EA has teased the imminent reveal of Battlefield 4, telling fans to "Prepare 4 Battle" on March 27.
Can't wait to see BF4 on PS4 !
They'd better raise the max_player_cap to 64, other wise it's PC for me again.
Man, I already got used to less than 32 players, how crazy will it be with 64 players?
@ r21......U should try MAG.
nah, iv been playing BF3 on PS3 since launch night, and a month ago i finally got a pc able to almost max it and have put just over 10 hours into the pc version so far.(over 300h on ps3) The biggest thing iv noticed is on the 64 player servers, regardless of map, its a complete cluster f*k. I think the sweet stop is 32 player battles, in 32 player matches you can run for afew seconds without encountering the enemy. 64 player battles are still fun in a chaos inducing sort of way, but for a proper match its overkill unless they make BF4 maps alot bigger.
I'd be very disappointed if they don't increase the player cap on consoles, having worse graphics on consoles I can get over easily but 64 players is a must for me. Anyway...Imagine if Battlefield 4 had submarines, how cool would that be?
Yep I wanna see 64 player cap on PS4 cause I can't stand EAs battle log on PC and hope I never have to see it again.
Having a mixture of 32 and 64 players on different maps would be great. More variety of vehicles (mainly planes/Heli's). BlackhawkS from the Bad Company series would be awesome.
64 is an eff fest , in reality mo more than 48 is about right.
can you fill me in here cause I never play a game with 64 players at once. Beside MAG beta awhile back. What the advantage you gain by having so many players?
@JoGam - A turd with more players is still a turd. You shouldn't compare MAG to BF3. They are lightyears apart in the quality department.
Your screen name says it all. I've plated both games and can say with out a doubt MAG is x 10 more action. Try playing a leader role and doing the missions. Play a game of DOM and you will never look at BF or COD the same way again. Where BF looks and sounds of so pretty. It lacks action on the scare MAG comes with by a long shot.
Well if its not 64player on ps4 then there is no point in getting that version only thing is better visuals than the ps3 version people will need more than that for them to fork out a lot of cash for the ps4 version
Dam imagine 32 players on one team!! Full on destruction
I remember FrontLines Fuel of War had 50 player servers, and that was awesome. But the actual gameplay was sort of sub-par, since it was the studio's first ever game they developed. So I'm hoping for BF4 we'll get BIG maps (and not tunnel-shooter operation metro nonsense) and a lot of players.
This.. I own consoles and a gaming PC, and even though BF3 on consoles was good it sucks to see it gimped. Hopefully this changes with the new hardware.
@r21 Why wait until BF4 on next gen consoles to try out 64 players online? If you have a PC get BF3 done and done! :P
64 players is generally over kill anyways.
I want to agree with this 64 times, but it won't let me.
64 is more than enough and a decent jump for consoles. Hopefully the servers will be decent at launch. Considering the next PC version might have DRM like Simcity. I might side with PS4 version. Comparing my PC to PS4 it averages out to about the same as I would get on my system anyway if not a little better. Which to me confirms 64 players possible. Makes me think Next gen Nascar could actually have 43 racers. Hopefully bug free. :) Less than 32 is empty to me. This new generation we have a chance to see 64+ players on nearly every game if they wanted to push it. After playing one 64 player game you will never want anything less. Well it depends on how often you run across a battlefield in open sight as to how many players you would enjoy playing with. haha. 64 players and someone is going to pick you off for running across that field or try to anyway. Even if you driving. :P
All you guys who think that 64 is too much, have you not heard all the gripes about the armored kill maps being too big? The BF3 maps were gimped down for consoles, the Bf2 maps were much, much bigger. And Bf2 supports 128+ players in its mods, with maps that are even bigger.
I play on PC and I never play on 64 player servers it's not fun at all, like others have said, it's just a cluster fu**. I tend to play on 32 player servers all the time that is the perfect amount imho. More is not always better.
yes.... Battlefield 4 on PS4! Battlefield 4 will be the best First-Person-Shooter 2013 and 2014!
Cheers for the heads up Mystic Meg :)
Personally XBOX Next/720 etc for me.
It is funny all of the dislikes you got for only saying you liked xbox, but seriously go ps4!
@zbg31610: Haha I was thinking the same thing lol...Nevermind eh!! :)
Depends on how much Kinect Microsoft shows off with the new Xbox for me, but PS4 is defiantly coming to my house. Xbox720 I am skeptical of until I see it in action.
Ps4 will be awsome! But I can't play this with a controller. I need to check both corners of a room and I can't do that in 1.5 secs with a controller. ugh.. sorry. I will get infamous over bf4 on console.
Lol I hear you to each is own if mouse makes you feel better then by all means
How can u control something if u cant hold it...controllers u can hold. Keyboard and mouse u just wank on it.
