Everyone, presumably rightly, expects that EA’s Battlefield 4 will be available on both next-generation consoles. And I personally think that will remain the case.
However, tongues are wagging this evening that tomorrow’s next-gen Xbox reveal might hold a little surprise. “Big announcements are coming soon!” said the official Twitter account in the last hour.
Could this be related to tomorrow’s Microsoft conference?
The official Twitter account has replied to queries regarding next-gen platforms, with “Battlefield 4 will be available on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3”, not mentioning PlayStation 4.
Coincidence? Does Microsoft have something here?
Battlefield 4 won’t be next-gen exclusive to the new Xbox, but is there a chance that there’ll be some window where Microsoft get to say they’re the only next-gen platform holder with the game?
Or, most likely, some DLC?
Games revealed tomorrow include a next-generation iteration of FIFA and the new Call of Duty game, both Xbox staples and both likely to garner significant interest in the console.
If nothing else, there’s going to be a lot of noise tomorrow.
Sony are expected to fully reveal Panopticon during the same 24 hour period, although that’s not likely to really take much away from Microsoft’s event unless it’s something special.