Battlefield 4 confirmed for next-gen release, "nothing short of astonishing"
Posted: 25.02.2013 10:59 by Nick Akerman Comments: 11
Have you got your 'Least Surprising News' meter turned on? If so, it'll hit 10 right now. EA has confirmed Battlefield 4 for next-gen release.

EA Labels President Frank Gibeau explained the upcoming shooter in a blog post named, "Transition Is Our Friend."

"For EA’s creative teams, this transition comes as no surprise. We’ve been investing and innovating on new technology for months. Console partners who have seen our early work agree, EA’s next-gen software is nothing short of astonishing."

"At a GameStop company meeting earlier this week, we gave 500 store managers a sneak peak at Battlefield 4. The game received a huge ovation and thousands of fans reacted to a single enthusiastic tweet by GameStop’s CEO."

Expect a new Call of Duty to be announced soon...
Source: VG247


By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 25, 2013
You'll excuse me if I take the astonishing bit with a small truckload of salt.
By Nakerman (SI Veteran Newbie) on Feb 25, 2013
Hehe, I could barely bring myself to write the story without sarcasm.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 25, 2013
It's sort of endearing that all the big corpos still do that ^_^
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 25, 2013
LOL - I'm astonished anyone still uses this exclamation when we just knew that BF3 had the very same wording and well...
By Kres (SI Elite) on Feb 25, 2013
BF3 was 1 step forward, 2 steps back. Bad Company 2 was just bloody right. Perfect. Then I move to BF3 and get a feeling of wtf... vehicles physics was awkward. The big chunk of gameplay feeling was awkward... to me. I'll see how things develop further but ok I wont be too pesimistic if they messed it up a bit once. All other BF releases were smashing hits.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Feb 25, 2013
I do detect some slight sarcasm between the lines :).
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 25, 2013
Don't care, and what's more if they include a bullscookies SP with QTE's again, just to pander to console kiddies, I will not be buying it.
End of rant, except to say "FO Dice"!
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 26, 2013
@Kres - I also prefer BC2 over BF3 - I hope that Bad Company will make a return...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 26, 2013
What ruined "BF:BC 2", or at least made it something I had to stay away from, was with "BF3" looming the dickhead brigade started to play again to "warm up" for "BF3". That was their justification for Lvl 50+ jumping on Lvl 15-20 ONLY servers. They pissed me right off, along with the base-rapers who seemed to grow into a plague overnight.
Tried it again the other day, and while far and away better than "BF3", the bleak colouring of 90% of the maps made it hard to face. The cheats are still there, though mainly camped on the "Vietnam" EP and certain tank maps.

I fear Dice has forgotten how to make a good PC port/version as "BF3" has proven, and "MoH: Warfighter" compounded, so "BF: BC3" might not be something I'd look forward to now.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 27, 2013
I agree Hero that there are plenty of problems. If I should just state the last mp shooters I really enjoyed - I'm afraid that the bats in the closet will get upset - but I could still install those games and run from scratch. That old.
I'm way back into Unreal Tournament 2003/2004 and Quake Arena. Good old CS...
But me, that were, and those games are no more. A distant past only reminding of days when you actually had something to do with the games. Where you could feel part of the gaming and not like some person aggrevated over the cheats and lack of support. The hefty prices, the DLC suckering.

To some extent Battlefield 2 was fun. But there was something off putting and the way to get into the game and finding a game to play was ... well... not so great.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 27, 2013
Most fun I had with "BF2" was playing against bots, and they removed that from "BF3". Worst design move ever....should be an award for that.