A tweet on the official EA Battlefield Twitter page has revealed that the latest instalment of this popular FPS will be unveiled on 27th March. A short video accompanied the tweet, I have embedded it below. In related news EA’s CEO of nearly seven years standing, John Riccitiello, has resigned. He said he takes responsibility for EA’s recent lack lustre results including missing the most recent financial guidance goals set in January.
EA has teased via its Battlefield Twitter account that Battlefield 4 will be shown to the world on 27th Match 2013 at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. The teaser tweet read “Straight from the video editing suite: Prepare 4 Battle - 03.27! This sneak peek now, more soon. (Please RT!) #BF4”
In addition EA posted a minimally informative video clip which you can see below:
A couple of days earlier EA sent Battlefield 4 themed invites for the Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco which read “Battlefield 4. Please join us to celebrate a new era of Battlefield, March 26 2013, 7pm.” So it looks like the schedule has been shifted by a day. We also got to see the promotional image, below, which features a pair of LAVs and an Abrahams Guardian. According to PC Gamer, this pitches the game’s setting as a modern combat environment. The game is likely to be released in autumn.
EA CEO John Riccitiello resigns
In further EA news it has been revealed that EA’s CEO of nearly seven years standing, John Riccitiello, has resigned. In his letter tendering his resignation to the Chairman, Riccitiello wrote that “This is a tough decision, but it all comes down to accountability. The progress EA has made on transitioning to digital games and services is something I’m extremely proud of. However, it currently looks like we will come in at the low end of, or slightly below, the financial guidance we issued in January, and we have fallen short of the internal operating plan we set one year ago. EA’s shareholders and employees expect better and I am accountable for the miss.”
In addition he said that “I am confident that the investments we have made in games for next-generation consoles will put EA in a strong leadership position for many years ahead”. Riccitiello will stay in his current position and aid the leadership transition until 30th March; the end of the company’s fiscal year.