First we get the announcement date and then this. According to GamersPrey, the promo art for EA’s next big game—Battlefield 4—has been leaked. The style of the promo art seems very similar to that of Battlefield 3.

Of course, going by the picture, EA doesn’t seem to be breaking any new grounds here. The game will still probably be the same modern military shooter with an emphasis on large maps and vehicles in multiplayer. Judging by the rain, though, perhaps some dynamic weather system may be at play. Only time will tell.

The promo art reminds us a lot of Battlefield 3

The promo art reminds us a lot of Battlefield 3

Recently, the announcement date for Battlefield 4 was revealed to be March 26. It was revealed by game journalist Geoff Keighley on his Twitter account.

“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.

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.

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.

The game 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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