EA Confirms Battlefield 4 for Next-Gen Platforms
The Battlefield series has come a long way since the days of Battlefield 1942. It’s seen numerous spinoffs, and its latest iteration—Battlefield 3—is nothing short of being one of the best shooters to date.
Given the success that the series has had over the years, it’s no surprise that EA plans to continue the game’s development with Battlefield 4. The development of the game has, thus far, been an open secret. EA labels president Frank Gibeau confirmed yesterday (via OXM) that the game is currently in the works for the PC and next-gen platforms, which no doubt includes the PlayStation 4.
Earlier this week, word of the game had apparently “leaked” out onto the web through the official @GameStop twitter account, when the company’s CEO revealed that he’d been privy to a presentation of the game at EA.
EA has since confirmed the game’s existence and says that it’ll be released next year, and that they are developing it for the next generation of consoles.
“We’ve been investing and innovating on new technology for months,” said Gibeau. “Console partners who have seen our early work agree, EA’s next-gen software is nothing short of astonishing. At a GameStop company meeting earlier this week, we gave 500 store managers a sneak peak at Battlefield 4. The game received a huge ovation and thousands of fans reacted to a single enthusiastic Tweet by GameStop’s CEO.”
Gibeau says that he’ll reveal more about Battlefield 4 in the coming weeks. There’s a good chance that EA will unveil the title when Microsoft unveils their successor to the Xbox 360.