Battlefield 4

Never one to miss out on an opportunity to rain on the competition’s parade, DICE has confirmed that you’ll be able to transfer your Battlefield 4 multiplayer progress from the PlayStation 3 to the PlayStation 4 – just like in Call of Duty: Ghosts. A strategically timed PlayStation Blog post revealed the news earlier today, mere moments after Infinity Ward’s big multiplayer unveiling.

In truth, this makes more sense than kindergarten mathematics. Sony’s next generation system is likely to be in limited supply this Christmas, so it would be a real kick in the teeth if you had to start from scratch once you finally got your fingertips on the hotly anticipated console. All of your stats and weapon unlocks will transfer, as will your Battlefield Premium membership if you’ve bought one.

More details on the subscription service are expected at GamesCom, as well as the skinny on a brand new multiplayer mode and map. You’ll be able to learn more about that during EA's press conference on the 20th August. In the meantime, keep dreaming of those 64-player battles. The next generation is finally upon us, folks.