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Battlefield 4 showcased in 17-minute gameplay trailer

By Shawn Knight
Mar 27, 2013
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  1. Electronic Arts took the stage at the annual Game Developers Conference this week to showcase a live demo of Battlefield 4, the latest version in the popular first-person shooter franchise. Dice, the game’s publisher, said the title will arrive this...

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  2. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    Most awesome
     
  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

    I cant wait! I just hope I can get around to building a PC that can handle it over the summer.
     
  4. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Booster Posts: 385   +70

    Why does it feel like it's going to be an expansion pack to BF3. I won't pre order this one until they I see some beta or the final product. I want to see some new features that take full advantage of the newest video cards.
     
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,356   +402

  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

    That isnt what necessarily is irking me, but instead how there are the same sound effects, same jeeps, and same reloading animations as in BF3. They better bring better guns and more vehicles in BF4, otherwise it will be a failure.
     
  7. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Booster Posts: 385   +70

    Yeah, I take but the graphics and I definitely agree with you... What is going to happen with the maps from BF3, I wonder. There good maps, my wish is that they would add them to BF4 but I'm sure it isn't going to happen.
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

    I wont be surprised if Metro makes a return. But for a new engine, there should be new sounds and reloading animations. Hopefully that gets upgraded by the time the alpha comes. But notice in the trailer when they are in the window, and they are shooting down into the street, the scenery is a big upgrade from BF3. BF3 was just concrete buildings... the new scenery is actually legit glass and buildings.
     
  9. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 600   +89

    Don't look like much has changed from BF3.

    And they better offer something like a seasons pass for the DLC like borderlands 2 does.

    I bought the limited edition of BF3 for them just to release a premium version later which I did not pickup. I was not going to pay $120 total cost to play BF3 with all maps I'm sorry EA GTFO.

    I've gotten use to non dedicated servers but they need to bring back voice chat in this version or it will be the first BF game I don't buy.
     
  10. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Enthusiast Posts: 410   +38

    The video looks good... although I'm a bit disappointed to still see the same old console-friendly automatic muzzle climb compensation after firing your weapon. I understand it for consoles, its hard to make small, accurate movements quickly. But on PC with a mouse, its easy. In real life your gun doesn't just automatically line right back up on target like it does in the game. You have to get back on target... it should be this way in a realism based military shooter in my opinion.

    Anyway, I like some of the BF3 maps as well and would love to see them in BF4. Similar to how EA handled NFS Shift 2, it included all the same tracks that were in NFS Shift 1. Keep all the maps, keep all the guns, just add a ton more maps and guns. That way we can carry on playing BF3 in BF4 without having to have two games installed. Not to mention every new game feels a bit different, so switching back and forth between BF3 and BF4 may take some practice. Similar to those of us who still play BFBC2 and BF3. I like many of the maps in BC2 but they aren't in BF3 :-(

    I will say though that the graphics and gameplay in this trailer look excellent... I'm looking forward to this. I enjoy single player and hope this campaign will be a lot longer than the BF3 one which was a bit short in my opinion.
     
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  11. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,356   +402

    Do you have an example of a PC shooter that does this? I've played most of them and can't think of any...
     
     
  12. bielius

    bielius TS Booster Posts: 228   +14

    I believe ArmA 2 does that, correct me if I'm wrong though
     
  13. Waros

    Waros TS Rookie Posts: 18

    EA announcement-
    "AMD and EA DICE are proud partners in gaming, with a recent history
    that includes the award-winning Battlefield 3 in 2011. That relationship
    continues today with the world?s first public demonstration of
    Battlefield 4, powered by the AMD Radeon? HD 7990?the world?s fastest
    graphics card! Today?s unveiling not only demonstrates the commitment EA
    DICE makes to state-of-the-art PC graphics, it stands as further proof
    that the critically-acclaimed Graphics Core Next architecture in the AMD
    Radeon? HD 7000 Series is the best choice for truly advanced PC games."

    battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/preorder/

    legitreviews.com/news/15327/
     
  14. Fernando GC

    Fernando GC TS Member

    They lost me at "EA presents:" ... nice trailer.
     
  15. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,948   +381

    The cool thing to me as at some points the graphical quality looks similar to that of a vray render.
     
  16. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Enthusiast Posts: 410   +38

    Well that's kind of my point, just about all PC shooter games have this auto muzzle climb compensation after you stop firing. It is a "feature" that came from consoles, for the reason I mentioned originally. This "feature" isn't necessary when using a mouse, and is unrealistic. But who cares you may ask? Well probably not many, but those of us with military experience or those who have simply fired firearms before, know that your natural reaction to muzzle climb is to pull the firearm down to compensate (pulling the mouse down in the game as well). When you do this in the game of course and then stop firing, your crosshairs are then pointed way below the target. Just a thing you have to get used to, but incredibly annoying to those of us that care.
     
  17. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

    I dont see how much they can really improve in the engine to call it a whole new version. I wanna see BF5 in DX12.
     
  18. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,948   +381

    JC7, its similiar to other cases that once you know your way around the engine you can use it much more efficiently and in ways you didnt know you could before.
     
  19. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,027   +913

    True, optimization is key. But I feel like it should have been named 2.5, they shouldnt have jumped to 3.
     
  20. Emmc15

    Emmc15 TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Ok look at 10:5 to 10:17 when he is reloading the GL. 3 rounds go. 6 magically appear in the gun
     
  21. Better graphics but still the same boring game. I need a game that challenges me
     
  22. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    I just watched the bf1942 gameplay and it was the versitility between the tanks on bridges, jeeps on the beech, all that good stuff that made 1942 so much fun. The trailer looks to be of a different gameplay.
     
  23. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Booster Posts: 983   +97

    *Waits for in-game VOIP announcement...*
     
  24. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Booster Posts: 983   +97

    Who cares what DICE calls it. It's amazing is what it is. What game looks better? Did you see that explosion... in-game? The foliage and mo-cap are top notch, and the iron sights next to a scope has never been done in a game. And to me it looks like the blue tint is gone. The only thing missing is in-game Voip.
     
  25. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Enthusiast Posts: 811   +91

    Create one.
     


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