Yesterday, EA unveiled that DICE was working on Battlefield 4 – something that isn’t exactly surprising. Their method of “announcing” their new game, however, left a lot to be desired. You can read about that over here.
The “announcement” of Battlefield 4 has raised eyebrows for a number of reasons: first, it announced that beta invites would be included in all pre-orders of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, which has successfully taken the limelight away from the upcoming MoH. Second, many people believe that drumming up hype around Battlefield 4 is a little premature considering Battlefield 3 isn’t even a year old.
Following yesterday’s suspect revelation, DICE and EA have jumped into Super-Damage-Control mode. DICE has reassured everyone that entry into the Battlefield 4 beta will not be restricted to those who pre-order a copy of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The beta will kick off during our spring time in 2013, which is still over a year away.
Furthermore, Battlefield 3’s community manager, Ian Tornay, has been busy reassuring fans that the announcement of Battlefield 4 is not premature, nor does it mean that DICE will stop working on Battlefield 3:
“DICE and EA are dedicated to continuing our support for Battlefield 3. Just as we’ve continued to support and maintain Bad Company 2, we intend to continue providing the best Battlefield 3 experience we can well into the future and past the release of End Game and Battlefield 4.”
What’s more, all of the planned map packs for Battlefield 3 are still on track for a release over the coming months.
“I truly believe that we’re in one of the best positions to be creating our next title – Frostbite 2 has matured, we’ve been gathering fan feedback like crazy, Battlefield 3 continues to expand with features which we can learn from, and we’ve got more data about how people play than ever.”