"Battle Field 4" won't join the ranks of "Drive Club" and "Watchdogs." While those two titles will no longer be available on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One launch days, a interview yesterday with lead producer Patrick Bach should put BF4 fans' worries to rest.
Speaking with Games Industry International, Bach laid out that he sympathized with Ubisoft and understood their decision to delay a few of their next gen titles. The DICE executive also made it very clear that while it can be demanding to get a title to market by launch day, his company will manage to do just that.
I think people might not grasp how hard that is, to develop a game at the same time as the hardware. We've been struggling quite a lot to keep up with the changes we've seen - both sides need to adapt and you end up being late. Everything is very complicated. Battlefield itself is a really complicated game, so it doesn't make our lives any easier.
Bach also talked about how hard it is to predict sales numbers when talking about a game that is cross platform and next generation at the same time. The DICE developer indicated that he doesn't particularly have a preference when it comes to a platform. Bach outlined that the most important thing to him was that he wanted BF4 to be the primary shooter game that is used, no matter what the device.