Battlefield 4 and DICE build the next generation of shooter.
Only in Battlefield can players go through a building instead of around it or eject from a jet and take out the enemy mid-free fall. Those game play moments that blur the line between game and glory can only be created by players. EA and DICE hope you’ll build those moments in Battlefield 4. DICE, a studio of Electronic Arts, announced Battlefield 4 will be launching in Spring 2013.
Powered by the advanced technology of DICE’s proprietary Frostbite 3 engine, Battlefield 4 offers players a way to take things to the next level. The Battlefield series boasts more than 65 million players worldwide. With the fourth instalment in the series players can expect more warfare through land, sea and air.
Battlefield 4 is a seminal moment for the Battlefield series as more award-winning, multiplayer game design elements are incorporated into the single-player campaign. In single-player, gamers will experience huge environments, a playground of destruction, access to an arsenal of vehicles and the ability to direct squad mates. Taking a page from the social aspect of multiplayer gaming, the single-player mode will now track players’ progress, adding an element of persistence and friendly competition to the campaign.
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The demo trailer in case you can’t click above begins as the player – Recker – opens his eyes to discover that he is trapped in a rapidly sinking car with three of his squad mates. Shooting the window is the only way out. Panic and fear are pushed aside as Recker makes a difficult decision – take the shot and recover the intel but risk that not everyone will survive.
As before there will be both the Campaign and Multiplayer to keep players interested. A focus on issuing squad orders and comparing achievements in both experiences. Adventure and Competition will unfold through a series of locations. All of this is only possible with Frostbite 3.
“We are so humbled and proud to debut Battlefield 4 on a global stage with simultaneous events in San Francisco and Stockholm. To be this early in development, and to already be so polished is a huge achievement for the DICE team and reflection of their passion and commitment to driving the franchise forward. Today’s demo was just the beginning — we have so much more in store,” said Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President, EA Games Label. “It is thrilling to witness peoples’ reaction when seeing the game for the first time. It really makes you realize that we are at the beginning of a whole new era for gaming. As artists and craftspeople, we are focused on creating a dynamic, open design that brings people together with amazing, surprising unscripted moments that they’ll talk about for days. That’s the beauty of Battlefield.”
EA offers that pre-ordering Battlefield 4 at any participating retail outlet, gamers will receive a Premium expansion pack at no additional cost. DICE also announced Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe, an Origin exclusive special edition that includes the base game and bonus in-game digital items. Players that pre-order Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe on Origin will also receive the Premium expansion pack as well as access to the exclusive Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta.