DICE is currently giving away two Battlefield expansions - Battlefield 1's Turning Tides and Battlefield 4's Second Assault - as part of its ongoing Road to Battlefield 5 campaign. Both are free on all platforms until July 17th.
Turning Tides is focussed on the 1915 British amphibious assault of the Gallipoli peninsula, and features new weapons, new vehicles, and four new maps: Cape Helles, Achi Baba, Heligoland Bight, and Zeebrugge. Second Assault, meanwhile, is described by DICE as a "love letter to the classic maps of Battlefield 3, redesigned with the power of the Frostbite 3 game engine". It includes five new weapons, a dune buggy, ten assignments, and a Capture the Flag mode.
Both expansions can be downloaded for free until next Tuesday, July 17th, on all supported platforms via their respective online stores - that's the Microsoft Store for Xbox One, the PlayStation Store for PS4, and Origin for PC. Helpful links can be found in DICE's blog post.
EA has made all five Battlefield 4 expansions free until next week.
China Rising, Second Assault, Naval Strike, Dragon's Teeth and Final Stand are all free to download for all platforms until 19th September (this coming Monday).
The promotion also includes new themed Community Missions to go along with each expansion. There are details on each on the Battlefield website.
Hooray! After three years Battlefield 4 is finally out of Early Access!
Battlefield, a series famed for its multiplayer battles and not its ropey stories, will be turned into a television show. Anonymous Content, the company responsible for hit TV series True Detective, will be in charge, collaborating with Paramount and EA to make it happen.
Coming up to three years after its release, DICE continues to tweak and fine-tune Battlefield 4, with an all-new user interface that will make it easier for players to partner up in squads and to find maps and modes.
EA's giving away Battlefield 4 DLC for free.
Star Wars: Battlefront has sold over 14m copies to retailers, publisher EA announced in its latest financial report.
EA is giving away free DLC for Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline in the buildup to the next Battlefield title - which is planned to be revealed this Friday at 9pm UK time.
DICE has signalled the end of new content for first-person shooter Battlefield 4.
Cool offer alert: if you're an Xbox Live Gold member and you have an Xbox One you can play all of the EA Access Vault games for free this week. The Vault games are normally locked behind EA's £4-a-month EA Access subscription service.
EA has announced - and launched - Origin Access for PC. It costs £3.99 a month.
Origin Access is a similar offering to EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers can download games from EA's Vault, play EA's PC games for a limited time before they're released, and save 10 per cent on Origin purchases.
15 games are available now (unfortunately no Star Wars: Battlefront). EA will add more games over time, it said:
Last year Battlefield 4 fanatic Jackfrags discovered a secret hidden megalodon hidden in DICE's multiplayer shooter, and now the dedicated sleuth has cracked what must surely be Battlefield 4's most cryptic Easter egg.
EA is launching a Competitive Gaming Division (CGD) to be led by former chief operating officer Peter Moore
Moore's new title will be executive vice president and chief competition officer. "This group will enable global eSports competitions in our biggest franchises including FIFA, Madden NFL, Battlefield and more," EA stated in its announcement.
EA chief executive officer Andrew Wilson noted that the CGD will be based around the following "three core pillars":
DICE's good work with Battlefield 4 continues: it's just announced new free DLC for the two-year-old game.
The Battlefield 4 Community Operations DLC, which contains a new map the community helped DICE create, rolls out tomorrow for free on Origin, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Community Operations coincides with the release of the Fall Update for the game but is separate to it.
DICE will release a free DLC pack for all Battlefield 4 players this autumn.
Battlefield 4's big summer patch and free Night Operations map roll out today.
While the patch is available to all now, the Night Operations DLC is a separate download, and comes out on PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360 today. European PlayStation 4 and PS3 users have to wait until 8th September.
Night Operations is a new night map, called Zavod: Graveyard Shift, which is a night version of Zavod 311. It supports Conquest, Rush, Obliteration, and the infantry focused game modes Team Death Match, Domination and Gun Master.
Battlefield 4 is getting a new map as part of its upcoming Night Operations DLC due this September, nearly two years after the game's October 2013 launch.
EA's running a solid sale on Origin, its PC platform.
Battlefield 4's long-awaited Winter Patch rolls out today.
Reports indicate it weighs in at 1.34GB on Xbox One.