Have you ever heard of Penguinunited.com just read this snippet below. The Eagle Eye is a keyboard and mouse converter for the PS3 and Xbox 360, that allows you to use a keyboard and mouse of your choice instead of a controller. Using our proprietary Eagle Edit program, you can modify your settings and key bindings to play the game in a way that best suites you, with the added control and precision that a keyboard and mouse offers. To me this is awesome because I use a monitor for my PS3/X360 to game on. So it works out pretty good.
Can't wait to see BF4 on PC with Max setting!
@ BullDog. Depends on the map. 64 players on operation metro is madness. 32 players on metro is doable. I played Bf3 on my buddies PC and 64 players on Caspian border is pure heaven. Most of BF3 maps are catered to 64 players.
3 months ago I received 64 disagrees on N4G for claiming that BF4 would prolly launch on ps4 as well as ps3.. just sayin.
Game of the Year. Yup. I said it. Feel free to add the world Multiplayer to the front if it makes you feel better.
Its going to be a great game but FPS like this will likely not win many goty if any at all
The story should be a little better IMO
I didn't care too much for Battlefield 3 until I switched to PC gaming and played it there. It's like a completely new game. However, I'd be more excited if Bad Company 3 was being revealed instead of BF4. I've always been a console gamer up until recently, but Bad Company 2 was one of the best FPS military games I ever played. That Vietnam Expansion? Oh man, that was amazing.
Yes, I would have preferred Bad Company 3, but more Battlefield ______ is always a good thing.
Vietnam was like crack. Or should I say opium?
I don't know. I think GTA V is going to take that title
Last of Us, doesn tmatter what else comes out at this point. But 9-10 games can lay claim to a GOTY award since almost everybody gives them out, lol
Thought it was the 26th.
The 26th is probably just for the press.
Oh alright, so like a closed event that no one can speak of until the 27th. I am in no rush to hear about BF4 to be honest, I can wait. Have enough to play with BF3 already and it's a year out maybe more for BF4.
Yes, bring on the next-gen goodness...
So much epic stuff happening after the 25th. GDC game reveals, Battlefield 4, and Bioshock Infinite released :D
On my birthday? Really? WOO!
Best birthday gift ever bro :)
My birthday too :o
Yesterday was my birthday :)
I turned away from buying BF3 on the PS3 just because of the disparity between the PC version and console version, but now I can see myself on board without hesitation with the PS4.
There's always going to be more options on PC than consoles just because the PC is an open platform. Not to say 64+ players ins't possible on the PS4, but who knows. Consoles could have 64 and PC could have 128. Don't be so confident until we hear more.
64 players on PC is a cluster fuuuu... I could only imagine how chaotic 128 players would be. I think 64 players would be more than enough for all platforms if they make the maps larger and I doubt anything but a $500-$1000 intel with a 690 would be able to run 128 players at once at 60fps. 32-48 players on BF3 is the sweet spot for me... once you hit 48+ players you have to watch your back at all times and that becomes more stressful than fun.
Yeah, like aimbot and wall hacks. Got to love playing anything online with PCs... Of course I suppose since you don't pay for your games, hacking is just fine. Maybe matches are fun after everyone in the lobby uses them.
Prepare 4 battle... how cliche.
i'm not sure if BF will maintain it's stable position in the FPS competition next generation with respawn's first game,destiny,doom 4,killzone shadow fall,next cod,several Free to play fps,maybe unreal tournament 4 perhaps aswell?
The thing is... not a single one of those games play like Battlefield. Battlefield has very little real competition when it comes to its multiplayer gameplay mechanics. A few games have tried but none have been near as successful. Until we see a game that competes directly on the same scale and type of combat its not going anywhere as long as EA doesn't make too many bad decisions.
Exactly. Killzone and Destiny will be your Sci-Fi shooters. COD is your "arcade" shooter. Doom is Doom and Unreal Tourney is Unreal Tourney; each has a dedicated following. The only game that might play like Battlefield is the game that Respawn is making. Even then, that's only two "simulation" shooters. Personally, I think BF4 will come out on next-gen consoles Spring/Summer 2014 while Respawn's game will be out Holiday 2014 in an attempt to "kill" Call of Duty. Just my prediction.
32 players is DEFINITELY the sweet spot for great epic battles without turning into a clusterf#$%... but whatever BF4 brings, it will more than likely be better than the next Copy and Paste job of CoD...
64 is fine if the map is big enough (maps like Kharg, Caspian, Oman, Armored Kill and End Game maps). I think they made smaller maps in BF3 to appease the lower player count on consoles. 24 is perfect for maps like Bizaar and Siene, but way too low for Caspian or Kharg. Personally I hope they have 8 or so huge maps for 64 players and then smaller versions of those same maps for 32 player matches. That way people can play in big battles or smaller battles.
Hopefully they show more than a 30 second clip!
It should be renamed to Battlefield 1944... Tired of this modern shit. Ready to go back and fight the Nazis with weapons that actually took skill to use. None of this fire and forget bullshit.
What is the bet it will have less features than 1942? BF was so much better when it was a PC exclusive and not limited by consoles.