Battlefield 4 shipped with “dirt all over it”: Oddworld creator
Battlefield 4 had an awful launch. There’s no denying that — the game was broken and unplayable, but EA has consistently stated that it didn’t affect sales and that the Battlefield brand wasn’t damaged.
The bugs in Battlefield 4 have been so bad that even other developers noticed. Some have spoken out about it, like Oddworld-creator Lorne Lanning. In a recent interview, Lanning said that Battlefield 4 shipped with “dirt all over it”, adding “How do you take that fucking jewel and ship it with dirt all over it?”
Lanning didn’t pull any punches when talking about Battlefield 4. He said:
“Why did Battlefield 4 ship? You know that team was crying. You know that team knew that game wasn’t ready to go. You know that team fucking spent a lot of sleepless nights building that shit out to look as good and play as good, when it was able to be experienced, being played as they were intending it to be played.”
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He added that “someone made a decision that shareholders are more important than customers”. Ex-DICE developer David Goldfarb joined in, adding via Twitter that BF3 shipped with dirt all over it, too. As we recall, BF3 was plagued by bugs and issues, but at least it wasn’t as bad as Battlefield 4.
Recently, DICE announced that Battlefield 4 Naval Strike was delayed on the PC because of quality control issues.