In an update to yesterday’s announcement of Naval Strike’s delay on the PC, Battlefield 4 developer DICE is now hoping to get both the PC and Xbox One versions out by early April.
According to the new statement, the studio has also decided to push back Naval Strike’s launch on the Xbox One in order to “address issues in the animation system that hinder players from engaging targets in set circumstances using popular weapon configurations.”
Check out the full update below:
“UPDATE: We wanted to provide more detail about the delay of Battlefield 4 Naval Strike. We have 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. Additionally, 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.
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.”
Signs of trouble first appeared this morning when the Xbox One’s Battlefield 4 game update was delayed. As it stands, Battlefield 4’s ocean combat-themed Naval Strike DLC is now only available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 for Battlefield 4 Premium members.
By the looks of the last paragraph, it also appears that the non-Premium launch of Naval Strike may be pushed back in order to allow Xbox One and PC Premium members two weeks of exclusive access to the DLC.
We’ll make sure to keep you updated, so stay tuned to MP1st.