Electronic Arts and DICE pull out the World War II shooter (which underperforms at the moment) from the October bloodbath.
Oskar Gabrielson, DICE‘s general manager, wrote a long post explaining the reason behind the delay of Battlefield V. We’re not going to quote the entire post – just the part that describes the situation:
„[…] We believe we have one of the best Battlefield games ever on our hands. A game that will deliver on an emotional journey through the return of unseen single player War Stories, a deep multiplayer experience, Battle Royale, along with our new live service, Tides of War – a journey across multiple theatres of WW2 and designed to keep our community together. […] 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 deliver on the potential of Tides of War. […]”
And we think Electronic Arts didn’t push the release from October 19 to November 20 because of that. Instead, there’s some no-name game called Red Dead Redemption 2 that will start on October 26. Even this November date is shaky – November 13 has Spyro Reignited Trilogy and Hitman 2, and a day after, there’s another unknown game titled Fallout 76 hitting the shelves.
So, Electronic Arts is afraid of the competition. Thus, Battlefield V will launch on November 20 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and the deluxe edition/Origin Access Premier subscriber early access will be modified accordingly as well. However, the Open Beta WILL still start in September!