Battlefield Hardline delayed to early 2015

As long as Electronic Arts is on the subject of product delays, the publisher has also announced the delay of another marquee franchise and this one might hurt just a little more. Battlefield Hardline will not make its projected October release date and will, in fact, not even make 2014 at all. It's now set to release in early 2015, with Visceral Games citing fan feedback from the game's early closed beta as the reason.

"This feedback also spurred us to start thinking about other possibilities and ways we could push Hardline innovation further and make the game even better," states the Battlefield Blog. "The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing. However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn't have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months."

Visceral will focus on refining Hardline's multiplayer, adding new single-player elements, and improving the game's overall stability in the coming months.