The Winter Patch is designed to improve netcode and soldier collision, as well as tweak the Squad Obliteration game mode so it becomes the lead competitive mode in DICE's first-person shooter. The new Squad Obliteration scales down the fast-paced objective-based gameplay of the original to a 5v5 competitive environment.
DICE has called on Battlefield 4 players to help it build a new map for the game.
Developer DICE has promised the Final Stand expansion does not mark the end of updates and new content for first-person shooter Battlefield 4.
Battlefield 4's concluding DLC, Final Stand, is due on 18th November for Battlefield 4 Premium members, EA has announced.
Non-members will have to wait until 2nd December.
The final expansion will feature maps set in a snowy Siberian military outpost, a submarine base, a weapons factory and a hangar.
EA is offering players a free week-long trial of Battlefield 4 on Origin.
Frostbite has been trying to port Battlefield 4 to iOS as a tech demo to prove what it's capable of, and so far the engine developer seems pleased with its progress.
Battlefield 4 didn't work, everybody noticed and we even wrote a Disaster Report about the whole thing. And then we moved on.
Now that Battlefield Hardline has been delayed to 2015, there's no new Battlefield game out this year. So, publisher EA has put together a Battlefield 4 Premium Edition, set for release this month.
It's been nearly a year since EA released first-person shooter Battlefield 4. The game launched in a terrible state that left many unable to play, and since then developer DICE has fought to improve matters with a raft of patches. But none are as important as the one due out today.
The hotly-anticipated Battlefield 4 "fall patch" contains a huge list of fixes, gameplay improvements and balance tweaks that were inspired by feedback to the Community Test Environment.
According to some players, the patch will do for Battlefield 4 what the Reaper of Souls expansion did for Diablo 3, in that we'll finally get the game Battlefield 4 should have been at launch.
Battlefield 4's final DLC, Final Stand, will bring drones, hover tanks, snowmobiles, a rail gun and more to EA's popular shooter in the weeks ahead, but in the meantime developer DICE is letting folks playtest its four new maps on PC as Community Test Environments.
DICE has outlined what to expect from Battlefield 4's next big update, due out in September.
The developer is using the Battlefield 4 Community Test Environment to get feedback on how to improve the game, live producer David Sirland wrote on the Battlefield blog.
Chief among the tweaks is a change to soldier movement so that it closely matches the one in Battlefield 3, but without compromising the visual fidelity. This change also makes it easier to get away from undesirable firefights, Sirland added.
Battlefield 4 is free to play for a week if you download it on Origin.
The Dragon's Teeth expansion for Battlefield 4 will be deployed as soon as next week, developer DICE has announced.
Premium members will be able to download the pack from 15th July, while non-Premium members can get access from 29th July, a new blog post has confirmed.
Those dates tally with a hastily-deleted message posted to and then pulled from the official EA Origin Twitter account last week.
EA tweeted to say Dragon's Teeth, the next expansion for first-person shooter Battlefield 4, would launch on 15th July 2014 for Premium subscribers - then deleted it.
A tweet from the official Origin Twitter account told followers of a 20 per cent off promotion for Battlefield 4 Premium, before mentioning you could use that to play Dragon's Teeth early on 15th July.
It then deleted the tweet and republished a new tweet without the date, but not before MP1st caught EA in the act.
EA has detailed the Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth expansion, due out this summer.
It includes four new multiplayer maps set in dense Asian Pacific cities, and revolves around urban warfare.
The maps are Lumphini Garden, Pearl Market, Propaganda and Sunken Dragon.
EA has addressed what the boss of the company has described as the "unacceptable" launch of Battlefield 4 - and detailed the new processes it has put in place to prevent it from happening again.
In detailed interviews with Eurogamer, EA CEO Andrew Wilson and DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson said the development teams behind the Battlefield series had learned their lesson the tough way after Battlefield 4 launched in a state many players labelled broken.
Battlefield 4 released late last year for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, with a target of 60 frames per second and 64-player multiplayer on next-gen consoles.
A month ago, EA and DICE launched something called a Community Test Environment for Battlefield 3. Here "passionate fans" could help DICE test new features and give feedback.
The fruits of that labour have now begun to appear, as a netcode patch - making the game work better online - has rolled out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It's coming later this week on PS4 and Xbox One.
This is the first update developed in conjunction with the Community Test Environment, and would have been "difficult to pull off" (ooh err) without you.
Principle Battlefield developer DICE has vowed to continue to support Battlefield 4 despite the announcement of Battlefield Hardline, set for launch later this year.
