Some new – rumored – details have emerged yesterday for the fourth part of the Battlefield series, coming from the same source who was the first to leak the Battlefield 4 artwork / teaser, and who was also spot on about EA releasing a teaser trailer. In other words, this new info could be real but as with all rumors, take everything you are about to read with a grain of salt.
According to the user,Battlefield 4 will come to both current and next-generation consoles and will focus on 64 player maps. This is a bit disheartening as we were hoping for at least 128 player maps, something that we think is possible with next-generation platforms. Not only that, but Battlefield 4 will ship with more close quarter infantry maps than BF3.
Our guess is that DICE will try to exploit the DLC crap out of it, offering larger maps via its map packs in order to make more fans purchase those DLCs. It’s a clever trick actually, and it is said that DLC is already in planning stages. Naturally – and if this information is valid – we don’t agree with all this, and we suggest gamers to vote with their wallets (instead of shouting).
Moreover, Frostbite 2 engine is said to be pushed further in BF4 and will come with better effects, higher resolution textures, and more detailed game worlds. It will be interesting to see whether the next-gen console versions will be as good as the PC version, and whether DICE will implement any specific PC feature at all.
Battlefield 4 is planned for a worldwide reveal during this year’s GDC in March 26th, so stay tuned for more.
And here is the complete list of the latest rumors about it:
-Battlefield 4 will stick with 64 players. Maps are larger and more detailed.
-Three factions: US, Russia, and an unnamed “Eastern/Asian” faction.
-4 classes with “additional features and tweaks” compared to BF3
-Shipping with same amount of maps as BF3, there are plans for lots of DLC.
-DLC is already in planning stages.
-Battlefield 4 Premium will be available on day one and include some perks.
-Most of the guns and vehicles from BF3 will return.
-More squad features.
-Commander feature returns, but won’t be the same as in BF2
-Battlefield 4 is coming out on both current and next gen systems, and PC as well.
-Game is more of an evolution rather than revolution of the series. Both technically and gameplay wise.
-Will ship with more game modes than BF3
-Will ship with more close quarter infantry maps than BF3
-Frostbite 2 engine is pushed further in BF4. Better effects, higher res textures, more detailed game worlds, etc.
-BF3 will still be supported after Battlefield 4 launches.
-There is plan of some sort of integration between BF3 and BF4. Could be Battlelog-only.
-Battlelog will be updated for Battlefield 4 with more social features and more detailed stats.
-Single-player and co-op will return, new writers involved this time.
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