EA’s Stock Drops After Announcing DICE Development Halt
EA’s stock took a 8.28% hit on Thursday after it announced DICE was going to halt development of BF4 expansions to focus on fixing the myriad of problems the game is facing. Besides Battlefield 4 expansions being affected, other games the studio is working on will also be put on hold. This means Star Wars Battlefront and Mirror’s Edge will be put on ice until BF4 is fixed.
The drop in stock price isn’t too surprising seeing that the botched launch of BF4 may erode consumer confidence in the series and also the studio. Additionally, game delays has never helped anyone’s stock price. Perhaps next time EA and DICE will release a game that is actually complete.