Battlefield 4 drags down EA stock

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BF4 building collapse

Battlefield 4 has been plagued with issues. At first people thought it was just a few kinks that needed ironing out at launch, and yet the game is still struggling, particularly on Xbox One and PS4.

Yesterday, Geoff told you that BF4 wouldn’t be getting any new DLCs until the game was fixed. Server issues, glitches, game ejections, the list of problems goes on and on. EA has released yet another patch to try to fix the PS4 version, yet problems persist on Xbox One and PS4 such as the game crashing after matches and continued server woes.

On the heels of this news, EA stock has tumbled 5%, closing yesterday at $21.21 compared to the previous closing price of $22.34. This is certainly not what EA was hoping for, yet it should have been seen far in advance. Even the BF4 beta was problematic – there’s no shame in the fact that the game was simply not ready. However, the fact that BF4 was released anyway has alienated gamers and tarnished the brand. This is not the levolution they were looking for.

Last Updated: December 6, 2013

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