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Battlefield 4 beta invite offered for pre-ordering MOH: Warfighter

marketing image posted on EA's Origin PC download service has the internet in a mild tizzy today as it offered pre-order customers of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, a free invitation to the Battlefield 4 beta. Which is interesting because Battlefield 4 hasn't been announced yet.

We're not ready to say this is 100% confirmed yet, as the only source is still just a posting on NeoGAF. The listing on Origin was pulled down too quickly for many other people to have seen it in time. We'll have to wait a bit to find out whether this was an official announcement or not.

And before you get too worked up, the reason the image says "$69.99" is because the beta offer only comes with the "Digital Deluxe" version of MOH: Warfighter. The vanilla $59.99 version will still be around, but will not net you any BF4 action. 

Since they're only beginning to talk about offering access to the BF4 beta, we're reasonably sure this wont hit earlier than late 2013, which would be two years after Battlefield 3. That may be too soon for Battlefield fans that are used to 5-7 year waits between titles, but this is the pace that EA is going to need to strike if they're going to keep up with Activision and Call of Duty in the shooter market.

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25 comments

  • NuclearTango - July 17, 2012 7:32 a.m.

    Everything Ea touches turns to crap. Dead Space, Mass Effect and now Battlefield.
  • fourteenaha - July 17, 2012 8:54 a.m.

    Don't forget the Timesplitters franchise. Though I think C&C Red Alert series got better after meddling. EA isn't all bad.
  • talleyXIV - July 17, 2012 7:29 a.m.

    Damn, they must have immediately went back to work after releasing Battlefield 3. Are they trying to match Call of Duty in releases?
  • tehtimeisnow - July 16, 2012 10:22 p.m.

    battelfeld sucks its its so boreing and the online sucks and the grafics sucks and the dlc sucks seruiosely thrust me on this on call duty is way more superier in every way
  • zombi3grim - July 16, 2012 9:48 p.m.

    People bitch when it takes too long for a release (half life 3) and people bitch when they release it too soon. People just bitch to bitch. So dont be a little bitch by bitching. Bitch the bitch out for bitching.
  • Turtman - July 16, 2012 7:40 p.m.

    Bad Co 3 Bad Co 3 Bad Co 3 Bad Co 3 Bad Co 3
  • boondocks50 - July 17, 2012 7:07 a.m.

    honestly
  • OohWiiUILookJustLikeBuddyHolly - July 16, 2012 4:52 p.m.

    So Battlefield has overpriced DLC, A premium service and is pretty much annualized (MOH being the B-team). So pretty much every objective reason why Battlefield is 'better' than CoD is out the window. Good job EA.
  • Divine Paladin - July 17, 2012 12:21 a.m.

    Well, the DLC is pretty fairly priced (same amount of maps but you get more 10 guns per DLC than CoD). And BF isn't really annualized, since quite literally nobody buys MoH in comparison. However, I agree completely that the entire BF vs. CoD argument has been trashed. I don't agree at all with EA's decision and am not even going to consider BF4 unless it turns out to be one of the greatest games (not FPSes, GAMES) of all time. Or if console version is equal in terms of quality. Even then it's very unlikely I'll buy it. EA lost at least one customer with this decision. Making console-aimed spin-offs like BC1 and 2 is one thing, but selling out the main franchise is just too far for me.
  • ThatGamerDude - July 16, 2012 4:17 p.m.

    Well, this can't be good. I remember DICE being certain that Battlefield 4 was going to happen but I didn't expect it this early. There's also no hope that this listing could be fake so let's just hope for the best.
  • D0CCON - July 16, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    This is too soon. If they had to make a new BF, I would have preferred a Bad Company 3 in order to space out the "real" main entries (it did end on a dumb cliffhanger, btw).
  • Turtman - July 16, 2012 7:39 p.m.

    This
  • ObliqueZombie - July 16, 2012 3:51 p.m.

    Wow. Already? The ten year gap between 2 and 3 was awesome, giving players a helluva good time thinking "Wow, we're finally playing Battlefield 3." Hell, I'm STILL enjoying it. But now? I fear for DICE, but if they continue to go down this road, either willingly or by the yanking of EA's hand, I hope they crash and burn. At this rate, get the hell out of EA. I don't exactly despise them, but I have a feeling EA is behind the scenes, screaming for another Battlefield to combat yet another Call of Duty.
  • aberkromby - July 16, 2012 2:46 p.m.

    DICE is the new Infinity Ward, and Danger Close is the new Treyarch. The Battlefield/Medal of Honor cycle has become the new Modern Warfare/Black Ops cycle. The Battlefield series, and DICE's creative freedom, was screwed from the start of Battlefield 3's development. It's all downhill from here, just like it was with Modern Warfare 2. Fuck you, EA.
  • Viron - July 16, 2012 1:55 p.m.

    Just let DICE work on something else for god's sake.
  • Andrew Groen - July 16, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    Haha I love this image. DICE is chained to the radiator with Mirror's Edge JUST out of reach.
  • chrisda - July 16, 2012 1:34 p.m.

    For a small while, EA was the lesser of the two evils, now they're back to being equal.
  • scaler2000 - July 16, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    "The vanilla $59.99" i remember when games used to be 35$ a pop :/
  • KnowYourPokemon - July 16, 2012 12:38 p.m.

    Really? Is that what your rose tinted glasses are teling you? I for one remember when games cost $80 or more. If anything games are a lot cheaper these days, especially when you take inflation into account.
  • FOZ - July 16, 2012 1:39 p.m.

    $50 last gen. I doubt games will get that low again.

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