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Relax Battlefield 3 players, EA said they'll keep supporting the game even after Battlefield 4 launches

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Battlefield 4 is definitely a thing. Fans of EA's flagship shooter can definitely get excited for a sequel, which won't take seven years to make. However, it does seem that there are some who are worried about the release of a sequel, fearing EA will completely stop supporting Battlefield 3.

In a recent post on the Battlefield Blog however, community manager Ian Tornay detailed aspects of the Battlefield 4 beta, as well as letting fans know that there will still be heavy support for Battlefield 3 even after BF4's launch.

We’ve announced that players will be able to guarantee their access to the exclusive Battlefield 4 beta by pre-ordering the Limited Edition of Medal of Honor Warfighter. Here’s the other important information that we can provide at this time.

  • The Beta will be in Fall of 2013.
  • We are committed to providing an excellent Battlefield 3 experience well into the future , past the releases of Aftermath, End Game, and Battlefield 4. DICE is continuing its work on Battlefield 3 alongside Battlefield 4.
  • Most importantly, official details regarding Battlefield 4 will always be made available on Battlefield.com and here on the Battlefield Blog. We expect that the level of interest in Battlefield 4 will lead to a lot of speculation and rumor – don’t fall for it!

In addition to detailing the plans for the BF4 beta, he also detailed Armored Kill, which will be out in September, and you can watch the trailer for it here.

  • Armored Kill will have 5 new drivable vehicles including mobile artillery, tank destroyers and ATVs
  • There will be over 20 vehicle specific unlocks.
  • Players will be able to spawn in and fire from the all-new gunship.
  • We will be introducing the Tank Superiority game mode where tank pilots and infantry will have to use all their skills to control key points of the maps. More details to come!
  • The console player cap will stay at 24 players. Players can expect to have a great time on these maps as we are custom tailoring the new Armored Kill maps with these parameters in mind.

So there you have it, believe it or not, but Battlefield 3 will still continue to thrive, even after Battlefield 4 is on the market. Though my biggest question here is, wouldn't most of the hardcore fans that loved and played Battlefield 3 up to that point just buy the sequel? I realize there are monetary hardships to some people, but if so many gamers are willing to spend $60 on a Madden game each year, which in my opinion is crazy, then I can't see why gamers wouldn't just migrate to the next, probably better iteration.

[Battlefield Blog]

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