Official Xbox blog reveals Battlefield 4 release date

first_imgIt’s not uncommon to see a retailer accidentally leak a video game launch date as they typically know first so as to have stock and marketing ready. But it’s the official Xbox blog that seems to have leaked the launch date for Battlefield 4.The game was revealed last week alongside a 17 minute gameplay video, and Xbox.com gave it coverage on March 27. But whoever wrote the post messed up and included the following sentence:Battlefield 4 will arrive on the Xbox 360 on October 29, 2013.It didn’t take long for the mistake to be noticed by Microsoft and the sentence changed to just read “is coming to the Xbox 360.” But the damage had been done and someone on the Internet always clocks these things.So unless EA and Dice claim otherwise, you can expect to be playing Battlefield 4 on October 29. Whether it hits Xbox 360 first is unknown, but maybe Microsoft has negotiated an exclusive release deal for a week or two?That release date is going to bring the release of the game very close to when PlayStation 4 and probably the Xbox 720 also hit store shelves. It’s likely the game will appear for both next-gen platforms, and I’m sure Microsoft and Sony would love to have it as a launch title.At the same time, gamers will remain skeptical as to whether this is going to be another SimCity, as the wording EA used in the press release announcing the game suggested Battlefield 4 is another always connected title.Now read: Battlefield 4 screenshots have us more than a little excitedlast_img read more