To say that Battlefield 4 was launched in a less than an ideal state would be an understatement. The game was rushed, and felt like it was rushed. Developer DICE has since tried to make things right by releasing one update after another, but it seems too much damage has been done, with many players having lost their trust in the studio and its ability to launch a polished game. DICE clearly doesn’t want to repeat Battlefield 4’s botched launch with Battlefield Hardline, a title it hopes will regain the trust of gamers in the series. In an interview with Gamespot, producer David Sirland acknowledged that words alone will not accomplish the task at hand and that DICE plans on proving its worth by delivering results. “I can absolutely say that we lost [player] trust in the game’s launch and the early parts of the year,” Sirland said. “We still probably have a lot of players who won’t trust us to deliver a stable launch or a stable game. I don’t want to say anything because I want to do. I want them to look at what we’re doing and what we are going to do and that would be my answer. I think we have to do things to get them to trust us, not say things to get them to trust us. Show by doing. I am certain that [Battlefield 4's troubled launch] won’t be repeated because we’ve changed the way we work.” It’s worth noting that it is actually Visceral Games and not DICE that is the main developer for Battlefield Hardline, although the former has also made similar statements regarding the game, promising that it won’t be as buggy and unrefined as its predecessor. In fact, Battlefield Hardline has been delayed until February 2015 in order to give those working on it more time to get things right and ensure a smooth launch. Battlefield Hardline will be playable on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
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