At the end of June, we told you about a rumor regarding Battlefield 4 and the possibility of merging data between the upcoming console versions on Xbox 360 and PS3, to the future next-gen versions on Xbox One and PS4. While it was only a mere rumor back in June, we’re now pleased to say that EA has officially acknowledged the prospect of this becoming a reality.
To explain the potential problem briefly, those thinking of picking up the game on October 29, are obviously worried that all their data will be lost if they eventually decide to pick up the game on next-gen systems later down the line. Xbox One and PS4 versions have already been confirmed to support 64 players for the first time, like PC, so the next-gen versions are easily the more desirable.
However, there’s still no release date for Battlefield 4 on PS4 and Xbox One, so many consumers may just be tempted to start their BF4 careers so they don’t have to sit around waiting. This week, we bring you some very promising news that EA are now considering the option of data transfer between the two platforms.
EA has sent out a Tweet on the official Battlefield account, stating that they are now actively ‘investigating’ this idea. Don’t forget, that it was only last week that EA confirmed that data transfer would be possible on FIFA 14 Ultimate Team between next-gen and current-gen platforms.
We've heard reports that players would like their stats and progression to transfer from current to next-gen in #BF4. We're investigating.
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) July 25, 2013
It would solve a big headache for all Battlefield fans, so let’s hope that EA and DICE’s technical wizards can find a way to make this a reality for us. In our opinion, it’s a no brainer to wait for the next-gen versions instead, but data transfer could just tempt millions into picking up Xbox 360 and PS3 versions first.