part of why I'm worried for both Mirror's Edge 2 and Battlefront is because of how they rushed one of their biggest franchise's newest installment. :/
Farsendor1  +   653d ago
doubt ill buy bf5 if i do it will be after reviews and user opinions and even then ill still be a skeptic
LAWSON72  +   653d ago
EA has released fully functional games many times. It just seems BF always seems broken
randomass171  +   651d ago
The question is whether the reason is EA or DICE. Or both rushing the product.
Conzul  +   653d ago
BF3 was the last EA game I bought/played.
I'm rather proud of my restraint.
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Sam Fisher  +   653d ago
Shit im proud of you.

I dont see them fixing bf4 i just hope they address the issue next installment at this point, its the game thats broken not the service or anything like internet capabilities, at this point its impossible in my view. Just have bf5 fixed
randomass171  +   653d ago

Good on you for holding off. You definitely aren't missing much. :/
sander9702  +   653d ago
I'm so sad that DICE will be working on Battlefront 3 because that means it will probably be just Battlefield with a star wars skin
HappyWithOneBubble  +   653d ago
That what happens when you release early. I like Dice but it's sad that EA owns them. BF5 will be out next year and I feel it will be rushed too.
Tru_Blu  +   653d ago
Supposedly they are going the COD route and having 2 studios pumping out BF's every year. I hope that is just a rumor but I get the feeling EA saw BF3 make a ton of money and are going into all out milk mode now.
Sam Fisher  +   653d ago
No they tried it with medal of honor, and it bombed, i recall that they pulled back the yearly application
Fiestabrian  +   653d ago
You are quite wrong, they are doing a loop of battlefield, titanfall, and battlefront.
micx  +   651d ago
Actually, Activision has 3 studios doing CoDs
tobactrac2  +   653d ago
Some are trying to get support for longer Battlefield development cycles here:

You know, even if EA doesn't respond to any of this and just goes ahead with their annual release plans, at least they'll know that we hate them for it haha
jairusmonillas  +   653d ago
But it's still better than COD..
Funantic1  +   653d ago
COD:Ghosts is way better than BF4 for sure. BF4 is too slow, boring, ang bug infested.
jordan8445  +   653d ago
Slow and boring... translation, I suck.
NarooN  +   653d ago
I've played both on PS4. Even with its numerous hit-detection issues and rubber-banding, BF4 is a much better game than Ghosts is. BF4 doesn't have anywhere NEAR as much BS in it as Ghosts' multiplayer has. No contest.
DarthZoolu  +   653d ago
Normally I think BF is miles ahead of COD but COD Ghosts works and BF4 doesn't so COD Wins this time.
Fiestabrian  +   653d ago
Either bf4 is slow and boring or you are utter shit at the game, ill go with the later of the two. Ive gotten games with upwards of 60 kills, the matches are always different and you have a wide array of weapons at your disposal. Cod is just sad, its had more than enough time, it needs to retire its sad existence.
TekoIie  +   653d ago

.... They have played their game relatively smoothly since release. Cant say the same for Battlefield 4.
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SirBradders  +   653d ago
Anything is better than cod I'd rather play ET than cod.
Koyes  +   653d ago
Both CoD and BF are awful..
Mini0510_13  +   650d ago
LOL sucks to be you then. Two biggest shooters from end of last year is out.
Does titanfall suck too? LMAO
Koyes  +   650d ago
Why would it suck for me? There are sooo many different genres out there to experience that I consider myself lucky not to just play a oversaturated genre (FPS)
randomass171  +   653d ago
I don't see why people are saying Battlefield is better than CoD. They are both military shooters, one is just faster than the other. And Ghosts was not fundamentally broken the way BF4 was. I think people just say they like Battlefield as a means to spite the CoD franchise because hating that series is the cool thing. I don't personally care either way, I've played both and neither are exactly spectacular.
micx  +   651d ago
It's all about jumping on the CoD hatetrain.
The_Infected  +   653d ago
People say BF4 was rushed but it's been 178 days since the release and it's still broken. Even if they delayed it 6 months it still wouldn't be working. The game will never be fixed that's all there is to it.
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alexkoepp  +   653d ago
Its different getting the game coded right from the start and constantly putting bandages over all the mistakes. It doesn't translate 1:1.
randomass171  +   653d ago
Which of course does not reflect in sales or reviews. There is something really wrong with this picture. :/
shmeedy24685  +   653d ago
It's really embarrassing and if I was a DICE developer I would be ashamed of myself to release a broken game to the public and charge them so much for a broken game!
KinjoTakemura  +   653d ago
All EA does is reboot a game from the previous year and put it in a case with some different art on the cover. Until they start making some REAL games, i'll never buy EA software.
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RedDeadLB  +   653d ago
Seems EA is doing the Activision thing.
The thing is, they'll always get away with it.

