Published on December 11th, 2013 | by dee0
EA Games May Face Legal Trouble Over Early Battlefield 4 Launch
It has been reported that Electronic Arts, the developers of the Battlefield series, may be facing some legal problems in the near future over their rushed release of Battlefield 4.
We all know that Battlefield and Call of Duty has been in close competition for many years now for the best first-person-shooter game, but this competition might be causing some serious problems for EA for releasing an unfinished, buggy game. Battlefield 4 was released for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 3 on October 29th in North and South America (according to help.ea.com). As we can see, this date was about a week earlier than the Call of Duty Ghosts release, which was November 5th, according to IGN.
The problem that EA Games faced with not being ready to release the complete version of the game around the same time as Activison / Infinity Ward released their latest Call of Duty game, is that people would be anxious to buy the latest and greatest first-person-shooter, and without a finished product from the competitor, IW would have funneled many of the Battlefield 4 fans into trying out Ghosts.
Well it turns out, the Battlefield 4 release was a huge disaster. Thousands of gamers are reporting crashes, long waits, multiple errors and an overall inability to play the game the way it should be played.
Due to all of the publicity this is getting, Law firm Holzer Holzer and Fistel, LLC has been contacted to “investigate” the matter and taking a closer look at all of the statements that were made by about Battlefield 4 and it’s developmental state and possible “lies” that were told to convince investors that the game was in a more ready state than it really was.
Electronic Arts (EA) stock prices were $25.63 per share at the start of November and remained fairly steady for the two weeks following the release, but have since dropped to lows that haven’t been seen since June.
The good thing for Battlefield fans, myself being one, is that EA Games have announced that they are giving Battlefield 4 an extreme amount of attention, stopping many other projects, so that they can fully focus on making the gaming experience better for their loyal fans.