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EA dates Battlefield 4 beta

EA has sent out an official press release with more information about the Battlefield 4 beta, including a date, commentary about how the two IPs are connected, and more. (Battlefield 4, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Nitrowolf2  +   1299d ago
Fall 2013, guess that means a 2014 release
eliteslaya13  +   1299d ago
Wrong, the BF3 Beta weeks before the actual game's release. Expect a 2013 release since we'll be seeing MOH 3 in 2014.
lastdual  +   1299d ago
Yeah, EA seems committed to a yearly BF/MOH cycle. I would be very surprised if we don't see BF4 next winter.

Also, this "beta" will likely be less about refining the game and more about marketing. If it basically amounts to an exclusive demo, there's no reason why they can't launch it right before releasing the game.
MurDocINC  +   1299d ago
People don't be fool!
I preorder MoH for BF3 beta, and only got 2 days early access. I except the same BS with BF4 beta.
JKelloggs  +   1299d ago
Maybe March 2013? Like Bad Company 2, that was in March, so who knows?

But seeing as we've only heard word from it now, I reckon 2013 Q4
badz149  +   1298d ago
is EA leaving the Bad Company?
damn! BF4? so soon? this is bad idea EA, BAD IDEA!
3GenGames  +   1298d ago
Honestly, I agree with the guy above me. BAD idea, considering that engine for BFBC2 is 10x better than the engine that was with the console versions that looks terrible, is way too clunky, and is just all around worse.
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DeadlyFire  +   1298d ago
Well I am expecting BF 4 Q4 2013. Beta builds are done 1-2 months max before game is released. Fall 2013 means Winter 2013 at latest for Battlefield 4 launch.

Gotta go pre-order Medal of Honor now. I believe they will use Frostbite 2.5 to make Battlefield 4 on Next-gen consoles as a launch game with alot of big bang appeal to gamers.

I think they will use Bad Company 3 for 2015 as a game in the middle or throw it in 2014 somewhere.
andibandit  +   1298d ago
Why not wait with BF4 for the next generation of consoles, slap 64Multiplayer on that thing and start the generation with a BIG BANG.
zeeshan  +   1298d ago
This is against almost everything that DICE said. I remember that they said that BF4 will NOT come on current gen consoles. Now, there is an argument that perhaps BF4 could be a launch title for the next-gen consoles but I HIGHLY doubt that as I think EA would love to cash in the huge install base of both PS3 and XBOX360.

Secondly, I also remember DICE saying that they hated doing the whole DEMO thing and that they will not do this again as putting out demos online creates more problem as people start complaining about an incomplete project (Even though I believe that BF3 was in fact incomplete even after the launch) (Heck it took them 3 months to fix simple VOIP problem on PS3).

But I guess EA wants to make as much money as possible by handing out early access BETA codes (! 2 days anyone!?)

DICE are now officially EA's bitch and I am afraid that they are going to ruin the BF series only to compete with another crappy title namely Call of Duty.
DeadlyFire  +   1298d ago
There will be two versions of the game. One current and one next gen.

As long as competing doesnt mean copying it could work.
Andreas-Sword  +   1299d ago
I hope Bad Company 3 comes first, and then Battlefield 4!
taquito  +   1298d ago
bad company is just an off-shoot of the true bf series, i dont think there will be anymore bad compnay
Brixxer600  +   1298d ago
I'm one of those who prefers the Bad Company spin off , i really want to see Bad Company 3 before Bf4 .
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   1298d ago
This Bad Company series is a bit like the Need For Speed: Underground series isn't it? Everyone wants the third game.
gedapeleda  +   1298d ago
I really want it to be based on bc1
best shooter this gen period.
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   1299d ago
it was already a pre-order before i knew about the BETA.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1298d ago
Yep or at the end of 2013.
solar  +   1298d ago
EA cared less about BF til this generation where CoD was a big seller. 2005 til 2011 between actual BF series sequels means EA saw what BF3 can do for sales, now we are going to get another watered down military shooter. thank you mainstream gaming.
Azmatik  +   1298d ago
OMG cant wait! MoH is amazing to me loved the first one and the storyline! BF4 will be just rediculous!!! EA has a rlly good plan to take over the industry with BF & MoH like this. And im lovin it!
showtimefolks  +   1298d ago
so to compete with COD its MOH one year than BF the other

