Battlefield 4 Beta has arrived but Battlefield 3 still has a long way to go, according to DICE, the game’s developer, in a statement published for fans of the award-winning series.
EA, the official distributor of the Battlefield franchise, today announced that gamers who will pre-order Medal of Honor Warfighter will have exclusive access to Battlefield 4 Beta, which will arrive in autumn next year.
After the official announcement, some Battlefield 3: BF3 fans were anxious it will indicate the demise for the current version, which launched less than a year ago (October 2011). However, DICE quickly calmed down BF3 players that its story “is still just the beginning”.
DICE’s official statement reads,
The team at DICE is hard at work on the next entry in the Battlefield series, and to ensure access to the exclusive Battlefield 4 beta, shooter fans can pre-order Medal of Honor Warfighter today.
While there is no further Battlefield 4 news at this point – remember, if you don’t see it published here, it’s just rumor and speculation – we did want to take this opportunity to share a few thoughts on the state of the Battlefield franchise.
We are extremely proud of Battlefield 3, and with millions of fans out there, we’re happy you’re enjoying it too. When we launched the game, we introduced unparalleled levels of in-game destruction, all-out vehicle warfare and redefined online gameplay. Even with billions of bullets fired and millions of games played, we know the Battlefield 3 story is still just the beginning. As ever, we are humbled by the community’s response to the game, and couldn’t be happier with the feedback we have received to Battlefield 3 Premium.
With the Back to Karkand and Close Quarters expansion packs already out, Armored Kill around the corner, and End Game and Aftermath still on the horizon, we’re looking forward to many more hours of gameplay with you, and can’t wait to see the stories you will tell through Battlelog and player created videos.
But we’re not ready to talk about Battlefield 4 yet – in the meantime, we hope you will continue to enjoy Battlefield 3 and all the Battlefield 3 Premium content still to come.