That Awkward Moment When You Need To Tell Your Fans To Be Excited About Your Current Game, Not The Sequel You Just Admitted Existed

We've got ourselves a notice posted today on the official site for Battlefield, home of Battlefield 3, a game that still has three major downloadable content packs coming out between now and the end of March 2013. The message was posted in light of today's official confirmation about, uh, Battlefield 4.

Battlefield fans –

The team at DICE is hard at work on the next entry in the Battlefield series, and to ensure access to the exclusive Battlefield 4 beta, shooter fans can pre-order Medal of Honor Warfighter today. While there is no further Battlefield 4 news at this point – remember, if you don't see it published here, it's just rumor and speculation – we did want to take this opportunity to share a few thoughts on the state of the Battlefield franchise.

We are extremely proud of Battlefield 3, and with millions of fans out there, we're happy you're enjoying it too. When we launched the game, we introduced unparalleled levels of in-game destruction, all-out vehicle warfare and redefined online gameplay. Even with billions of bullets fired and millions of games played, we know the Battlefield 3 story is still just the beginning. As ever, we are humbled by the community's response to the game, and couldn't be happier with the feedback we have received to Battlefield 3 Premium. With the Back to Karkand and Close Quarters expansion packs already out, Armored Kill around the corner, and End Game and Aftermath still on the horizon, we're looking forward to many more hours of gameplay with you, and can't wait to see the stories you will tell through Battlelog and player created videos.

But we're not ready to talk about Battlefield 4 yet - in the meantime, we hope you will continue to enjoy Battlefield 3 and all the Battlefield 3 Premium content still to come. We invite you to check out Danger Close Studio's Medal of Honor Warfighter, which is also powered by the Frostbite 2 engine and the free social network, Battlelog. Don't forget that pre-ordering Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition (at no extra cost) guarantees access to the exclusive Battlefield 4 Beta.
See you on the battlefield!

Don't mind that sequel we just announced or that the first method they revealed for getting into the beta for it will by pre-ordering a different EA-published war game made by a different group of people who don't make Battlefields.

Somewhere, this makes sense to someone.

BATTLEFIELD 4 BETA [Battlefield.com]