"From bad marketing to confusing release dates, Battlefield V's launch is shaping up to be a mess." Says Forbes.
Seriously, you have the 9th, 15th and 20th? Just release it on the 9th and let the people who wanna play your game play it. "More than anything, it feels like EA and DICE are simply very out-of-touch with their target demographic. By all means, include women in the game, but don't try to earn brownie points by making it seem like you're championing some social cause" I totally agree with this.
They effed up royally. Even after BattleFront 2... They had 4 months of constant negative press about BFV's... peculiar choices, to fix or at least avoid some issues and what did EA do? Made things even worse by making it the most unnecessarily complicated sliced up game release I can remember... Oh Dice I feel so sorry for you guys...
I wouldn't really expect them to redo the parts of the game that the people were upset about. that'd take more than 4 months, and would be a extreme waste of resources. But they certainly could have handled the situation better.
How else are they going to make all that extra cash charging people for the luxury of playing it "early"? EA's dirty little trick for a good few years now. Jokes on them though, it arguably cost them big time with Battlefront 2 and judging from some of the the things I'm reading, it's potentially costing them with this game too judging by lack of content available at launch.
Yep. I've been a pretty consistent BF player over the years but since BF1 I've just lost my patience with EAs constant need to fck with us. If I buy this game it'll be on sale months from now. I'm just over it.
No kidding, thought I was going to fire this up this weekend. Can’t devote the same quality time during the work week.
Three words: Fuck This Game
The BF V is not launching with a lot of content which may encourage potential buyers to hold off on buying the game.
I have EA Access and Pre-ordered the standard edition. I still ahve 1-2 hours left on my trial then I have to wait until 20th. For me this is fine. The way I look at this is offering an incentive or benefit to buying the deluxe edition or subscribing to premium (Which is only PC for now). Even at that it wasn't enough of an incentive or bonus to make me spend more money to get the deluxe edition. I already subscribed to EA Access and would not have started only to play this game early. What would the difference be if the whole game released on 20th with no early access? People who paid more would complain that they didn't get enough for their money. I think it's fine.
"The way I look at this is offering an incentive or benefit to buying the deluxe edition or subscribing to premium" That "incentive" was a last minute decision to get pre-orders up which if my local game store is to be believed didnt help much.
I don't know if it was last minute or not or if it was to get pre-orders up but if it was, I agree it probably didn't help. Anyone who was going to pre-order standard or deluxe editions or subscribe to the services would not be swayed by these things. i certainly wasn't.
@Derek Tweed I absolutely agree with you. I also have EA access and have pre-ordered the game. If you have a prescription service you definitely should get early access to a games trial/demo. I think it's very interesting and a good idea to at least release the digital deluxe or ultra or what ever version of game at least a week early. I mean your paying the same as someone that get the physical version, however your not receiving all the little toys or whatever the physical comes with. Good idea, poor execution. As far as the game. It is not a hot mess. Yes some bugs, like all games, but is it broken and unplayable? No, it's fine and dare I say fun
I'd compare it to BC2 or Bf3, in regards to how much fun I'm having playing.
People like you are why we have situations like this. I got access to try it after the horrible beta. The release is JUST as glitchy, just as boring, just as casualized as I thought it would be. Where are all the vehicles? Why is there such a huge focus on customization in WWII? Why is it such a focus on infantry combat? Where’s the balance? Where’s the new content? The damn game is a reskin of BF1 with even less content.
It goes a lot deeper than just bad marketing, it is also a PR disaster and Soderland is front and centre of that.
Good thing he's no longer with the company.
It doesn't help either that the game is released as an unfinished buggy mess.
Seems fine to me. YMMV.
What? Haven't noticed any game breaking bugs so far.
You actually bought the game?
Of course. I never skip Battlefield games. I'm an older dude, not a crybaby.
Read the Eurogamer review. I don't care if you have encountered them or not. The fact is that BFV is a buggy mess.
So you didn't play it? Were they reviewing the latest patch?
@Boing1 LOL! Upvote for you sir for making me laugh.
There are bugs, but it's not a mess and nothing game breaking. Game is loads of fun.
I’ve had nonstop bugs since the 8 hours of my trial started. Don’t plan on using my last 2. This is easily the worst BF game in a long time.
are you sure this is not caused by people being a slight bit saturated with the next generic experience? just a thought.
It's not that difficult to grasp. Pony up 20$ extra to play today for deluxe edition or wait until next week and pay std price. Btw, the crowd that plays BF, already know how it will play for the most part and will buy regardless. Imo.
I walked into the store and bough it. Very complicated and a mess.
This is Battlefront 2 all over again.
Terrible company makes good game... I'll wait a year and pick it up
games full release hasnt even happened yet theres 100+ servers all filled up. We get it people wanted the game to fail but unfortunately now that more and more people are getting to play the more positivity is going around. Sure theres bugs but what game in this era doesnt. Even red dead is a mess and the game was in development for 8+ years.
EA and DICE rolling out the games as a service model. Wanting to phase out standard physical copies by making people who purchased that option wait the longest. They want you to subscribe to EA access and purchase digitally or spend more money on some bullshit extras for 20 or more dollars. These greedy practices NEED to fail or more developers will fall in line. PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS GAME AT LAUNCH!
Just release the thing if it's done. Its like extortion to pay money for the deluxe just to play it early.. Its the same freaking game.
It sounds like a lot of you folks have not even played the game and your saying its a waste of time. Well, the game is great and fun to play, period. If you want to be bothered by all the noise surrounding the pre release that is your right, and if you chose to skip out on this game because of that bologna, well that your loss. Allowing players to pay for early release also allows them to stress test their servers with a smaller player base before the final launch and iron out any difficulties by Nov 20th. If you don't want to pay the extra to play early, don't.
IMO it’s not great. I used 8 hours of my trial. Glitches everywhere, severe lag, even LESS vehicle combat, reused BF1 assets, performance issues, crashing The games a bloody mess. It can’t even stick to its own theme.
Not to worry. They'll release this sack of shit in a bit of a state, take a year to fix it, then rake it all back with the microtransactions that will inevitably be there once the BR mode comes. Of course.
I had this game preordered, went to pick up Pokemon last night and they asked me if I wanted to take my Battlefield as well. Had no idea it was out. Probably the worst marketing in a long time.
That is what we call an, good ol Karma.
But it's ok for Red Dead Redemption 2 to delay the online portion of the game though I guess?
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