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DICE Defends Battlefield 4 Release Pacing, Reaffirms BF3 Support

Jonathan Lester
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, DICE, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter

DICE Defends Battlefield 4 Release Pacing, Reaffirms BF3 Support

Battlefield 4 Beta Won't Be Exclusive To MoH: Warfighter

DICE has taken to Reddit to allay fan fears that Medal Of Honor: Warfighter pre-orders won't be the only way into the Battlefield 4 beta, and that Battlefield 3 won't just be abandoned now that its successor is on the way.

“There will be other ways to get into the beta aside from MoH Warfighter,” BF3 community manager Ian Tornay wrote. “At this time, however, it is the only way to guarantee entry.”

Tornay took the time to reaffirm DICE's commitment to Battlefield 3 and defend the decision to release a new Battlefield title every two years, echoing comments made yesterday.

“DICE and EA are dedicated to continuing our support for Battlefield 3,” he elaborated. “Just as we’ve continued to support and maintain Bad Company 2, we intend to continue providing the best Battlefield 3 experience we can well into the future and past the release of End Game and Battlefield 4. There are several teams at DICE. Starting work on Battlefield 4 does not mean that we will be abandoning Battlefield 3 or working any less hard to bring you the best expansions we can.”

"We've been seeing a lot of concerns about the pacing of release (i.e. "only" two years after BF3). I think it's worth noting that DICE has released a Battlefield game every two years or sooner AND Mirror's Edge at least every two years. I truly believe that we're in one of the best positions to be creating our next title - 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, Tornay identified some key areas that DICE plans to improve in Battlefield 4: namely "a better VOIP option, Battle Recorder, Spectator Mode and more robust eSports support."

Wait... "AND Mirror's Edge at least every two years"? Hang about.

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