A new report has confirmed that Battlefield 4's online woes are now affecting EA's stock prices.
Ongoing technical issues have been plaguing EA’s and DICE’s latest multiplayer-centric military shooter Battlefield 4 ever since its launch back in October and now it seems Wall Street is taking notice.
According to a new NASDAQ analyst report, all of the Battlefield 4-related bad news has caused a drop in price for EA’s stock by roughly 7.5 percent. This is especially bad since EA and DICE confirmed yesterday that they’re putting all other projects, including future DLC expansions for Battlefield 4 as well as DICE’s upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront game, on hold until they can sort out all of the game’s technical and online issues.
EA managed to deploy a patch for the PlayStation 4 version of the game this morning which fixed the infamous “one-hit kill” bug as well as other issues including missing audio during game streaming and crashes caused by over-populated friends lists. However, for many Xbox 360 and PC players, Battlefield 4 remains a virtually unplayable mess with yesterday’s release of the China Rising expansion only adding to the game’s online woes thanks to its own set of issues.
Neither EA nor DICE have a solid timetable of when they’ll be rolling out new patches to fix Battlefield 4’s myriad of issues but until they do, it looks like they’ll be suffering both commercially and financially.