Hoping for a patch so you can lobby with friends in Battlefield 4? Yeah, that isn't going to happen.
On the company's Facebook page, a representative responded to a user's question about a pre-game lobby by stating, “We have a new feature in Battlefield 4 where a new squad is created when a friend joins your game. We're not offering the old squad join feature because we didn’t feel that the feature in Battlefield 3 was on par with the quality that we wanted to offer our players. We have no plans to add it in the future.”
This feels like a huge oversight by DICE as pre-game lobbies have been a staple in competitive squad-based shooters for years. Fingers crossed that they rethink this decision. It would be ideal if they made this change with their PS4 patch coming this week, but it appears that isn't going to be the case.
(Source: Game Informer)