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DICE not proud of Battlefield 4's launch 'turbulence'

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Battlefield 4's roll out on five platforms over the past month has been met with varying degrees of success. Like previous Battlefield game launches, the latest entry had its share of crashes and instability, particularly on PC and PlayStation 4. Developer DICE says it's committed to fixing the game's issues and is holding a player appreciation week as a mea culpa.

"I am extremely proud of the people at DICE and everyone across EA that contributed to the development of Battlefield 4," said Karl Magnus Troedsson, general manager at DICE. "However, I am less proud to see that the game has experienced some turbulence during the launch period. While some platforms have had only minor problems, others have had more than their fair share of issues. Resolving the launch issues is our #1 priority."

Troedsson says the team at DICE is doing its best to stabilize the game, pledging that it "will not move on to other projects until we are sure that Battlefield 4 meets — and exceeds — your expectations."

To appease players who may have lost progress in the game due to Battlefield 4's launch issues, DICE will offer double XP in every multiplayer match from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5. On Dec. 5, DICE will give all players who log into the multiplayer portion of the game a M1911 pistol scope, was previously only for DICE developers.

As of today, Battlefield 4 is available for PS3, PS4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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