This beta version of the upcoming Battlefield installment will be available in autumn 2013, as EA has confirmed. More details about the game itself are said to be revealed at a later date.
Earlier this week, the beta leaked online via EA's origin store when the title was mentioned in a listing for the Medal of Honor: Warfighter website. This was quickly taken down, but Digital Spy managed to get a screenshot of the leak before it was erased.
However, it didn't take long for the game publishers to officially unveil the upcoming sequel, complete with a multiplayer video narrated by the Warfighter Creative Director Kristoffer Bergqvist. Unfortunately, the video doesn't reveal any more information about Battlefield 4 other than officially confirming that the game exists.
The staff at Gameranx speculates that this could mean Battlefield 4 is a current generation release, although until the publisher reveals more information it can't be confirmed. Battlefield 3 rolled out a lengthy list of patch updates to fix minor bugs with the game just a couple of months ago, and some critics hope DICE gets it right the first time.
Let's just hope DICE somehow finds a way to let console players interact with more than 24 players at any given time, no? writes Alex Co of Gameranx.
It's no surprise that EA is quick to push out another title in the Battlefield series; the third game boasted 12 million copies shipped in its first week. Last month EA also launched the Battlefield 3 Premium Edition which scored 80,000 users in its first two weeks. DICE has some extensive downloadable content packages plans for Battlefield fans as well, with Back to Karkland and Close Quarters already available for download and three more expansion packs on the way.
According to EA, the announcement of new releases from these two separate franchises makes sense.
Though 'Battlefield' and 'Medal of Honor Warfighter' each offer players a completely unique experience, they are united by their underlying technology base-Frostbite, EA Labels President Frank Gibeau said of the pre-order news. These are two of the hottest shooters, coming together to deliver a one-two punch of action, intensity and shooter entertainment.
Check out the video below to get a sneak peak at the multiplayer action in Medal of Honor Warfighter on Oct. 23, right in time for the holiday season.