Are you ready for Battlefield 4 already? EA are still trying to squeeze every little bit of life out of Battlefield 3 by adding new features to the game via their Premium service, but one slip up occurring recently seems to suggest that EA may be planning to turn Battlefield into a yearly release franchise to compete with Call of Duty.
It appears to be on the cards, but we really hope it doesn’t happen until next-gen. Battlefield 3 in our opinion is still pretty addictive and there’s no need to rush out another game just because Black Ops 2 is releasing in November and Modern Warfare 4 will presumably follow it next year.
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If you’re getting confused why we’re suddenly switching attention to Battlefield 4, allow us to fill you in with what happened on the EA Origin store recently. If you headed to the store a few days ago, you would have seen the very interesting advertisement by EA claiming that all future pre-orders of the upcoming Medal of Honor game would gain you access to the ‘Battlefield 4 beta’.
EA, quickly noticing the mistake they had made removed all evidence of this on the site, but not before Digital Spy managed to grab a screenshot, which you can see in the image above. It’s inevitable that Battlefield 4 is coming, but we just hope that they are not rushing the game to compete with the yearly releases of COD and we also hope that EA will at least wait until next-gen consoles are out.
Would you really be excited about playing Battlefield 4 on current gen consoles? The BF3 graphics on console are nothing amazing and we doubt that DICE can really improve things drastically by making another Frostbite 2-based BF4 on the Xbox 360 and PS3. The last content for BF3 is going to be release in March for Premium members don’t forget, so after that gamers will face a few empty months before preparing to buy EA’s next game in the Fall.
But what will it end up being and on what platform? Next generation consoles are thought to be releasing around the last quarter of 2013, so let’s hope that EA is saving their next game for next-gen. Releasing Battlefield 4 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 would be a bad move in our opinion – do you agree?