EA President Confirms There Will Be a Battlefield 4

EA's Battlefield 3 has only been on the market for a little over two weeks and the publisher is already talking about the fourth Battlefield installment. Heck, the first DLC isn't even available and the publisher already has its dollar-sign sights set on an unannounced Battlefield 4.

According to Eurogamer, EA president Frank Gibeau confirmed the fourth installment during a keynote presentation at the University of California. The revelation isn't shocking to say the least given that Battlefield 3 has already sold five million copies since its release. But his comment was tweeted by keynote attendees nonetheless.

"There is going to be a Battlefield 4," he said.

Of course, an EA spokesperson performed a little PR cleanup immediately after the news escaped Twitter, saying that "Frank was speaking broadly about the Battlefield brand - a brand that EA is deeply passionate about and a fan community that EA is committed to."

Weeks ago just before the launch of Battlefield 3, Swedish developer DICE said that it hoped to develop the fourth installment sometime in the near future. "This feels like day one now," executive producer Patrick Bach said. "It's exciting. The whole Frostbite 2 thing has opened up a big landscape ahead of us so we can do whatever we want."

DICE claims that the new Frostbite 2 engine was designed to "future proof" the studio: meaning that the engine will even work on the next Xbox and PlayStation console thanks to its PC-based roots. "We know everything about multi-threading now," Bach added. "We know everything about multi-graphics card solutions now. If someone built a console where the specs are that or more, we have the technology to do something. We could port the game to that console tomorrow."

Does that mean we might see Battlefield 4 as a launch title for Xbox Next/720/Loop in 2013? Even more, will gamers be able to save the game on one Microsoft platform and resume on another (Microsoft platform)? Now that would be cool.

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  • Can we at least enjoy BF3 for at least 3-5 years without hearing about a fourth installment... I mean seriously, if anything is to be learned from COD is that a yearly release or even every 2 yrs is just a terrible thing.. Battlefield 2 was released in 2004.... Battlefield 3 2011.... You gave us 7 years of peace and quiet and enjoyment of BF2, can we try to keep a gap of at least 3 years. Just saying, another franchise to be killed.. Go money.. woo....
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  • 1. steam
    2. mod tools
    3. FUCKING SERVER FILES SCREW YOUR RENTING A GOD DAMN SERVER TO HOST A GAME FUCK YOU
    4. no origin for the love of god
    5. no facebooklog. never again
    6. ingame chat
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  • I now have to treat the Call of Duty series like Madden, where i only pick it up once every few years when enough of the changes have made it different. As much as I'm a firm believer in "if it ain't broke don't fix it" releasing a game every year is starting make me bored of it.

    We all know there is going to be a Battlefield 4 but when? I rather have them make a sequel to BF2142 or a Bad Company 3. I miss sweetwater. lol

    Hopefully a mirror edge 2? perhaps another Medal of Honor game in between? by then ex-IW presidents (respawn entertainment) should release their new IP in time under EA along with HomeFront 2 (done with the crytek 3 engine ). Which will probably go head to head with bungie new IP under activision by 2013 at least. and probably a Sci-fi Call of Duty tag teaming yearly behind it.

    strictly multiplayer gameplay games like WW2 and WW1 games i am tired of it. like wise with modern warfare settings i am becoming tired of it also. i would like to see more IPs in the Sci-fi department with a mix of post modern setting sorta like BF2142 did. That is why i like the Halo series and Gears of War series.
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  • Good because BF3 is fun and its more fun the COD.
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  • Can we at least enjoy BF3 for at least 3-5 years without hearing about a fourth installment... I mean seriously, if anything is to be learned from COD is that a yearly release or even every 2 yrs is just a terrible thing.. Battlefield 2 was released in 2004.... Battlefield 3 2011.... You gave us 7 years of peace and quiet and enjoyment of BF2, can we try to keep a gap of at least 3 years. Just saying, another franchise to be killed.. Go money.. woo....
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  • I think what EA is trying to say is they can't wait to pull all sorts of crap to ruin BF4 as well. This is not to say BF3 is terrible, but there is plenty of EA crap in it.

    If people don't know, there is a patch to get rid the need of Origin to play BF3, and it has been confirmed on twitter by EA the fix is legal.
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