EA developer DICE has said it's "investigating" the possibility of enabling current- to next-gen player stat transferals for Battlefield 4.
Speaking via the official Battlefield Twitter feed, a rep said, "We've heard reports that players would like their stats and progression to transfer from current to next-gen in #BF4. We're investigating."
Such functionality would allow BF4 players to begin playing the game on a current-gen console in October, and later transfer their soldier stats to a next-gen version of the game when the PS4 and Xbox One consoles launch.
Soldier stats for Battlefield 3 are forever locked to a single platform, meaning a soldier created on Xbox 360, for example, cannot be loaded up on the PS3 or PC versions of the game, despite player stats being stored on EA servers.
EA recently announced that FIFA 14 players will be able to transfer their Ultimate Team roster from current to next-gen platforms of the same family (so PS3 to PS4, or Xbox 360 to Xbox One). It's possible that this new sever-side capability is what may allow BF4 players a similar privilege.
DICE recently revealed the next version of its Battlelog service with a video, which has been designed for Battlefield 4.
The PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 Battlefield 4 release date is set for October 29 in the US and November 1 in the UK . Next-gen versions will be out "this holiday" alongside the new consoles.