Yesterday, Electronic Arts announced an “exclusive” Battlefield 4 beta for those who pre-order Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition. Shortly after the announcement, Battlefield 3 community manager Ian Tornay took to Reddit to answer any questions fans may have about the upcoming sequel, and as it turns out, a lot of fans had a problem with the use of the word “exclusive” in EA’s announcement. Tornay has clarified the announcement a bit, saying that purchasing Medal of Honor: Warfighter will not be the only way to gain access to the Battlefield 4 beta.
“There will be other ways to get into the beta aside from MoH Warfighter,” Tornay said. “At this time, however, it is the only way to guarantee entry.”
He also commented on fan concerns that Battlefield 4 was coming too soon after the release of Battlefield 3, saying that he “truly” believes DICE is in an excellent position to offer the next game in the extremely popular franchise. “I truly believe that we’re in one of the best positions to be creating our next title,” he said. “Frostbite 2 has matured, we’ve been gathering fan feedback like crazy, Battlefield 3 continues to expand with features which we can learn from, and we’ve got more data about how people play than ever.”
Finally, there’s no need to worry about support for Battlefield 3 disappearing while DICE begins to ramp up work on Battlefield 4, as Tornay says that the studio is committed to supporting Battlefield 3 in the same way it supported Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Since the Battlefield 4 beta isn’t taking place until Fall 2013 – and keeping in mind very real possibility of the game itself not making it to shelves until 2014 – it sounds like Battlefield 3 will be supported well into next year (and perhaps even beyond).