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Battlefield 4: Naval Strike Has Yet To Hit Shores For PC and Xbox

Battlefield 4 hits another spike in the road. The mess just keeps getting bigger.

EA and DICE have reported that the Battlefield 4 downloadable content pack, "Naval Strike" has been delayed on PC due to a problem they encountered. While seemingly unaffected, many Xbox One users have reported that the pack is nowhere in sight for them either. PlayStation 4 users seem to have gotten their way in. The pack was set to release today, but has had no sightings on Xbox. It is a bad day, yet again, for the publisher and the fans.

It is no surprise that this happened, as the game itself has still been flooded with bugs and many more frustrating events. It is irritating to fans who spent fifty dollars on "Premium" and feel like they aren't being treated fairly. EA has had no response for the console players who have reported no DLC in sight. Looks like another EA let-down in the eyes of the players. DICE, on the other hand, had this to say on the matter: 

We are delaying the launch of Battlefield 4 Naval Strike on PC. We've detected an issue and it needs to be solved. Quality is our number one priority and we will not release Battlefield 4 Naval Strike on PC until we feel it meets the highest quality level possible. We are also working on a larger update to release alongside Battlefield 4 Naval Strike on PC that will address the issue of Tablet Commander not working correctly. Once we have a confirmed a new date for PC, we’ll be sure to update those players on our official channels. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing everyone on the Battlefield.

One thing Xbox users need to be mindful of is, that it has been reported that the Xbox service has been having issues today in certain aspects. One of the aspects affected is downloading. Although, that does not seem to be a big deal to others, it could be the cause behind the pack not appearing yet. Hopefully these issues will not continue into their Star Wars games, and they get this under control as soon as possible. 

All we can do is be patient and hope it gets fixed soon. If you have any questions, be sure to contact EA or DICE in their support forums or you can ask them on Twitter. Let me know in the comment section below on how you feel about this delay. See you on the battlefield soldiers!

Published Mar. 25th 2014
  • Si_W
    I really don't know how anyone can really be so angry about this. Shit happens. Let's just deal with it. It wasn't THAT long in the end before Naval Strike came out and I'd argue that it was worth the wait.

    And I really don't care if we get access to it earlier than those who buy it as a separate DLC.

    This is an example of the entitlement culture that is so prevalent today.
  • Delta Squad Reaper
    Correspondent
    I agree, but putting the amount of lag in the content itself is annoying. Was it worth the wait for me now? Not really, because I can't even stay in a match for longer than 2 minutes. Could it be later? Yes, possibly. You also have to factor in that people paid $50 for premium and saw this as a kick in the ass. Was I really upset? No, because I got it a few days later.

    Hell, I have to wait even longer for my beloved Star Wars Battlefront which is already killing me. I want 1313 back, but I won't complain, because there is a petition that has gotten a lot of attention to bring it back. Waiting isn't really bad, because the long wait makes getting the game in your hands or the DLC downloaded that much sweeter.

    It is really more about the worth of the content that matters to me. If the game feels like it has gotten worse with each DLC, I will be pretty upset, but nothing too bad. People need to realize that making a game isn't as easy as they think. Sure, back in the day it was.

    Back when Goldeneye 007 came out it only took 10 people to make the game, with eight of them having no prior experience with making games. Nowadays, it is not as easy. Things happen, but can and will be fixed.
  • michael_9693
    I'm extremely angry about this. I don't see how an acceptable excuse or explanation can be offered. I assume the designers have a PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 in their possession to test updates and coding. How is it possible this wasn't discovered sooner? If Microsoft and Sony doesn't allow an invisible test server to upload updates and DLCs to their servers to allow Dice to download and install it on their test versions of all 5 systems, then that needs to be done.

    Either way, these issues should have been discovered days, if not weeks, ago. The reason we paid $50 for Premium was to give us certain advantages, including early release of DLCs. Is it possible EA and Dice will try to make an apologetic offer, such as battlepacks or double xp? Yes, they may, but how many more "issues" can fans tolerate until irreparable damage is done - regardless of such overtures?

    Sure, EA and Dice may think that no matter how upset their fans become, they will still buy their titles, like Battlefield, because it's still better to have subsequent title sequels with issues than none at all, but the same fans may not get extras like Premium in the future. When Premium is $50 and the game is $60, losing Premium interest is almost the same as losing the equivalent as a game sale.

    Actually, losing Premium sales is worse. Premium provides more profit than the game as Premium service doesn't have the expense of cover art, disc, and case. Premium isn't even a large download, it’s a simple code to identify a user and grant software access. Truth be told, EA/Dice really can’t afford to lose Premium appeal.

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