It’s official. If you want to transfer your Battlefield 4 multiplayer progress from your current console to the next gen, you’re out of luck, DICE confirms today.
When asked by a Twitter user “What about if I play BF4 on 360 and then when the Xbox One comes does my rank stay the same?” @Battlefield replied “No. Each platform is treated like a separate career, similar to how it works in Battlefield 3″.
This, with the added knowledge that there will be no cross-gen play either, will come as a major disappointment to fans who are eagerly awaiting the title’s release date in October (US)/November(UK). This will no doubt come as something of a surprise to many players after an announcement by EA in regard to FIFA 14 that confirmed team transfers to next-gen versions.
With this said, all I can do to console the disappointment many of you will be feeling, is direct you to a new battlelog trailer that was released earlier.
The official Battlefield Twitter account has revealed that DICE have been keeping an ear out and are now exploring the idea of allowing cross-gen saves, which will enable players to transfer their careers from their current console to their next-gen.
“We’ve heard reports that players would like their stats and progression to transfer from current to next-gen in #BF4″. They simply said “We’re investigating.”
While this is in no way a confirmation that they will allow cross-gen saves, it is comforting that the hard working people at Digital Illusions CE are listening to their gaming community and will at least make the effort to explore the possibilities.
If they do decide to allow cross-gen saves, many players will be relieved to know that they can start their multiplayer careers early, and then start where they left off when the next-gen consoles are launched. Of course, one cannot ignore that launch day sales will probably increase, as eager players who would have waited for the next-gen release, will now consider getting an early start on their stats.
They also announced that Android and iOS tablets will be receiving a free Commander Mode app, as well as the announcement that there will be Battlefield 4 Premium edition and promised to release more details in a future update.
Although the next-gen consoles are due to be released later in November (Oct for USA), the question on my mind is “Will this prevent players from buying the current-gen version, knowing they will have to start again when they get their next-gen console?” Comment below and let us know!