As was the case with 2011’s Battlefield 3, it looks like we can potentially expect a similar, end-of-October release date for DICE’s upcoming blockbuster FPS Battlefield 4.
The official Xbox Blog indicates an October 29, 2013 release date for Battlefield 4 on the Xbox 360. It reads:
Only in Battlefield can players go through a building instead of around it, eject from a jet and take out the enemy mid-free fall, or flip a tank. DICE, a studio of Electronic Arts, announced that Battlefield 4 will arrive on the Xbox 360 on October 29, 2013.
We’ve sent word to EA for clarification, but meanwhile, we can examine the legitimacy of Battlefield 4’s alleged release date on the Xbox 360.
Should it prove sincere, this date would likely apply to both the PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game as well. Any news of a next-gen release for Battlefield 4 would likely come at a later date.
What the rumor does have going for it, however, is that October 29 does fall on a Tuesday, similar to most video game releases, and that Battlefield 3 released near the end of the same month on the 28th in 2011, a typical release time frame for most AAA shooters.
We’ll be sure to update you with anything we learn regarding Battlefield 4’s release date. Meanwhile, check out our recap of the game’s official unveiling in San Francisco!
The blog has been edited to exclude Battlefield 4’s alleged release date and now reads, “DICE, a studio of Electronic Arts, announced that Battlefield 4 is coming to the Xbox 360.”
It’s unclear whether the original posting was a mistake, or if the release date was simply was not yet meant to be known, thus removed.
EA has kindly responded to our inquiry, simply stating, “we have not announced a ship date for Battlefield 4. Stay tuned to Battlefield.com for the official release date when it is announced.”
Thanks, Ruben Santana.