GameStop CEO Says "Wow" to Battlefield 4 Preview

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GameStop CEO Says "Wow" to Battlefield 4 Preview

The next Battlefield game is readying up, and there's a Battlefield 3 sale to boot.

EA teased the existence of Battlefield 4 in a Medal of Honor: Warfighter trailer, much to the surprise of Battlefield 3 players who had barely been playing the game for a year. That was a few months ago, and now a tweet by GameStop's CEO coupled with a Battlefield 3 sale suggests that the next Battlefield game may be generating some momentum.

A tweet on GameStop's official Twitter account reveals the CEO's reaction to the preview:

Origin was quick to follow up on the message, announcing a sale on Battlefield 3 for PC and all its DLC packs on Origin:

People who pre-ordered the late Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition will be granted early access to the Battlefield 4 beta, which is scheduled for fall 2013.

Now that the Medal of Honor franchise has been retired, will Battlefield generate enough attention to try and wrest some control of the modern-shooter market away from Activision? According to DICE executive producer Patrick Bach, he previously said that "people tend to buy Battlefield for quite some time". We'll see how it all goes as more details on the game surface.

Battlefield 4 is expected to arrive in the latter half of 2013.

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Wow! That's so much bloom! Look at this screenshot!
image And that's a night level! REALISTIC ENOUGH FOR YOU?!

And so it begins again. The console war is on the horizon and the FPS war is dawning. Stock up on your diapers, there be a crapstorm brewing.

Sarcasm aside, I find it hard to be sold over a game because Gamestop told me to by hyped. Not much expectations, but it's Dice we're talking about so it might be good. Your opinions gentlemen?

Gamestop CEO says 'WOW!' to the huge piles of money the game will undoubtedly make his company.

He's very well not going to says it's terrible now, is he?

I'll just be over here, playing TF2, the best FPS ever.

Well, they lost my sale when they decided to charge 15€ for the 4-map DLCs and then decided to release the "premium" service for 50€ but decided to also bundle it with the core game for 50€, essentially giving it free to anyone who didn't buy the game in the first three months, yet still expect me to buy the premium thing for 50€ even though Id already spend 50€ on the game and 30€ on the first two DLCs.
Heck, BC2 got about 5 or 6 new maps in free updates and had the Vietnam expansion which also cost 15€ for a way more content then the BF3 DlCs.

This game is going to get so much hate towards it solely based on the fact that it's published by EA

Daystar Clarion:
Gamestop CEO says 'WOW!' to the huge piles of money the game will undoubtedly make his company.

He's very well not going to says it's terrible now, is he?

I'll just be over here, playing TF2, the best FPS ever.

Yeah, wouldn't be quite the same punch to RT "What the fuck is this?"! Though to be fair, "Wow" on its own could be taken in a number of different ways. Ill probably still check it out but the last one didn't really blow me away.

Daystar Clarion:
I'll just be over here, playing TF2, the best FPS ever.

*hat simulator

Still, I also think he said "wow" to the money and not the game.

Hahaha. What I love is that the big Battlefield 3 Origin sale, despite it now being 2013 and well after the release of the game, slashed the price of the Premium Edition from 45 to 26.

But Battlefield 3 Premium Edition has been sold on Amazon for at least a year at about 32. Literally the standard retail price for this game is about as good as their sale price (in relation to the 45 original price tag). EA really, really have no clue how to conduct business. See also: all the Sims 3 releases on the Origin home page. Hundreds of pounds of DLC. 30 "expansions" that are small, inconsequential features.

In fact, Sims 3 is some kind of money-grabbing utopia. A full price game, with over-priced DLC, AND in-game microtransactions. Fuck off, EA, and get your malarkey out of my Battlefield.

I know that BF3 is just Call of Duty-aping modern military shooter crap, but the multiplayer is kind of fun in its own way. But the more I see of EA fiddling with the release schedule and content plans, the more I see a once-great franchise pounded into muck by EA's Icarus-like hubris. Their preposterous greed.