DICE has announced that you can now buy Battlefield 4 Battlepacks with real world cash.
Details of the next Battlefield game, apparently titled Battlefield Hardline, have been spotted online following a new Battlelog update.
Internally code-named Havana and in development at Dead Space studio Visceral Games, the police and thieves-themed spin-off has been rumoured for some time.
A logo and artwork for Battlefield Hardline were spotted lying on EA's server today, along with a set of "BFH" icons for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One (thanks, GetBlog). "BFH+" icons, presumably for those with Battlefield Premium, are also present.
EA will work with fans to improve Battlefield 4 via a new Community Test Environment, a sort of ongoing beta server that will help test new features.
First up on the list of fixes is the game's troubled netcode - the technical framework that runs basic functions like damage registration.
The Community Test Environment's arrival follows a seemingly-continuous set of problems that have plagued the game across multiple platforms since its launch last year.
The long-awaited Squad Join feature has been added to the console versions of first-person shooter Battlefield 4.
You can now rent a Battlefield 4 server on console - but not on Xbox One.
A couple of Battlefield 4 players have released a new fan-made movie that may be the best yet.
Developer DICE reckons it's sorted the rubber-banding issue that has affected shooter Battlefield 4.
UPDATE 4PM: Virtuix has been in touch to clarify that Omni treadmills will actually begin shipping in July. The September date is for people who pre-order one now. So, if you're an early adopter, you could be getting yours as soon as this summer. Can I come round and try it out?
For months Battlefield 4 developer DICE has hinted that its latest first-person shooter may contain a Megalodon (i.e. giant shark) Easter egg. This prompted thousands of fans - including the Captain Ahab-like YouTuber Jackfrags - to sail its seas in search of the elusive beast.
Developer DICE has promised to fix the rubber-banding issue that has affected first-person shooter Battlefield 4 since it launched last year.
UPDATE 03/04/14: The Naval Strike DLC releases for all non-Battlefield Premium members on 15th April, DICE has announced.
DICE has released a gameplay video of Battlefield 4 expansion Naval Strike.
The video, below, shows off the sea-to-sea warfare Naval Strike contains, as well as the new amphibious hovercraft vehicle and the four new maps all set in the South China Sea.
We also have release dates: 25th March for Battlefield Premium members and 8th April for everyone else.
DICE has explained how Carrier Assault, the new mode due out for Battlefield 4 later this month that pays homage to Battlefield 2142's much-loved Titan mode, works.
It's been four months and still EA and DICE are fixing the multiplayer experience of Battlefield 4. And they want you to know they're committed to that.
Remember Battlefield 2142, the 2006 Battlefield spin-off set in the future? It had a mode called Titan that a lot of players remember fondly. Now, developer DICE is reimagining it for release as DLC for Battlefield 4.
The Battlefield 4 Second Assault expansion that launched as a timed Xbox One exclusive in November releases on 18th February for Battlefield 4 Premium members on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, DICE has announced.
It goes live for all Battlefield 4 players two weeks later on 4th March.
Second Assault includes four maps from Battlefield 3 updated with the Frostbite 3 graphics engine and with Battlefield 4 gameplay. The maps are Operation Metro, Caspian Border, Gulf of Oman and Operation Firestorm.
The launch of Battlefield 4 on consoles new and old was marred by technical difficulties.
Battlefield 4 developer DICE is launching a "Player Appreciation Month" running from 1st February to 6th March to give thanks to the hard working veterans who valiantly fought through Battlefield 4's buggy launch.
As such, Battlefield 4 players will receive such perks as a new Battlepack for every day they log in. These contain perks like bonus XP and soldier camos. Weekdays will net players bronze Battlepacks, while weekends come with niftier silver ones. Gold Battlepacks will be granted to those who fulfill Community Missions, like collecting a certain number of dog tags in a specified time. More details about these will follow on the official Battlefield Blog.
The February celebration will also include complementary shortcut bundles, offering all grenades and handguns from the base game to be used by new players. Premium users will receive additional weapon shortcuts on DMR's and shotguns.
UPDATE 2: And now the update for the Xbox 360 version has been released.
Patch notes, courtesy of Battlelog, are below.
Various fixes for improving general stability
UPDATE: DICE has released a patch for the Xbox One version of troubled shooter Battlefield 4.
Like the recently-released PS4 patch, the Xbox One patch focuses on improving stability and fixing crashes.
