I will admit that one of EA’s prize possessions Battlefield V being delayed is a surprise to me. Over the past few months, DICE has been under scrutiny over having women soldiers out on the field in their trailers, the uncertainty with their Battle Royale mode, and most importantly the fact that they went back to World War 2. Now during an official statement, Oskar Gabrielson, the General Manager for DICE let everyone know that the date for Battlefield V has been moved from October 19th to November 20th. That’s an entire month later.
The reasoning behind this was due to feedback from the community on things like squad play, player movement, and gameplay tempo. With the open beta coming next week September 6th, they expect more feedback and want to “fine tune” the game even further before launch.
For me, I’m fine with the delay because Soul Calibur VI originally is coming out the same day, and Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out a week after. It’s just going to be super hard to compete during that time frame. I believe DICE is more shook about the player base with all of these games coming out around the same time rather than player feedback, but I will give the open beta a try before I make my final decision.