Electronic Arts executiveFrank Gibeau has confirmed that Battlefield 4 is in the works. Gibeau, the president of the EA Games label within EA, made the remarks while speaking at a college campus.
However, according to website IGN, EA responded by saying that Gibeau “was speaking broadly about the Battlefield brand” and while they didn’t confirm or deny Battlefield 4, they said it’s a brand that “EA is deeply passionate about” and that they are committed to the fans.
Gibeau was speaking at a college campus when he said that there will be a Battlefield 4. Those in attendance quickly took to Twitter to spread the news:
President on @EA just said, “There is going to be a Battlefield 4.” Obvious, but is this the first confirmation?
This may not come as a huge surprise to some. Battlefield 3, released late October, sold five million copies during its first week at retail, making it the fastest selling game in Electronic Arts’ history.
If anything, EA’s commitment to the series is definitely proof that they plan for Battlefield to continue competing against rival Call of Duty. Modern Warfare 3, the most recent game in the Call of Duty franchise was released yesterday. Activision Blizzard said yesterday that it also plans to launch a new Call of Duty title in 2012.
VentureBeat has reached out to EA and we will update with any additional comments or clarification.