Frank Gibeau, president of EA labels, has confirmed Battlefield 4 as a next-gen title. It will take over from Medal of Honor as the publisher’s yearly challenger to the Call of Duty series.
Last week, a tweet from GameStop indicated that Electronic Arts was already demoing Battlefield 4, a game it has yet to officially announce. Given that the tweet was acknowledged by EA, it seems they’re not being coy about the game’s existence. After all, it’s taking the reins from Medal of Honor for the next couple of years.
In an official blog post, EA’s president of labels Frank Gibeau has confirmed Battlefield 4 as a next-gen title. “EA’s next-gen software is nothing short of astonishing. At a GameStop company meeting earlier this week, we gave 500 store managers a sneak peak [sic] at Battlefield 4. The game received a huge ovation,” Gibeau says.
“Console transitions are a complex and challenging experience. I’ve helped navigate several and agree with an old saying we have at EA: transition is our friend. All the trend lines are converging to reward the creative and financial investments we have made in mobile and console technology. We have never been more ready or more excited about what comes next.”
It’s likely that, just like Watch_Dogs, Battlefield 4 will still hit the current generation of consoles. Of course, we all know that Battlefield 3 looked best on PC. Knowing DICE, the same will apply to its successor.