DICE, a studio of Electronic Arts, today announced that Battlefield 4 is launching 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 is a seminal moment for the “Battlefield” series as more award-winning, multiplayer game design elements are incorporated into 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.
The game made its world debut today with a staggering 17-minute gameplay demo, which you can watch below! The demo begins as the player Recker opens his eyes to discover that 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. The demo features a cast of characters unrivaled in interactive entertainment. Players will learn how to work together in both the Campaign and Multiplayer, issuing squad orders and comparing achievements in both experiences. Adventure and Competition will unfold through a series of beautifully crafted locations constructed with some of the best art and sound design in modern shooters.
“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 theyll talk about for days. That’s the beauty of Battlefield.”
By pre-ordering Battlefield 4 at any participating retail outlet, gamers will receive a Premium expansion pack at no additional cost*. DICE also announced today “Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe,” an Origi 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.