Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

EA Announces Battlefield 4's Launch Window

By - Source: Videogramer | B 46 comments
Tags :

Battlefield 4 will launch during EA's 2014 fiscal year, the company said.

On Tuesday during a Q1 2013 earnings relations call, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau announced the expected release window for Battlefield 4, saying the game will arrive on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC during its 2014 fiscal year. That means fans won't get their hands on the final game until sometime between April 2013 and March 2014.

Current speculation points to an October 2013 window given that the publisher has a track record of launching AAA shooters in the fourth quarter since the release of Medal of Honor back in 2010. There's also speculation that EA may release an HD version for the next-gen consoles slated to be officially announced during E3 2013 next June.

Previously EA announced that exclusive access to the Battlefield 4 beta would be offered to gamers who pre-ordered Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition (or Digital Deluxe) from EA's Origin platform before the game's launch on October 23. The exclusive beta, according to an EA press release, is slated to launch in Fall 2013 -- additional details regarding Battlefield 4 will be revealed at a later date.

"We’re not ready to talk about Battlefield 4 yet - in the meantime, we hope you will continue to enjoy Battlefield 3 and all the Battlefield 3 Premium content still to come," the company said. EA also assured current Battlefield 3 players that there's plenty of story to tell and new content to release before Battlefield 4 becomes the new focus in the popular franchise.

In addition to Battlefield 4, Gibeau also talked about the future of the Medal of Honor franchise, saying the company resurrected the franchise in 2010 with the goal of building a sustainable long-term franchise that is positioned around the authentic experience of being in combat.

"We were very proud of the first product; it definitely delivered on a lot of fronts and a couple of fronts it didn't," he said. "[But] we weren't as pleased with the quality as we had hoped to be. Our goal with [Medal of Honor: Warfighter] was to change things up a bit. We're tracking to grow the franchise from the 2010 version and our goal is to continue to have Medal of Honor as part of our portfolio going forward."

 

Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback

Discuss
Display all 46 comments.
This thread is closed for comments
Top Comments
  • 25 Hide
    madjimms , August 2, 2012 1:33 AM
    2014, Xbox 360, & PS3? WHERES THE NEW CONSOLES?!? Looks like they're milking 2006(actually older) hardware as long as they possibly can.
  • 15 Hide
    tomfreak , August 2, 2012 1:35 AM
    I'll be damn if the console copies are selling more than the PC ones.
  • 13 Hide
    A Bad Day , August 2, 2012 2:11 AM
    They should delay it until 2015.

    To fix the bugs...
Other Comments
  • 25 Hide
    madjimms , August 2, 2012 1:33 AM
    2014, Xbox 360, & PS3? WHERES THE NEW CONSOLES?!? Looks like they're milking 2006(actually older) hardware as long as they possibly can.
  • 15 Hide
    tomfreak , August 2, 2012 1:35 AM
    I'll be damn if the console copies are selling more than the PC ones.
  • 0 Hide
    chronium , August 2, 2012 1:47 AM
    Quote:
    There's also speculation that EA may release an HD version for the next-gen consoles slated to be officially announced during E3 2013 next June.


    Is that speculation of a Medal of Honor Allied Assault HD remake? That would be awesome.
  • 8 Hide
    Kami3k , August 2, 2012 1:47 AM
    TomfreakI'll be damn if the console copies are selling more than the PC ones.


    Why? They butchered BF3 once it's compared to BF2 or BF2142. I for one will not be buying BF4 and will probably be saying bye to the FPS genre until they stop being CoD copies.
  • 12 Hide
    rocknrollz , August 2, 2012 1:51 AM
    BF3 is a nice game now, go check it out if you haven't lately. Took them a little too long to get out the bugs, but I guess that happens when you use a brand new engine.

    As for BF4, I will be a bit cautious in a purchase this time. Hopefully it isn't out till 2014.

