During the quarterly Electronic Arts financial conference call, Electronic Arts announced that it predicts to sell between nine and ten million units of Star Wars: Battlefront during the current fiscal year and more.
Which means it will be delayed. Edit: I actually agree, with the Star Wars movie being the following month there is no way in hell that EA would miss a release date before one of the biggest movies ever releases.
Actually EA has final say on release date deadlines. I can guarantee this game is coming out the 17th of november. Finished or Not.
Yeah, which i fear. Hopefully for Dice's sake it has a good launch.
As I remarked elsewhere: EA is confident of no delays because they have a history of shoving titles out the door whether they are ready or not. With a movie coming this year, AT CHRISTMAS NO LESS, there is no way EA is going to miss that window. The profit will be worth the fact they ship a product full of holes. In order to insure the product ships they have stripped it bare with their first act being NO SINGLE PLAYER AND NO SPACE BATTLES. Of course this only works to their favor as it can then be sold to the public later as DLC. They will do so under the guise of "We wanted to make sure we could get it right" No you just didn't want to miss your payday window all the while having a huge money printing add on. The greed of this company is so thin, its anorexic. That's transparency in a way which EA didn't plan. As I have stated before, Battelfront II - smaller dev team, smaller budget, weaker hardware...a great deal more as regards features. EA may find my lack of faith disturbing but I find their lack of features disgusting.
@morgan "EA may find my lack of faith disturbing but I find their lack of features disgusting." http://s.mlpforums.com/uplo... Well said brother.
@ Morganfell, I saw your post on the dualshockers site regarding this article. I could not have said it better myself brother. Keep up the good fight, I stand behind people such as yourself.
Exactly. It cant miss and Disney, if they have any say at all will make sure it doesn't happen.
Good luck with that EA
Your lack of faith is disturbing...
And then they look down on the franchise because it misses this absurd mark... calling it now.
That game will sell 10 mil copies in a year.its a FPS star wars game.
Now that you mention it I wonder how much Battlefront 2 sold. It was FPS too but it was before the whole FPS domination. And I expect console players to move in Third person while PC players play in First-person much like Battlefront 2
@dcj0524 also take into account inflation. Different hardware, different generation of consoles, different decade. I'm sure the games were a lot cheaper to make back then compared to today's industry
Its DICE doing a multiplayer Star Wars game, no matter what the haters say this game will be outstanding and sell like crazy. If you went back in time before SW:BF was even announced and try to think of the very best dev to bring this franchise back to life, DICE is the best choice by far. I acknowledge that previous DICE games have been far from perfect on release day, and I imagine Battlefront will be no different, but I'd much sooner blame pressure coming from EA rather than the talented devs working (really hard) on the game. Just remember that people actually making the game have absolutely no say when it comes to setting a release date and even less influence when it comes to making DLC decisions.
No doubt this will be a fun game. The star wars lore being there, the fact there hasn't been a star wars FPS in god knows how long, and the fact Dice is good at making FPS games (although this is also a 3rd person should you choose). I just think it has the potential to flop, if it has not already, with the expectations of fans. Expectations are high, and as well they should be for a game of this caliber and the length of time it's been MIA (yes i know the game hasn't been in development for 10 years) but with consumers knowing more what is not in the game rather than what is, it could be it's undoing. I'm anxious for E3 to see how they are going to turn this negative view on the game around. And with release being 6 months away some gameplay would be nice. Especially considering how this will be the third YEAR we see the division at E3
"I'm anxious for E3 to see how they are going to turn this negative view on the game around." silent majority > vocal minority.
The original Battlefront game's did 9M DICE has an average of about 15M per game. Along with the movie, it'll do much more than the estimate. It's pretty conservative, which I like.
They want to release the game before black friday and Starwars 7 in order to maximize their sales for the last quarter. This has a lot of people concerned because if the game needs more development time, they'll release it unpolished and patch it up later.
I think thats why DICE may have toned it down content wise, so it ships in a playable state.
I don't care what the big wigs at EA or anywhere else say, this game is hype in it's own. There is no secret marketing formula to sell this game before it ships. If anything, the more "secret" and withheld information there is about this game the worse it is I feel. They did their reveal all wrong with this game and they need to turn it around. I don't expect much before E3 next month, but June is going to be the time to really shine for this to be a huge hit as it has the potential to be
Day one for me most definitely. I need it inside my console like yesterday. Just need gameplay I broke down and finally bought AC: Unity for like 21 dollars or something digitally with the Xbox gold offers. Barely seen anything about it but I'm excited. That will hold me over until Witcher.
Well, even if EA decided to delay this game for further optimization for all platforms, then its fine for us. Rather than settle for a broken product.
Laggerfield 4. Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice stupidity.
"Fool me once shame on, shame on you. Fool me twice, you cant get fooled again." - George W. Bush
Dice claim is spot on. Star wars BF is going to be a big hit. The best looking SWBF game ever produced and gamers won't hesitate to experience it.
Yes the game LOOKS absolutely awesome, but if it's lacking the content and game play, then all that is for nothing.
I think SWBF will have more than enough content to keep gamers happy for years. I really like some Devs attitude(including Dice) Put all the effort in making one awesome jaw dropping game that has a much longer replay value instead of having a couple of boring games of the same stuff. Keep up the good work DICE.
I don't see how the game looks awesome when we still have yet to see gameplay. The CGI trailer was great though.
My copy is paid off, now to wait worst part ever.
9-10 mil? really setting expectations too high, i'm thinking 5 million in the least. And i'm hoping it does get delayed. A more polished final product is a good thing.
Dice and EA should have an Alpha and a Beta for this and double the servers on launch day to make sure this works.
Then expect the most buggy game of 2015. EA access members will feel the blow first.
EA confident that it won't be delayed scares me. I imagine guns pointed at DICE Devs' heads, forcing them to meet the deadline.... or else. We all know how that worked out for BF4. Thanks for the encouraging quote, but honestly EA, take your time.
Since the game won't have a story mode and it will only be released on current-gen, then there is a good chance the game will release on time.
I hope it does not get delayed. But at the same time, I want the Dev to take it's time with it and not end up with a rushed product. "Electronic Arts also doesn’t expect unforeseen problems with connectivity at launch" That is something that most multi-player games have at launch. I hope it will be done right this time around or loads of people will be upset on day one. Day one Purchase for me either way definitely.
another game with unrealistic sales projections like tomb raider & dead space 3
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