EA Says “There Is Going to Be a Battlefield 4,” Then Takes It Back

During a keynote at the University of Southern California, Electronic Arts president Frank Gibeau stated, “There is going to be a Battlefield 4.” While a sequel to Battlefield 3 doesn’t come as a surprise, this would have been the first official confirmation of the title.

IGN reached out to EA for comment and received the following response:

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.

Sounds like damage control to me — development may or may not have started on the next installment of the BF series, but one thing that’s clear to everyone is that there will be a sequel. But apparently, EA wasn’t ready to make any official announcements in that regard just yet. Oops.

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