After wrapping up Battlefield 3 with the last upcoming DLC Endgame, EA seems to be getting ready for the next game in the series. According to a tweet by journalist Geoff Keighley, Battlefield 4 will be officially announced later this month.
“It's official: Battlefield 4 unveiling happens on March 26 in San Francisco,” said the tweet. We don't know many details of the next game, but we do know that it will still be set in the modern era. While expected, this may be a drawback for the game as its contemporary—the Call of Duty series—has tackled a semi-science fiction setting with Black Ops II.
After Endgame, we have Battlefield 4 to look forward to
DICE General Manager Karl Magnus Troedsson revealed in August last year that Battlefield 4 will stay in the modern era setting. “There's a lot of things inspiring us as to how the franchise will move on. Everything from fans' feedback, to market research and, of course, what we want to build ourselves. It's not just one single thing,” said Troedsson. “And, yes, I know Battlefield 4 is probably the most creative name we ever could come up with. I can't comment any more on that game because it's all secret,” he added on a funny side note.
The game may ship between April 2013 and March 2014, according to projections made during a conference call last year. EA’s Frank Gibeau made the projections about the release date of the game during an earnings call, where EA expressed excitement about the future of the Battlefield and Medal of Honor franchises.
EA didn’t say much about Battlefield 4 apart from the projection of the release date. The company seems much more focused on their upcoming first person shooter – Medal of Honor: Warfighter. “Our goal with Medal of Honor was to change things up a bit. We changed the tech-base from the Unreal Engine to the Frostbite engine. We added some resources from our DICE studio in Stockholm, and we've tried some very innovative things this time around with multiplayer.”
Battlefield 3 was a highly successful game that sold five million copies in the first week of its release. The game was the first in the series to not support any Windows versions before Vista. The game had a lacklustre single player campaign with a decent story but extremely scripted levels.
Battlefield 3 was popular mainly because of its multiplayer features. The maps were gigantic and the PC version of the game supported 64-player multiplayer matches with different gameplay modes ranging from Conquest to Team Deathmatch to Rush. The game put you in control of one of four classes: Assault, Support, Engineer or Recon.
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