Electronic Arts did not take part in Sony's Playstation 4 event last week but that doesn't mean there's nothing in the works for the next-gen console from the publisher. In fact, chief financial officer Blake Jorgenson commented on "Battlefield 4" and the PS4 during a Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Tuesday.
"I'd say between now and E3 you're going to see a lot of stuff from us. We're very excited about Sony's platform. The technical power on the platform is going to allow us to do a substantial amount of things we've never done before," Jorgenson said when asked about EA's stake in the PS4 over the next couple of years.
"I've seen the new 'Battlefield' and it is stunning. It is just amazing what the imagination of the game developers are allowed to do with that much power."
The PS4 will launch in time for holiday 2013 according to Sony. This means a November release date is the most likely period which should put Electronic Arts in an unusual spot with "Battlefield 4". The publisher has taken to releasing its big fall shooter in late October the last couple of years to get a jump on Activision's "Call of Duty" franchise. The launch of new consoles will obviously force some compromise however.
A beta for "Battlefield 4" is planned for this fall with owners of the "Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition" getting exclusive access.