The Battlefield franchise rolls on with number four.
Last night in San Francisco, the press and game industry professionals got to view the “Fishing in Baku” 17- minute gameplay demo on the big screen at the 2013 Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. The theater was packed- the only reason it wasn’t standing room only is they carefully counted how many people got in. The gameplay demo can be seen in its entirety below.
Besides being smooth and slick (and taking a few seconds to adjust to on a 28-foot movie screen) EA stresses the more interactive nature of the game. While the game is still ‘directed’, as they put it, it is designed to be less ‘on rails’ and to allow the player to choose their own route. They promise destructible environments, specifically in ways that make you able to change the route to the destination by, for instance, blowing out a wall.
While the footage we’ve been show does look good indeed, no information about the specifications for the system used to create the demo were given.
EA says Battlefield 4 will ship during EA’s fiscal year 2014, which means any time up until March 2013.