I've noticed this trend with recent EA products. Primarily SWTOR and BF1. I'll cut right to the chase, and I get the impression that many other players feel this way also. At least in my experience.
I don't think the devs/higher ups (mostly in EA) give a damn about the quality of their product. They spray perfume and lather a corpse in makeup, market it with some nice banners and good music and pre-rendered cut scenes, and charge a price for it. Sometimes the price is justifiable, sometimes it's a blatant scam. Maybe not a scam since they know for a fact that people will pay it. In the beforehand games I mentioned, EA is embedded in both, and both games share a common feature. "Packs."
SWTOR/BF1 will trade irl cash for either cartel packs or battle packs which offer different, sometimes exclusive content. This is a somewhat new trend, at least from what I have gathered in my life of playing videogames. Said trend allows corresponding companies to increase profits at a minor cost to themselves.
Let's face it. Some players will pay quite a bit of money to get an extremely rare piece of content. And it's worked. Players get what they want, EA gets bags full of cash. That's fine. However, it's what these companies do their new found profit that really irks me.
Nothing meaningful. With all this new found cash, it seems like they use none of it to run routine maintenance, patching, repairs, and other actions that would improve and boost quality of gameplay for the player base.
About every other match I am in, regardless of latency, I am seeing constant "rubber banding" from other players. (I know I am repeating myself from a previous complaint on forums.) Making it a lot harder to play the game normally. Other instances include watching airplanes disappear from sight due to lag spikes, enemy players running behind you, and weapon's fire passing harmlessly through enemies. That AT round that hit that plane? Nah, too much lag son, did no damage. Passed right through the fuselage. Other times it's the main menu or spawn menu turning all black, getting randomly disconnected despite having a ping that is better than 75% of all other players.
"Well anon, I don't have any of these issues and the game runs perfectly for me. You're just bad."
Right, you may not have any of these issues, in that case, I am truly glad, because this really is a great game, it's really fun, and if you are having no issues with it, it means that you're having the best gaming experience that you paid for and deserve. And I will stand up and say that I am not a skilled or known player. I admit that. But it doesn't take a legendary player to know that something is wrong with the game when you empty an entire magazine into an enemy at point blank and WATCH HIM FLINCH WITH EVERY IMPACT and suddenly you die and he has taken no damage.
I get that all games are going to have their share of bugs. Obviously some bugs will stick with the game till the servers die. The only way to repair these bugs would be to remake the entire game from the ground up. Even then, games I played over a decade ago were near invincible. You could patch and mod and throw rocks and wrenches in the virtual gearbox and the game would run fine. Nowadays games seem so clunky and easily corruptible.
But I digress. I don't necessarily think it's the dev's fault, more likely those in charge of funding, hence my beef with EA. Though, I reckon Dice, or some elements of Dice, may not care as much. I think, with all these newfound cash, they should put some of it into fixing known issues.
I'm not angry or upset. Honestly, it am in a very reserved, calm state of mind and simply presenting my findings. I am merely stating something that I have noticed time and again when I play games where EA has a strong foothold in. In a few years, we'll have Battlefield 1776 or Battlefield Vietnam, it'll get the fanfare, the banners, the perfume, the marketing, and everyone will once again fork over 60 dollars for a game that's clunky and inherently flawed.
Take it for what you will.
I sincerely hope your gaming experience is better than mine, because I seem to be getting dive bombed by a thousand birds.