Electronic Arts has announced that the release date of its much anticipated “Battlefield V” game has been pushed back a full month from October 19th to November 20th.
In a statement released by Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of DICE, the company says the reasoning is for time to: “make some final adjustments to core gameplay, and to ensure we really deliver on the potential of Tides of War.” ‘Tides of War’ is the game’s new live service and is one of four modes in the game alongside a single player campaign and multiplayer and Battle Royale modes.
Unofficially though it’s likely the Fall’s crowded video game release schedule has also had a big impact. Sandwiched between “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” on October 5th, “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” on October 12th and the absolute juggernaut of “Red Dead Redemption 2” on October 26th, EA has opted to vacate for the quieter arena of late November.
In its new date it will score a release a week after “Hitman 2” and “Fallout 76” arrive, and have two weeks fairly clear until “Just Cause 4” in early December closes out this year’s Fall gaming rush which begins with “Spider-Man” and “Shadow of Tomb Raider” launching next week and the week after that respectively.