EA has just confirmed that Battlefield: Hardline, the cops and robbers themed title by Visceral Games, won’t be launching until early 2015. This is a rather large surprise as in recent history the Battlefield series has released before Christmas taking on Call Of Duty in the shooter’s arms race. The main reasons give come from the feedback that was given after the beta, and some ideas being discussed at the studio.
As a result new features will be added to the multiplayer, ideas that have been created by both the community and the studio. The single player campaign is also getting a bit of a makeover with new elements being added to make the story that more interesting. Finally this extra time means issues can be worked on to make sure that Hardline is stable at launch, and doesn’t suffer problems like Battlefield 3 and 4 did. While the original beta did give some ideas on where to improve, the next beta will provide more feedback for the team.
This is a big move but if it means that Hardline is better for it, then that’s a good thing.
Source: Battlefield Blog