    As for 360 and PS3, I highly doubt that they will make BF4 for them. I think it is really just a cover up, as MS and Sony don't want any info released on their next consoles.
  • -4 Hide
    chibiwings , August 2, 2012 1:59 AM
    im starting to hate console they really are hindering games innovation and developers milking them instead of tapping the PC's potential.
  • 13 Hide
    A Bad Day , August 2, 2012 2:11 AM
    They should delay it until 2015.

    To fix the bugs...
  • 0 Hide
    molo9000 , August 2, 2012 2:42 AM
    Can we go back to WW2 already and stop the modern warfare stuff?

    I guess BF2 is partly to blame for the rise of the modern military fps, but we're even more sick of modern shooters now than we were of WW2 shooters back in the mid-2000s.

    BF3 killed the series anyway. Too much focus on consoles, badly designed maps, no teamplay...
  • 2 Hide
    bigdragon , August 2, 2012 2:46 AM
    Battlefield 3 is the worst game I've played in the past couple years. Rampant hacking, client-side hit detection, connectivity bugs galore, no mods or custom content, no private servers, and player/vehicle-improving unlocks mean I won't go near Battlefield 4. I bought BF3 to play with friends only to find it to be the most friend-unfriendly multiplayer game I've played in years. I can't see how anyone can get legitimately excited for BF4 especially given it's being targeted for hardware so old my 4-year old laptop could run the game.
  • 9 Hide
    fonzy , August 2, 2012 3:06 AM
    They can't be serious? PS3 Xbox 360.... come on!!!
  • 12 Hide
    reconspartan , August 2, 2012 3:45 AM
    Quote:
    That means fans won't get their hands on the final game until sometime between April 2013 and March 2014.


    The Battlefield series doesn't have fans anymore, just kids looking for the newest shooter. I'm embarrassed about how excited I was for BF3. That won't happen with BF4. I'm still playing BF2 everyday and will continue to do so until the servers are empty.
  • -3 Hide
    0xedd1e , August 2, 2012 4:21 AM
    Another big play.
  • 8 Hide
    mmstick , August 2, 2012 5:30 AM
    bak0nIf they leave the entire, "swearing because its more realistic" thing then I'll gladly buy 4 copies. Till then I'm keeping my nephews and religious friends in friendlier territory.

    Swearing has nothing to do with religion. There is plenty of swearing in the bible. You won't be sent to Hell or anything for swearing, it is just morally wrong, intelligent people look down upon those who can't find better words.
  • -9 Hide
    Smeg45 , August 2, 2012 6:21 AM
    ROFL at the religious retard. I should dig up my old video of me pissing and dumping on a Bible before setting in on fire and post it.
  • -9 Hide
    Smeg45 , August 2, 2012 6:22 AM
    ROFL at the religious retard. I should dig up my old video of me pissing and dumping on a Bible before setting in on fire and post it.
  • 2 Hide
    kcorp2003 , August 2, 2012 6:39 AM
    bak0nIf they leave the entire, "swearing because its more realistic" thing then I'll gladly buy 4 copies. Till then I'm keeping my nephews and religious friends in friendlier territory.


    this comment made me LOL

    better start making a space ship.
  • -4 Hide
    browndve , August 2, 2012 7:04 AM
    cant wait
  • 0 Hide
    Gundam288 , August 2, 2012 7:30 AM
    They released a "HD" version of BF:MC on the 360, while it was out on the PS2/Xbox1. So, I wouldn't be too shocked to see a repeat of this.

    With that said, I will NOT be pre-ordering/buying BF4 unless they make it for PC 1st and scale it to console unlike what they did with BF3 where they made PC a focus at one point then switched to console.

    also, it need to have a main menu and NOT use origin. I've been playing since BF2/BF:MC and I will NOT be buying BF4 if it requires Origin or is just copy pasta BF:BC on PC again..
  • 1 Hide
    delaro , August 2, 2012 7:53 AM
    BF 4, MW X, CoD X... yawn.. these games are and have got repetitive and boring. How long before the mass of kiddies are tired of spending $60 for yet a new copy of the same crap over and over. It wont be to much longer and you will not even be able to trade the dude in for something else.
Display more comments