"Details About Story Mode Of Upcoming Battlefield Game Leaked."
LMAO.... you gotta be kidding..
You were expecting Bioshock? Buddy, as a huge BF fan.....I don't care for their single players. As to why this is a shock to you, is beyond me. Did you ever know the BF or COD single players to be good? I'm fine with 6 missions as we don't even know how long they are or what they are about and I'd rather they have something short and good, vs long and boring. The team isn't known for making amazing single player games as much as they are known for making amazing MP titles.
Not sure why people are flipping about this. Makes sense. BF was never about the campaign. This brief campaign most likely just serves as a glorified tutorial for the multiplayer. Don't see the problem here. Of course this site loves to make a massive deal out of literally everything, especially things they don't comprehend, so there's that.
@_-EDMIX-_ "Did you ever know the BF or COD single players to be good?" CoD2 was great, CoD4 was amazing, BFBC was enjoyable and BFBC2 was kinda good too! so...there
Sorry wrong reply; @badz149...CoD4 was amazing at the time, but was hardly a long and involving campaign...was the only criticism the game had overall; its sp was easily beatable around 5 hours. Somewhat agree with others...BF is not, and never will be, a single player focused franchise imo...or at least shouldn't be...I get that BC1 and especially BC2 broke this trend, but those were also spin offs...and I think BC2's success manipulated BF3 and BF4 into being a PC and console blended situation...and it hasn't paid off all that well...both games tried to do too much, especially BF4...BF3's sp was a decent enough time waster while they fixed the mp around release...BF4's campaign was far more awful, and the mp didn't work for a longer period of time...but, the best part, even the single player crashed....................... .............................. . ..... Either way...I'm not planning on touching BF1 until late 2017 or so...don't care about anything single player related to begin with...But have not bought an EA product in its release window since BF4...the message was loud and clear: Don't purchase until they put the fire out...
@EDMIX Yep, people are jumping the gun as usual. We don't know how long these 6 "missions" are. For all we know it could be 6 large areas, in different WW1 regions, with multiple goals to achieve in each one. DICE have said that the campaign would have wide open levels. You'll probably have different missions within each of those regions. But we really don't know. It's best if we just wait for more information.
I know some of you like Single player.. but battlefield is all about the multiplayer in the end (it started with MP only after all, and this is not a bad company... so...) .. If the maximum effort is going into multiplayer and its good enough with good support, then Im all into it!
@badz- I don't even disagree with you in fact those are the four games I would mention from both of those series but most of the entries had pretty bad single players enough to say I wouldn'the really purchase them for that purpose. consider Call of Duty 4 had in my personal opinion the best campaign out of that entire franchise history that doesn't mean I'm going to purchase the next games for their single players that merely means 2 games out of that franchise were good in terms of single-player the same for Battlefield but even battlefields great single player for Bad Company 1 , 2 isn't good enough for me to go into every Battlefield with an excitement to play its single-player those are exceptions not the norm.
Agreed Crazyglues. I'm the type that will enjoy the single player and occasionally hop on mp. This bugs the crap out of me. It's the same lazy approach as Battlefront. It's going to be small missions, not a full fledged campaign. @EDMIX, Instead of making half-assed campaigns they should just release a mp only game and sell it for $40. Why shoehorn these missions and call them a campaign when it's not? Between COD 4 Remaster being hidden behind the paywall of IW and this I'm very disappointed for this fall's fps offerings.
@Testfire: You guys really should get some perspective, the games that set the multiplayer benchmarks back in the day didn't even have campaigns, just bot modes. This includes the older Battlefield games. Some modern games, like Overwatch, take after this too and I don't see people complaining. Not every game needs a campaign or a multiplayer mode, sometimes it benefits when the devs focus all of their efforts on one aspect rather than adding various modes and half-assing some of them. I personally never had any fun with the COD or Battlefield campaigns and they all felt like they had half-assed level and enemy encounter designs as well as terrible AI. They could improve on this stuff and make the campaigns better, but I doubt they ever will and so it doesn't bother me at all that they're focusing less on it. Meanwhile, the multiplayer portions tend to be consistently enjoyable, for the most part.
