We reported earlier that Battlefield 4’s Naval Strike expansion was confirmed for a late March release, and according to one DICE Stockholm developer, it will also be the studio’s last expansion for Battlefield 4 as DLC production moves over to DICE LA.
On Reddit, a DICE developer who goes by the name “Darklord” confirmed that “DICE Stockholm is doing Naval Strike, everything else will be done by DICE LA.”
Made up of varying talent including ex-Medal of Honor developers from the recently closed Danger Close studio, DICE LA was only opened last May but quickly got to work on Battlefield 4’s Second Assault expansion that launched for everyone last February 18. According to Darklord, they will also handle the reins on Battlefield 4’s Dragon’s Teeth and Final Stand expansions.
While this doesn’t come at a surprise, knowing DICE is developing the sequel to Mirror’s Edge 2 and the next Star Wars: Battlefront game, it’s a bit worrying to hear that the studio who developed Battlefield 4’s base game are seemingly packing up and moving onto to other projects. Earlier statements from the studio made it clear that they would not be moving on to future projects or expansions until Battlefield 4’s issues are resolved.
How do you feel about this? Are you confident that the developers behind Second Assault can handle the last two DLCs in Battlefield 4’s life span? Let us know in the comment section below!