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Battlefield 4 confirmed

Battlefield 4 confirmed

Electronic Arts and DICE have confirmed that there will be a Battlefield 4.

Electronic Arts has confirmed that it will develop a fourth installment in the long-running Battlefield series, though it hasn't provided much in the way of details.

'There is going to be a Battlefield 4,' said EA President Frank Gibeau during a keynote speech at the University of California, a comment which then spread to social media services according to Eurogamer.

'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,' an EA spokesperson clarified to IGN afterwards.

Neither developer DICE nor Electronic Arts has announced any specific details about plans for Battlefield 4; it's still not known which platform the game may be set for release on, for example.

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Marvin-HHGTTG 10th November 2011, 11:53 Quote
I hope they have enough sense to not rest on their laurels and become another COD...

Also, please no yearly release...
andrew8200m 10th November 2011, 11:54 Quote
Agreed with the above!

Also.. remove launch from browser rubbish.. It grinds!

I want steam! Steam! Steam!
RedFlames 10th November 2011, 12:34 Quote
as posted above i hope it doesn't become yet another 'release the same game year after year with slightly different textures and a different number on the box' game.
TWeaK 10th November 2011, 12:40 Quote
Given that it's EA I think it's likely they are aiming for yearly releases... although I sincerely hope not, and it would be a stupid move. Maybe we'll get BF:BC3 next year then BF4 after that, but all it's going to do is fragment a multiplayer community that really needs a minimum of 2-3 years between games.

Also, in a lot of ways I have to say I like the browser launcher. Well, ok, I don't, but I really like the fact that it loads the game in the background right up to the point of being ready to play. If they'd implemented that into Origin I would've been a happy camper.

Arg, just remembered now I still need to chase up EA about my Physical Warfare pack, which they never sent me a code for and I cannot speak to them about online because the damn support page sends me into a 'dead page' loop which just redirects to itself >.<
mongpong 10th November 2011, 12:42 Quote
yep, agree with all comments about hoping it does not become a COD yearly churn out of dross advertised as a new game but in reality more of just a tweak and update affair.

I would much prefer 2 years worth of solid updates and good DLC's. For example Bad Company 2 Vietnam was great - a really well thought out, enjoyable DLC that was not only good value for money but also altered the gameplay just enough to not just feel like just a standard add on pack. If this was part of the COD franchise they would have repackeged the whole thing and sold it on as a brand new game at full price.
DriftCarl 10th November 2011, 12:45 Quote
I would much prefer DLC releases rather than full game releases. I am not spending months getting to rank 150 only to have to buy a new game and do it all again the year after.
They should just release map packs for a tenner a time, maybe even a new co-op campaign on the same game engine.
javaman 10th November 2011, 13:05 Quote
Oh no point in getting BF3 now, BF4 will be sooooo much better. I'll wait till it comes out.

New rule: Ill only invest in a FPS that's supported as long as BF2 or is made by valve
Unknownsock 10th November 2011, 13:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvin-HHGTTG
I hope they have enough sense to not rest on their laurels and become another COD...

Also, please no yearly release...

I don't see a problem with yearly releases. Aslong as the game stays fresh with vast amounts of improvements ofc.
NethLyn 10th November 2011, 13:21 Quote
Depends, was the Bad Company 2 DLC all about multiplayer or was there some SP stuff as well? Because going annual would mean there wouldn't even be time for latecomers like me to catch up.

There would be differences with every new release as well so I wouldn't automatically "jump on the bus" with the newest title like you would with the Fifa series, when comparing with CoD I'd stick with 4 and not waste time on any MWs after that.

[EDIT] but if the more regular releases were only SP, that would be one way of managing the quality and not fragmenting the MP communities any further.
Instagib 10th November 2011, 13:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by javaman
Oh no point in getting BF3 now, BF4 will be sooooo much better. I'll wait till it comes out.

