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EA Announces the Delayed Release of Dragon Age and Battlefield

Posted by Kym Pressley Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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As the release date for Dragon Age: Inquisition was closing in quickly, I wrote an article outlining the good and bad features of each game in the Dragon Age series. To my shock and dismay, Electronic Arts has delayed the release by a month to November 18 in the US and November 21 in Europe. Though game delays this year are far from uncommon, this one came as a shock since BioWare has been releasing game play videos, amassing hype with confidence. Mark Darrah, Executive Producer of Dragon Age: Inquisition, says that the extra time is for polishing and putting the finishing touches on the game in his official announcement.

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That's not all, another hugely anticipated title is being delayedBattlefield Hardline. This game was supposed to come out this holiday season, however it has now been pushed back to early 2015. This was surprising considering this is considered one of EA's flagship games; a Battlefield release is pretty much guaranteed to bring in great revenue. EA may not be too concerned though, due to promising earnings so far this year. In the official announcement, Karl Magnus Troedsson, Vice President and General Manager of the Swedish development company DICE, explains that the delay was based upon the observations at the E3 beta event. They want to give more depth to the multiplayer mode, more development of the story, and enhance stability of gameplay.

2014 has been a hard year for releases with so many delays. Were you looking forward to either of these games and are you shocked by the announcement of the delays? What other games have been delayed that you were looking forward to? Comment below.

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