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BF4 Will Not Follow CoD

The news about new Battlefield 4 was officially leaked on MoH Warfighter preorder a month back. Today we have another tit bit of information spotted by Joystiq. At GDC, DICE manager Karl Magnus Troedsson revealed that BF4 will stay in the same setting – modern era, rather than moving on in the timeline.

"There's a lot of things inspiring us as to how the franchise will move on. Everything from fans' feedback, to market research and, of course, what we want to build ourselves. It's not just one single thing," said Troedsson, continuing with a hint of sarcasm. "And, yes, I know Battlefield 4 is probably the most creative name we ever could come up with. I can't comment any more on that games because it's all secret."

Even though I love Battlefield 3 multiplayer and I’m one of the 5 people on this earth who liked the singleplayer I really wonder - will there be sufficient updates to justify a whole new game.

But let’s not jump to conclusions and wait for more information.

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Posts: 1548

Also I wish they added some leagues or something that you don't get thrown in with eagle eye disses ridden enemy team (110% headshot accuracy).

Posts: 240

In regards to the whole Destruction 3.0 thing, I think that, although several maps are constrained from showing off the full potential of the physics, it's still pretty good. Bad Company 2's paper thin just buildings wouldn't work in Battlefield 3 as far as I'm concerned given that vehicles are much harder to take down and health doesn't regenerate instantly either. If they do change it for 4, all I'd hope is that they make it as it is in the Back To Karkand DLC which I think's perfect.

But I highly doubt DICE will do what Crytek did, even given EA being the knobs they are. Battlefield 3 was developed for all platforms separately (which makes how bad the input lag on PS3 all the more surprising honestly) and, unless they make several big changes to Frostbite 2, I think we can expect more of the same. Which is fine by me because, besides having to use Battlelog and Origin, I think it's absolutely perfect as a PC game.

If anything changes for Battlefield 4 I seriously hope it's some of the fucking players. It amazes me how in Battlefield games prior to Bad Company 2 no one on a team had to exchange a word with one another to actually play the objective properly. Personally I'm looking into getting a headset so I can find and join a Platoon that do play properly because nearly everything about the teammates I get paired with is simply frustrating as hell.

Posts: 1548

I just hope its not the same situation like with Crysis 2. Hope they still stick to PC as the main platform rather than moving on to more mainstream thing.

Posts: 241

I'd really like to see them put more effort into the singleplayer this time. They created such a great engine but ruined it all by making the campaign a series of linear shooting galleries where you never feel like you are in control. It would be good to see more squad based tactics, open level and more dynamic destruction akin to Bad Company 2.

Posts: 240

Guess I'm one of the 5 people too as I didn't particularly dislike the single player either, although it did overall feel more like some kind of graphical showcase for DICE to demonstrate how glorious their engine is.

More on topic, I'm not too bothered with Battlefield 4 being confirmed so suddenly myself as I think every game ever released in the series is amazing to be honest. However, I will say that I do fall into the camp of people who would have had gotten an instant e-boner at the announcement of either Battlefield 1944 or Battlefield 2143 instead. The latter, especially, would look amazing on the Frostbite 2 engine I reckon.

But, yes, Battlefield 4 comes as very unexpected. When Battlefield 3 was announced I was delighted enough because, for how good the two Bad Company games are (especially 2 which I spent 500 or 600 hours on on PS3), I felt that they were a completely different take on the franchise. The first was actually quite challenging but I felt that BC2 was far less challenging than previous Battlefield titles and so I expected that 3 would be much closer to those in that regard with the addition, obviously, of much larger maps.

Now having bought Premium recently I think Battlefield 4 does indeed come as a surprise so quickly as I honestly expected we'd see Bad Company 3 next and then wait several more years again before Battlefield 4 or a main continuation of the franchise in some other way.

My guess for why we are seeing it, though, is that Battlefield 3 has problems on the XBOX 360 and PS3 (the latter has the worst input lag I have ever seen for the record). Whereas I can't see a substantial difference between all platforms for Bad Company 2, I think it's very in-your-face in the case of Battlefield 3. So my guess is that either the next generation of consoles will be out for Battlefield 4 or that DICE have, behind the scenes, tweaked their engine to run more smoothly on them.

Posts: 596

I don't know why but I just cannot shrug the feeling that BF4 is too soon. Either I am not like other games or the gaming market is really changing and people must have a new title in their franchise within a day?