DICE has responded to fan concern that Battlefield 4 is coming out too soon after its predecessor and that Battlefield 3 support will suffer as a result.

“People then think we won’t support Battlefield 3, even though we have the Premium version, people know we’re working on future expansion packs, and we’ve been very open in explaining what we are doing,” said DICE executive producer Patrick Bach.

“We heard that before with Battlefield 2. It was like ‘Oh, you stopped supporting games!’ No, we’re working like hell... we are putting a lot of effort into supporting Battlefield 3 and still we get reactions like this.”

“I think it’s just sad,” he continued. “We are dedicated to supporting Battlefield 3. People seem to be worried for all the wrong reasons.”

“People tend to forget we built three other Battlefield games in between Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 3,”

In related news, DICE has announced that it has quadrupled the number of Xbox 360 and PS3 Battlefield 3 servers.