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  (Source: Forbes)
Pre-orders have already started

When it comes to first person shooters, one of the most popular franchises comes from DICE and EA in the form of Battlefield. The next game in the franchise will be Battlefield 4, and DICE has revealed that the fourth game in the franchise will be a new benchmark in game design and multiple player engagement.

Battlefield 4 will launch in the fall of 2013 using the proprietary Frostbite 3 game engine. The developers promise the game will give players a glimpse into the future of interactive entertainment.

In the single player mode, players will be able to experience huge environments filled with all sorts of destruction along with an arsenal of different vehicles, weapons, and more. In the single player missions, players will be able to direct squad mates and the single player mode will track the player's progress. The game will require players to work with their squad mates in both the single player campaign and multiplayer modes.

"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.

Players can pre-order Battlefield 4 at participating retail outlets and will perceive the Premium expansion pack at no additional cost with their pre-order. The Digital Deluxe Edition will be available exclusively as a download via Origin.

Source: Daily Finance

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RE: Sorry EA..
By TakinYourPoints on 3/27/2013 5:56:38 PM , Rating: 2
It isn't any different than what happens with Steam. Origin isn't as good a program as Steam but it works well enough.

My biggest problem is that the series got boring. BF1942 was by far the most fun game in the series, goofy physics and all. BF2 was really fun back in the day, BC2 was decent, but I only managed about 4 or 5 hours of BF3 before I was done. Regenerating health, "realistic" vehicle physics, rush mode (ugh), the game doesn't have the magic or fun that the older shooters did.

BF4 looks like more of the same. Part of me wants to get it because it looks gorgeous and it would show off the power of my rig, but the gameplay looks as boring as before. Maybe if there's a good deal on it.

FPS have gotten so boring with their new rules and dumbed down mechanics. Its no wonder I've gone to SC2 and DOTA 2 for my multiplayer fix over the last two years, way more challenging.

RE: Sorry EA..
By Reclaimer77 on 3/27/2013 6:01:50 PM , Rating: 1
If you want to push your rig, I can personally attest to Bioshock Infinite. Literally the most detailed high-res textures I've ever seen, EVER.

Great gameplay too. Believe the hype, every "pc gamer" NEEDS to get it I'm telling ya.

RE: Sorry EA..
By TakinYourPoints on 3/27/2013 6:51:37 PM , Rating: 2
I'm about 4 hours into Bioshock Infinite, everything cranked on my GTX 680. Its really good! You know what else is good is Tomb Raider, I think I like it as much as Uncharted 2. The gunplay is surprisingly fun and the character models/textures are some of the best I've seen in a game.

Its weird playing all these new single player games after nothing but Starcraft 2 and DOTA 2 multiplayer the last couple months, but thankfully they're all really fun!

RE: Sorry EA..
By Spuke on 3/27/2013 6:05:22 PM , Rating: 2
F that! BF3 is fun as all get out! And there's tons of modes to try out. Quite frankly I think it's an order of magnitude more fun than ALL of the previous BF games. I'll even go so far as saying all the previous one's sucked ass compared to BF3.

RE: Sorry EA..
By TakinYourPoints on 3/27/2013 6:59:46 PM , Rating: 2
The move in shooters to grinding for gear/perks, regenerating health that encourages conservative play, etc etc, really isn't for me. BF1942 was my favorite, partly because the physics were so insanely goofy and fun. There would always be a "Battlefield Moment" thanks to the vehicle physics doing something ridiculous and awesome.

For me the newer games are pretty boring in comparison and have a lower, flattened out skill cap. Its all kind of easier and more boring now, but I understand doing that to capture a larger audience. My head is really stuck in the early 2000s when it comes to shooters. Quake and Quake 3 are still the pinnacles for me, so yeah. :)

RE: Sorry EA..
By Spuke on 3/27/2013 7:12:32 PM , Rating: 1
The move in shooters to grinding for gear/perks, regenerating health that encourages conservative play
Dude that's YOUR opinion. I don't find the play conservative at all and the regenerating health doesn't extend alive time for me. Probably 1% in my gameplay. Maybe you need to stop playing on newb servers and play with some skilled people. Have you played CG or Gun Master? Are you telling me that's slow or conservative? I question that you've actually played the game.

RE: Sorry EA..
By TakinYourPoints on 3/27/2013 7:33:45 PM , Rating: 2
That's why I said "really isn't for me". Of course its my opinion. I prefer faster shooters, simple. BF1942 had big gaps in action as well but the fun of the physics engine, sea battles, etc etc, more than made up for it.

I've played those modes you mentioned, and I greatly prefer more old school shooters. The most fun I had at a LAN last year wasn't BF3 or CoD, it was good old Quake 3 and DOOM. I like speed.

Why are you so defensive about BF3? Not everyone is going to share your love for modern shooters, no big deal.

RE: Sorry EA..
By Spuke on 3/27/13, Rating: 0
RE: Sorry EA..
By TakinYourPoints on 3/27/2013 11:04:42 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not insulting the people who play it, I'm saying why the game isn't for me.

RE: Sorry EA..
By Strunf on 3/28/2013 9:03:30 AM , Rating: 2
That's probably cause for you Battlefield should look like COD, we the old guard want battlefield to look like battlefield, Regen, unlimited ammo and other pieces of crap made BF3 a lot less strategic than the previous versions...

Anyways with the BF4 video you should rejoice yourself BF4 will be just another COD like game just like you want...

RE: Sorry EA..
By FITCamaro on 3/28/2013 8:39:45 AM , Rating: 2
I actually spent far more time on the Desert Combat mod. Back when multiplayer was just pick your kit and go. Not "you've played the most so get to be uber" or "got money? buy your way to better stuff".

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