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E3 2013: Battlefield 4's Commander Mode exposed by DICE
Posted: 11.06.2013 11:51 by Simon Priest Comments: 5
During EA's E3 press conference, DICE rolled out the big guns with Battlefield 4 and revealed what Commander Mode means for the upcoming new shooter. They also showcased just how crazy destruction has got.

Battlefield 4 has something they call 'levelution' which means the map and player tactics can drastically alter after, say, collapsing a skyscraper. We're treated to such a spectacle.

DICE was keen to spotlight its multiplayer chops and had 64-players in a single match of total mayhem for our viewing pleasure. They included Commander Mode, albeit scripted.

There's plenty to see from blowing out support struts to sinkhole a road, thus swallowing up an armoured vehicle, to jet skiing bailing from a patrol boat. Of course the crowning moment is watching a massive skyscraper buckle after having been pounded too much by enemy forces. DICE has released a 'Best Moments' trailer from the E3 footage.


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By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2013
nocutius
I'd rather have a dedicated gamer as my commander over someone that is playing only to distract himself for the minute and then forgetting about the whole thing in the middle.
It's just a feeling but I think that someone sitting on the couch and playing on his tablet while watching TV is more likely to not care about the outcome as much.

Also this makes it seem like the commander can only play as the commander and can't switch roles.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2013
HenoKutus
This Battlefield is out of this world,friggin awesomeness!!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 11, 2013
herodotus
I don't know about this. Team play was iffy at best in "BF3" unless you happened upon a good, solid team-focused bunch. As with anything EA for Aussies though, it all comes down to pricing and this will be far too expensive on release ($80 at least).