And now I'm sad.

Well I honestly hope it wont use Battlelog to launch the game. It's not a bad stat hub but it shouldn't be in place of a server browser or even a simple menu. I'll be waiting for the "It launches in moments!" excuse which smells remarkably like bullshit.

Also, they still haven't fixed a number of bugs in BF3 that have been present since day one. So there's that.

I'll only ever get the next Battlefield if EA stop adding price tags to everything from their shitty 40 season pass which makes individual DLC's cost more in the end and private servers that outweigh the public ones which reduces fair play to absolute zero.

It's the main reason I put down BF3 and I won't be picking up a new BF any time soon if they keep with the same money gouging practices, I just want to buy the damn game once and not be told I need to pay another extra 40-50 to enjoy it a little more.

They want us to celebrate?? What, shall we have parties, get drunk and offer praise and songs to the gods for giving us the bounty of BF4?

Another brown, linear, modern-military shooter, pfffh. Anyway, assuming it, like all recent EA titles, will be Origin-exclusive, I wouldn't get it based on that alone.

Considering the transition from bad company 2 to battlefield 3 this will probably have even more dumbed down destruction physics to accommodate consoles

(This is what you could do in the alpha before the design focus shifted to consoles)

the gunplay will be crappier and the sounds will be worse
(this is what the game was like in alpha before the design focus shifted to consoles)
And it will be even more dumbed down and simplified for the: sexist, homophobic, racist, kill whoring teens infesting the consoles who refuse to play a game that isn't 'run around and shoot things.'
( not all console gamers are like this but you know the kind of people i'm talking about.)

Don't we just love consoles /sarcasm

teqrevisited:
Well I honestly hope it wont use Battlelog to launch the game. It's not a bad stat hub but it shouldn't be in place of a server browser or even a simple menu. I'll be waiting for the "It launches in moments!" excuse which smells remarkably like bullshit.

As bad as battlelog is, considering DICE's inability to make an in-game server browser that works, it's probably the lesser of two evils.

As for the game, will now become like CoD with a yearly release schedule of map packs.

When will this 'modern warfare' scourge die? T_T

My kingdom for an awesome Vietnam game please.

Only information this includes is: Battlefield 4 will not be download-only and will be re-sellable. Translation: It will make GameStop money. Loads.

I would say "I smell shenanigans", but it's hard not to smell blatant advertisement when you're standing knee-deep in it.

I can deal with the DLCs and all that but just please...give it a two year life span at least? I'd never buy a battlefield game if it's DLC is going to be as relavent in a year as MW3's is now. (Does anyone even play MW3 anymore?)

Given how much of a disapointment BF3 was to me, I wont be interested unless they suddenly dropped back to WWII, then I'd at least look out of surprise.

Hey EA. Want me to buy a battlefield game? Remember when you made BF 1943 a few years back? *hint*Battlefield 2143*hint*

Think about it.

Thats nice. I'll still be playing BF2.

People who pre-ordered the late Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition will be granted early access to the Battlefield 4 beta

What, all 17 of them?

.....Had to get that out of my system. XD

I hope that is a somewhat enjoyable game that does not have a single-player experience that is just tacked on. I had enough anger from EA and DICE from what happened with Battlefield 3.

I said "Wow!" the first time I played Battlefield 3.

Mind you, the full sentence was: "Wow! I can't believe I've forked over 40 for this pile of QTE-ridden shite!"

i think i just stick with BF3. already payed for the premium crap on top of it but at least the new maps are actually nice and fun to play.
but BF4. not really hyped about it.

Aw, I wanted Battlefield 2143.

The whole Realistic Military Shooter thing has ran its course for me personally. I abandoned CoD games about two or three years ago, I got tired of paying for essentially the same game every year. I played BF3 for a few months, but quickly grew tired of all the private servers and overpriced DLC I would never be able to afford. Since then I've decided to play other games hoping the whole yearly realistic military shooter thing would just go away.

