Battlefield 4 beta registration was announced a while back, triggering fears that DICE would abandon support for Battlefield 3. However, DICE’s Patrick Bach has explained that people needn’t worry, and that this method of leapfrog development is perfectly normal.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Bach explained,”People tend to forget we built three other Battlefield games in between Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 3. That’s a natural reaction.”
“People then think we won’t support Battlefield 3,” Bach added, “even though we have the Premium version, people know we’re working on future expansion packs and we’ve been very open in explaining what we are doing.”
Bach continued, “We heard that before with Battlefield 2. It was like, oh, you stopped supporting games! No, we’re working like hell, but we haven’t announced it yet. We have now announced we are putting a lot of effort into supporting Battlefield 3 and still we get reactions like this. I think it’s just sad. We are dedicated to supporting Battlefield 3. People seem to be worried for all the wrong reasons.”
Back also repeated his stance in VG247’s Battlefield 3 video interview during gamescom last week.
The Battlefield 4 beta is scheduled for Autumn 2013. You can register by pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter.