While DICE claims they have improved the singleplayer experience for Battlefield 4, everyone knows that the multiplayer is the most integral part of the franchise. It's been that way since the series' inception, and only continues to be true today.
With that in mind, Electronic Arts has released a new trailer for Battlefield 4 that is all about the multiplayer. It's not as detailed or as involved as previous multiplayer trailers, mind you, but gives players a solid overview of what's in store for them come October.
As in past Battlefield games, players will be able to dictate their experience in the multiplayer. They can fly solo or choose to roll with a squad of up to five players, with either approach presumably feeling viable online.
However, if players want even more control while online, they can opt to take complete control with the Commander Mode. Once a staple of the Battlefield franchise, Commander mode is back, putting a single player in charge of coordinating their entire team. At E3 2013, we saw the Commander Mode in action, but unfortunately our preview was relegated to the more familiar FPS experience.
The trailer also touches upon some Battlefield 4 features that DICE has previously detailed in full, like customization and vehicle warfare. For as much as Battlefield 4 is a FPS experience, vehicles have always been a major showpiece for the franchise, and that doesn't appear to change here. In fact, Battlefield 4 is taking things a step further, by giving players even more opportunities to battle on land, sea, and air.
As far as customization goes, we know that Battlefield 4 will present players with a nearly endless set of possibilities. DICE has also beefed up the game's four main classes considerably, giving players better tools for their roles.
And, of course, it wouldn't be a Battlefield 4 trailer if it didn't touch upon Levolution. Levolution is DICE's buzz word for Battlefield 4 — a way to label the dynamic events that are only made possible thanks to the Frostbite 3 engine. Everything from collapsing buildings to decaying environments help heighten the realism in Battlefield 4, and evolving the battlefield in some new and interesting ways.
With 10 maps and 7 modes at players' fingertips, Battlefield 4 debuts on October 29th, but it doesn't end there. After that, DICE will continue to expand on the experience like they did with Battlefield 3 by rolling out new maps, new modes, new vehicles, and new weapons. The game looks gorgeous and will be available on current-gen and next-gen systems.
What are you most looking forward to about Battlefield 4's multiplayer? Where do you hope DICE has improved the most?
Battlefield 4 releases October 29, 2013 for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360; for PS4 on November 12th; and for Xbox One on November 19th.