After tons of teasing, EA officially announced Battlefield 4 and confirmed it will launch in Fall 2013. Powered by the advanced technology of DICE’s proprietary Frostbite 3 engine, Battlefield 4 offers players a glimpse into the future of interactive entertainment – a future that is more human, dramatic and believable than anything before it.
Battlefield 4 will feature elements of the multiplayer game design within 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.
To go along with the official reveal, EA released a 17 minute demo video for the game. In the demo, the player is controlling a character named Recker. As Recker opens his eyes, he discovers 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.
If you preorder Battlefield 4, you 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.
The game is coming to the Windows PC, PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The standard version will retail for $59.99 and the Digital Deluxe version will run you $69.99. No pricing yet on PS4 and/or next-gen console pricing as of yet. Alright tons of info there, but enough of that, check out our first look at Battlefield 4.