New rule: Ill only invest in a FPS that's supported as long as BF2 or is made by valve

Sack that, BF5 will be out in 2 years and that will be AWESOME!
wuyanxu 10th November 2011, 13:27 Quote
being a massive Battlefield fan, i died a little inside.

i hope, i hope EA doesn't ruin this game into a yearly release rehash. please please don't. EA, you are better than this.

BF 1942: awesome, great start.
BF Vietnam: not so good
BF 2: best of all.
BF Bad Company 2: good experiment.
BF 3: lived up to BF2 so far.
BF 4: if only 2 years apart, will not be as good. it's obvious! like how MW3 is just a rehash as MW2
(PC release only)
Redbeaver 10th November 2011, 14:26 Quote
ummmmmmm..................................


http://kotaku.com/5858191/report-inevitable-battlefield-4-mentioned-byeas-president


"EA told IGN, "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."

If I were to speak broadly about, say, hamburgers, and you said, "Brian, how many hamburgers do you want?" I'd say, I want some hamburgers. But, if asked me, and I was being very specific, I would say, "Reader person, I would like four hamburgers."
adzc1987 10th November 2011, 14:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
being a massive Battlefield fan, i died a little inside.

i hope, i hope EA doesn't ruin this game into a yearly release rehash. please please don't. EA, you are better than this.

BF 1942: awesome, great start.
BF Vietnam: not so good
BF 2: best of all.
BF Bad Company 2: good experiment.
BF 3: lived up to BF2 so far.
BF 4: if only 2 years apart, will not be as good. it's obvious! like how MW3 is just a rehash as MW2
(PC release only)

What about 2142? I enjoyed it anyway.
wuyanxu 10th November 2011, 15:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by adzc1987
What about 2142? I enjoyed it anyway.
completely forgot about that! that's quite good as well. a much needed "different" when other people are doing modern shooters
Tokukachi 10th November 2011, 16:30 Quote
I want a BF2143, loved 2142, great balance and gameplay and the sci-fi theme was awesome as they weren't limited to our current tech.
Fod 10th November 2011, 16:44 Quote
I
DID
NOT
SEE
THAT
COMING!!!111111
Dwarfer 10th November 2011, 16:44 Quote
They should just improve on BF3 with DLC like they did with the other Battlefield games ie Special Forces with BF2!
Woodspoon 10th November 2011, 16:46 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Article
Neither developer DICE nor Electronic Arts has announced any specific details about plans for Battlefield 4; it's still not known which platform the game may be set for release on, for example.

Is this a hint that it might be a platform exclusive?
Possibly even console only? *shudder*
Sloth 10th November 2011, 19:06 Quote
Read the whole article, or read Redbeaver's link.

Seems like a lot of people are getting their panties in a bunch over nothing. There will be a Battlefield 4, we all know it. The series is hugely successful, has a lot of fans, and is a staple game for EA. However, EA also know that these games do their best by having multiple years between releases in order to reach full saturation. No one's saying they're already working on it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neat69
I want a BF2143, loved 2142, great balance and gameplay and the sci-fi theme was awesome as they weren't limited to our current tech.
Massive +1 to this. Loved 2142! The near future setting really helps the game, imo. Lets DICE be free to shape the game how they want it to be, not how the real world is.
Bede 10th November 2011, 19:32 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
being a massive Battlefield fan, i died a little inside.

i hope, i hope EA doesn't ruin this game into a yearly release rehash. please please don't. EA, you are better than this.

