I don't check the forums daily, I just returned to Battlefield 1 after a long time and this issues with long loading screens was present when the game released and it's present now that a new game is being promoted.
If there ever was an official response from DICE or EA I've never heard of it but even if there was one the reality is that it still exists in Battlefield 1.
My guess is that the issue has never been the actual game or lack of power of the player's hardware (PC, PS4 or XO) but most likely it's related to servers/network/infrastructure. No other popular online game I have played in the past two years has this kind of long loading times, at least I haven't seen this in Overwatch, CoD Infinity Warfare, CoD WWII. The Division has a long loading time when you start the game, after that the waiting times are good.
My concern is that this could be repeated in Battlefield V. If this is an infrastructure problem (or any other thing), is this being addressed in Battlefield V?
If DICE/EA make a public statement similar to this it would be very much appreciated:
"Hey, we're aware of this issue, loading time sucks, our bad. We really tried to fix this in Battlefield 1 but we realized that we took bad decisions from the beginning when we were building this up. Robert, our network/infrastructure guru warned us about this but we didn't listen because everybody thought he's old school... and here we are. We're really thankful that you kept playing even with this issue, we learned our lesson and good ol' Rob built a kick-**** infrastructure you won't even have time to go pee between matches."
Sure, you can pass that through PR and give us the corporate version but at least let us know this won't happen in Battlefield V.
This thread is also related and it would be really nice to get an answer for this too: