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EA Origins preorder of Medal of Honor: Warfighter grants beta access to ... Battlefield 4?
Posted: 14.07.2012 19:04 by Comments: 18
It seems that Electronic Arts has accidentally confirmed the development of Battlefield 4, as a now-removed listing on the Origin Store promised beta access to the shooter with pre-orders of Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

This isn't the first time EA made such an offer with both IPs. Back in 2010, Medal of Honor preorders gave access to the beta of Battlefield 3.

Battlefield 4 isn't a shocker, however, since EA Games president Frank Gibeau promised at Battlefield 3's launch that there definitely would be a Battlefield 4.

Some fans have speculated that Battlefield 4 will be "Battlefield 2143 II". Stay tuned.

Source: GameSpot

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By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 14, 2012
danfreeman
Really guys? This pretty much means that you`re leaving BF 3 to die without it even being fixed and you`re just gonna move on like nothing happened? I mean i know this is EA but what about DICE ? Don`t they care,even a little bit?
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 14, 2012
JonahFalcon
Be fair - Battlefield 4 was in development with a release date planned even before Battlefield 3 was released.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 14, 2012
danfreeman
Wow,they cared that little for BF 3 huh? It`s like they knew it would suck and decided to cut their losses while still screwing the people who bought the game,yep that`s EA for ya.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jul 14, 2012
SirRoderick
Welcome to corporate gaming Dan...
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 14, 2012
nocutius
I'm so glad i've skipped this one, and it was one of my most expected games of the year :(.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 15, 2012
JonahFalcon
Er, most games have a 2 yr cycle.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 15, 2012
nocutius
True, but this was one of the major releases and apparently there are still a ton of issues with it = major amount of bad PR. They CAN leave the game in this state but it sends a wrong message to their potential buyers.
I now know for a fact that i'm never again buying a new BF game at launch, I will always play it safe for a few months to see the feedback.

Lack of official servers makes me :(
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 15, 2012
herodotus
EA and Dice really are trying to take on "CoD", a challenge that will always see "BF" coming off the poorer for it. Better to just focus on their product with regard to the once strong player base that had developed after "BF 2" and even "BF:BC2". Rather than "BF 4", I'd have thought "BF:BC3" would been the wiser move.
As noc says, there are still too many problems for many, including me with "BF 3". The constant and unpredictable crashes, disconnects and other foibles with Battlecrap still haven't been fixed and niether has the issue of cheaters/hackers getting by PB and Dice's supposed rigorous anti-cheat systems.
I can say one thing for sure. I will not be buying into the PR next time around and will leave "BF 4" to the cheats that continue to ruin "BF 3". Good luck with challenging Activision, EA. You'll need it!
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 15, 2012
JonahFalcon
Well, they're trying to do what Activision does: they're going for a Battlefield / Medal of Honor cycle, much like Acti's Black Ops / MW cycle.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 15, 2012
herodotus
Yes, I guessed that much but I think it's a doomed strategy. One lot doing this is quite enough, thankyou.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 16, 2012
JonahFalcon
Doomed strategy? Tell that to Activision. LOL
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 16, 2012
herodotus
I have "Guitar Hero" as my primary comparison. That franchise was flogged to death, and beyond. This will happen with "CoD", so yes a doomed strategy relying on one IP, or variations on it to shoulder the burden.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 16, 2012
JonahFalcon
Different genre. There's just so much you can do with a plastic instrument music game that costs $100-$175.

Battlefield 4 wouldn't be coming out til Nov 2013. By then you'll be sick of BF3.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jul 16, 2012
SirRoderick
Indeed? Then please do point out the enourmous differences between Modern Warfare games that made the new itteration so fresh to play? The exact same thing happened to that franchise sa the one in hero's example. It's stale and milked dry.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jul 17, 2012
FoolWolf
Tell you the truth, I'm sick of Battlefield 3 already - and next year I will have that big statistics sign up - showing me how many hours of gameplay I do get from each game...

BF3 didn't fare that well in the long run compared to other games...
By Kres (SI Elite) on Jul 18, 2012
Kres
Noooooooooo accidently posted YES. I'm not. It's too soon to even hear about it. Feels like Rambo. Or well, PES. Lost its soul a bit now. BF3 that is.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 18, 2012
herodotus
Thanks Roderick, that was my point. Doesn't matter what the genre is.

I have to agree with Wolfy. I put quite a few hours into "BF 3", then decided to take a break from the hackers, cheats, disconnects, crashes, and immature or cheating server admins. I've tried to go back, but the interest in playing just isn't there anymore. I'm afraid the very idea of "BF4", while "BF3" remains in a fairly unstable state with regard to sever disconnects, crashes, cheaters and immature server admins (throw in some lag and rubber-banding for good measure) provokes a mental *groan*.
So come Nocember 2013, we'll have the "CoD: MW4" vs. "BF 4" showdown. I'll be stepping out of that arena and watching the blood spatter from the cheap seats.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jul 19, 2012
FoolWolf
I'll have a beer on that Hero - and wait for CD Projekts new game instead :)

Nice comment: SirRoderick! :)