Shares in EA have fallen by almost 7.5 per cent today following the news that DICE has suspended development of all future projects in order to resolve the problems plauging Battlefield 4.
According to stock analysts SeekingAlpha:
"EA investors aren't responding well to the news. Without healthy sales of Battlefield 4 and its $50 premium service, EA could struggle to hit its Dec. quarter forecasts. Moreover, DICE's project halts could delay the release of two anticipated titles: Star Wars: Battlefront (due in 2015) and Mirror's Edge 2 (due in 2015/2016)."
As part of the delay, all expansions which had been in the works for Battlefield 4 have also been suspended. In a bid to fix some of the issue affecting the game, DICE today released a new patch for the PlayStation 4 version of the game.
PC and Xbox 360 users are reporting problems with the China Rising DLC but no timeframe for the next patch has so far been announced.
While DICE has apologised for the problems impacting Battlefield 4's performance their efforts to address the issues have done little to appease EA investors or gamers.