@testfire "Instead of making half-assed campaigns they should just release a mp only game and sell it for $40. Why shoehorn these missions and call them a campaign when it's not?" dude, you have short term memory or something? They just released SWBF - a MP only game last year for $60 and there was a $50 Season Pass on top of that too! What made you think they will make an KP only BF for $40? For EA, those days are over!
This baffles me, people either forget and or don't do enough research, to know that DICE were mainly known for their expertise in MP, on a massive scale. they never pretended to master the art of SP campaigns. if anything, it has always been an extra value for your buck and also to stay competitive or appealing to new audiences. cause more market share/consumers = more money = more investment/bigger budgets = successful products = business prosperity. simple economics.
@-EDMIX- This is the type of mentality that allows publishers and developers to keep making games that are a huge let down. Star Wars Battle Front could have been so much more the Division could have been better Destiny what do all these games have in common they are all online only games that once the community is gone you have a terrible experience and could have benefited from having a story mode. These kinds of games use to have before they got greedy and said well people will buy them even if we remove the story. Your entitled to your opinion but this practice has not made games better it has only helped the bottomline to focus on multiplayer component that when the community is gone makes them irrelevant.
lololol wait a tick, BF4 had 7 campaign levels. If you're playing these games for SP then you are a waste of valuable breathable oxygen.
Hmm. I get twice as many disagrees for stating the truth. See another guy further down who calls comments like mine "making excuses". The people flipping out about this are clearly, without a doubt people who were never gonna buy this game anyway, let alone play the campaign on it. BF has literally NEVER been about the campaign. The first game in the series to even get a campaign was BF2 and it was literally nothing more than a series of bot matches with no story a la Quake 3: Arena. But apparently because the status quo has never changed in that regard, it's a bad thing now and all the hipsters who love complaining about things they have no experience with appear. Great site lol. You guys are posers to the extreme.
I wouldn't be shocked if this game did have only 6 missions I mean dice has worked on 3 projects and all released within a year I don't know how big dice are but with all they have had to do there resources can only spread so far. They said in the reveal interview that they have been working on this game 2 years. So who knows but this game is all about the MP for me I wouldn't be bothered if they spent all resources on the MP side and just have a 5 hour campaign.
Battlefield has always been a multiplayer-focused shooter. Campaign means nothing to me and it shouldn't mean anything to any person looking for a decent SP experience. At the very least it should be something for newcomers to learn game mechanics like BF4's single player.
"I wouldn't be shocked if this game did have only 6 missions I mean dice has worked on 3 projects and all released within a year" May not be as relevant as you think. They are also part of a team that is the size of like 800 plus staff too. They don't do single players that well and 6 missions isn't really a shock. They might be spending less based on MOST are not buying it to play that portion of the game. Also we don't even know how vast or how long those 6 missions are to even question what this could mean. its not like "mission" is a exact unit of measurement in gaming lol "this game is all about the MP for me I wouldn't be bothered if they spent all resources on the MP side and just have a 5 hour campaign" could not agree more.
lol @ all the people making excuses.
For all we know those 6 missions can span over 6 to 8 hours which is the same length of the COD campaign. People forget that Battlefield 1 is more open world than a linear shooter.
I don't think any forgets that the Battlefield in general is more open world, buts that's mostly mp. All their sp have been big open areas, but in a linear structure. Tbf, I don't think DICE even cares so much about the sp. Even if these missions were long, just by looking at their last three games, they just don't seem to focus on it because it's a multiplayer game. Bf3 campaign was a mess, battlefront didn't have one, and Hardline I'm not so sure of
@Nitrowolf2 Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam, Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142 didn't have campaigns. Those games were strictly multiplayer, but they also had a singleplayer, where you could play all maps against AI.
