Battlefield 4 Raises the Military Shooter Bar this Fall

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Late last night or very early this morning, depending on which coast you call home, EA DICE lifted the veil on Battlefield 4 with an announcement trailer and a 17-minute gameplay video (both embedded at the bottom of the page). A little Rihanna followed by some Bonnie Tyler.

Battlefield 4 will be out this fall, officially confirmed so far for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. PS4 and the next Xbox also seem like obvious destinations given the game’s mind-blowing visuals, however in an interview with Videogamer.com Battlefield 4‘s creative director avoids all talk about next-gen development. According to the same interview, there are no plans for a Wii U version.

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Putting platform destinations aside, Battlefield 4 is promising to deliver interactive entertainment that is more “human, dramatic and believable” than ever before, all thanks to DICE’s proprietary Frostbite 3 engine. Battlefield 4 will also bring the epic scope of the series’ multiplayer design to the single-player campaign, including things like massive environments, dynamic destruction, squad command, vehicles and persistent progress tracking for an element of social competition.

“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.”

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