DICE Issues Letter to Battlefield 3 Fans, Medal of Honor Warfighter to Use Battlelog
DICE tries to calm the Battlefield 3 storm due to the announcement of Battlefield 4, Warfighter will use Battlelog for stat-tracking.
One of the biggest news to come out this week is inarguably the announcement of Battlefield 4's existence. This is a concern for FPS fans since Battlefield 3 has just been released last year and there's still a lot of DLCs scheduled for its release.
So, it's understandable that some fans feel that DICE is "abandoning" BF3 players to move on to Battlefield 4. Not so, says DICE. In a letter posted on the official Battlefield site, the studio tries to quell the shitstorm that's been brewing among fans since BF4's reveal.
Here's the letter in its entirety.
Battlefield fans –
The team at DICE is hard at work on the next entry in the Battlefield series, and to ensure access to the exclusive Battlefield 4 beta, shooter fans can pre-order Medal of Honor Warfighter today. While there is no further Battlefield 4 news at this point – remember, if you don’t see it published here, it’s just rumor and speculation – we did want to take this opportunity to share a few thoughts on the state of the Battlefield franchise.
We are extremely proud of Battlefield 3, and with millions of fans out there, we’re happy you’re enjoying it too. When we launched the game, we introduced unparalleled levels of in-game destruction, all-out vehicle warfare and redefined online gameplay. Even with billions of bullets fired and millions of games played, we know the Battlefield 3 story is still just the beginning. As ever, we are humbled by the community’s response to the game, and couldn’t be happier with the feedback we have received to Battlefield 3 Premium. 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.
But we’re not ready to talk about Battlefield 4 yet - in the meantime, we hope you will continue to enjoy Battlefield 3 and all the Battlefield 3 Premium content still to come. We invite you to check out Danger Close Studio’s Medal of Honor Warfighter, which is also powered by the Frostbite 2 engine and the free social network, Battlelog. Don’t forget that pre-ordering Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition (at no extra cost) guarantees access to the exclusive Battlefield 4 Beta.
See you on the battlefield!
I'm not sure if this is enough to stem the concerns, but this is better than just outright ignoring it, right?
In semi-related news, part of that letter reveals that Medal of Honor Warfighter will use Battlefield 3's social stat-tracking site Battlelog to track player stats, too. So, does this mean all of EA's first-party shooters will be implemented within it? We really can't say for now.
Will you be getting Warfighter to gain access to Battlefield 4's beta? Also, do you think EA can strike gold again with Battlefield 4 or is it coming out too soon?