AusGamers caught up with Battlefield 4's creative director, Lars Gustavsson, who spoke at length about the new game modes being injected into the series' latest entry, specifically the purpose behind the new Defuse game mode.
"With Battlefield 4 we're trying to cater to competitive gaming," Lars told AusGamers. "We showed the new spectator mode broadcasting for three whole days from E3 -- and we got a huge response from that. We're also adding new modes, where we have Defuse -- a new small, tight game mode focused on five versus five competitive gaming, we also have Domination which we introduced late in the cycle of Battlefield 3 and we've brought it into the main package for BF4.
I think we are doing a lot of things to cater to players who might be afraid of the huge battlefields -- they like the tight infantry combat which many times caters for the competitive gamer," he added. "Still, if you want to do competitive games at 64 players plus two commanders on your next-gen console at 60 frames per second, you can."