DICE has put the breaks on the development of all Battlefield 4 downloadable content and future projects while it fixes issues with Battlefield 4 itself.
Battlefield 4 has had a rocky launch with the game plagued by crashes and instability, further fuelled by a denial of service attack which hit it servers around its release.
This halt on further development has however been announced after the game's first expansion, China Rising, has already been launched. The downloadable content launched yesterday and problems affecting Battlefield 4 at launch were still evident for many players.
'We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game - it is absolutely our no. 1 priority,'
an EA spokesperson told Polygon. 'The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game.'
'We know many of our players are frustrated and we feel their pain. We will not stop until this is right,' they added.
To try and placate its players, EA did run a double XP promotion from November 28 through to today and will be giving all players that log in to the Battlefield 4 multiplayer a free pistol scope which had previously only been reserved for DICE developers.
Updates on the game and fixes that are implemented will be posted to the Battlefield 4 Control Room site.
The freeze on other projects from DICE until the Battlefield 4 issues are fixed will also affect development on the new Star Wars: Battlefront reboot that the developer is working on.
Battlefield 4 was released at the end of October and is one of the launch titles for both the Playstation 4
and Xbox One