The cops and robbers spin-off will now launch early next year, says co-developer DICE.
Battlefield: Hardline, which is being developed by EA studios DICE and Visceral Games, was originally scheduled to launch in October following its announcement at this year’s E3.
However, in a post on the Battlefield blog today, DICE vice president Karl Magnus Troedsson says the game has been delayed to early 2015 in order to “ensure [it] is the best, most innovative Battlefield experience we can give to [our fans].”
Troedsson cited feedback from the recent beta, which ran during the week of E3, as a reason for the delay.
He said Visceral and DICE will use the additional time to add “new features direct from the community that will evolve the cops and criminals fantasy.”
Troedsson says the three areas they will focus on are multiplayer innovation, singleplayer story depth, and network performance stability.
The delay means EA goes into the year end period without a major shooter release.
Last month DICE played down the prospect of Battlefield becoming an annual franchise. Looks like they were right.