It is amazing how long Battlefield 3 has ruled PC Gaming. Released in 2011, it has lost nothing of its fun and is still the favorite game of this editorial team. No game has really challenged that top spot for us ever since, not even several releases (or is that the problem?) of the Call of Duty franchise, and now EA and DICE are about to raise the bar once again with the release of Battlefield 4 this (2013) fall.
Honestly we wonder what improvements are imaginable which can increase the fun beyond what a gamer had with Battlefield 3. In the interview below, DICE’s lead game developer Patrick Soderlund reveals that Battlefield 4 will be like no game before it, blurring the line between Hollywood and Joystickland, creating emotions in the player and sympathy for the digital avatar fighting for his life. In his opinion, “It is not so much about technology anymore”, but about “drama and excitement”. So not only will Battlefield 4 be the perfect gaming experience again but it will start to replace your daily dosage of the drama you get on TV.[youtube id=”1XWdKqkwmvo” width=”620″ height=”360″]
The presentation on Tuesday in a fully-packed theater in San Francisco had the audience fascinated and totally immersed in the gameplay till the last digital shot, and this despite the fact that they were only watching someone else play the game. It felt to them like watching a Hollywood production. So move aside Terminator: The era of interactive movies has finally begun, and Battlefield 4 fires the first shot.
And for those of you who could not share this experience firsthand, finally a Battlefield 4 gameplay video has arrived… Enjoy![youtube id=”U8HVQXkeU8U” width=”620″ height=”360″]