Patch notes are below:
Some people are successfully requesting refunds from Microsoft for Battlefield 4 Premium on Xbox One.
UPDATE: Analyst Michael Pachter has told Eurogamer he now believes it is Dead Space developer Visceral making the shooter.
UPDATE: DICE has released a new patch for the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 4.
You'll need to manually download the multiplayer update 3 from Xbox Live Marketplace, DICE warned. You won't be automatically prompted to do so.
The patch focuses on improving game stability and preventing crashes. "Accumulated, these fixes should help increase stability overall in the game," DICE said.
Battlefield 4 developer DICE has placed all of its expansions and "future projects" on the backburner while it puts all hands on deck to focus on the mess that is Battlefield 4's launch. Yes, that includes the Star Wars: Battlefront reboot it's been brewing up.
Developer DICE continues to struggle with Battlefield 4 performance issues.
Yesterday EA released expansion China Rising to Battlefield Premium customers, and players struggled to join servers across multiple platforms.
When they did, some reported server crashes, booting them out of the game.
EA and Microsoft are probing reports that Battlefield 4's Second Assault DLC is unavailable for Xbox One users who have bought Battlefield Premium.
As it stands, Sony's games are more expensive on PlayStation 4 than Microsoft's are on Xbox One.
UPDATE: Overnight EA cut the price of its PlayStation 4 games by £3 on the PlayStation Store.
UPDATE: Xbox One sold around 150,000 in the UK during its launch, according to a report by MCV.
The Xbox 360 sold 70,000 units during its launch eight years ago.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Xbox One outsold the Xbox 360 two-to-one in the UK when you compare both console's launch periods.
Dice's super-popular multiplayer shooter Battlefield 4 launched with more than its share of online issues, causing many a game to crash. Now, to make up for this botched launch, the developer is going to offer double XP for any multiplayer match played between 28th November and 5th December.
Call of Duty made bonkers bucks this generation by being an annualised series developed alternately by two studios: Treyarch and Infinity Ward (and later Sledgehammer with Raven helping out).
One game in every three sold for PS4 is made by EA, neighed the EA horse itself.
UPDATE #2: Battlefield 4's PS4 patch is now live, DICE has announced, and includes fixes for the game's single and multiplayer modes.
Call of Duty publisher Activision has dodged questions around the resolution of next-generation games and power comparisons between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
DICE has unveiled the Second Assault expansion pack for shooter Battlefield 4.
UPDATE: A new server update for Battlefield 4 has rolled out more fixes across PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.
As the autumn heavyweights enter the ring it's Ubisoft setting the pace, as Assassin's Creed 4 leaps to the top of the UK charts, leaving EA and Battlefield 4 with a cut eyebrow in second.
With the next generation of consoles nearly upon us, EA, one of the biggest game publishers in the world, has had its say on what it expects from the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Sony has gone on the record to say it will shift five million PlayStation 4 consoles before the financial year's end - 31st March 2014.
Microsoft has yet to gaze into its own crystal ball and predict Xbox One numbers, but in a financial call overnight, EA executives predicted a similar number for the console.
Battlefield 4 comes with a meaty day one update.
The "Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Update 1" is available to download now from the Xbox Marketplace, where it weighs in at 119.21 MB.
DICE is yet to explain exactly what the update does (we've asked EA for more information), but it relates to the shooter's multiplayer, and is important enough for the developer to recommend players download it.
Fighting game Injustice: Gods Among us has joined Sony's PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 digital upgrade programme.
It's the 'our multiplayer game has a gritty story too' moment, as EA serves up a rousing video teasing Battlefield 4's single-player story campaign.
There's swearing, there's punching, there's shooting, there's this line: "I don't have a problem with women, I got a problem with LIARS!"
There's a ship breaking in half, there's shooting mounted guns on the back of speed boats, there's slow motion, there's "nobody gets left behind!", and there are steep odds:
Battlefield 4's final version will boast a long list of improvements from the game's recent beta, developer DICE has announced.
PC players will be pleased to hear that DICE is working on the beta's sometimes low frame rate and stuttering issues, as well as its high CPU usage for dual, quad and six-core processors.
Console owners will get more controller layouts in the final game, including a "Legacy" layout similar to Battlefield 3. A fix to better find populated servers will also be included.
The Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 4 will include a 14GB install option for optimal performance, and developer DICE reccomends you use it.
