The share price of Electronic Arts has dropped 9.8% since the announced delay of hotly anticipated franchise release Battlefield V.
The announced delay pushes back the release of Battlefield V from it’s planned date of October 25th, to November 20th. The same week in which both eagerly awaited title’s Fallout 76 and Pokemon Let’s Go title’s release.
EA have originally stated in a blog post that the delay is in order to implement core-gameplay changes based on lessons learned from the closed betas. Though the change also means the title is not strangled by it’s original release, due to anticipated titles Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 set to launch in the same week.
“You’ve also spurred us to make some meaningful improvements to the core gameplay experience, including adjusting the gameplay tempo, improving soldier visibility and reducing player friction. You’ll see a lot of these reflected in our Open Beta that starts on September 6.” Reads the EA blog post.