We have some promising news for future Battlefield 4 owners now, especially those who are pondering the decision on waiting for a next-gen PS4 or Xbox One version of the game. We all know that the game is due out this October on current-gen platforms and PC, but many console fans are considering waiting longer so that they can pick up a graphically superior version compared to Xbox 360 and PS3.
The good news, is that there may be a solution in place, which will allow you to still pick up the game on October 29 during launch. DICE has revealed the excellent news that they are currently in discussion on methods to allow players to transfer their Battlefield 4 data from current-gen over to the next-gen consoles.
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This will obviously be a god send to many players, as it essentially will mean that they won’t have to start another career when playing an Xbox One or PS4 version and will be able to keep all of their stats and vehicle unlocks in tact. Nothing is confirmed yet, but DICE revealed to MP1ST at E3 that it is definitely under consideration.
At the same time, there are also some potential doubts over this move, as those picking up a next-gen version and starting from scratch may find it very difficult when they are coming up against players who have been willing to buy Battlefield 4 twice to keep all of their stats.
DICE could choose to just allow certain stats to be kept, like kills and deaths, but require players to start from scratch in other areas such as unlocks. This way, it would allow first-time next gen players to have a smoother introduction to multiplayer, whilst those buying the game again shouldn’t find it too long to unlock everything again anyway – since they would have mastered the maps and weapons on PS3 or Xbox 360 versions.
What are your thoughts on this move – would you support a game data transfer system between current and next gen versions of Battlefield 4 or not?