Submitted by pat_11_5 973d ago | opinion piece

What does Battlefield 4′s announcement mean?

With the recent announcement of Battlefield 4, is it finally time to admit that EA is milking the franchise into the ground in an effort to compete with Call Of Duty? (Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

Them_Bones  +   974d ago
It means that BF4 is being made.
Patriots_Pride  +   973d ago
It means that EA is trying to keep up with Activisons annual COD release.

Seriously am I the only one who thinks this game was announced too early?
AngelicIceDiamond  +   973d ago
"It means that EA is trying to keep up with Activisions Annual COD release."

Which EA said they weren't gonna do annually, because of that engine, and BattleFields complex gameplay nature.

EA stole the thunder of any of Medal Of Honors potential hype with a BF4 announcement, brung back the hype for MOH with a early access beta for BF4. When the REAL hype is behind BF4.

So they're promoting BF4 ALREADY through MOH. And basically making MOH look like a promo for a bigger game.

"Pre-Order MOH for BF4 beta first." Just an example. Honestly MOH is is already irrelevant thanks to an extremely early BF4 announcement.

So what it means is EA went back on there word with the BF series.
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frankboy2012  +   973d ago
Your rite their bud,i know its a business but i think they will eventually run it into the ground.I thought it would'nt of been released til next gen tbh and with the sales success of bf3 EA are capitalizing on that.I love battlefield but dice have definately signed their life away to EA.
DeadlyFire  +   973d ago
Its not really announced early. Games get announced 2-3 years out all the time. You just have to dig to find out most of the time.

What this does mean though is that EA has a rotation to go through. At least its not Battlefield/Battlefield all the time. Although Bad Company, 2142, or 1942 revisit is more than welcomed by fans. How will EA throw them into the mix. If their talk is of Sci-Fi as the future why is Battlefield 4 not called 2143? I am wondering.
yoyo12121  +   972d ago
Your a idiot
WeskerChildReborned  +   973d ago
Lol that's obvious.
Tonester925  +   973d ago
I don't know why every one is saying that BF is going to be released annually.

There was no release date announced and the Beta was to be playable Fall 2013. Which I think will change as the time grows near.

That doesn't mean that it will release soon after as well.

And what's up with all this COD commotion? Are you guys intimidated by Activision or something. Everytime I come to a Battlefield article, Call of Duty is brought up. Two completely different games.

I guess it's just the movement and bandwagon conversation at the moment.
alousow  +   973d ago
It means im Buying it. The only way BF can compete with COD is by releasing BF games each year thats the only way.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   973d ago
Yeah and destroy quality oft he BF series to. EA is slowly trying to get greedy with that annual holiday market like Activision.

I saw this coming, a "gem" like BF will end up being a a degraded half of a game like cod. That holiday season is just too tempting for any publishers, now EA is officially victim of it. They're sacrafice "Quality" over sales. Join the club EA
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unchartedxplorer  +   973d ago
I don't want BF to be competing with cod. It's ruining the BF series and it's ruining the games industry.
LordMe  +   973d ago
Another shooter to saturate the market and slowly kill off innovation in gaming?
pat_11_5  +   973d ago
I think it means that there is another battlefield on the way. That is all.
Tapioca Cold  +   973d ago
It means Battlefield 4 is coming.
killswitchmad  +   973d ago
The only reason it had to be announced so early was because some fool at EA accidentally put the wrong banner up on Origin and promoted the BF4 beta, Had it not been for that the announcment wouldn't have come so early.

I don't think EA are milking the franchise at all, CoD gets releases once a year along with sports titles. All other sequels tend to sit on a 2-3 year cycle which puts BF4 pretty much bang on schedule....It's still going to be another year and a half before the game is close to release....

What people fail to miss with CoD is that it does have yearly releases but it's actual sequel cycle is really a 2 year affair, Treyarch finished Black Ops and then had 2 years to get Black Ops II done while Infinity Ward develop the title inbetween and vice versa...
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yoyo12121  +   972d ago
Apsolutely right
frjoethesecond  +   973d ago
No bad company 3.
iamlegend9999  +   973d ago
Don't worry guys, when the next console's come out. They said games will take 30% less time to make than the previous consoles. So its a win win. Well i think.
unchartedxplorer  +   973d ago
Great. Unless the consoles get 32+ players, we get no shitty cod maps like Operation Metro and we get no glitches then I'm not buying this game.
seanpitt23  +   973d ago
it means we will not see BFBC till 2015 and it looks like its coming to this already outdated software (ps3,xbox360) so expect it to be like bf3 with same amount of players and graphics for pc players expect true next gen stuff.
DATNEWYAWKER  +   973d ago
They're going to ruin the best shooter/war simulator on the market.
AntFormiga  +   973d ago
It means Battlefield: Bad Company 3 is not being made and that saddens me.
MasterD919  +   972d ago
Too soon.

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