Missed the GamesBeat Summit excitement? Don't worry! Tune in now to catch all of the live and virtual sessions here.
While Battlefield 4 developer DICE continues to fix its buggy and broken military-based first-person shooter, gamers are having trouble even getting into a game on multiple platforms.
DICE is warning its fans that Battlefield 4 is experiencing network issues that are preventing many people from connecting to the multiplayer mode. This is in addition to the nearly two dozen items in various states of repair that have caused Battlefield 4 to crash, freeze, and act strangely since launch.
“We are continuing to monitor some intermittent connectivity issues affecting some players across various platforms,” reads a message at the top of DICE’s Battlelog website. “Thank you for your patience. We will upate this with further information as available.”
We’ve reached out to EA to determine how long it expects these issues to last and will update this post with any new information.
DICE and publisher Electronic Arts launched Battlefield 4 in October. Since that debut, the blockbuster title has suffered through a number of game-breaking bugs. The studio has released multiple patches to address problems like a one-hit-kill glitch and the PlayStation 4 console crashing.
Earlier this month, EA promised that DICE would not release any further downloadable content for Battlefield 4 or move on to new projects before the developer “sorts out all the issues with Battlefield 4.” According to DICE’s own issue-tracker page, the game still has at least eight active bugs (out of the 22 it started with) without including the latest connectivity issues.
Battlefield 4 is one of EA’s biggest games. The publisher positioned it to go head-to-head with Activision’s mega-popular Call of Duty franchise, and our own review found that DICE’s title is finally an all-around better title than its Call of Duty competition. If Battlefield 4 continues to suffer so many issues, however, the quality of the underlying game might not matter to fans who feel burned.
GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.