DICE got the unlocks wrong in Battlefield 3, the developer has admitted. Speaking to VG247 at an event in Australia, creative director Lars Gustavsson accepted that the studio should be "slapped" for the way it stacked the deck against new players.
Yesterday saw the launch of GTA Online, but also the open beta for Battlefield 4. As expected for any multiplayer game getting its first whiff of real world interaction, there are issues and bugs cropping up and developer DICE has taken to the official forum with a list of known issues currently being investigated.
It includes important information for Xbox 360 players who are planning to jump on bollards.
There are problems with the Battlefield 4 beta on PC that are making it unplayable for some people.
They seem to boil down to incompatibility issues with AMD and Nvidia graphics drivers and cards, and manifest in crashes when players try to join game servers. Well known Battlefield 4 developer Johan Andersson attempted to solve these issues by tweeting links to drivers that do work. This worked for some people.
Others had success after downloading and installing some important Microsoft software.
UPDATE: Today, Friday 4th October, is the day the Battlefield 4 beta becomes available to all.
The PC version is available through Origin.
Grab the PS3 version (1.6GB) from the Sony Entertainment Network Store.
DICE has announced all the modes included in upcoming shooter Battlefield 4 ahead of the start of the beta on 1st October.
EA's plucky new CEO Andrew Wilson has made some management changes.
Like GAME, Amazon.co.uk is offering a £10 next-gen upgrade promotion.
DICE is looking into adding Kinect features to the Xbox One version of shooter Battlefield 4.
UPDATE: EA has clarified exactly when you'll be able to play the Battlefield 4 open beta.
Anyone can download and play the beta on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from 4th October.
However, you can gain early access from 1st October if:
DICE has confirmed the minimum and recommended specs for upcoming shooter Battlefield 4.
You need at least 4GB of RAM and 512MB of graphics memory to run the game. DICE recommends you have 8GB of RAM and 3GB of graphics memory.
Minimum quality graphics cards are the AMD Radeon HD 3870 or the NVIDIA Geforce 8800 GT, but DICE recommends you have the HD 7870 or the GTX 660.
UPDATE: GAME has clarified a few details in the small print of its game upgrade promotion.
Battlefield 4's beta will launch on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early October, developer DICE has announced.
DICE boss Karl-Magnus Troedsson took to the stage at today's EA Gamescom 2013 press conference to announce details of the game and its DLC Premium service.
Battlefield 4 Premium will include the game's five planned expansion packs, all available two weeks early.
DICE has unveiled a new game mode and map for Battlefield 4.
Good news*! Companies signing up to Microsoft's Season Pass Guarantee - and the big names apparently are - will give you automatic access to Season Passes for Xbox One games that you've bought on Xbox 360.
Progress made ranking a character in Battlefield 4 on Xbox 360 and PS3 will carry over onto Xbox One and PS4, publisher EA has announced.
Battlefield 4 developer DICE has shown off the next version of its social service Battlelog, which will tie deeper into the main PC and console game than before.
DICE has released a new video showing how the Frostbite 3 engine makes Battlefield 4 better.
Buy the next-generation version of Battlefield 4 and you'll get the "full Battlefield experience", developer DICE has told Eurogamer.
UPDATE: EA has said it is still deciding on a used-games strategy based on what Microsoft and Sony have announced.
"We are formulating our strategy based on the information they released," EA Labels president Frank Gibeau said during an investor call today.
"In general, we'll definitely be looking at a gamer-first [perspective] so we can continue to have a relationship with used game users that is a positive experience."
DICE showed off the Battlefield 4 multiplayer for the first time during EA's E3 press conference moments ago.
A large pile of screenshots allegedly from the Battlefield 4 alpha multiplayer test have appeared online.
Just in case you thought a team at DICE was secretly working on a new Battlefield: Bad Company game - it's not.
UPDATE: EA has contacted Eurogamer to say the UK release date for Battlefield 4 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC is 1st November 2013.
"Battlefield 4 will also be available for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4," a spokesperson said, suggesting the next-gen versions may release after the current-gen versions.
ORIGINAL STORY: Battlefield 4 launches on 29th October 2013, EA has announced.
EA is going to discontinue its Online Pass requirement to access certain features in its future releases.
In a case of comically long-term planning, EA has secured the rights to domains for www.battlefield13.com to www.battlefield20.com.
EA won't pay arms manufacturers for licensed digital replicas of their guns and war paraphernalia in its action games - Battlefield 4 - this year. But it will use them anyway.
