Submitted by alexmac 746d ago | rumor

Battlefield 4 player count could increase to 70+ players

Credible sources have rumored that DICE is testing Battlefield 4 multiplayer with 70+ players... (Battlefield 4, PC, PS4, Xbox One)

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Hellsvacancy  +   746d ago
Awesome, more the merrier
littlemac  +   746d ago
And the fact that everyone can be in a squad is good too.
MysticStrummer  +   746d ago
Agreed. I say keep adding players until there is a performance hit, then back off the total a little.

There should be as many players as possible while also having no hiccups even with lots of action onscreen.

EDIT - Map design is also a factor though, so there can be too many players.
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avengers1978  +   746d ago
Yea, smaller maps should be player capped, it can be a cluster f*ck, and take away a players ability to enjoy the game. Large maps more is better
DeadlyFire  +   744d ago
Battlefield 2 had borders that expanded depending on the player size set for the map. Why can't Battlefield 3, and 4 be like that.
iamnsuperman  +   746d ago
I agree. One of the biggest criticism I had with BF3 (if I completely ignore the single player part of that game) was there just wasn't enough people for the map sizes on the consoles. I know people disagree with me on this but I hated how unpopulated the map can be. Okay I do feel map design has a big impact on this as BF:BC2 has some of the best maps with open space but yet it still felt hectic but more people would have made BF3 a bit more enjoyable on the console versions
Izzy408  +   746d ago
Yeah, i've been playing BF3 on xbox and some of the larger maps can feel empty even with a full game and less capture points. This time around, im getting BF4 for next-gen. No way i'm missing out on bigger action.
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DeadlyFire  +   744d ago
Its because they designed the maps for 32 players and PS3/X360 only let 24 players in a game. That is the core of that issue. I think they really wanted 32 players on PS3/X360, but were limited due to the hardware.

BFBC2 was designed alot better with a narrower maps so in those PS3/X360 games it was more people running around in front of you.
Rearden  +   746d ago
Real source is http://bf4central.com/2013/...

You keep stealing BF4Central's stories and submitting them to N4G
alexmac  +   745d ago
Put it as an alt source, anyone can do it. The most important is the there is a link to the source in the post, and there is isn't there.
Vip3r  +   746d ago
I reckon they could easily do 128+ players on the new consoles and PCs.

The only limit would be the maps.

The technology is there for it though.
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Ray186  +   745d ago
MAG had 256.
Hufandpuf  +   745d ago
But it looked and played like shit.
shibster88  +   746d ago
Hell yea the more the better if they do change it to 70/80 then I will never buy ano5her game again please santa help dice make this true.
Izzy408  +   746d ago
70 players makes a lot more sense with 5-player squads. And if game quality isn't affected, i'm all for it. With the new consoles, they can probably go even higher on the player count. But one of the concerns is that too many players won't actually make multiplayer more enjoyable. But who knows?
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Trunkz Jr  +   746d ago
Ummmm. Have you played Planetside 2 during a large scale assault/defend?
Izzy408  +   745d ago
we're talking about BF4 here, not planet side.
Trunkz Jr  +   744d ago

Well duh, but when you can see a game that plays out well with a large scale assault it shouldn't be impossible for them to push the limits on the PC platform, PS2 has shown that large scale battles can work (larger then BF).
KrisButtar  +   746d ago
Won't do them no good if they have that $20 more higher price tag
littlemac  +   745d ago
That's not DICE's choice.
dcj0524  +   746d ago
You can't divide 64 by 5.
Trunkz Jr  +   746d ago
Shouldn't have to. In BF2 you could make squads (and name them) be in 2 people or 6. 32 vs 32 or 35 vs 35 it's not that much of a difference.
mkotechno  +   745d ago
Urusernamesucks  +   745d ago
Dont you just love games that live up to their name.
alexmac  +   743d ago
Battlefield didn't live up to their name last time.
SITH  +   745d ago
I absolutely do not know one single person who is not buying BF4 day one.
alexmac  +   745d ago
Wow, you have a lot of CoD friends.
greenlantern2814  +   745d ago
BF needs a lot of players, I have played mp where it seems like I spend they entire time looking for people to shoot.

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