EA promises to support Battlefield 3 after the release of Battlefield 4

"We are committed to providing an excellent Battlefield 3 experience well into the future."

EA has reaffirmed its commitment to Battlefield 3 amid concern sparked by the announcement of Battlefield 4.

Some fans are worried that the announcement of the Battlefield 4 beta, set for autumn 2013, sounds the death knell for Battlefield 3, which launched in October 2011.

Not so, Battlefield 3 community manager Ian Tornay said on the Battlefield blog. He promised that developer DICE will support Battlefield 3 even after Battlefield 4 releases October/November 2013.

"We are committed to providing an excellent Battlefield 3 experience well into the future, past the releases of Aftermath, End Game and Battlefield 4," EA said.

"DICE is continuing its work on Battlefield 3 alongside Battlefield 4. Most importantly, official details regarding Battlefield 4 will always be made available on Battlefield.com and here on the Battlefield Blog. We expect that the level of interest in Battlefield 4 will lead to a lot of speculation and rumour - don't fall for it!"

If you pre-order the Limited Edition of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, due out later this year, you guarantee access to the Battlefield 4 beta, but there will be other ways to get in on the action, EA said.

Meanwhile, Tornay moved to address questions around the release of the first gameplay trailer for Battlefield 3 add-on Armored Kill, due out in September.

The facts are as follows:

  • Armored Kill will have five new drivable vehicles including mobile artillery, tank destroyers and ATVs.
  • There will be over 20 vehicle specific unlocks.
  • Players will be able to spawn in and fire from the all-new gunship.
  • We will be introducing the Tank Superiority game mode where tank pilots and infantry will have to use all their skills to control key points of the maps.
  • The console player cap will stay at 24 players. Players can expect to have a great time on these maps as we are custom tailoring the new Armored Kill maps with these parameters in mind.

Battlefield 3 Armored Kill trailer

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