Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC also delayed on Xbox One

Xbox One version of BF4's latest DLC is delayed along with the PC.

One day, poor Battlefield 4 will pull something off without a hitch. But not today! Following yesterday's bungled launch of the Naval Strike DLC on PC, developer DICE has now said that it is delaying the launch of the new content on Xbox One.

There's no word on a release date, although DICE says it's now targeting an early April release for both the Xbox One and PC versions of the DLC.

"We have decided to delay the Xbox One version of Naval Strike because we want to address issues in the animation system that hinder players from engaging targets in set circumstances using popular weapon configurations," said DICE.

The developer also explained why it chose to delay the DLC on PC. "Wehave delayed the PC version of Naval Strike because we are concerned that the combination of the pack and planned PC updates would increase performance issues on mid-range to high-end PCs. We are working hard to resolve that issue now.

"We know that many Battlefield 4 Premium owners wanted to play Naval Strike today. However, we didn’t want to release the new content until we believed it was quality content."

"We are trying to resolve these problems as quickly as possible and hope to release the update in early April for Xbox One and PC. We also want to remind Xbox One and PC owners of Battlefield 4 Premium that they will have two weeks early access for Naval Strike once it’s released. Thanks for your continued patience and passion for our games."

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GR1PZILLA
GR1PZILLA

with smaller games companies i'm more quick to forgive but for dice as one of the main developers i'm actually pissed off and feel ripped off after all my years as a fan. going to seek a refund on the basis of false advertising

Kalifornia
Kalifornia

Everyone take your fight to the next game DICE releases.  Don't pre-order and don't buy on day one of the release.  Let them sweat the numbers a little.

dirtdiver777
dirtdiver777

If you guys want to play a military game that is much more team oriented and a hell of a lot more fun check out Arma 3. Fuck EA and DICE and every other company involved with the new BF game


BF has so much potential to be a great game and I used to love their games but since the release of this one they have proven that they truly have no respect for their customers. After all, all I got for my wasted time and money was a couple weeks of double XP and some battlepacks or whatever, who wants that when THE GAME DOESN'T WORK ANYWAYS! 

Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

Game is still broken....goes back to titanfall. 

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

The Battlefield franchise is pretty much dead now, as is any credibility that DICE had left.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

Got a refund on premium and traded the game in a while back now, was considering getting it on PC just to experience maxed out graphics, but I think I'll hold off now. Not long till Watchdogs & The Division come out, I think with the next generation of games coming out there will be no need for primitive head-to-head multiplayer shooters. BF4 to me is potential wasted, I'd rather see all the maps combined and turned into an MMO of sorts, something with a bit more strategy and intelligence...

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

They don't want anything to take away the spotlight from Titanfall. This is EA AND Microsoft's doing....the DLC is fine. There's millions at stake...and since most BF4 Premiums packaged are already bought, there's no money lost for this delay.


Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry....

StephenSays
StephenSays

EA what a disgusting company.   Just awful.  Yet people still buy their games for $60 + DLC???

What is it going to take for people to realize they should not support this company.  

If it says EA don't buy. 

gravitygamer94
gravitygamer94

well I guess I just wasted my money on premium for xbox one

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

If the damn NS DLC didn't suffer from severe frame rate drops it would be perfect. I don't notice any big issues in the DLC besides the carry over balance issues from the core game. The DLC is amazing, but would have been even better if they had put CTF on them.

major_retard
major_retard

8-man team + 2 weeks = ported DX11.2 -> modified DX12 kernel?


Hmmm, I'm sure DICE/EA could spare the manpower ;)

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

This shit is so broken. update 8 was awful!!

XxXeroxX
XxXeroxX

Tell me again why EA isn't still in the run for the tri-fecta of Worst Company in America? "Dirt all over it" is so true. 

mav2004
mav2004

3 times I have lost my saved  games on Xboxone and there is nothing they can do.  It's a shame selling software that really but realy doesn't work...


I always give times to people to fix there software... but after nearly 5 months, without a proper fix, that is enough, I will never buy a EA games, nor Battlefield...


Sorry Guys...  You messed up...



Burniz
Burniz

this is such a joke.....this game was a failure since the beta....

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

I didn't expect anything less from dice or EA.Its ok though i have titanfall could care less about BF4.I wont be buying BF5 thats for sure.Im glad EA is allowing microsoft to run the servers on titanfall or it would be the same as BF4 right now.Im sure EA will run the servers on titanfall 2 so ill have to skip it as well

ThePlantain
ThePlantain

glad i skipped premium this time...good luck trying to sell me BF5 next year

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I can't believe people still spend time on this game.

Metalnoid
Metalnoid

Every DLC makes Battlefield 4 even better, amazing! 

jagdedge124
jagdedge124

All i have to say is "wow". I mean i'm on 360 and i think this is the best DLC yet, and i'm really enjoying it, but this game has been a screw up from day one, and i have to say, so was Next Gen, and when you mix the two, THIS is the result. 

People should not blame DICE, being these matters seem to happen with other EA Titles. Why they would let people know this at the last minute quite frankly shocks the conscience of the utter irresponsibility of this Company, not to mention their lack of care or concern. 

At the same time, i have to say, MANY people are playing and enjoying this game (as compared to say Dark Souls 2 where i see ZERO out of hundreds of people playing it). Personally i feel "next gen" was a crock anyway. There are no real glaring differences between that and current gen, and i have to say i feel bad for people who spent ALL that money for this result. 

I think if there's anything good that can come out of this experience, is that next time around, you're not going hear all the excuses coming from the fan base like "it's just a beta", "it's an old build", "it's a last gen game". I mean these people were so full of sh** you can smell it from a mile away. 

Anyway, for current gen, enjoy the game while you can (if you can), because EA LA (formerly known as Danger Close) are coming out with the final two DLC's, and given their dismal track record (i think they should've been fired after MOH), they "may" just end this Franchise.

dannyg1533
dannyg1533

If you don't have the maps yet you are not missing much. Naval strike is full of issues on PS4. I can hardly get any map from Naval Strike to load or have lag issues. 

Whiskey3romeo
Whiskey3romeo

You're not missing much.  Another half assed, uninspired DLC from Dice.  All the maps look, feel and play the same.  A central island and a bunch of smaller islands.  Carrier Assault is awful.  The games only last 10 or 15 minutes.  Most of the objectives are huddled together.  It's nothing more than close quarters domination with boats and choppers followed by a few minutes of Metro style grenade spam-fest in the bowels of the carrier.


They couldn't have come up with at least one old BF style Guadalcanal type map, with the carriers on opposite ends, where you fight over the objectives with tanks ands ifv's and jeeps?  There aren't even any jets in carrier assault. 


More lazy, buggy garbage from Dice.  It's a shame.

turbolaz1
turbolaz1

Thank god blizzard knows how to get things done as they promised at least i have reaper of souls to play. Dice and EA u should be giving PC premium users (and xbox) a credit. Too many screw ups. Screw sony though i am tired of their console worship. They got it so screw them. If it runs like crap for them thats fine. They seem to have plenty of time to post about how great their system is on every gaming website.

dirtdiver777
dirtdiver777

@XNEXUS666X  How did u get a refund? I would love to do the same for my premium membership but I'm not sure on how to contact the idiots for one.

silvershadow79
silvershadow79

Shut the fckk up and get off this forum!! Fckk you and your ps4!!!

silvershadow79
silvershadow79

The rest of us that are still waiting don't give a fckk about your experience with the dlc!!

stargazer1992
stargazer1992

@jagdedge124'Personally i feel "next gen" was a crock anyway. There are no real glaring differences between that and current gen' Seriously? Are you blind? (BF4)The graphical differences alone are huge, not to mention far more objects and detail in the maps and the fact that you can have 64 players instead of 32. I played BF 4 on the 360 and it was a steaming pile of shit compared to the xbox one version. Next you'll be telling us that there is no discernable differences between DVD and Blu-ray.

Tech-head
Tech-head

@jagdedge124  

You have it backwards.  The first DLCs were from Danger Close.  The last two will be from DICE.

Tech-head
Tech-head

@dannyg1533  

These are some of the best maps I've seen in a long, long time.  Reminds me of some of the SOCOM maps. Definitely missing out.

I did experience some rubberbanding, which was annoying, but I still very much enjoyed my time with them.  No connection issues for me.

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

@thickfreakness1  In reality, Premium is worth it. BF4 only came with 10 maps. Premium costs $10 less than the full game and delivers 5 map packs with 4 maps each. 


All in all, DLC will give you a total of 20 maps, new vehicles, modes, and other crap I'm forgetting. That's 200% the MP content BF4 gives you at release. Worth it in my book atleast.

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

@Bazongaman502 @shindzzEA own DICE, there is effectively no difference. I could understand your comment if they were just publishing it but they aren't.

jagdedge124
jagdedge124

@Tech-head @jagdedge124 Well that certainly would explain alot, but i think you may be incorrect. I would LOVE to have blamed Danger Close for these debacles, but is was EA and DICE, more appropriately EA who screwed the pooch. However if you know this was Danger Close i'd like to know more about that.

jagdedge124
jagdedge124

@Tech-head @dannyg1533 I would have loved to play SOCOM MP, but i just got a PS3 after they shut it down (i needed The Show and some other titles), but it's funny you mentioned SOCOM because it seems this game is more geared towards Navy Seals, not Marines. Marines don't take over Ships. I don't know why they based this game on Marines. To me this is a Seal game.

labor420
labor420

Worth it , yes, but only if it works. I didnt pay extra to wait, and then play a broken game!! Refund half the premium pack, then its worth it!

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

@Rushaoz @thickfreakness1 yes but second assault gave you 4 maps from BF 3 with some new weather effects or minor design changes. I would not count 4 maps from Second Assault expansion as you do have it with BF 3.

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

@labor420  I can't blame DICE for the game being in the state it is. It's all EAs fault and their focus on making shareholders happy instead of customers and their own developers. 

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

@Whiskey3romeo @Rushaoz @thickfreakness1  Too bad you feel that way. Second assault maps are awesome IMO. They improved uppon BF3s iterations in a ton of ways. Except Metro. Even though I do love Metro, they didn't do enough to the map to prevent a base rape meatgrinder from happening. These servers really need to implement player skill auto balance. 


And Naval Strike is awesome. Carrier assault is some of the most fun I've had in a BF game since Desert combat mod and BF2.