According to EA Labels President Frank Gibeau, while speaking about recent redundancies at the company’s Los Angeles and Montreal studios, Battlefield 4 will be a PS4 and Xbox 720 launch title later this year. He added that certain decisions had to be made in order to successfully prepare for the next generation of consoles.
Quoting Mr. Gibeau:
“For EA’s creative teams, this transition comes as no surprise. We’ve been investing and innovating on new technology for months. Console partners who have seen our early work agree, EA’s next-gen software is nothing short of astonishing.
At a GameStop company meeting earlier this week, we gave 500 store managers a sneak peak at Battlefield 4. The game received a huge ovation and thousands of fans reacted to a single enthusiastic tweet by GameStop’s CEO.“
On 31st January, Gibeau revealed to investors that EA would share the first proper details of Battlefield 4 in “about 90 days”. The game is apparently coming out “next year”, with the next Xbox rumored to show up before this Christmas.
“And every bit as impressive as the console initiative is the way our teams have pivoted to capture the mobile phenomenon.” “EA has established a clear leadership position on both the iOS and Android systems and we’ve set new standards for business models and gameplay“
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