Battlefield 4 Coming to Next-Gen Consoles

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Feb 25, 2013 12:47 PM EST

There was a silver lining to the recently announced EA lay-offs. EA Labels President Frank Gibeau took the time to comment on the lay-offs in a blog titled "Transition is our Friend," where he confirmed that Battlefield 4 is coming to the next generation of consoles.

Mentioning the game specifically, Gibeau wrote:

"For EA's creative teams, this transition comes as no surprise. We've been investing and innovating on new technology for months. Console partners who have seen our early work agree, EA's next-gen software is nothing short of astonishing. At a GameStop company meeting earlier this week, we gave 500 store managers a sneak peak at Battlefield 4. The game received a huge ovation and thousands of fans reacted to a single enthusiastic Tweet by GameStop's CEO."

Gibeau had previously commented on the game's release, saying it would come out some time between April 2013 and March 2014. This was before PS4's unveiling, when all we had to go on for next-gen systems were rumors, so no one was sure if Battlefield 4 would be released on this generation of consoles, the next, or both.

Not much more information has been released about the game, apart from the fact that it will be set in modern times, and rumors that the game will feature female characters, voice commands usage, video sharing ability, and the game's multiplayer mode will have a commander's role-play with new tools and abilities.

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