Battlefield 3 community manager Ian Tornay has taken the time to address the impending Battlefield 4 beta, and has announced a few pretty interesting tidbits.
First off, the beta is going to be launching in the Fall of 2013. Given the fact that EA looks to be putting Battlefield and Medal of Honor on the Call of Duty development schedule, this is not surprising. What is pretty interesting, however, is that pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter is not going to be the only way to guarantee access to the beta. Eventually, there will be more ways to get into the beta. For now, however, pre-ordering Medal of Honor is your best bet for surefire access.
Tornay stressed that EA DICE is not going to be shifting focus away from supporting Battlefield 3 any time soon, and promised that the game will be supported in the same way that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been supported during Battlefield 3's time in the spotlight.
DICE is split into team, so the team working on Battlefield 4 does not take away from Battlefield 3 staff. He also noted that DICE is aware that some of the key focus points the community would like to see includes "a better VOIP solution, Battle Recorder, Spectator Mode [and] more robust eSports support."
Naturally, the community would really like to see modding support in Battlefield 4 but the chances of that happening are very slim. Tornay said he is pushing hard for that support, but if EA decided against it, we're not sure what will convince them it's a good idea for Battlefield 4.
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