Just a few hours ago the first snippet of information regarding BF4 was released. GameStop's CEO J Paul Raines had the pleasure to receive a very early sneak peak of the upcoming Battlefield title and he did not hesitate to tweet his enthusiasm out into the www: The tweet was endorsed by EA via a retweet and remains the only solid information about BF4 to this date. The early reveal of the game outside of DICE studios has once again stirred up the debate over whether BF4 will be released 2013 or 2014. Reminder: There has been confusion in the community since EA mentioned in its financial call, that another Battlefield title is expected to lauch "next year". Whether the statement was refering to EAs fiscal year 2014 (which starts March 2013) or actual 2014 is not known. However in a related interview with gamerzines DICE's Patrick Bach did state that an annualisation of Battefield releases would "kill the franchise". And while technically a 2013 release of BF4 wouldn't quite annualize the games releases, the last thing Battlefield needs right now is another rushed release of an unfinished product.