Well this was kind of unexpected.
Oskar Gabrielson, the general manager of DICE took to the EA blog to post an update on Battlefield V where he revealed that the games launch date has been delayed from October 19th to November 20th.
We believe we have one of the best Battlefield games ever on our hands. A game that will deliver on an emotional journey through the return of unseen single player War Stories, a deep multiplayer experience, Battle Royale, along with our new live service, Tides of War - a journey across multiple theaters of WW2 and designed to keep our community together...And that’s why we’re moving our launch date. We’re going to take the time to continue to make some final adjustments to core gameplay, and to ensure we really deliver on the potential of Tides of War.
It certainly is a welcome move from EA, bucking the trend of their 'push to release, fix later' mantra of the last few years.
The open beta is still scheduled for next week, and EA have pushed a ton of changes 'based on community feedback' from both E3, Gamescom, and both closed alpha tests conducted over the summer.
Conspiracy theorists are already out in full force, claiming that this is to give the game more time to get pre orders in, with Call of Duty reportedly outselling Battlefield V in pre orders by 85 percent. We're not sure how accurate those statements are, but they are fun to read!
You can read the full statement from DICE here, and we'll update you as we get more information.