UPDATE: EA has confirmed to Eurogamer that FIFA 14 will not release on Wii U.
Respawn Entertainment, the studio founded by the creators of the Call of Duty franchise, has insisted it is business as usual amid widespread layoffs at publisher EA.
A shop poster has added to the growing evidence that Battlefield 4 will see the return of Commander Mode.
The poster, revealed by BF4Central, is from Australian shop EB Games. It mentions the "brand new Commander Mode" - heavily rumoured to be a part of the game.
It also mentions Battlelog 2.0. "The next version of the state of the art gaming portal," the poster reads. "Track every shot, every opponent, ever detail of your online Battlefield career."
Battlefield 4 will see the return of the series' much-loved Commander Mode, promotional material has revealed.
DICE shooter Battlefield 4 will be released this autumn for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A next-gen console release is certain. But it won't be coming to Wii U.
At GDC this evening EA unveiled Battlefield 4, powered by Frostbite 3, with a 17-minute gameplay trailer.
The DICE-made shooter is due out in the autumn, EA said.
The Fishing in Baku gameplay video is lifted from Battlefield 4's campaign, which starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home.
UPDATE: The teaser trailer for Battlefield 4 has leaked online.
The video, which looks like a TV spot, popped up on YouTube about an hour ago, ahead of the full reveal of the game at GDC later tonight. The video is below.
ORIGINAL STORY: Battlefield 4 screenshots have hit the internet ahead of the release of the game's debut trailer later tonight.
EA is exploring the possibility of making Battlefield 4 and Dragon Age 3 engine Frostbite 2 work with the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.
EA was conspicuously absent from Sony's PlayStation 4 unveiling. Now there's speculation that it's because Microsoft has signed a new partnership deal with EA.
Before you go bananas, this is unlikely to mean games will appear on the next Xbox and not PS4. It's more likely to concern timed-exclusive DLC.
CVG got wind of the partnership from a couple of anonymous sources, but neither had any more information on what it will be.
UPDATE: Ben Cousins, general manager of ngmoco Sweden and former executive producer of the Battlefield franchise, has tweeted to say Mirror's Edge 2 is indeed in development.
Mega-publisher Electronic Arts has excused its current sequel-laden line-up by saying there's a lack of "reward" for launching new game IPs this late in the console generation.
EA Labels president Frank Gibeau admitted that the drought of actual new games would continue until new hardware arrived.
"If you look at the market dynamics: as much as there's a desire for new IP, the market doesn't reward new IP this late in the cycle; they end up doing okay, but not really breaking through," Gibeau explained to GamesIndustry.biz.
DICE reckons fans are worried about the recent Battlefield 4 announcement "for all the wrong reasons".
Last month EA quietly announced Battlefield 4 with confirmation that you'll be able to play its beta by pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter, out this year.
With the BF4 beta scheduled for autumn 2013, the game is expected to launch October/November 2013. Some Battlefield fans complained that it will be released too soon after the release of Battlefield 3 (which launched six years after Battlefield 2) and that the announcement suggests the end for Battlefield 3 support.
60 frames or not 60 frames? When it comes to military first-person shooters, that is the question.
EA has reaffirmed its commitment to Battlefield 3 amid concern sparked by the announcement of Battlefield 4.
Entry into Battlefield 4's "exclusive" beta will not be exclusive to those who buy Medal of Honor: Warfighter, DICE has reassured.
EA made Battlefield 4 official yesterday by confirming that beta access for the game would be granted to Warfighter conscripts.
"The exclusive Battlefield 4 beta will be available in Fall 2013," EA said. "Additional details regarding Battlefield 4 will be revealed at a later date."
Battlefield developer DICE has insisted there's plenty still to come for Battlefield 3 in a statement issued to fans following the announcement of Battlefield 4.
UPDATE: EA has confirmed that the Battlefield 4 beta will run in the autumn of 2013, suggesting a launch October/November 2013 time.
"The exclusive Battlefield 4 beta will be available in Fall 2013," EA said. "Additional details regarding Battlefield 4 will be revealed at a later date."
EA Labels president Frank Gibeau added: "Though Battlefield and Medal of Honor Warfighter each offer players a completely unique experience, they are united by their underlying technology base - Frostbite. These are two of the hottest shooters, coming together to deliver a one-two punch of action, intensity and shooter entertainment."