Battlefield 4 Beta for PS3 Not Available in Japan and Rest of Asia, According to Official FAQ

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The team behind the much anticipated Battlefield 4 notes that the Beta will not be available for PS3 users in Japan and the rest of Asia.

DICE and EA have published a FAQ page about the Battlefield 4 Beta with mainly the same information that we’ve reported on in recent months. The frequently asked questions list, attached below, serves as a good reminder of the official details revealed by DICE.

However, the FAQ does reveal that PS3 players in Japan and the rest of Asia will not get to participate in the Beta. “This exclusive Beta will be available world-wide on all platforms, with the exception of Japan and rest of Asia on PS3,” reads the statement.

You can go over the full list of questions below and will update the piece if EA clarifies the restriction for PSN users in Japan and Asia. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our dedicated Battlefield 4 page for the latest news.

Battlefield 4™ Exclusive Beta FAQ

Q: What is the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta?
A: This is an event where we invite specific players to take part in the Beta process for Battlefield 4™. This Beta will be focused on the technical aspects and online infrastructure of the online components of Battlefield 4™.

Q: What is the purpose of the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta?
A: The Beta gives us a chance to properly test our servers, the back end, and configure the multiplayer components of the game. By taking part, you will help us in ensuring a smooth launch for Battlefield 4™. You’ll also have the option to feedback directly to us with any gameplay ideas, bugs you find, and other thoughts on the Beta experience.

Q: Who can access the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta?
A: There are several ways to get into the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta: By pre-ordering the Battlefield 4™ Digital Deluxe Edition on Origin.com, by being a Battlefield 3: Premium member, and by being a registered owner of Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition.

Q: How long is the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta and when does it start?
A: We will have more details about the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta at a later date. Stay tuned to our official channels for updates.

Q: What will the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta contain?
A: We will have more details about the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta later. Stay tuned to our official channels for updates.

Q: I am a Battlefield 3™ Premium member. What platform will I be able to access the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta on?
A: You will get access on the same platform that your Battlefield 3 Premium membership is tied to (PC, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3.) This exclusive Beta will be available world-wide on all platforms, with the exception of Japan and rest of Asia on PS3.

Q: I have multiple potential entry points into the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta from different platforms — Can I choose which platform to access the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta on, or give one of my invitations to a friend?
A: In these cases you will be able to access the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta on several platforms. Access is tied to your Origin ID and is non-transferable.

Q: I am eligible to access the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta in multiple ways — Will I get several invites to access the exclusive Beta? If yes, can I share them?
A: If these entry points are all on the same platform (e.g. MOHW DD + BF4 DD), it would count as 1 invite. Access is tied to your Origin ID and is non-transferable.

Q: If I have an entry point on one platform, can I choose to play the beta on another platform (For example, Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition PS3 player who wants to play the beta on PC?)
A: You will get access on the same platform that your entry point is tied to.

Q: Will there be an Open Beta for Battlefield 4™?
A: We have nothing to announce regarding, an Open Beta at this point in time.

Battlefield 4™ is a genre defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory – moments found only in Battlefield. With dynamic destructible environments, epic vehicular combat, and the chaos of all-out war, Battlefield 4™ gives you the freedom to do more and be more for an unrivaled entertainment experience. 

Pre-order Battlefield 4™ now to get a Premium expansion pack at no extra charge. Become a Battlefield 3™ Premium member to get access to the exclusive Battlefield 4™ Beta. This exclusive Beta will be available world-wide on all platforms, with the exception of Japan and rest of Asia on PS3.

Thanks Trevor for the tip!

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