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EA confirms Battlefield 4 for next gen, calls it "nothing short of astonishing"

OXM UK: "EA has laid off a number of developers in the Montreal and Los Angeles areas, as part of what EA labels president Frank Gibeau terms the "complex and challenging experience" of transiting console generations. Naturally, he's tremendously upbeat about the publisher's prospects as a whole, touting the virtues of Battlefield 4 in particular."

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DaThreats1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

Hope its not limited to the power of the 360 and PS3, and taken full advantage being exclusive of PS4 and next xbox. (only if the next xbox is not weak)

@QRPHE
I got skills son.

Qrphe1642d ago

Why/how are you so fast to first posts?

Yi-Long1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

... aka 'Battlefield of Duty'.

Don't get me wrong, in those maps where Battlefield 3 gave you a large area to play in, it was awesome. Sadly, there were far to few true Battlefield Conquest levels, and too many lineair/small maps where almost every match played the same way.

I hope the franchise can return to it's roots of greatness (Battlefield 2, 1942/43).

SAE1642d ago

He comment in pending news :)

ZeroX98761642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

60fps, commander position, 6 man squad, more destructable environnement, battle recorder....AND 64 players! I know it's a lot, but add this to BF4 and the game will be just as great as BF2 was back in the days.

Kevlar0091641d ago

@knifefight: Androids don't have power levels

Check and mate

UnholyLight1641d ago

@ZeroX9876 Make EVERY piece of the environment destructible, you would think with the next gen consoles that this should be able to be done. buildings should all be collapsible in some way.

Bodies from players in ALL FPS games should remain where they were killed, same with vehicles. I was playing CoD 2 online on my Xbox 360 this afternoon (ahhh CoD nostalgia)..and all of the bodies remain where you killed players or where you died. This is the type of detail that should be in games these days, Especially for the next gen.

SilentNegotiator1641d ago

There's a section called "pending"...

UnholyLight1641d ago

Cant edit my comment as far as I know so, when I said kill players I hope everyone understood that was in Multiplayer haha. I have no idea if bodies stay in single player because in CoD 2 the waves of soldiers keep coming if you don't advance.

I feel sorry for the PS3 guys missing out on CoD 2..it was such a good game. I miss WWII games :'(

007Bond1641d ago

No job, friends, life, that's how.

NegativeCreepWA1641d ago

I want to see the console versions hold 64 players, I don't care if that means it has to look the same as BF3.

kupomogli1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

@Kevlar009

Yes they do.

2pacalypsenow1641d ago

@ZeroX9876 All of that is on the PC version of the game

ChrisW1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

@Qrphe,

As others have said:

DaThreats trolls the submissions that are pending. It's the only way to make sure that you are the first poster on potentially big topics.

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Septic1642d ago

@Dathreats

I'm not a PC elitist or anything so don't take this the wrong way but you have inadvertly summed up the fears and frustrations of PC gamers in recent years. Just like how you don't want current gen consoles to hold back next gen iterations of this game, PC games have suffered tremendously as a result of developers having to cater for consoles.

Making the PC the lead platform can only ensure that you go so far in pushing the bar on PC.

On topic, I don't want this to be on current gen consoles. I think it will hold the game back technically because it'll show that the game isn't being developed from the ground up for next gen tech.

dirigiblebill1642d ago

I'm happy for it to be current gen providing they lead on the new platforms.

DigitalAnalog1642d ago

Even if you did target PC as the lead. You STILL have to make it viable for the consoles to run, so it's a pretty useless effort since you're doing pretty much the same thing (See Witcher 2).

If you designed PC from the ground-up, you can guarantee it would NOT pass through consoles, at least not with some significant downgrades. By making the target so high it can only be playable at 480p with extremely low assets on the consoles would that a mean the PC-developed game retained it's design.

talisker1642d ago

Maybe you PC crowd should start buying games when they're released and not wait for Steam sales. That could convince devs more than your rants on the Internet. You know, they would invest money in PC versions if they knew it'd come back in profit. The truth is YOU are holding back. People just want to earn a living, that's why they release games for POPULAR platforms.

Britainz-Fin3st1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

This is EA we are talking about. If they can make more money by putting it on 360, Ps3,Ps4,PsV Wii U then they will do it. I would imagine it would be better on the next gens, but not as good as if it was soley for ps4, next xbox and pc.

edit.

but regardless i dont think there was a game this gen i enjoyed playing more then bf3. first on xbox, and then i even bought a ps3 slim just to play it with a friend.

SilentNegotiator1641d ago

Realistic hardware does not "hold back" anything. Developers have no cause to cater to just the top tier or even give them a lot of special attention.

AngelicIceDiamond1641d ago

I agree, I want this game to be exclusively on PS4 and Xbox 720 as well.

I don't wanna deal with bad or missing textures blurry presentation, leveled down map variants, content missing, compression's, constant cutbacks to make everything fit properly.

If EA was smart, they would NOT compete for COD sales and create BF4 ground up on next gen consoles. EA can start fresh and make an early name for themselves and great reception from fans.

Good news, BF4 won't be coming this year to compete with COD. So, all they have to do is keep BF4 on PS4, 720 and PC.

Again they'll garner the lead over COD for the "next gen shooter." We can make a pretty good guess that Acti will push last minute sales with MW4 on current gen systems. Last year proved they're sales couldn't get any better, instead sales declined.

Its a wait and see.

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Knight_Crawler1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

Should be intresting to see if the current trends continues next gen where:

Activision favors MS
EA favors Sony

Also am I the only one excited to see what next gen Call of Duty will bring to the table...I understand the hate for the game since Activion has milked COD for all its worth but you cannot deny that the COD games are fun.

FunkMacNasty1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

@KnightCrawler,

You're not alone..I too am curious about what CoD brings out for next gen consoles, and I think lots of other hardcore gamers are excited too..(although you and I both know many won't admit it).

Obviously Call of Duty is a cash-cow, but If you're into FPS's, CoD games definitley are fun, and I think "fun" is the key feature that many "hardcore" gamers miss when they trash-talk certain games/franchises. Nowadays gamers are completely polarized.. If we aren't playing some obscure RPG or some "innovative" new indie game, but we are playing a popular well-selling franchise game, we're dubbed "casuals" by the elitist snobs.

Jobesy1642d ago

@Funk, there's nothing "elite" about those snobs, they're just snobs.

I'm also interested where Activision is going to take COD, especially with the potential heavy hitter Destiny coming soon. Destiny may impact the COD franchise sales. If I had my way, I'd have a COD title one year and a Destiny the next. Phase out Modern Warfare and let Treyarch take full control of the franchise.

N0S3LFESTEEM1641d ago

DO you know the definition of Insanity? It's COD...

J_Cob1641d ago

Acti favors MS because they get a cut of Xbox Live subscriptions. Until that changes they'll always favor Microsoft's console.

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fermcr1642d ago

In all honesty, if Dice done a new IP, it would better then another Battlefield.

Hufandpuf1641d ago

I'd be good with either BF4 or Mirror's Edge 2.

a_squirrel1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

Add Bad Company 3 to the list

a_adji1642d ago

But it's weaker that the ps4 as the wii u is weaker than theh next box. Question is if it will be visible.

PFFT1641d ago

lol dude, how do you know it will be weaker??? Do you work for MS therefore you already know what the system is packing??? Dont be fooled by all the rumors that have been going around about the new Xbox. Wait till MS officially unveils the ACTUAL final product before making assumptions.