The confirming news came from a tweet by EA UK marketing’s Dan Sheridan. The tweet also included a link to the Medal of Honor website and a blog post.
The post (also by Sheridan) featured a video of the Medal of Honor multiplayer, in which creative director of multiplayer Kristoffer Bergqvist talks about its many features along with the focused news of access to the beta if you pre-order Medal of Honor.
Some fans had concerns that this maneuver might signal the end of further Battlefield 3 content, but DICE quickly assured players that this is still just the beginning for BF3.
“We are extremely proud of Battlefield 3, and with millions of fans out there, we’re happy you’re enjoying it too […] With the Back to Karkand and Close Quarters expansion packs already out, Armored Kill around the corner, and End Game and Aftermath still on the horizon, we’re looking forward to many more hours of gameplay with you, and can’t wait to see the stories you will tell through Battlelog and player created videos.”
You can check out the statement for yourself here.
The timing of the beta implies that BF4 will be released near the end of 2013, the same time as the next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Make of that what you will.