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Battlefield 4 Set in Modern Day World, Says DICE

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DICE talks about the setting for the upcoming FPS, Battlefield 4.

During an interview at GDC Europe on Monday, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson said that Battlefield 4's setting will take place in the modern day world. The previous installment, which was released back in October 2011, is set in the near-future (2014) and takes place in several locations including Iran and New York. So far the details surrounding Battlefield 4 are scarce.

"There’s a lot of things inspiring us as to how the franchise will move on," Troedsson told the audience. "Everything from fans’ feedback, to market research and, of course, what we want to build ourselves. It’s not just one single thing. And, yes, I know Battlefield 4 is probably [not] the most creative name we ever could come up with. I can’t comment any more on that game because it’s all secret."

But he goes on to spill a few details anyway. "We still want to stay in this genre, the modern day as it is. We feel this is a place we can be and continue with the series. Battlefield 4 can live in this space and be very successful," he added. "That doesn't mean there might not be a Bad Company game again in the future."

Last month EA announced that gamers pre-ordering Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition prior to the game's launch on October 23 would have access to the exclusive Battlefield 4 beta. The retail version of Battlefield 4 is slated to arrive on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC during its 2014 fiscal year. That means fans won't get their hands on the final game until sometime between April 2013 and March 2014.

Current speculation points to an October 2013 window given that the publisher has a track record of launching AAA shooters in the fourth quarter since the release of Medal of Honor back in 2010. There's also speculation that EA may release an HD version for the next-gen consoles slated to be officially announced during E3 2013 next June.

 

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    boiler1990 , August 14, 2012 3:14 AM
    Quote:
    During an interview at GDC Europe on Monday, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson said that Battlefield 4's setting will take place in the modern day world.


    So when BF4 releases in the 2014 timeframe...does that mean it will be outdated? O.o o.O
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    Pennanen , August 14, 2012 4:24 AM
    First we get battlfield 3, then we get battlefield 3.2 (medal of honor) and finally we get battlefield 3.5 (bf4).

    This truely is the golden age of gaming, so many unique games, so little time!
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    boiler1990 , August 14, 2012 3:14 AM
    Quote:
    During an interview at GDC Europe on Monday, DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson said that Battlefield 4's setting will take place in the modern day world.


    So when BF4 releases in the 2014 timeframe...does that mean it will be outdated? O.o o.O
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    zachusaman , August 14, 2012 3:24 AM
    e3 june? will the bf3 premium morons have all their dlc by then? be pretty funny if the game dropped before they got their precious dlc
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    azraa , August 14, 2012 3:44 AM
    boiler1990So when BF4 releases in the 2014 timeframe...does that mean it will be outdated? O.o o.O

    Mind: blown.

    The most important thing to me now is if its going to use the same graphics engine than BF3. If they improve Frostbite even more, we're gonna need some serious hardware to run it on Ultra.
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    mayankleoboy1 , August 14, 2012 3:50 AM
    isnt MoH almost like CoD now ?
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    Anonymous , August 14, 2012 4:01 AM
    They should continue the BF3 story line, if there was.
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    teh_chem , August 14, 2012 4:17 AM
    Battlefield 4: Modern(day) Warfare
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    Pennanen , August 14, 2012 4:24 AM
    First we get battlfield 3, then we get battlefield 3.2 (medal of honor) and finally we get battlefield 3.5 (bf4).

    This truely is the golden age of gaming, so many unique games, so little time!
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    pocketdrummer , August 14, 2012 4:37 AM
    A trusted source told me that BF:4 will feature the next evolution of the Destruction engine. Now, you can blow up a total of 1 object in the map in spectacular definition. Far better than the nearly unlimited objects in BF:BC2 and the 5 objects in BF3!
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    ltdementhial , August 14, 2012 4:39 AM
    ravensharplessOf course it is! they wish they had cod! cod is a masterpiece! Year by year it oversells each and every single game! It's a blockbuster and we all know here that blockbusters are the best possible thing in this universe. It's better! It's better then your battlefield! nothing can change that! My xbox360 still pwns your pc's. You and your 20 year old mouse and keyboard. The mouse and keyboard was never made for gaming! Microsoft put millions into the xbox360 controller, a gaming controller! I could take any of you on with it! That is if you can start up the game. You might have a virus or something lol. I feel for you pc users i really do. Spend $2000 on a computer you have to upgrade in a year while my xbox360 still plays the newest blockbuster games! You guys usually have to wait longer to play a game like ghost recon future solder i was playing that looong before any of you. (this comment is fake and not intended for troll)


    Did you guys know that CoD is the "son" of MoH? Allied Assault anyone?
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    nebun , August 14, 2012 4:41 AM
    PennanenFirst we get battlfield 3, then we get battlefield 3.2 (medal of honor) and finally we get battlefield 3.5 (bf4).This truely is the golden age of gaming, so many unique games, so little time!

    it's robbery if you ask me, lol
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    smitty10 , August 14, 2012 5:03 AM
    nebunit's robbery if you ask me, lol

    Yeah, ditto.
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    ravensharpless , August 14, 2012 5:39 AM
    Again i want to stress that my last comment is fake and is not in any way my actual opinion so nobody gets pissed.
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    JOSHSKORN , August 14, 2012 6:01 AM
    Lame. Release it for the next-gen consoles and step up the PC requirements.
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    A Bad Day , August 14, 2012 6:46 AM
    I wonder if they would do a battle...

    In Canada.

    Or better yet, Switzerland.
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    hardcore_gamer , August 14, 2012 7:54 AM
    ravensharplessOf course it is! they wish they had cod! cod is a masterpiece! Year by year it oversells each and every single game! It's a blockbuster and we all know here that blockbusters are the best possible thing in this universe. It's better! It's better then your battlefield! nothing can change that! My xbox360 still pwns your pc's. You and your 20 year old mouse and keyboard. The mouse and keyboard was never made for gaming! Microsoft put millions into the xbox360 controller, a gaming controller! I could take any of you on with it! That is if you can start up the game. You might have a virus or something lol. I feel for you pc users i really do. Spend $2000 on a computer you have to upgrade in a year while my xbox360 still plays the newest blockbuster games! You guys usually have to wait longer to play a game like ghost recon future solder i was playing that looong before any of you. (this comment is fake and not intended for troll)


    We were waiting for the "obvious troll".
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    molo9000 , August 14, 2012 7:59 AM
    Can we have our WW2 shooters back already?

    The main reason they stick with modern warfare is that they can have tons of automatic spray-n-pray weapons that are noob-friendly and work well with console controllers.

    BF3 killed the franchise for me. No teamplay (small squads, spawning on every squad member), spray&pray gunplay, badly designed maps, technical difficulties (*cough* hit detection *cough*), slow patches, no mod support(!), Origin....
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    tomfreak , August 14, 2012 9:43 AM
    I feel so cheated when I tot Battlefield 3 was going to last as long as BF2. I am not going to buy BF4 only to find out BF5 coming out in another 2 years after BF4.
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    SirTrollsALot , August 14, 2012 10:34 AM
    Battlefield is for people whom can't handle COD's "realism"
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    empstar , August 14, 2012 10:37 AM
    I got BF:BC2 and it was a fun game BUT only one major problem. CHEATER anywhere. same as BF3. I really hate cheater. will not buy BF4 if DICE or EA resolve this F**king cheater.
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