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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 StevoLincolnite on 3/27/2013 7:17:24 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I got burned by EA's Origin and Battlefield 3's DRM on release, so got my refund and learnt my lesson not to go near EA games unless they are on steam.

Sad part is, there are bucket loads of people who feel the same way, makes you wonder how much money/sales they are passing up!

RE: Sorry EA..
By Ristogod on 3/28/2013 10:06:16 AM , Rating: 2
Less than you think. BF3 is pretty popular and quite a fun game and there is an abundance of people playing at any given time. The majority of them are Premium members also.

I also hate having my gaming library spread across multiple services, but why people find one form of DRM (Steam) completely acceptable and absolutely appall another form of DRM (Origin) when they basically do the same thing in the same manner is beyond me.

RE: Sorry EA..
By AnnihilatorX on 3/30/2013 8:06:11 PM , Rating: 2
Both Origin and Steam count as DRM in my book. The only true non-DRM game library platform is Desura.

RE: Sorry EA..
By MZperX on 3/28/2013 11:40:20 AM , Rating: 2
Yup. If it's not on Steam (or can be activated on Steam) I don't buy. I passed up a number of game deals lately because they were EA Origin exclusive. No thanks.

My game backlog, due to killer Steam sales, is so huge that if I don't buy another game for a year I still won't run out quality titles to play. I have well over a dozen AAA games I've been itching to play and haven't even installed yet.
EA can stuff their DRM-plagued Origin exclusive offerings up their tailpipe.

RE: Sorry EA..
By Totally on 3/31/2013 6:08:11 PM , Rating: 2
I have no qualms with Origin it's the same thing as steam in my book but never again will I purchase a online only game like Sim City. DRM isn't the problem (but it's at the root), it is this stupid push towards cloud gaming.

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