As the ever-lucrative holiday season approaches, video game publishers are faced with the tough task of finding the optimal time to launch their games during a crowded window. We’ve seen numerous games delayed out of 2018 altogether to avoid congestion, and there may still be more schedule shuffling to come. EA is the latest company to change plans for a major release, opting to delay Battlefield V.
In an update on their official website, EA announced that they’re delaying the upcoming shooter in order to “make some final adjustments to core gameplay” based on feedback from fans during closed Alphas and at events like E3 and Gamescom. Battlefield V was previously slated to launch on October 19th, and its new release date is November 20th.
As a result, it will now be launching within a week of Hitman 2, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Fallout 76, and Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. However, it has also now gained some distance from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which launches on October 12th, and Red Dead Redemption 2, which comes out October 26th.
Source: Electronic Arts