EA has halted development on all future DICE projects and Battlefield 4 expansion packs until "all the issues with Battlefield 4" have been resolved.

In a statement provided to Polygon, EA thanked fans "that are playing and supporting us with Battlefield 4.

"We know we still have a ways to go with fixing the game - it is absolutely our No. 1 priority. The team at DICE is working non-stop to update the game. Since Battlefield 4 China Rising expansion pack was already in the final stages of development by the time issues began with Battlefield 4, we decided to fulfill our promise to deliver it this week, but we're not moving onto future projects or expansions until we sort out all the issues with Battlefield 4.

"We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel their pain. We will not stop until this is right."

Battlefield 4 launched to numerous technical issues, particularly on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, where players have reported frequent crashing. A bug that wipes single-player save progress is also thought to affect all versions of the game.

The release of Battlefield 4: China Rising introduced additional issues, too, with some players unable to access the content or join any servers.

A patch for the PS4 version had been due to release earlier this week but was delayed for "additional testing". An Xbox One title update is still expected to arrive this week.

Source: polygon.com