DICE and EA have announced that they will be ending content updates for Battlefield 4, with no more planned for release. A producer at DICE LA, David Sirland, announced on Twitter that the studio is not planning to release any more content for the Battlefield 4 CTE.
CTE stands for Community Test Environment, a set of servers for DICE to test new content for the game. The studio typically releases new content and gathers feedback from the community before putting it through QA and releasing it to the general public.
Sirland however stated that they do not plan to shut down the CTE and that the game’s servers will continue to operate as normal, with periodic adjustments made to the game’s balance and other issues that may crop up from time to time.
The game previously saw the release of remastered versions of maps from Battlefield 2 and Battleifeld 3, released back in December 2015. The game was originally released in October 2013 and has seen multiple DLCs—both free and paid—released to expand its content.
Though the game was initially plagued with a host of technical problems, most of these issues have been resolved since the game’s release thanks to countless patches and updates in the two years since its launch.
The next game in the Battlefield series is heavily rumored to take place in the First World War and is expected to be announced sometime this year. It may be out at any time between October 2016 and March 2017.