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Electronic Arts halts development on other projects to fix Battlefield 4 glitches

         
Online game writer Digital Arts mentioned on Thursday it halted construction on upcoming tasks of its “Battlefield four” recreation to repair technical issues which have plagued the title lately, taking its inventory down as a lot as eight p.c.

Players enjoying “Battlefield 4” – a military-style shooter that is the company’s most-anticipated holiday title – have been complaining of crashes and online connectivity issues since its October launch.

Shares of Electronic Arts finished down 6 percent at $21.01. The 8 percent drop earlier in the session was the biggest since March.

“We’re not moving onto future projects or expansions until we sort out all the issues with Battlefield 4,” Electronic Arts said in a statement.

The company had planned five “Battlefield 4” expansion packs with additional content for next year without announcing release dates.

Electronic Arts has temporarily put development on upcoming titles on hold to give current problems full attention, an Electronic Arts spokesman said.

“The work being done to stabilize Battlefield 4 does not impact our release schedule for future titles,” he added.

Since the game launched on platforms, including the new PlayStation 4 from Sony Corp and Xbox One from Microsoft Corp, gross sales were weaker than anticipated, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter mentioned in a analysis notice this week.

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