[Update] ‘There Is More Content Coming For Battlefield 4,’ Says DICE

by Mike Futter on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Update: According to DICE LA Producer David Sirland, the new content coming for Battlefield 4 won't cost players any money.. In a tweet spotted by MP1st, Sirland responds to a fan agreeing that the new material should be free.

Original Story:

With the fourth [correction: fifth] (and previously assumed final) map pack released for Battlefield 4, fans of the title thought they had the complete experience. In a post on the game’s forums yesterday though, developer DICE revealed it has more in store.

“With Battlefield 4 Final Stand released, we hope and believe that you will enjoy it together with the rest of the game for a long time,” the company says. “However, there is one thing we want to assure you: there is more content coming for Battlefield 4.”

While DICE isn’t giving any details about what the additional offerings might be, it does offer a hint. “We’re aware of – and humbled by – the many requests of re-creating classic Battlefield maps within the Battlefield 4 universe,” the post continues. “Now we have a question for you: if a reimagining of a Battlefield classic map was to happen, which map would that be?”

Battlefield 4 had a rough launch last year, and continued to have problems through its first six months. As part of the corrective measures and to right the franchise, EA and DICE opted to delay Visceral’s Battlefield Hardline until March 2015.

For more, check out our previous coverage of Battlefield 4. For insight into the relationship between DICE and Visceral, check out an interview from E3 with DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson. If you’re interested in voicing your opinion about the classic maps, you can fill out a survey to share your thoughts.

[Source: Battlefield]


Our Take [Updated]
With Sirland confirming that the new map(s) will be free, this is smart gesture for EA and DICE, which have trust to rebuild in the Battlefield franchise. It's a good move especially to keep those that spent $110 on the core game and Premium feeling good until Hardline's release in March.