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Submitted by Valay 972d ago | rumor

Microsoft outs Battlefield 4 release date?

GE: "Thus far, EA has only announced a vague Fall 2013 launch for Battlefield 4. Microsoft, though, may have outed the game's final release date." (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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jayden19  +   972d ago
Very possible they will want to beat COD to the just like they did with battlefield 3.Just hope they aren't rushing it ?
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   972d ago
They better take their time. No amount of "rushing" will change the fact that CoD will beat BF4 sales wise.
Baylex  +   972d ago
Agree with you... but still think that BF got a huge jump in the last past years.. and personally I'm enjoing more BF than a CoD.. just me ;)
raytraceme  +   972d ago
I honestly don't know about that. A lot of my cod friends already switched to battlefield and more are gonna do it when 4 comes out. COD has lost a lot of steam and BF4 seems to be the one that can outsell cod this year. But I think gta v might be the overall sales winner 20 million fans bought the 1st one and now with a console base of over double from 2008 i think that gta might destroy cod sales.
Neixus  +   972d ago
bf4 will still do really well,though, reval trailer got more views and likes than any other cod reveal trailers
HammadTheBeast  +   972d ago
Depends on the advertising. If they pull out all the stops, they can seriously hurt CoD sales.
Reverent  +   972d ago
Yeah, I definitely feel like Call of Duty will not do anywhere near as well as it has been doing. I know it will still sell a ton, but it won't be breaking any records this year (or get even close), mark my words.

I've got my heart set on Battlefield 4.

~Only In Battlefield~
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RyuCloudStrife  +   972d ago
Just for that Battlefield should not release on Xbox.
BOLO  +   972d ago
If it was up to M$FT...BF4 would be Xbox only or a timed exclusive to slow down PS4's momentum.
badz149  +   971d ago
that would be a pointless investment on MS's side
BF3 sold more than 10m and it's about 50:50 split between PS3 and 360. in order for MS to secure the exclusivity, they need to pay at least 50% of the potential sales of BF4 which would be considered 'lost' on the PS. knowing EA, the sum would be crazy!

so, why would MS want to do THAT? they have secured enough deals with CoD anyway and CoD has the biggest crowd of all. paying for BF3 exclusivity would be kinda dumb!
DeadlyFire  +   971d ago
Microsoft must be betting big time on Battlefield 4 exclusive DLC.

They can't out bid EA to get it exclusive to their console. BF, and CoD are to damn big to be exclusive to one platform.
just_looken  +   971d ago
I agree but they rushed battlefield 3 and that was unplayable for months and well look at the overall sizes of patch's. No doubt though they are rushing this and it will requires tens of gb's of patching. One fact it is being rushed are the vehicles/building's/guns that have been copied from bf3.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   971d ago
BF3 was so buggy on release they had to launch with a huge patch a little afterward. Just a horrible launch. Still love to this day, how in a party with friends, it still splits you up and it's a pain in the butt to get on the same team.
BattleReach  +   972d ago
I hope Battlefield 4 will be a Next Xbox (and Playstation 4) launch title.
MikeMyers  +   972d ago
It will be interesting how they handle current gen and next gen titles simultaneously. Will that mean Xbox 360 and PS3 software will go down in price?
SlavisH2  +   972d ago
good point. I sure hope so!
LOGICWINS  +   972d ago
WOW..hadn't thought of that.
Hellsvacancy  +   971d ago
Here in the UK I can see BF4 PS3 costing £36.99 and BF4 PS4 £49.99
TheKayle1  +   972d ago
u know that ms and ea did a partnership for the next xbox right?
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SolidDuck  +   972d ago
Right. But battlefield 4 is on ps4 they already said so. So what's your point.
angelsx  +   972d ago
No way to play Battlefield 4 on my Ps3 again.Next gen or gameing pc.That's it.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   972d ago
Me too, but it highly depends on how they cook that PS4 version... Case in point: player count. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy BF3 on PS3, but with such a low player count and few vehicles those big maps end up feeling quite empty so I just go back to smaller/infantry maps, like Bazaar and Seine... Great Maps, good matches, but don't feel that much like BF3 most of the time (too much fighting in corridors).

Also, forgetting about PC vs Console performance for a moment, I (foolish?) with they quit that "rent a server" bullcrap, when BF3 released everyone wanted to set up their own rooms, as in those private matches almost any shooter out there have, not necessarily as in "hey, why don't you charge us for this simple feature while you sistematically remove official servers?".
Mikefizzled  +   972d ago
I guessed that date over a year ago in a blog :P
Granted it was for Bad Company 3 though.
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TekoIie  +   972d ago
Page has been removed on the Xbox forums...

Gives the impression that there might be some truth to this :)
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Reverent  +   972d ago
Not to mention that October 29th is a Tuesday, and within the exact same week that Battlefield 3 released. This still gives them about 7 months to work on it. I think it could be very likely.
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TheSauce  +   972d ago
Cool, now MS should out the Nextbox's release date as well. Or just literally any thing about it actually.
aLucidMind  +   972d ago
Why does it always seem to be Microsoft leaking everything? Over the last year, I've heard of Microsoft leaking not one, not two, but big information on well over five to ten games. Two or three of which being the entire script of the leaked games. It's ridiculous.
roseforhall  +   971d ago
If october the 29th is the release date,same as assassin creed 4.Maybe thats the release date of the PS4.
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babis1974  +   971d ago
i think it's true about the deal between Microsoft and E.A. , now we know the date of release but what about the deal? Is it about exclusive content or about earlier map pack release for the x-box?
VoiceMale  +   971d ago
so if MS is on d know how of the release date of bf4 maybe just maybe ms will do a reveal at e3 and early launch it october
isyourhouseonfire  +   971d ago
BF4 is going to land at a time with COD blows the industry up with MW4. That's just bad news for BF4 and EA... Oh well, we're the gamers, and we win!

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