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Battlefield V Delayed, Meaningful Improvements Needed

Unfortunately Battlefield V is joining the ranks of big games that are delayed due to needing a little more attention in the gameplay department. Dice has announced that they now anticipate a delay of one month, taking the new release date to November 20th.

In an official statement, the developers have blamed the delay on their desire to make “meaningful improvements to the core gameplay experience” after countless testing sessions by the public and professionals. A number of fixes are described, including an adjustment to the tempo of play and soldier visibility. However, they are keen to iterate that, despite the need for these improvements, numerous aspects of Battlefield V have found themselves praised by all who’ve played thus far.

It reads:

You have told us that you are seeing an increased focus on squad play come through, you are also feeling the difference in our revamped player movement and we are getting a lot of positive feedback for our improved weapons handling.

And that’s why we’re moving our launch date. We’re going to take the time to continue to make some final adjustments to core gameplay, and to ensure we really deliver on the potential of Tides of War.

They were also rather complementary of themselves, no doubt giddy with excitement from creating their best game in the franchise yet.

We believe we have one of the best Battlefield games ever on our hands.  A game that will deliver on an emotional journey through the return of unseen single player War Stories, a deep multiplayer experience, Battle Royale, along with our new live service, Tides of War – a journey across multiple theaters of WW2 and designed to keep our community together.

So, there we have it – Battlefield V will now land on November 20th. We can only hope it’s worth it. But if all this is to be believed, and as we have no reason to do otherwise, then this year’s release looks set to hit the bullseye. We’d better start bulling our boots, ready.

Can you stand to attention for the extra four weeks, or will you throw a tantrum worthy of a court marshal? Go all Sgt Major on us in the comments box below.

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