Battlefield V has been delayed

Battlefield V has been delayed

Battlefield V has been delayed

In their latest “update on Battlefield V”, DICE’s general manager, Oskar Gabrielson, announced that the game ‘s release was delayed until November 20th, over a month later than the game’s original October 19th release date.   

Feedback from the game’s closed alpha has “spurred” DICE on “to make meaningful improvements to the core gameplay experience”, many of which will be seen in the game’s open beta, which starts on September 6th. The delay will allow DICE to take their time polishing the game and adjusting the title’s core gameplay, ensuring that the game can deliver on all fronts. 

This delay will also move Battlefield V away from the launch date of Red Dead Redemption II and Call of Duty Black Ops 4, a factor that may help the company increase their sales numbers at launch. Now, Battlefield V will be competing with the likes of Fallout 76 and Hitman 2. 

Battlefield V will release with four game modes, which include single player “War Stories”, Battlefield’s standard multiplayer experience, a new “Battle Royale” mode and a “Tides of War” live service. 

On the PC front, Battlefield V acted as the poster child for Nvidia’s RTX technology, making this delay a bad start for real-time ray-tracing in games. Battlefield V is expected to the first game to support Nvidia RTX out of the box, potentially making this delay harmful for the sales of Nvidia’s new Geforce RTX graphics cards. 

Battlefield V has been delayed  
Gabrielson’s full statement regarding Battlefield V’s delay is available to read here. 

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