I hope we see respawn's new game along with more from insomniac about their new game

as long as the quality is good i don't mind, I am not gonna hate COD and not gonna hate on BF or MOH

let's see how the quality is before we start calling it fail.

its amazing how people hate on FPS each fall yet we keep getting AC games and that's fine(double standard)
AIndoria  +   1298d ago
Still, every two year release cycle for a game is better than releasing same stuff with slightly revamped engine every November.
Straightupbeastly  +   1299d ago
This is hilarious. They're so desperate to sell medal of honor they need to put bf4 betas in it, another overrated franchise
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PockyKing  +   1299d ago
What are you talking about? The game sold over 4 million copies.
jaosobno  +   1299d ago
Nobody gave a s*it for MOH until they announced BF3 beta access as a bonus.

That's the only reason why that crappy game ever sold a decent amount of copies.
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Straightupbeastly  +   1299d ago
And there were less than 2000 people online after the first week
Diver  +   1299d ago
what system were you on cause I have it for the ps3 an that first week there were tens o thousands online on all plats. an the next week an the next. sorry hater but it took longer than a week to drop off. you sound like a desperate cod fan. go back an look at the stats an quite makin up crap.
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PockyKing  +   1298d ago
Yea? And that's called good marketing whether you like it or not haha.
dirthurts  +   1299d ago
I actually liked the last one.
It's good marketing, I can't argue with that one.
jizzyjones  +   1299d ago
Its very sad.....surely giving it to all BF premium players would be the smarter thing to do
Crazyglues  +   1299d ago
Well actually they did this last time too, Medal of Honor limited edition came with BF3 access..

And even though the game only sold 1.5 million in it's first five days, a number most game companies would love to have, EA stated they promoted it heavy..

-so they were hoping for more like 3 to 4 million in sales..

So you can't really blame them for trying everything they can to push the game, that's what I expect from EA..

And it is Smart Marketing...

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Ducky  +   1299d ago
They made a big blunder by giving MoH owners only a day or two early access to the beta.

That, and the beta itself was pretty bad even by beta standards.

Given the past precedent, buying the new MoH just for BF4 beta doesn't seem like an enticing offer.

EA has just become a mirror of Activision now. Dice is similar to IW, while DangerClose is similar to TreyArch. Each takes a turn plopping out a military shooter with scheduled DLC.
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Parasyte  +   1298d ago
Where they messed up with the BF3 beta was they released the PC Alpha build of the game as the console beta version.
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Straightupbeastly  +   1298d ago
If I was a cod fan I'd be looking forward to warfighter
JBSleek  +   1299d ago
And so it begins.
Plagasx  +   1299d ago
So I guess we are gonna BF4 at E3 next year but PLEASE, for the love of god, GIVE US BC3 FIRST!
seanpitt23  +   1299d ago
Iam not getting bf4 if it's on this current hardware I will only get it for ps4
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kingdavid  +   1299d ago
It only just feels like BF3 came out..
ChiVoLok0  +   1298d ago
Yeah I hope it doesn't turn into a COD thing. I mean if Bad Company was to release later this year and Battlefield 4 in early 2014 it will be about one game every year but who knows, I'm just speaking to speak.
AIndoria  +   1298d ago
*Every two years release cycle. Jeez people.
Hufandpuf  +   1298d ago
because we keep getting new content. Bf3 came out october of last year.
PtRoLLFacE  +   1299d ago
so there goes the dream of battlefield 4 been a next gen title
jaymart2k  +   1299d ago
Nowhere does it say which platforms. Take into consideration Xbox 720 is due in 2013 there's a good chance Battlefield 4 will come out on that platform.
arjman  +   1299d ago
If anything the 2013 beta release means it will be next gen.
ChiVoLok0  +   1298d ago
maybe they will be on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and next-gen Xbox if that gives you any hope.