I don't think I'll hold my breath.

Screw BF4. Let Dice free EA and then Dice needs to make BF2143. I do not care about the current "Modern" competition with EA and Activision.

He'll probably say the same think about Black Ops 3 :P

Anathrax:
Wow! That's so much bloom! Look at this screenshot!
image And that's a night level! REALISTIC ENOUGH FOR YOU?!

Silly Anathrax, that's obviously the CEO's love on the battlefield.

Gee, I was expecting the GameStop CEO to say, "Man, this game is pretty dull. I wouldn't recommend buying it from my stores."

SecondPrize:
Thats nice. I'll still be playing BF2.

How's the population? I'm thinking of getting BF2... Any specific mods where the multiplayer scene is focused around?

Okay, mr. Interest Conflict, I believe you.

So what's this game getting released on? I won't buy it either way, just curious if it'll be some sort of an improvement (next gen), or little to no improvement (current gen).

Wow look at all that whining, I personally really like BF3 and have a great community of friends on it. This game will be extremely entertaining and I can't wait.

Mojo:
Well, they lost my sale when they decided to charge 15€ for the 4-map DLCs and then decided to release the "premium" service for 50€ but decided to also bundle it with the core game for 50€, essentially giving it free to anyone who didn't buy the game in the first three months, yet still expect me to buy the premium thing for 50€ even though Id already spend 50€ on the game and 30€ on the first two DLCs.
Heck, BC2 got about 5 or 6 new maps in free updates and had the Vietnam expansion which also cost 15€ for a way more content then the BF3 DlCs.

Yeah, that's annoying as fuck, turned me off Battlefield greatly. I gave CQ a miss (because I don't play BF for close quarter no-vehicle maps), then when I came back for Armored Kill (that I was quite excited about), I just couldn't get into it as much as I would, thanks to the good servers mostly being Premium ones that I was denied access to.

And very much agreed on your point of "hey, let's reward the players who DIDN'T have our game 3 months into it". I pre-ordered the game and wasn't interested in CQ (also had no idea about what Aftermath and End Game would be), so paying more money for what I could get with buying single DLCs one at a time didn't seem like an idea that made much sense. I also remember them saying the only bonuses outside the DLCs would be visual, but here we are, a while into Premium, and there are Premium-only servers. They mentioned the faster queuing and while I was against that too, I said fuck it, I'll wait a minute or two more per game. But actually denying me access to a game I bought because I'm not a Premium subscriber? You know what, fuck you EA and fuck you DICE, even if this idea was pushed on you, you're a bunch of pansies for not being able to stand up for your own game.

Sadly, BF being my preferred game, I'll likely still buy BF4 simply because I need an online FPS to play and nothing else is really my thing. I will however, as I have so far with refusing to buy the new DLCs, be much more careful and restrained about it.

Ya that comment was on the dollar sings that were rolling around his eyes at that moment, yearly releases hurray!

I really loved BF2. If they can recapture that magic then i'll totally be up for it but BF3 was a mess and waste of money if you ask me. Glad I never bought any of the ridiculously priced DLC or premium crap.

If its not Battlefield 2143 I am not interested.

Anathrax:

SecondPrize:
Thats nice. I'll still be playing BF2.

How's the population? I'm thinking of getting BF2... Any specific mods where the multiplayer scene is focused around?

I've still got a few servers on favorites that usually get full and are good fun. I just play the normal version but modding was supported, trying to think of the popular one now. I know there was a musket themed one where it took like 2 minutes to reload. Oh, 'project reality' was the big deal as far as mods went. If there are any modded versions with decent populations that'll be one for sure.

Let's see what Tracy Morgan has to say about it.

But seriously, this game starts to become the COD for rich kids who have the money to buy a NASA-esque computer to run it.

and to anyone out there who cares battlefield 2142 and battlefield 2 are on sale for $5 as well on origin

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