Report: China bans Battlefield 4, calls it threat to national security

By: Eddie Makuch The Chinese government has banned Electronic Arts’ military FPS Battlefield 4 because it contains content that threatens national security, the country’s Ministry of Culture has said. The Wall Street Journal points out that this decision is not likely to negatively impact EA’s business because the publisher doesn’t sell Battlefield 4 in China. The ban comes after the release of downloadable expansion China … Continue reading Report: China bans Battlefield 4, calls it threat to national security

How is Dragon Age: Inquisition shaping up?

By: Eddie Makuch BioWare executive producer Mark Darrah today penned a detailed blog post regarding the status of the studio’s long-in-development role-playing game Dragon Age: Inquisition, saying it has “come a long way” since the company last showed it at PAX Prime in August. Darrah also explained that BioWare has created a “Holiday Build” for the game, that is, a build of the game that … Continue reading How is Dragon Age: Inquisition shaping up?

Class-action lawsuit commenced over buggy Battlefield 4, EA calls it “meritless” [UPDATE]

By: Eddie Makuc [UPDATE] The official class-action claim [PDF] shows that various Electronic Arts senior executives sold thousands of shares ahead of Battlefield 4’s release. Check out the graph below for more. The original story is below. Electronic Arts is facing yet another legal battle over its military shooter Battlefield 4. Just a week after a Georgia law firm launched an investigation into the company … Continue reading Class-action lawsuit commenced over buggy Battlefield 4, EA calls it “meritless” [UPDATE]

DICE considered delaying Battlefield 4 on Xbox One, PS4

By: Eddie Makuch DICE considered delaying the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Battlefield 4, but was able to overcome development hurdles to have the game ready for launch, executive producer Patrick Bach has said. Speaking with GamesIndustry International, Bach said some people fail to understand how difficult it can be to develop alongside new hardware like the Xbox One and PS4. “We’ve been … Continue reading DICE considered delaying Battlefield 4 on Xbox One, PS4

Xbox One to launch November 8? – Report

By: Dan Chiappini Microsoft’s Xbox One console may go on sale from November 8, according to a recently leaked retailer document, as reported by Kotaku . The information–an internal email for a conference call outlining midnight store activity for upcoming major software (both current and next generation) includes Battlefield 4 , Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag , and Call of Duty: Ghosts –was reportedly shared … Continue reading Xbox One to launch November 8? – Report

EA ‘not abandoning’ Battlefield 3

By: Eddie Makuch Yesterday, Electronic Arts officially took the lid off Battlefield 4, confirming the game was in development, and revealing a beta for the shooter would arrive during fall 2013 for those who preorder Medal of Honor Warfighter. Today, EA community manager Ian Tornay has responded to questions about the announcement on Reddit, saying EA will continue to support Battlefield 3 while it also … Continue reading EA ‘not abandoning’ Battlefield 3