Well, it seems EA Community Manager Ian Tornay has heard your cries as he went to Reddit to say that it’s not because the studio doesn’t have any love for the Bad Company series, on the contrary, they’re “quite fond” of it.
I can tell you that it’s not due to any lack of love for BC inside of DICE. Everyone I’ve talked to there is very proud and fond of it.” He also goes on to ask “what features from BC would you like to see in future games (which is not to say we won’t make another)?
To be honest, I can see why EA went the BF4 route. It’s no secret that Battlefield 3 has been a massive success for the publisher, and I’m assuming they want to capitalize on that by drawing BF3 fans to the next iteration of the franchise.
Battlefield 4’s beta will be available to you if you pre-order Medal of Honor Warfighter.