In the first person shooter genre, Electronic Arts is primarily known for games like the Battlefield series and the Medal of Honor series. The Medal of Honor series wasn’t doing very well with its World War II setting, especially during a time that saw Activision releasing Call of Duty IV: Modern Warfare. This caused EA to reboot the series with a more modern setting. The first game of the reboot didn’t do very well, mostly because it wasn’t a very good game. EA then surprised everyone with the announcement of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. It seems that in a push to boost sales of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Electronic Arts plans to give people who pre-order the game early access to the Battlefield 4 beta. The promo, first spotted on EA’s own Origin service, has since been taken down and has been replaced with a banner for Battlefield Premium.
Access to the Battlefield 4 beta? Shut up and take my money!
This wouldn’t be the first time a company has done this. During the PlayStation 2 era, Konami shipped the demo for the massively anticipated Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty with the game Zone of the Enders that sold very well despite being an average game because of the demo for Metal Gear Solid 2.
As of now, there is little or no information about Battlefield 4, but Medal of Honor: Warfighter will be made using DICE’s Frostbite 2.0 engine, the very same engine fuelling Battlefield 3. Medal of Honor’s multiplayer, which was designed by DICE, will now be developed in-house by Danger Close.
EA have released a small trailer that displays the badassery of Tier 1, the hardcore operatives you’ll be playing as through the campaign of Warfighter. During a keynote at the University of Southern California, president of Electronic Arts, Frank Gibeau said, “There is going to be a Battlefield 4.”
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 lack-lustre single player campaign with a decent story but extremely scripted levels.
Battlefield 3 was popular majorly 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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