E3 2013 is in full swing, and today EA took to the stage to showcase the next generation of multiplayer gaming and warfare on Battlefield 4. Charged with this task are: “a game-changer called Levolution, and the return of the fan-favorite Commander Mode.”
Here’s how EA describes the two.
Levolution creates a dynamic and emergent battlefield where gamers can use the environment to their advantage like cutting the power to a building to shroud their enemy in darkness or reducing an entire skyscraper to rubble to alter the battlefield. With Levolution, the environment reacts to the player’s every move and ensures no two games will ever be the same.
Commander Mode places two opposing players at the heart of the situation room with a birds-eye view of the battlefield. It’s a tug-of-war match between two commanders as they deliver critical intelligence and powerful assets to their troops below to the turn the tide of the battle. Gamers will feel the rush of Commander Mode on current-generation and next-generation consoles as well as PC. For the first time, commanders can also take control from their iPad® or Android™ tablet.
Also included with the EA announcement was DICE’s announcement that they would be giving away the digital expansion pack, Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, for free. The expansion pack comes as a free giveaway for fans for helping the DICE team reach over one billion hours of gameplay in Battlefield 3. For those who want more details on this, visit http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4/cq-giveaway.
Finally, DICE also released a trailer for the multiplayer map “Siege of Shanghai”, in which 64 players can partake in the madness known as chaos. Check out that trailer below and let us know what you think.
Battlefield 4 will be released October 29th for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with launches for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 coming later.