One of the bigger events to take place last week at the yearly Game Developer’s Conference was EA and DICE holding a massive press event to show off Battlefield 4. The even took place at a local theater and gave people 17 minutes of campaign gameplay for the upcoming shooter. Thankfully, EA has released the entire footage instead of breaking it up into 3 parts which they did for Battlefield 3.
As I mentioned, the video clip shows 17 minutes of footage from the game’s single player campaign and the first thing you’ll notice is its striking visuals. Along with showing off Battlefield 4, DICE is also showcasing the power of Frostbite 3 so you’ll seem some seriously impressive graphics, lighting, and textures. Keep in mind as you watch this that this engine is also being used in EA’s other upcoming next-gen titles like the new Mass Effect and Dragon Age 3, so just think of what those will look like.
The gameplay is impressive and outside of the beautiful engine powering it, it certainly looks like a Battlefield game. I personally would have liked to see more destruction as I’m curious to see if this game will mirror Bad Company 2 or Battlefield 3 in terms of deformation and destruction. I know fans are chomping at the bit to see the multiplayer, but I’d imagine you’re going to have to wait till E3 for any information on that side. For now, EA has only confirmed Battlefield 4 for current gen systems and PC, but EA hasn’t said anything about next-gen systems like the PS4 or Xbox. After watching that demo, I’d be shocked if it didn’t.
So enjoy the 17 minutes of gameplay and always remember: press ‘F’ to cut leg. Enjoy!