Battlefield 4's Defuse designed for eSports, says Lars Gustavsson - AusGamers

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."

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ziggurcat1148d ago

Playing video games is not a sport.

Blachek1148d ago

Tell that to South Korea lol

ExCest1148d ago

Woah hostility here.

You must be at least slightly passionate about video games if you come here. I wonder how you can say that.

ziggurcat1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

I've been playing video games since pong. I love playing, but I don't think it's anywhere near being a sport.

Edit: I did not click disagree, just so you know...

ExCest1147d ago

I know, I know. It was just an exaggeration on my part.

But some people are really, really passionate about e-sporting so it can be argued.

And e-sports are more and more welcomed by the media (and the US government) so even if you don't like it, I feel like it'll become a sport eventually.

M-M1148d ago

I agree, but it is what it is.

3-4-51148d ago

They just gave people a ton of options on how they want to play the game.

This is good.

ArchangelMike1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

If fishing can be considered a sport, heck even conker smashing is considered a sport; then you best believe that playing video games can also be a sport.

I mean which 'sport' would you rather play, Conkers... or BF4?

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venom061148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

no gaming is NOT a sport, but anything that will make BF4 more popular with the eSPORTs community is always a welcome thing.. this game has EVERYTHING.... large scale war and small fast paced infantry maps... 60fps and 64 man servers too???

but people need to realize that read this article Lars NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT ESPORTS... he's talking about competitive gaming.. DICE has covered this before... to them, competitive gaming does NOT mean eSPORTS.. it means competitive online games..

notice, he says, "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."