According to an official article on the Battlefield blogs, Visceral Games and EA will delay Battlefield Hardline to 2015. They state that they got a lot of feedback from the players during the beta phase of BF Hardline and they really would like to implement a lot of the ideas and shared this list of the most wanted changes. They say that they think that the right thing to do was to take more time to ensure Hardline is the best and mentioned the following changes they want to work on…
1. Multiplayer Innovation: Coming out of our E3 beta, internal focus tests, and work with our community, we have received a lot of great Multiplayer thinking. We’re going to be adding some new feature ideas direct from the community that will evolve the cops and criminals fantasy into a truly unique Battlefield Multiplayer experience.
2. Single Player Story Depth: In order to ensure our Single Player experience delivers on player expectations, we’re spending more time polishing our core features, as well as adding a few new ones that will support a deeper “crime revenge” story experience.
3. Stability: This has been a focus for our team since day one and we’re going to be using the extra time to continue to optimize the game for a stable launch. We have learned a lot from Battlefield 4, are continuing to learn from our Community Test Environment and will learn more from another Hardline beta. More time allows us to surface issues that the team can attempt to fix prior to launch.
To calm down the crowd that is upset about EA because of the Battlefield Hardline development as some fear that Battlefield 4 won´t get attention by the publisher and developers anymore, they write that the DICE teams continue to drive Battlefield 4 while Visceral works on Battlefield Hardline.
See the full news about the delay of Battlefield Hardline on the official Battlefield blog.