DICE has clarified that the previously unspecified reason behind Battlefield 4's PC Naval Strike delay is because of "performance issues on mid-range to high-end" PCs, as it would clash with other updates.
It has not yet reached "quality content" level, say DICE, and they're "trying to resolve these problems as quickly as possible" for Battlefield Premium users, and eventually normal users.
Yes unfortunately the delay for PC Naval Strike still means that Premium users will get the add-on two weeks ahead of everyone else, so it's an even longer wait for some.
"We have delayed the PC version of Naval Strike because we are concerned that the combination of the pack and planned PC updates would increase performance issues on mid-range to high-end PCs,” read a from DICE. “We are working hard to resolve that issue now."
“We know that many Battlefield 4 Premium owners wanted to play Naval Strike today. However, we didn’t want to release the new content until we believed it was quality content."
“We are trying to resolve these problems as quickly as possible and hope to release the update in early April for Xbox One and PC. We also want to remind Xbox One and PC owners of Battlefield 4 Premium that they will have two weeks early access for Naval Strike once it’s released. Thanks for your continued patience and passion for our games.”
Battlefield 4: Naval Strike looks to be launching on PC and Xbox One in early April. It introduces the much beloved Titan mode from Battlefield 2142, but has been reimagined as Carrier Assault. PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360 have the add-on.
Naval Strike delay for PC Battlefield 4 over "performance issues"
28 March 2014 | By Simon Priest