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EA puts Battlefield 4 expansions on hold

While BF4 issues continue, EA has decided to hold development on further expansions

EA has decided to halt development on further Battlefield 4 expansions while it fixes issues with the current game. An EA spokesperson told Polygon that DICE is committed to "working non-stop" on the issues. The second expansion, China Rising, was released yesterday to Battlefield Premium members, but EA's spokesperson said that's just because the expansion was already done.

"First, we want to thank the fans out there that are playing and supporting us with Battlefield 4," the spokesperson said. "We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game - it is absolutely our No. 1 priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game."

"Since Battlefield 4 China Rising expansion pack was already in the final stages of development by the time issues began with Battlefield 4, we decided to fulfill our promise to deliver it this week, but we're not moving onto future projects or expansions until we sort out all the issues with Battlefield 4. We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel their pain. We will not stop until this is right."

Since its launch, Battlefield 4 has had issues on various platforms, including online connection issues, significant crashes, and corrupted single-player campaign saved games. EA and DICE have been rolling out updates for all versions of the game since launch. There was an update planned for the PS4 version of the game yesterday, but that has been rescheduled due to "additional testing". The PC update did go live yesterday and the Xbox 360 version was updated on November 21.

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.