While the appropriately titled Final Stand DLC pack was originally thought to be the last piece of new content for Battlefield 4, news soon hit that suggested it wasn’t. In fact, producer David Sirland came forward to reveal that the DICE developers would have more to say about the future of Battlefield 4, and a possible sixth DLC pack, on December 9th.
Now that the date has arrived, we are disappointed to report that DICE has not announced a new Battlefield 4 DLC pack...yet. However, they have today confirmed that “final stand is not the end,” renewing speculation that another multiplayer map pack is on the way.
DICE reveals that they will have more to say on the future of Battlefield 4 in the…er…future, but for now they want players to know there is more content on the way. What that content might be, however, is entirely unclear.
With Battlefield 4 Final Stand released, we hope and believe that you will enjoy it together with the rest of the game for a long time. However, there is one thing we want to assure you: there is more content coming for Battlefield 4.
We will share details on exactly what this new content will be, and when it will arrive, in the near future. We understand that this may lead to even more questions about our plans, but rest assured that we’ll get back to you on the future of Battlefield 4 when the time is right.
Although, the post does ask for fan input regarding what classic Battlefield maps they’d like to see remade for Battlefield 4, which is an intriguing tease to say the least. It seems likely given this message that whatever multiplayer map pack DICE does release will end up including at least one revamped version of a Battlefield classic. Another likely scenario is that the entire pack is a throwback offering, with four updated versions of older maps.
It appears that with Battlefield Hardline now releasing in April 2015, instead of fall 2014, DICE is looking to keep the Battlefield train rolling for as long as they can. Given that Battlefield 4 launched with some pretty serious problems, it’s safe to assume that the developer, as well as publisher Electronic Arts, would rather keep players interested in the franchise for as long as possible rather than let enthusiasm die off.
At the same time, talk of a sixth DLC pack is likely to be met with some raised eyebrows from fans, many of whom paid for Battlefield Premium in the hopes of securing access to every piece of Battlefield 4 DLC. If those players were then asked to pay more for new DLC, we suspect that might not go over too well.
It’s also possible that DICE’s plans include more than just multiplayer maps; there’s no way of knowing for sure at this point. Rest assured, though, that as soon as DICE does reveal their plans we’ll make sure to relay them to you.
What would you like to see out of a sixth Battlefield 4 DLC pack? What classic maps should be remade for Battlefield 4?
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