Edit: And PC of course.
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hasj1990  +   1299d ago
What they need to do is make Medal of Honor with casual friendly controls, and let MOH take on COD. Battlefield should be its own game in its own genre, a true battlefield game, try to be a true military shooter.
SpecialK  +   1299d ago
I tried a bit of the MOH game before this one at a friends doing the mission where you lazer target a bunch of tanks but didnt enjoy it much, took way too long.

Id love to see MOH go back to WW2 or something i think people would be ready for a decent trip back to the pacific or something especially with better AI for guerrilla warfare would be awesome.

I want to try out the first MOH game this gen where you parachuted down for the SP, really fresh and interesting idea.

Bring back the massive firefights from WW2 in last gens games. Really want another game like that.

And how about BF BC3 with fully destructible buildings again? Or the future spin off? Seems too soon for a BF4.
LAWSON72  +   1299d ago
I probably will not buy bf4 don't like when games have short development times they usually have less quality then there predessor like AC and cod. I think they underestimate how long bf3 can last.
Ken22  +   1299d ago
EA can f*ck off i'm not buying BF4 BF3 will be alive for a long time.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1299d ago
They could have waited at least next year to announce it.
Tzuno  +   1299d ago
Oh come on i was thinking they will go for BF99
007Bond  +   1298d ago
Activision all over again
nolson10  +   1298d ago
How so? COD releases every year.
007Bond  +   1298d ago
Yea but Medal of honor is like black ops and battlefield is like modern warfare. Plus MOH and BF play with the same engines its just a mmoney grab EA is going down the drain even faster now.
duplissi  +   1298d ago
am disappoint ea.... really? give bf3 a chance to breath.

this isnt cod for crying out loud, though i know you want it to be...
nolson10  +   1298d ago
COD releases every year. This would be two years between BF games.
Hdz54  +   1298d ago
Alternating between BF/MoH is more or less the same as activision alternating between MW/BO. Considering all the flack Activision gets for milking their shooters, EA is guilty of the same thing.

2005: BF2: Modern Combat
2007: MoH: Airborne
2008: BF: Bad Company
2010: BF: Bad Company 2
2010: MoH
2011: BF3
2012: MoH: War fighter
2013: BF4
nolson10  +   1298d ago
Even so, there is a difference between a publisher releasing multiple shooter titles and a publisher releasing the exact same franchise each and every year for the past 6 years. 2007-2012 a COD game has released every year. The titles you mentioned are not all BF titles. Activision is going to cause franchise fatigue just like guitar hero. Milk the same franchise each and every year. You can't really compare BF and MOH to BO and Modern Warfare because they are both Call of Duty titles. BF and MOH are totally seperate franchises
Hdz54  +   1298d ago
BF and MoH are separate franchises but the latest iterations of MoH have been very similar to the BF franchise. MoH 2010's MP was made by DICE and was basically a dumbed down BF game. Warfighter isn't made by DICE but it's running on Frostbite 2 and from what we've seen so far, once again looks very similar to BF.

I'll agree that the MW/BO games have more in common with each other than BF/MoH but it is obvious that EA is trying to mimic Activision's strategy of pushing out annual military shooters.

I personally play all of these franchises so I'm actually happy to hear more titles coming. I just think Activision gets an unfair amount of hate while their biggest competitor is copying their blueprint.
PygmelionHunter  +   1298d ago
I want Battlefield 2143 badly... Even Bad Company 3 would satisfy me.
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swat_teem  +   1298d ago
hope its next gen then it would be great if its this gen idk..
CaptainPunch  +   1298d ago
Hopefully this is next gen.
ginsunuva  +   1298d ago
Won't be buying either.
BLAKHOODe  +   1298d ago
I haven't forgiven EA/DICE for the "exclusive access" to the Battlefield 3 beta that came with Medal Of Honor. It ended up being a 48 hour headstart before EVERYBODY got access to the beta. That's NOT exclusive access, EA/DICE!

