Battlefield 4 expectations and concerns
So we now know that Battlefield 4 is coming, we just have no clue as to its release date. We already know that the beta will begin in the fall of 2013, but because we don’t know if this will just be a PC beta there are rumors that this could be a next-gen title. While there are so many positives for the game there are one or two concerns that it could be too soon after BF3, but how can this be a concern when we have no clue as to when the full version will be released?
So let’s address the first concern first, which is to do with what console Battlefield 4 will be on. Personally we feel that the next-gen console will land before the release of the retail version of BF4, as the PS4 and the next Xbox should be with us by 2014, as that’s still 2 years away. This would ease those concerns from those who say that the next Battlefield game is coming too soon, as that would make it about three years since BF3 – if it’s released late in 2014 that is.
However, there is a dilemma here, the same one that Rockstar has with GTA 5 because it would be in the publisher’s interest to release both these titles on current-gen consoles because of the huge install base – I guess only time will tell.
Expectations are high for Battlefield 4 because the Frostbite 2 engine has now had time to mature, meaning that the developers will be able to get even more from it. There’s also the fact that the developer will be able to listen to the feedback from the fans and bring in elements that are missing from BF3. There is a fear that DICE could begin to drop support for BF3, but they have already said that this will not be the case and they will continue to support the game by way of updates and new DLC – just hope they are still considering the dinosaur mode.
While this all sounds good there’s no getting away from the fact that those loyal Battlefield 3 fans feel as though they have been snubbed because Premium members will not have access to the new BF4 beta, only those who pre-order Medal of Honor: Warfighter can guarantee a beta invite.
Do not let this put you off though because you are a valued customer so you should make your voice heard to EA, if enough of you shout loud enough then you have a good chance of a beta invite as well.
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