EA chief creative officer Patrick Söderlund In June: Well, you have two choices: either accept it or don’t buy the game, I’m fine with either or.
EA chief creative officer Patrick Söderlund In August:
EA has announced a month delay for its heavily politicized title Battlefield 5 which was due out October 19th is now slated out November 20th of this year. Dice’s GM of developing Oskar Gabrielson said: “We’re going to take the time to continue to make some final adjustments to core gameplay, and to ensure we really deliver on the potential of Tides of War.” Tides of War is DICE’s games as a service plan for Battlefield 5, and replaces the previous community-splitting premium pass and paying for expansion packs.
Two weeks ago it was reported that Battlefield V pre-order sales are weak and lag behind ‘Call of Duty’ by more than 85%. With the news of Battlefield V pre-order sales going poorly, analysts’ worry that the game may put the company’s financial guidance at risk. This may be the reason why Patrick Söderlund is leaving the company entirely after two decades at EA just two months after telling customers not to buy the game if they didn’t like the direction.