Developer DICE has revealed that they have halted all production on projects outside of their FPS series Battlefield 4 as they focus on eliminating the issues plaguing the game.
Currently DICE is working on the Mirror's Edge sequel and the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront game, as well as the remaining Battlefield 4 expansions. It is unknown exactly what this decision will mean for these projects, but hopefully they aren't affected too badly.
"We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game – it is absolutely our #1 priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game," an EA representative told IGN. "We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel your pain. We will not stop until this is right."
For those who may be scratching their head wondering why the team decided to go ahead with releasing the first of five expansion packs, China Rising, yesterday instead of delaying, EA told IGN
the expansion was "already in the final stages of development by the time issues began with Battlefield 4," so the company "decided to fulfill our promise to deliver it this week."
Since its launch back in late October for PC and past-gen, and with the recent launch of new generation consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players haven't been getting the best experiences. Consistent crashing on all platforms isn't unusual, with a number of game-related bugs like guns muting sound effects when shot and networking issues also plaguing the title. DICE decided to reward those who've stuck with Battlefield 4 through the hard times with a double XP fan appreciation event, which ends tomorrow.