EA pushes Battlefield V release back to November

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EA Dice has announced that Battlefield V’s release date has been pushed back from October 19 to November 20.

In a statement on EA’s website, Dice’s General Manager Oskar Gabrielson said: “Today, we’re announcing that Battlefield V will have a new launch date – November 20, 2018. I wanted to give you a little bit of insight into how we arrived at this new date. You have told us that you are seeing an increased focus on squad play come through, you are also feeling the difference in our revamped player movement and we are getting a lot of positive feedback for our improved weapons handling. You’ve also spurred us to make some meaningful improvements to the core gameplay experience. And that’s why we’re moving our launch date. We’re going to take the time to continue to make some final adjustments to core gameplay, and to ensure we really deliver on the potential of Tides of War.” 

Gabrielson, then, justified the move on the grounds of getting Battlefield V’s gameplay just right. But it has also been pointed out that, by moving Battlefield V’s launch to late November, it will – probably wisely — avoid the launch windows of Red Dead Redemption 2 (due for an October 26 release) and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (due to be released on 12 October).

Despite the change of release date, Battlefield V’s open beta is still on track to begin on September 6. If you’re interested in participating, this webpage describes what you need to do.

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