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Battlefield 4 release date theories after beta

After EA made a big slip up on their Origin store listing, they have now had to come out and confirm that Battlefield 4 is indeed in development. As previously revealed, a beta will take place in Fall 2013, but when will the actual release date be?

As you can imagine, there are a lot of horrified Battlefield premium owners right now who believe that Battlefield 4 is coming way too soon. A lot of gamers had expected Battlefield: Bad Company 3 to be DICE’s next game, but now it seems like the Swedish developer is moving straight onto BF4 without wasting any time.

The last DLC content for Battlefield 3 is expected to land in March 2013 with the End Game expansion and now we know that after the following Summer, the beta for Battlefield 4 will begin. With the beta being scheduled for Fall 2013 though, with the game really release before the end of the year as well?

That’s the question that a lot of people are wondering right now, but we have a feeling that Battlefield 4 will still release sometime in 2014. Another major point is whether or not Battlefield 4 is going to be a next-gen title. If the game is releasing in 2014, you would like to think so, but with the beta already announced for Fall 2013 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC – it now looks very likely that Battlefield 4 is going to be a current-gen game.

Is this a mistake though? In our opinion, we would have liked to see Battlefield 4 on brand new hardware consoles – a fresh experience on a fresh console. We’re also taking into account the potential mindset of console owners after seeing the quality of Battlefield 3 with all of the cut content, compared to the full package on PC.

Will console owners really buy into Battlefield 4 knowing that they are going to get the short stick again? Having Battlefield 4 on next-gen consoles however may even up the playing field though with the added processing power, so it’s a worry. A Fall 2013 beta doesn’t rule out a December 2013 release for example, but we would say a 2014 release is more likely to happen.

First of all, what are your thoughts on the fact that the beta is taking place as soon as next year on current gen consoles? Do you agree with us that the game should be released on next-gen consoles instead?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Tylerjody
Tylerjody

Seeing as rumors circulating say the PS4 release will be the holiday season of 2013, it would be a massive mistake on DICE’s part to release their new game on an obsolete or soon to be obsolete console. I see BF4 on the PS4. It would be a good premier game for the new console and they might play off of both of the names ending in 4. This would explain why BF4 is coming so soon. If it is on PS4, I would like to see matches larger than 24 players. I don’t know the exact specs of the… Read more »

Ken Reinertson
Ken Reinertson

Welcome to the two year game release cycle. Major game release, followed by DLC content. Main portion of the developer man power goes to making the new game. The second string developers work on DLC content. Patching happens when they have time as there is no dedicated patch team after the initial 6 months. Welcome to the new Battlefield to the new Call of Duty to the new Battlefield every single year until people wake up and start voting with their wallets. The veterans of Battlefield are leaving in large numbers now. Will we try Battlefield 4? Probably. Will be… Read more »

SUVZ
SUVZ

I agree next gen is the way BF4 should be released… I also have the PC version of BF3 and there was was shortcuts made to get BF3 out on current gen xbox which if I am honest is still very good 🙂

BF4 on current gen xbox = EA tryin to make a quick profit ! they have had 4200ms point from me for premium !!! what more do they want ? the shirt of our backs ?! well YES ! same old EA, (gamerID= SUVZ for xbox & ps3)

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