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Joystiq Weekly: Battlefield delay, Dark Souls 2 DLC review, Dragon Age preview and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. This week hosted a smattering of high-profile release date...

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Battlefield Hardline delayed, now arriving in 2015

Despite earlier claims that EA's cops versus robbers shooter Battlefield Hardline would debut in October of this year, the publisher has now officially delayed the game to 2015. According to a new entry on the Battlefield blog, Battlefield Hardline has been delayed to give developer Visceral...

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Battlefield Hardline beta spawns most wanted list of changes

Following the recent Battlefield Hardline beta, the designers of EA's cops versus robbers shooter have compiled a lengthy list dubbed the "Community's Most Wanted." As its name suggests, the list is a rundown of changes most frequently requested by players. The Battlefield Hardline development...

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YouTube to introduce support for 60 frames per second

YouTube videos rendered in 48 and 60 frames per second are to finally become a reality in the coming months. Following a year in which 1080p and 60fps have become increasingly familiar bedfellows for the video game industry, YouTube promoted its higher framerates with new videos of Battlefield:...

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Battlefield: Hardline does not point to annualized franchise, EA says

Last October, EA and DICE released Battlefield 4. This October, EA and Visceral Games are bringing the cops-and-robbers action of Battlefield Hardline. It's a move that brings to mind the way Activision handles its annual Call of Duty games, shifting developers year-to-year. So does that mean the...

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EA unlocks all weapons, gadgets in Battlefield Hardline beta

For its final few days in closed beta, EA has decided to unlock all weapons and gadgets available in Battlefield Hardline. Unlocking everything will give PC and PS4 beta players the chance to wield any of the content currently gated by level, including the ballistic shied, breaching charge, and...

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EA CEO deems Battlefield 4 launch 'unacceptable'

In an unexpected display of candid honesty, EA CEO Andrew Wilson has opted to own up to the failures of Battlefield 4, drawing a connection to the game's online scope. Though our review of the game was positive, once Battlefield 4 launched players were faced with months of ongoing connectivity...

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EA tacks an extra week onto Battlefield Hardline beta

Good news for those who haven't yet had their fill of EA's take on cops and robbers: The Battlefield Hardline beta test has been extended by a full week. "It is with excitement that we announce the Battlefield Hardline beta will continue for an additional week, ending on Thursday, June 26th at...

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Battlefield Hardline's PC beta now available 'instantly'

PC owners are now able to gain "instant access" to the beta version of Battlefield Hardline just by signing up on the game's official site. The beta phase arrived earlier this month on PC and PS4, but sign-ups were previously on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those that were previously on the...

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Report: Battlefield Hardline to spawn novel beta for Xbox One

The cops versus robbers multiplayer beta test of Battlefield Hardline is currently exclusive to the PC and PlayStation 4, but Xbox One owners can expect a beta of their own at some point prior to the game's retail launch. "We will have a beta on on all platforms before release," DICE general...

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