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PETER MOORE

PETER MOORE

Chief Operating Officer

POSTED BY Peter Moore ON Sep 13, 2013

Playing the Best of This Generation – And Getting a Head Start on the Next

Things are starting to get exciting around here.

We know the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are coming in November, but first we've got three of our next-gen launch window titles that hit stores well before that for the PS3 and Xbox 360.  

As the NFL season goes into full swing, Madden NFL 25 is as well — the game hit stores at the end of August, and it's going strong in the 25th year of this great franchise.  Fans are loving the FIFA 14 demo on Xbox 360 and PS3 that launched earlier this week, and can’t wait for the launch that kicks off in North America on September 24 and worldwide on September 27.  The highly-anticipated Battlefield 4 action starts with the Battlefield 4 Beta on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC slated for October 1, then the game lights up on October 29.

These games on PS3 and Xbox 360 are the pinnacle of this console generation.  But, in the case of Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4, they launch well before the next-generation versions hitting a month or two later.  I’m happy to confirm today the street dates for these three titles on next-generation consoles:  Nov. 19 (North America)/Nov. 21 (Europe) for Xbox One and Nov. 12 (North America)/Nov. 29 (Europe) for PlayStation 4.  

We want to make it simple to start playing on current-generation consoles, and then transition to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 later.  Here's a couple of easy ways how: 

  • Playing early on the Xbox 360 or PS3 means you will be able to learn maps, unlock items, and build stats in Battlefield 4; or create your Ultimate Teams and more in FIFA 14 and Madden NFL 25.  You can then seamlessly carry over a lot of cool content from the current gen game to a new Xbox One or PS4 version to get a jump on the competition.
  • Offers from many of our retail partners will help you buy Battlefield 4, FIFA 14 or Madden NFL 25 on the Xbox 360 or PS3, and then upgrade to an Xbox One or PS4 version for as little as $10. 

 Here's more on both carryover content and retail upgrade offers for Battlefield 4FIFA 14 and Madden NFL 25.  

I'm sure you'll agree — this is a great year to be a gamer and we don't want you to miss a minute of the action.

Comments (12)

  1. 0 0
    I wonder, does this include things like Connected Careers or am I **** out of luck with that?
    Sep 13, 2013
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      well panda , sounds like you and thousands of others are kinda out of luck it sounds like,since he failed to say that we can carry over our online CF'S . Just like many aer out of luck on those rebates seeing that we bought the games before these rebates was released, so unless we got lucky and bought the game at the right place, we will still have to pay 60$ for both games. so alot of us is not getting anything out of these "deals". No offense ea, but your leaving alot of us out on these deals. Not really that cool.Maybe EA will be kind enough and help the rest of us out :)
      Sep 13, 2013
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    OMG SWEET!!! Oh wait, it's not on Steam.
    Sep 13, 2013
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    When does the Battlefield 4 Exclusive Beta start then??
    Sep 14, 2013
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    How is it that Madden comes out November 12th, when the PS4 doesn't even come out until the 15th, what do we the game and wait 3 days before we can do anything with it?
    Sep 14, 2013
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    So it means you will lose your game on the ps3/xbox360 and then you only have it on the ps4/xboxone?
    Sep 14, 2013
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  6. 0 0
    I posted a picture of the Open Beta beginning October 1 back in August...is this really news?
    Sep 14, 2013
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    They posted earlier that exclusive would be early october....now they're saying the open beta is october 1st? So if there is going to be an exclusive early release then that would be in late september maybe 24 or 26. Guess we'll find out later. Looking forward to the beta.
    Sep 14, 2013
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    No Steam? Good job EA.
    Sep 15, 2013
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  9. 0 0
    When will steam be supported? Or when will gifting be available on Origin?
    Sep 16, 2013
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    "The highly-anticipated Battlefield 4 action starts..." dat post edit...they're saying the open beta is october 1st now this????? thats funny.
    Sep 16, 2013
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  11. +1 0
    Great year to be a gamer my ***! You took the best game away! BRING BACK PET SOCIETY!
    Sep 20, 2013
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  12. 0 0
    omg is this true?? youtubeDOT com/watch?v=25PfIj3byAY Did this guy kill the Dreamcast? Sorry to post something off-topic but... honestly, mate... he'd better hope this is not true!
    Nov 9, 2013
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      Ok... I think it depends who you listen to... some say it was totally intentional and an attack on Sega, some say it was just an unfortunate sequence of events with no malevolence. I think I should learn more.
      Nov 9, 2013
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