In a blog post on their site, Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore confirmed that these three titles are being prepared to be released on the launch day of the respective consoles.
He said: “These games on PS3 and Xbox 360 are the pinnacle of this console generation. But, in the case of Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4, they launch well before the next-generation versions hitting a month or two later.
“I’m happy to confirm today the street dates for these three titles on next-generation consoles: Nov. 19 (North America)/Nov. 21 (Europe) for Xbox One and Nov. 12 (North America)/Nov. 29 (Europe) for PlayStation 4.”
He reminded gamers who were going to get the games on both consoles about the ‘transition’ scheme being deployed by them and other developers, with Moore noting that some content would carry over between the two generations. He also pointed towards the other part of the scheme, which allows gamers to ‘upgrade’ their game to the next gen version for about $10 at certain retailers.
Moore also confirmed that the Battlefield 4 Open Beta will be going live four weeks before launch on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on October 1st, ahead of its current gen release date of 29th October.
At Gamescon, EA unveiled their plans for Battlefield 4 in terms of upcoming expansions packs, along with a trailer to keep people’s mouths watering. It seems we won’t have long to try it for ourselves.
[Source: EA Blog]