Welcome to the next generation.
Those familiar with DICE's work have come to expect a visually impressive experience with each subsequent iteration of the Battlefield franchise, and I'm delighted to report that the fourth proper installment likely won't let fans down. Battlefield 4 blows its predecessors out of the water technically, thanks to a new-and-improved graphics engine that is downright jaw-dropping.
Before firing up the demo, the guys over at Electronic Arts made it perfectly clear that what we were about to see was in-engine footage. Naturally, my expectations (and likely everyone else's in the audience) were incredibly high, and yet I was still wowed when I saw how lifelike each of the characters looked thanks to some superb animation.