During a keynote speech at the University of Southern California, EA President Frank Gibeau dropped exciting news that should surprise absolutely no one, when he stated that “there is going to be a Battlefield 4.”
Battlefield 3 is currently the best-selling game of the year with over 5 million copies sold, and the 10 million copies shipped to retailers on launch day mark the all-time fastest-selling title in EA’s long history—and that is saying something.
IGN was the first to report the news, and EA was quick to respond that “Frank was speaking broadly about the Battlefield brand – a brand that EA is deeply passionate about and a fan community that EA is committed to.”
That sounds a bit like corporate speak for “Battlefield 4 is definitely coming, but we are waiting for the right moment to officially announce it” although that is just a guess. But when the president of a company confirms something, odds are it is going to happen. Besides, with so many copies sold, it would take an act of God to stop a sequel.
With the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 earlier this week, Battlefield 3 may not be able to hold onto the title of best-selling game of the year, but a success is a success, and Battlefield 3 is definitely that.