An invitation to beta test Battlefield 3
will be included in a Medal of Honor Limited Edition
that will also include additional perks, announces Electronic Arts
, the first overt confirmation of development of the next installment in DICE's military shooter series other than an offhand reference
to investors by EA's John Pleasants and another comment
by Fredrik Liliegren, co-founder and former CEO of DICE. EA Games
and the Medal of Honor Website
have a bit more on the BF3 beta offer, which for some reason is contingent on the launch of testing within twelve months of the release of Medal of Honor, currently scheduled for Oct. 12, 2010 in North America and Oct. 15 in Europe. Here is the stipulation: "Beta offer is contingent on Beta availability within 12 months of Medal of Honor release. Beta will be available for a limited time only and offer expires upon close of Beta events. Participation in Beta requires acceptance of Beta Agreement. Must be 18+. Xbox GOLD membership required for Xbox users. Check this site for further details when available."