During a conference call with investors, EA announced that the release date for Star Wars Battlefront has been delayed from its original Summer 2015 launch window to sometime during the holiday season. While a specific date was not revealed, we can expect the game to bed released relatively close to Christmas 2015. In fact, EA has hinted in the past that Star Wars Battlefront will launch around the same time as the Star Wars Episode 7 movie -- hits theaters on December 18, 2015 -- leaving little doubt that it will come out near Christmas. Aside from giving us the tentative release date for Star Wars Battlefront, EA also announced that the sequel to Battlefield 4 -- possible called Battlefield 5 -- will not be released in 2015 so that players can “have enough time between releases to fully explore the depth and innovation in our shooter titles.” Rather, Battlefield 5 will likely launch sometime in Q3 2016 (October at the earlier and December at the latest). While EA might not want to admit it, the decision to delay both Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefield 5 might have something to do with the pre-orders for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare falling short of analyst expectations. It seems gamers are finally getting tired of paying for sequel after sequel, year after year, without seeing much evolution in regards to gameplay and features. Also getting delayed -- yet again, if I may add -- is Battlefield Hardline, which sees its release date pushed to March 2015. MUST READ: Battlefield 4 Ruined Our Trust; Battlefield Hardline Wants it Back “The cops and criminals fantasy -- this is kind of the foundation for the game -- resonated very, very strongly not just with existing fans, but with new players to the Battlefield franchise,” developer Visceral Games explained. “But the feedback was also universal that we should go deeper with that fantasy and really deliver against that to a greater degree. What we’ve done is given the development team that time to go back in and really look at how to truly deliver on that cops and criminals kind of gameplay as it exists in a Battlefield world.” Smart move... the last thing we want is a bug-ridden game a la Battlefield 4. Are you disappointed at EA’s decision to delay Star Wars Battlefront, Battlefield 5 and Battlefield Hardline? Head over to the comments and let us know.
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