UPDATE: The date has been removed from the blog post. Click the thumbnail below right for an image of the original article.

Battlefield 4 xbox date

ORIGINAL STORY: Battlefield 4 will release on October 29, 2013, according to an official blog post on Xbox.com.

The release date - which has yet to be confirmed by EA or DICE - appeared in a post penned by Xbox.com games editor Denny Atkin earlier this week.

"Only in Battlefield can players go through a building instead of around it, eject from a jet and take out the enemy mid-free fall, or flip a tank," wrote Atkin. "DICE, a studio of Electronic Arts, announced that Battlefield 4 will arrive on the Xbox 360 on October 29, 2013."

Beyond an autumn 2013 release window, neither EA or DICE have yet publicly revealed an official release date for Battlefield 4.

An October 29 release date sounds plausible, however.

Battlefield 3 released in North America on October 25, 2011. The 29th also falls on a Tuesday - the day on which games typically release in the US.

If true, October 29 is looking set to be a big day for games releases. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag goes on sale in North America on the same day.

And if Battlefield 4 really is a next-gen title - as has previously been suggested - could we see the next-generation versions release the same day? Quite possibly.

Source: Xbox.com