With the Battlefield 4 beta already announced for Fall 2013, many gamers had been wondering if the game would ship before the end of 2013. EA has provided some further clarity on this, by confirming that Battlefield 4 will release by March 2014 at the very latest.
It now means of course that players could preview the game in September or October 2013, but will have to wait until the following year to buy it. If the beta launches in September, but the full game doesn’t hit stores until March that is an anxious seven month wait you’re facing, theoretically.
The Battlefield 4 2014 deadline was announced by EA during their Q1 earnings call, where they also made no secret of their pleasure in shifting 1.3 million Premium packages to Battlefield 3 players since it launched. At $50 a pop, EA must be pretty happy with the way things are going at the moment, despite plans to maybe move away from one-time fees in favor of free-to-play.
How would you feel though if Battlefield 4 does end up releasing in March 2014? A lot of you have already said that Battlefield 4 has come around far too early, so is it a case of ‘the longer the better for you’? With no Battlefield: Bad Company 3 on the horizon, BF4 is now going to be DICE’s next project straight after BF3 without taking a period of absence.
The debate on whether Battlefield 4 will release on current or next-gen consoles is still very much up for debate though. Let’s hope that DICE are making it compatible on both current and next gen though, so gamers won’t have any problems on deciding to pick up the game.
Does a March 2014 release date for Battlefield 4 suit you or not?