Ubisoft is the publisher I expect the most out of this generation. They've proven themselves so far.
SouthClaw  +   653d ago
what with the 100 assassin creed games? Yeah so original. First game was released in 2007 since then... (17 games)

Main series

1 Assassin's Creed
2 Assassin's Creed II
3 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
4 Assassin's Creed: Revelations
5 Assassin's Creed III
6 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
7 Assassin's Creed Unity

Other games

1 Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles
2 Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines
3 Assassin's Creed II: Discovery
4 Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy
5 Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy
6 Assassin's Creed: Recollection
7 Assassin's Creed: Multiplayer Rearmed
8 Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
9 Assassin's Creed: Utopia
10 Assassin's Creed: Pirates

Battlefield... first released in 2002 (12 games)

Battlefield 1942
Battlefield Vietnam
Battlefield 2 (remade for consoles would be Battlefield 2: Modern Combat)
Battlefield 2142
Battlefield: Bad Company
Battlefield Heroes
Battlefield 1943
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Battlefield Play4Free
Battlefield 3
Battlefield 4

Call of duty... First released in 2003 (20 games)

Call of Duty
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Call of Duty: Roads to Victory
Call of Duty: World at War – Final Fronts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Mobilized
Call of Duty: Black Ops DS
Call of Duty: World at War – Zombies 1 and 2
Call of Duty: The War Collection
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Declassified
Call of Duty: Strike Team

So that is
0.41 games per year for Assassins Creed
1 game a year for Battlefield
0.55 games per year for Call of Duty

Yeah Ubisoft really cares about quality they have proven that...
nirwanda  +   653d ago
@southclaw ubisoft are at least trying new franchises with this new gen like the division, watchdogs, the crew, child of light.
while ea are making cross gen games on cross gen engines madden, fifa, NBA and anything else that can be repeated over and over.
They seem to value cross gen money over a proper next gen experience.
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lsujester  +   653d ago

You divided the wrong way, dude.

AC - 2.42 games per year
BF - 1 game per year
COD - 1.82 games per year

Definitely good point, though. I'll forgive all if they make Beyond Good and Evil 2, however.
RedDeadLB  +   653d ago
I did specifically say THIS generation, didn't I?

Watch_Dogs, AC:IV, The Division, The Crew, heck, even last-gen games such as Splinter Cell Blacklist and Far Cry 3 were outstanding. They have released way too many AC games, I do agree on that point, but to be fair, they're much more diverse than Call of Duty and Battlefield ever were and they've put themselves back on the right track with AC:IV.
LAWSON72  +   653d ago
Ubisoft is so damn overrated IMO. They have been making a AC2 clone since 09. Games like Far Cry 3 feel so lacking and repetitive I just don't understand the big deal about it, other than the gorgeous island I think the game is nothing special. Splinter Cell Blacklist I have not played so I cannot give my thoughts.

The best work they have done are the small budget and Rayman games. I will never understand how they get held to a degree higher than say Take Two (2k and Rockstar) and Square Enix (Eidos) by some people. It seems to me like 90% of their software is games so casual where depth is non existent

Sure they got upcoming games like Watch Dogs, The Crew, and The Division but the fact is those games are not out yet and no one has played the final product. It is quite possible one or more of them flop.

I wish I understood how they proved themselves last gen. They have ruined many sequels and have made many failed attempts with new IPs all throughout the gen.
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S-T-F-U  +   653d ago
Does anybody remember the insanely annoying controller lag on BF3 for the PS3? It took them over a year to fix that issue and they denied it was even a problem with the game right up until the very end.

Stupidly I went on to buy BF4 but this time on PC. I was disappointed to find the game is broken on any platform.

It saddens me thinking about what they are turning the franchise into...
beatled  +   653d ago
178 Days Since Release, DICE Confirms Battlefield 4 Still Broken On Console


works FLAWLESS on pc, and looks better than anything ever will on ps4/xb1
DxTrixterz  +   653d ago
So beta testing is still on then.
MCTJim  +   653d ago
well at least its 1080p /s
Npugz7  +   653d ago
I've been playing the game and it plays great!!
gamingisnotacrime  +   653d ago
As of now bf3 is fixed. Maybe in two years bf4 will be fixed
Akira2020  +   653d ago
I said the same thing about my wife, and no one believed me!!!
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B_Real  +   653d ago
Well, I'll at least give EA credit for realizing that Dice needs more development time by adding in Titanfall and then Battlefront into the rotation. Therefore giving them 3 years of development time instead of 2.
LAWSON72  +   653d ago
Well Titanfall is not really part of a yearly cycle it came out in under 6 months after BF4 not even half a year.
mogwaii  +   653d ago
I like this game but i'll admit I'm not that great at it and get owned quite a bit which is fustrating, i persevere cause it can be fun but I'm starting to think i prefer the run and gun play style of COD, its far more easily accessible for me but i refused to play ghosts, i may check out the next instalment though.
Predaking77  +   653d ago
I like BF4 better than COD. It is sad that it is a broken game. I guess I will not be picking BF5 if they ever get to make it.

This is a big shame for EA.
KinjoTakemura  +   653d ago

The difference between Ubisoft and EA is Ubisoft doesn't sell broken games, but I do agree with the Assassin's Creed and COD reboots... Time to let them die.
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daBUSHwhaka  +   653d ago
It's a pile of steaming shite.100 sterling for this broken mess that gets worse every patch/dlc is just robbery pure and simple.Who knows how much these bellends must have paid for this to pass certificate.Never again will I buy a DICE game in the first year.Hope you choke one your profits you amateur twats.High scores my arse.5/10 on a good day.Unfuckingplayable for the rest.Money back scanks.
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DeezR  +   653d ago
we all payed 60 bucks for this shit, everybody knows bf4 is about the multiplayer, and they can't even get it right. i played like 10 hours of bf4 multiplayer all because of that fucking rubberbanding

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