EA game label president Frank Gibeau announced at EA’s 2012 earnings call that a new Battlefield title is coming this year. He said that they should have something ready to show off in “about 90 days”.
During the call, EA CEO John Riccitiello also suggested that work on next-gen installments for the Battlefield andFIFA franchises was already underway. “We’re also investing Gen4 console technologies and content. We’ve signaled that we’re working on the next editions of our two biggest franchises.”
This may tie in nicely with Sony’s upcoming event, possibly announcing the next generation of the Playstation. Will Microsoft be next in line?
“…we’ve already talked a little bit about that we have a Battlefield title coming next year, but we’re not in a position right now to talk about our development plans and our SKU plan long term. That will come in about 90 days when we get to show you some Battlefield stuff.”
The exact release date for Battlefield 4 was not discussed, however, Gibeau stated that they are planning to launch the shooter sometime during their fiscal 2014 year (between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014). Last July the company announced that the beta for Battlefield 4 would take place in “Fall 2013″, which seems to indicate a Holiday 2013 release window.