DICE has decided to delay the impending launch of the first Battlefield 4 expansion until some time in early April. The expansion was supposed to pay homage to Battlefield 2142’s Titan mode, and feature maps involving storming opposing naval vessels. The reason for this move appears to be technical issues which make a buggy game even worse.
The developer clarified the move in a post of the Battlelog, explaining that Naval Strike combined with planned PC patches could result in performance issues in mid- to high end machines. At the same time, Naval Strike for the Xbox One has also been delayed to “address issues in the animation system that hinder players from engaging targets in set circumstances using popular weapon configurations”.
Battlefield 4 has been plagued by issues since launch day, and it is reassuring to note that DICE is taking steps to avoid making the situation worse for the game. The new release date is tentatively early April, although there are no specifics at this moment.