That said, I'll probably buy Medal Of Honor: Warfighter anyway, but I won't keep my disc just for the sake of playing the beta whenever it decides to come out.
MagneticDeath  +   1298d ago
Damn would rather have BFBC3 enjoyed BFBC2 alot more than BF3.
glennco  +   1298d ago
i enjoyed BFBC1 alot more than 2
Hufandpuf  +   1298d ago
just to put it into perspective because mayn of you are console gamers:

Bad Company - 2008
Bad Company 2 - 2010

BF3 - 2011
BF4 - ?2013?
AO1JMM  +   1298d ago
Why would console gamers not know those dates of release?
Soldierone  +   1298d ago
Because he "plays" on PC so he believes he is a god for some reason.
AIndoria  +   1298d ago
Another PC Elitist? You do know that people hate all PC gamers because of that scumbag smug elitist attitude? Stop being a jerk and let people enjoy what they like.
EmperorDalek  +   1298d ago
BF1943 - 2009.
PENGUINKK  +   1298d ago
F*** that, Battlefield 3 just came out last year. I've been playing BF1942 and BF2 for years and years before Bad Company came out, and it was great, gave you time to fully appreciate the game. The community for BF2 is still huge after all this time. What is this going to become, CoD, where the previous game gets thrown away and abandoned in favor of the slightly altered new annual release?

The gap between BF2 and BF3 made the final product worth the wait; another core sequel this soon just seems like a waste.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1298d ago

Let's all hate on BF now! It will be the cool thing to do! Frostbite engine again? Heavens no! Where's the new engine!!! It's not broke but fix it!

What? Perks again!!! How dare you! Where's the innovation! I don't care if I love this game and love it coming out! Let's hate on it like COD because it's not innovating with a new engine and new perks and weapons!!!
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InTheZoneAC  +   1298d ago
every 2 years is fine by me.
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leogets  +   1298d ago
but since battlefield 2 modern combat theyve been released every 2 one complained when bad company 2 was released 2 years after the origanal bad company. why complain now? and its not like dice throw out the same game every time like call of duty devs. they always make it different and better. they never stay the same as the cod games. always inovating.and dice always make the best shooters. no problem here.
Soldierone  +   1298d ago
Normally a numbered sequel to a BF game means huge improvements.....doubt thats the case here. Really mad it isn't Bad Company 3, all because of the newbie crowd that came in with BF3....."its to har-da!"

Oh well, buying MoH for MoH. If I can, I'll be selling this code.
InTheZoneAC  +   1298d ago
I'm just wondering why EA even decided to make another medal of honor. First one flopped, especially online. 2nd one has absolutely no appeal. What will it do that battlefield or call of duty hasn't done?

And I'm not saying CoD is any good either.
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Rettom  +   1298d ago
Best Campaign I've ever played for a FPS. My avatar picture is still of the game to this day. Why? Because the game was friggin epic! It got 4 million sales so don't be bashing on it. People hated on the game for the dumbest reasons. I loved every minute of it. Single player is where it's at for Medal of Honor. Battlefield 3's campaign was pretty good, can't wait for BF4's single player. But yeah BF3's multiplayer was epic. Don't compare MoH and BF's multiplayer. Doesn't work out.
SlapHappyJesus  +   1298d ago
The single-player was damn impressive.

It had its slow bits, but some of the set-pieces were damn good.

Seriously, the part where you and your squad are huddled in the old hut - the walls slowly being blown away as the enemy storms from the hill - and you trying to hold out for air support.

One of the best moments in shooters I've seen.
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