First off I’d like to make a statement. People who bought the game full price, or bought the deluxe addition have more then a right to complain about the game. Especially deluxe addition owners, cause they pretty much got lied to. That’s all.
But anyways, everyone knows where battlefield V screwed it self. With that terrible reveal trailer of the robot girl sniper and complete random mayhem.
But battlefield V was still able to be saved if dice handled this right. Maybe by saying “we just wanna do are own thing”. But that didn’t happen.
Instead they insulted their players. Calling them uneducated, and one developer used “make everyone white” as an insult towards a man who wanted a choice to turn off customization on Twitter. None of these things are good for a business looking to make money. All it did was hurt the game.
But DICE still had the chance to release a great game, that would blow all the naysayers away. Is that what happened?
No, instead the game was annoyingly buggy, and was missing a lot of features that were clearly cut. Some still not in the game, like Vehicle body customization. It had some great improvements, but that doesn’t matter when your game is broke and the content is low and the maps are not really good.
But even with all the terrible things that happened, DICE could still salvage the game. But it was clear that was not going to happen soon. Instead months passed with very little content.
Patch after patch keeps coming out, adding more bugs, and because of the lack of content people keep on leaving. Which caused DICE to remove Duo mode in firestorm, and frontlines from the low player counts. All that’s been a priority is the cosmetics.
So because of their terrible handling of the game before launch, it caused people to not buy the game. Which didn’t hurt them. It just hurt the people who did buy the game. Which EA stated that it’s sales were bad. So they probably cut funding.
I’m going to say that this franchise can not take another battlefield V incident. If battlefield is no longer looked at as profitable by EA, they will close it down.
I’m also going to state that the people who supported DICE for what happened, and defend this game are hurting the franchise more. What happened was not at all good, and this game is not the best dice has to offer.