Gamers won’t necessarily have to buy a copy of Medal of Honor to gain access to next year’s Battlefield 4 beta.
Speaking on Reddit, the company assured fans that “there will be other ways to get into the beta aside from MoH Warfighter – at this time, however, it is the only way to guarantee entry”.
The claim is at odds with EA’s marketing yesterday announcing the beta.
The studio went on to claim that concerns about the game’s early announcement and seemingly swift release, as well as saying that it won’t abandon Battlefield 4 upon its sequel’s release.
“We've been seeing a lot of concerns about the pacing of release (i.e. "only" two years after BF3),” it added. “I think it's worth noting that DICE has released a Battlefield game every two years or sooner AND Mirror's Edge at least every two years.
“I truly believe that we're in one of the best positions to be creating our next title – Frostbite 2 has matured, we've been gathering fan feedback like crazy, Battlefield 3 continues to expand with features which we can learn from, and we've got more data about how people play than ever.
“We will continue to support BF3. DICE and EA are dedicated to continuing our support for Battlefield 3. Just as we've continued to support and maintain Bad Company 2, we intend to continue providing the best Battlefield 3 experience we can well into the future and past the release of End Game and Battlefield 4.
“There are several teams at DICE. Starting work on Battlefield 4 does not mean that we will be abandoning Battlefield 3 or working any less hard to bring you the best expansions we can.”