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Battlefield 4 Developers Criticize Xbox One Delay in Sweden and Other European Countries

Published on August 21, 2013 in Battlefield 4

Responding to Microsoft’s announcement earlier today regarding the Xbox One’s delay in certain countries, a couple members of the video game development studio who you may know as DICE – and who are currently hard at work on the upcoming Battlefield 4 – took to Twitter to express their disappointment with the decision.

Earlier today, Microsoft wrote:

Our priority is ensuring our customers get the best Xbox One experience the first day it is available. To do that, and in order to meet demand, we have adjusted the number of markets that will receive Xbox One in November to 13 markets, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand, in November.

We remain committed to launching Xbox One in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, as soon as possible in 2014.

So, what did Battlefield 4 Lead Core Gameplay Design Director and Lead Gameplay Designer have to say about it? Check it out.

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Interesting but strong points. What do you guys think? Do you agree? Did Microsoft really hurt the Xbox One’s launch by delaying it in a number of countries to early 2014?

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