EA announced today that if it were necessary they would be willing to delay their upcoming game Star Wars Battlefront. This news came to light in an interview conducted with head of EA Peter Moore who said ‘Well you can’t ship it if it doesn’t work or the quality isn’t right. You just bite the bullet. Trust me, shipping Hardline in March was not the easiest thing to do from a business perspective, but it was the right thing to do from a player perspective.’
This news is not surprising to hear as quite a few games are being rushed to completion, in order to satisfy a release date window. Last year alone games such as Assassins Creed Unity and EA’s own Battlefield 4 suffered from massive failure at launch due to bugs and other problems that were not solved before release. In my opinion I think it is good that EA is open to delaying Battlefront if needed, sure it will sting for a while but what would you rather have, a game that’s broken and doesn’t work at launch or a game that is polished that you just have to wait a little longer for.
However after his comments Moore assured the press that he does not feel it will need to be delayed ‘But that’s not going to happen,” he stressed. “The game is playable with 40-players already, and it is rock solid, so it ain’t going to happen’. Will Battlefront need to be delayed? we can only wait and see as DICE’s last game Battlefield 4 launched in a terrible state here’s hoping it doesn’t repeated itself.
Star Wars Battlefront launches on November 17th 2015 (For now at least)