Ian Tornay, EA’s community manager previously had mentioned that the only way to get into the beta for Battelfield 4 is to pre-order the limited or duplex edition of the upcoming FPS title Medal of Honor: Warfighter. This voiced some concerns from fans who were not happy with Ian’s announcement.
Today Ian came forward on Reddit to clarify that there will be other ways to get into the beta aside from Warfighter. The pre-ordering of the game is just one of many and the only guarantee way at the moment.
There will be other ways to get into the beta aside from MoH Warfighter. At this time, however, it is the only way to guarantee entry.
Fans of the Battlefield 3 are still concerned over EA’s support of the game. With the announcement of another installment in a year they are questioning EA on the forums if they will continue to give their attention to BF3 or not.
We will continue to support BF3. DICE and EA are dedicated to continuing our support for Battlefield 3. 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.
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.
The Battlefield 4 beta is expected to start in summers of 2013 with the release of the game due in fall. Medal of Honor: Warfighter is all set for release on October 23, 2012 on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.