BF 1942: awesome, great start.
BF Vietnam: not so good
BF 2: best of all.
BF Bad Company 2: good experiment.
BF 3: lived up to BF2 so far.
BF 4: if only 2 years apart, will not be as good. it's obvious! like how MW3 is just a rehash as MW2
(PC release only)

You forget BF:2142 and BF:BC2 Vietnam. To date BC2:Vietnam is my favourite Battlefield game, hands down. I love the Battlefield series, so that is saying something.
Wing Zero 10th November 2011, 19:40 Quote
mV-gnh1En6E

Here, have a trailer for BF4
ssj12 10th November 2011, 19:42 Quote
Now the ultimate question, is it for PC? lol
Mentai 10th November 2011, 20:13 Quote
@Bede

I bought BC2: Vietnam but there were no servers u in my region so never played it. Sucks that I'm missing out on such a great game :(
rogerrabbits 10th November 2011, 20:26 Quote
EA IN MILKING THE LIVING **** OUT OF EVERY FRANCHISE SHOCKER!
The_Beast 10th November 2011, 20:55 Quote
Please don't, every 2-3 years between battlefields is a good range. I have epic battlefields every 5-6 year and more casual ones in between, BFBC2, to tide us over for the epic ones.
Sloth 10th November 2011, 21:20 Quote
It's probably a lost cause, people will always choose to ignore reading and simply go straight to the reply button, but just in case anyone actually cares to notice:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Article
'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,' an EA spokesperson clarified to IGN afterwards.

Quoted from the Bit-Tech article we've hopefully all read. EA has effectively denied any current plans for Battlefield 4.
adzc1987 11th November 2011, 14:42 Quote
Could not stand the sniper weapons in 2142, i dunno what i just HATED them, CBA to lvl up to get the carbine for it.
chimaera 12th November 2011, 11:56 Quote
Would prefer they focus on hammering out the glitches in BF3 before worrying about the new hotness to be honest.

Still having problems with the game freezing and then kicking me out after ~20min of play - there seems to be widespread occurance of this issue across the internet but not much in the way of a reliable fix (lots of 'try this!' but nothing that works consistently).

Even more annoying a friend of mine has almost exactly the same build as me (only HW difference is the case and manufacturer of HDD) and he has no issues at all. Really annoying.
uz1_l0v3r 12th November 2011, 20:01 Quote
"Would prefer they focus on hammering out the glitches in BF3 before worrying about the new hotness to be honest."

QFT. It shows just how out of touch EA are.
Redbeaver 14th November 2011, 16:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sloth
Read the whole article, or read Redbeaver's link.

Seems like a lot of people are getting their panties in a bunch over nothing. There will be a Battlefield 4, we all know it. The series is hugely successful, has a lot of fans, and is a staple game for EA. However, EA also know that these games do their best by having multiple years between releases in order to reach full saturation. No one's saying they're already working on it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neat69
I want a BF2143, loved 2142, great balance and gameplay and the sci-fi theme was awesome as they weren't limited to our current tech.
Massive +1 to this. Loved 2142! The near future setting really helps the game, imo. Lets DICE be free to shape the game how they want it to be, not how the real world is.
thank you!

here's the link again:
http://kotaku.com/5858191/report-inevitable-battlefield-4-mentioned-byeas-president

now please, people. stop worrying over stupid rumour like this.
Fat Tony 18th November 2011, 13:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by uz1_l0v3r
"Would prefer they focus on hammering out the glitches in BF3 before worrying about the new hotness to be honest."

QFT. It shows just how out of touch EA are.

Agreed - 2 x GTX 570 in SLI - and unrecoverable Black Screen crash every 5 minutes - bah
phenoptix 18th November 2011, 20:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by chimaera
Would prefer they focus on hammering out the glitches in BF3 before worrying about the new hotness to be honest.

This is my opinion on the matter too, I've been playing on the PS3 with group I played with on BC2. Every now and then we have a decent game, with coms, no rubber banding etc. But that is rare. The game is chock full of glitches that need sorting. Too many for a final release. I'm a massive fan of the franchise but the shoddy finish to the current game is putting me off so much so I've considered returning the game. As it is, it borders on the unplayable for me. (Ports all forwarded as recommended by the way!)
uz1_l0v3r 12th June 2012, 13:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvin-HHGTTG

Also, please no yearly release...

Don't count on it.
noizdaemon666 12th June 2012, 13:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by uz1_l0v3r
Don't count on it.

This thread's more than half a year old and you decided to post "Don't count on it"? What were you thinking?
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