Battlefield 4 – Carrying Stats and Unlocks From Current- to Next-Gen Consoles “Is Being Discussed” at DICE

With the uncertainty of exact release dates for Microsoft and Sony’s next-generation of gaming consoles, many hardcore console gamers are forced to consider purchasing their favorite AAA blockbuster hits like Call of Duty or Battlefield twice this fall: once for either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, and then once again at a later date for the Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

For example, when Battlefield 4 first launches this October 29, it will only be available for the current-generation systems and PC. So, as a huge fan of the game, what do you do? Buy it on only one platform and skip the next-gen version, skip the current-gen version and wait for the next-gen release, or just buy both?

For some, the latter is an option, but for others, it’s out of the question. But for those who are planning on making the double purchase, will their stats, unlocks, ranking, and other things of the sort carry over from one console to the next?

I recently asked DICE General Manager and Vice President Karl-Magnus Troedsson this very question while I caught up with him at E3 2013.

Expecting a flat-out no, he told me that the studio actually “…just started having this discussion, so this is not settled yet. But we have heard that – I don’t know if this came from inside or outside of DICE – but that is being discussed.”

He added, however, that the decision might not be within their power to make. “It might not be entirely up to us,” he said. “We have to wait and see how first-parties see this.”

So, it looks like we’ll have to wait for a more clear answer down the road, perhaps once Microsoft and Sony are closer to the final versions of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

We want to ask you, are you going to be making the double purchase, or are you only going to be sticking to one version of the game? If so, which version? Let’e hear it in the comments below!

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Battlefield 4 Alpha Trial Starts, PC Spec Requirements Detailed


Those who have been patiently waiting on the alpha testing stages of DICE’s latest FPS,Battlefield 4, to get underway won’t have to wait much longer. Invites to the Battlefield 4 alpha are being sent now, with the full alpha trial going live tomorrow.

According DICE dev ‘TheBikingViking,’ those who didn’t receive an alpha invite yet should not expect one coming their way anytime soon, as there’s only going to be one batch of alpha trial invites going around for BF4. Those who did get accepted, your invitation should be in your inbox now.

Of course, since this is an alpha trial, don’t expect any of the mind-blowing quality visuals that we saw during the E3 2013 event. Most textures outside of soldiers and vehicles would be incomplete, as shown in the leaked alpha photos that surfaced not too long ago.

He also notes that this is a ‘white-box’ alpha trial which is meant to test server related issues to insure that come the official launch of the game, it’ll be smooth as possible, and of course to gather gameplay feedback from those luckily enough to play the trial.

For the alpha trial PC specs requirements, check out the list below:

  • OS: Vista SP2, Win7 (Win8 not supported)
  • 64 bit (32 bit not supported)
  • Dx10 or Dx 11 GPU with 1+GB of RAM, Dx 11 highly recommended
  • 25GB HDD free space required
  • Latest Origin version required

Battlefields 4′s alpha trial is expected to last up to 14 days, meaning the cut-off date for the alpha trial is July 1.

You can get your hands on Battlefield 4 this fall on October 29, for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with next-generation consoles’ release date to be announced in the near future.

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Battlefield 3 Premium Double XP Event Extended For Another 48 Hours


Just moments before the latest Double XP weekend for Battlefield 3 premium came to a close, the lovely folks over at DICE, have announced that they have a special treat in store for all Premium members.


The current Premium Double XP has just been extended until June 19 at 5:00 am EST, according to the official Battlefield Twitter. Thus, giving all Premium members an extra 48 hours to rank up and earn any unlocks they’ve been pushing for, quicker.


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