EA and DICE had been teasing prior to E3 that they were bringing something special to the event in the form of Battlefield 4 multiplayer, and boy they didn’t disappoint. A live 64-man battle took place live during E3’s press conference and if you were previously fearing that BF4 would end up as a “BF3.5”, these fears alone should be gone after watching a replay of the live match.
As big fans of Battlefield 3, we too are expecting big things for the new game, especially with the game coming out so soon after Battlefield 3 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. We knew that Battlefield 4 would obviously increase on battlefield map sizes, but just wait until you see the carnage that is possible on the map Siege of Shanghai.
During the video, we see confirmation of five man squads, the ability to counter knife attacks with a melee of your own and also increased destruction in a big way. By that we mean the live destruction of a skyscraper building that we’re assuming can crumble at any given moment on a map, depending on the damage it takes.
The graphics look amazing on the PC version of Battlefield 4 and hopefully Xbox One and PS4 owners will finally see a similar experience on console thanks to the upgraded hardware. We can also confirm that 64 player maps will be available on next-gen consoles, running at 60FPS – although the set resolution on console hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Look at the graphics when the skyscraper comes down – it looks epic and we just hope that it was a random event, not pre-set on that map. We also love the new way to take down tanks, by setting C4 on pillars underneath on lower levels – this could become a massive tactic when the game goes live in October.
Some may have thought that EA were moving too soon on Battlefield 4, but who can honestly say that they are not going to be buying this game upon release? We think the actual debate will come when players have to make the decision on whether to pick up on current-gen consoles, PC or the new Xbox One and PS4. 64 players on next-gen versions now makes a massive difference of course.
Do you think EA has firmly silenced their critics with this Battlefield 4 multiplayer reveal? It looks amazing and we can’t wait to get our hands on the game in October. Tell us what version you’ll be buying – current, next-gen or PC?