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Battlefield 4 confirmed by EA, beta coming “fall 2013″

Tuesday, 17th July 2012 13:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt

EA has confirmed that Battlefield 4 is real, and that you can gain access to its beta through the MoH: Warfighter pre-order scheme.

The Battlefield 4 beta will take place in “fall 2013.” EA added: “Additional details regarding Battlefield 4 will be revealed at a later date.”

The game is mentioned on the Medal of Honor site, and in a new multiplayer movie, as you can see below.

You can find to Warfighter pre-order page here. The game ships on October 26 for PS3, 360 and PC.

The timing appears to suggest the game will ship in late 2013: the expected launch timing for next-gen consoles.

Frank Gibeau, president of EA Labels, described the pairing of Battlefield and Medal of Honor as “a one-two punch of action, intensity and shooter entertainment.”

The news comes after the game was accidentally outed on Origin at the weekend through the same promotion.

Battlefield 3, the latest in the series from Sweden-based EA DICE, launched at the end of 2011 to great success. EA shipped 10 million units of the shooter in its first week on sale, 3 million of which were pre-orders.

More than 5 million copies of Battlefield 3 were sold in the first week after launch, making it the fastest selling game in EA’s history.

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34 Comments

  1. Maximum Payne

    This is so sad news :(
    I thought at least it will be Bad Company 3, 2143 or something different then strait up sequel!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    @1, Yeah, i thought about that too.

    I hope that Battlefield 4 or whatever will have the name but the general setting will be changed.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. hives

    @1 – Same thing here, but… I still have some hope. Maybe we will get different setting (maybe futuristic), but the name won’t be much different. Maybe EA want it to be just “Battlefield” plus some number :P

    In recent interview some guy from DICE said that “there are too many modern setting shooters”… And now they’re doing BF4, another “modern” FPS? Hard to believe that…

    Personally, I’d love to get back to World War II. Imagine – the biggest WWII shooter ever created. Multiplayer maps from every front – Eastern front, Pacific, western Europe, Africa. All that on improved Frostbite 2.0… <3

    But, yeah, if we'll just get another modern Battlefield, I'll pass.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    I won’t pass, but i hope for Battlefield 214(4) in futuristic setting like they already did before.

    Futuristic stuff was amazing especially with their mechs.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. GwynbleiddiuM

    WTB a medieval Battlefield title, seriously I want it. Tired of guns and blasters, there’s creative work to be done on a setting like that.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    A lot of people bought the last MoH primarily for the BF3 beta access, what did they get? Like 2 days early access?

    I doubt many people will be enticed by this, especially for £50.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @5, http://media.moddb.com/images/downloads/1/37/36669/09.jpg

    At your service.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. LuLshuck

    @1 bf3 pretty much was bad company 3 both games felt the same

    #8 2 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    @8 – utter lies!

    This is bullshit news.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    @8, you played 5 minutes of Battlefield 3?

    they are absolutely different games.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. LuLshuck

    To me both games felt the same
    @8 on xbox both games felt the same but i did put more hours into bad company 2 then bf3

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    This is going to be a next-gen launch title, right?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @12, not sure. MoH is for 360, PS3 and how you are going to use Beta access keys for the next gen title for the next gen system?

    With PC it’s not a problem ofc.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Fin

    @12

    Ohhh, that hadn’t crossed my mind. The timing is right!

    #14 2 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    @12 – maybe a simu-ship between nextgen and ps3/360

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    @15 Yep, for sure. All platforms.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    Date for the beta confirmed. Fall 2013.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Fin

    @15

    Yeah I’d say this is the most likely option.
    Be very interesting if there’s a new Battlefield and a new Call of Duty within a month or two of NG launch.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    @18 It’ll happen, no doubt. Four platforms each, with the “premium” console option being the next-gen versions.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. GwynbleiddiuM

    @Erth I know I love M&B especially Warband but the thing is I want it in Battlefield 3 level, with Catapults, bows, cross bows, long swords, spears, javelins, mounted fights, castle sieges… oh man when would I ever see that, I need a siege breaker right now.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. absolutezero

    Man I sure do feel compelled to buy all the DLC packs knowing that a complete full game is on its way in around a year.

    Good job.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Fin

    @21

    Ur, look at how successful Call of Duty’s DLC packs are, and a new version of that is released every year.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. f1r3storm

    @21

    Yeah, those idiots. They’re offering lots of new content and probably hundreds of hours more gameplay as well in the meantime. How dare they?

    #23 2 years ago
  24. G1GAHURTZ

    What some people don’t seem to realise about about annual DLC is that most of the people who buy it will easily get way hours of gameplay out of it than most others would from an SP game…

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Deacon

    People will never tire of shooting other people in the face.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. lama

    id rather have bc3 please! fully-destructible buildings and a rocket launcher, i dont need anything else!

    #26 2 years ago
  27. AHA-Lambda

    @26 +1

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Lounds

    2143/4

    PLEASE

    2142 was epic, with frostbite 2.0 would be even more fun, gigantic titans. Bring back Commander option and proper squad features.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. HighWindXIX

    Dear DICE, no thank you. I would much rather have Bad Company 3. I have zero interest in BF4.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Dimaco

    If this is going to be a launch title for next gen consoles, well then count me in! If not, PS3 has alrady had its problems to manage BF3, what are they thinking??

    #30 2 years ago
  31. absolutezero

    AS has been already mirrored alot here BF3 more or less already was BC3. Most of the full on Battlefield things have been pushed to the side or straight out removed.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. ReasonOverFaith

    [#1Maximum Payne & the rest of you]

    The video has nothing to do with BF4. are you guys that stupid? It is NOT SHOWING you BF4 gameplay it is showing Warfighter gameplay.

    WTF is wrong with you guys?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. AHA-Lambda

    @31 – no it really wasn’t

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Maximum Payne

    @32 Not sure if you read HEADLINES!

    #34 2 years ago

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