The unofficial Battlefield 4 confirmation train continued to role down the tracks yesterday after video game retailer GameStop publicly revealed that Electronic Arts has shown them a demo of the technically unannounced game.
News of the behind-closed-doors demo comes via the company’s Twitter account where GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines announced the following:
“Got to see Battlefield 4 today and all I can say is WOW! Thanks @EA for the sneak peek. Can’t wait for you all to see it. ^CEO #BF4”
GameStop’s acknowledgement of having seeing Battlefield 4 seems to have come with the blessing of Electronic Arts, who later retweeted it.
Despite the fact that Electronic Arts has yet to give Battlefield 4 a proper reveal, the publisher has never made much of an effort to avoid letting everyone and their dog know that the game is in development. This trend started last year when EA accidentally leaked the shooter’s existence via a Medal of Honor: Warfighter advertisement on their own Origin download service. That ad was quickly taken down, however, a few days later EA confirmed that “the team at DICE is hard at work on the next entry in the Battlefield series”.
More recently, during the publisher’s earnings call late last month, Electronic Arts’ Frank Gibeau noted that a new “Battlefield title” would be released during the company’s fiscal 2014 year — sometime between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. Gibeau refused to elaborate any further about the game, but did promise that EA will reveal it in “about 90 days” from the date of the call.
What this boils down to is that we know for a fact that BF 4 (or whatever it ends up being titled) is in development and will soon be revealed. The only real question that we have about the game has to do with its intended platforms. With Sony kicking off their PlayStation 4 announcement in just a few short hours, it seems possible that we might get an answer to that question before Battlefield 4 is officially announced.