@Nitrowolf And Battlefield 4 campaign was terrible, couldn't force myself to finish it
And this is why I prefer CoD over BF, DICE just doesn't care for the single player campaign anymore, BF3 and 4's campaign were plain awful where I always enjoy CoD single player
I'm sorry but neither have a long-standing history of doing lots of great single player if Call of Duty released those games as single player by themselves and never have multiplayer I can assure you they would not be moving 20 million units you and I both know that bud. No single player from a Call of Duty game or even from a battlefield the game is going to be getting Bioshock like Praises or Half-Life 2 like Fame Even the best of those series like Call of Duty 4 or Bad Company 2 I'm pretty sure they're single players will not be remembered in the same vein as Bioshock or Half-Life 2 I couldn't even tell you the name of the main character in either of those games lol. Mind you I actually really liked the single player in Call of Duty 4 but only based on it not being entirely a terrible campaign if that game had no multiplayer it would be a once-over and it would be rated way way below the top first person shooters released last generation. I'm sorry but even as a fan of Call of Duty 4 I could never say it's single player is above Killzone series or Bioshock or even Halo. I like both series for different reasons but let's please not try to exaggerate their single players.
Why are you guys even surprised? After Battlefront and Titanfall sold without even having a single player of course it's super short. It's an EA game, by now you should know their production goal is make the absolute cheapest game people will buy. If your looking to EA to push the industry forward by creating excellent consumer value you're looking to the wrong place. heck EA's M.O. has been buy companies who make high value games and force them to make EA style high profit low value games till they shut them down.
Lmao, I just died.
Cant wait for people to jump the gun over this and look dumb when it releases :)
actually this looks legit... cant wait for all that hate to start up after they confirm this
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My friends and I have never bought a battlefield for single player, I assume we are not the only ones. I could care less on single player length.
I agree, haven't beaten or really even tried much of their single player modes Since BFBC:2, which I beat multiple times. I have a feeling though these missions could be very fun though, lots of possibilities. I would love a more open world feel like the first BFBC.
exactly. and although COD has had a few good campaigns throughout their series, they're mostly bought for the MP and co-op just like battlefield. watch by release time nobody makes a big issue out of it as the MP will be good enough to hold its own.
Also if you read it they are called episodes there are six episodes, that could mean there is 2-5 parts to each episode so we don't know anything yet.
You mean jumping the gun like people already praising this game like it is the second coming?
It doesn't say how long the missions are though. Six long missions are just as good as 12 short ones.
Well, it's Dice. They're good at multiplayer, not single player.
BFBC1 & 2 had good campaigns.
Well, they're doing a bang-up job of Mirror's Edge Catalyst, so I disagree with you.
The reality is we don't know how long the missions are as Pyschotica said. It could be six overarching themes with several objectives each for eighteen actual missions. And if it last eight to ten hours it falls in line with what most are doing. There are some single player only games with only ten or twelve hours. The key for Battlefield is MP. Ten hours of SP is gravy.
I mean its campaign is always bad so why would we want it to be more than six missions again?
I really don't care too much, this is my multiplayer game. It will be nice if the missions have co-op though.
Am I the only person here that still remembers how crap BF campaigns are? Short and crap as always, it's all about that MP baby
Lol. I love those that make it sound like battlefields mediocre campaigns somehow make Call of Duties campaigns like Mozart or Beethoven lol. That's basically like saying who makes the best awful Christmas toys CVS or Walgreens lol. I play both franchises in regards to their multiplayer and I could never tell you they're single player is anything to really write home about. They are not like Bioshock they're not like Half-Life they're not like even the Far Cry series they're not like Killzone or Borderlands. I don't really hold a campaign from either Battlefield or Call of Duty in much high regard, there always Once overs if that. The last 3 Battlefield releases I've literally just skipped the campaign... That isn't even to say I don't like single player games it just means I don't like bad single player games lol. After beating Bad Company one which actually had a pretty hilarious campaign it was still something that wasn't really worth that much time being spent on I was halfway through Bad Company 2 campaign and just stopped and focused on multiplayer. Battlefield 3 and 4 literally never even wasted no time starting the campaign... When I buy Battlefield 1, I might play some of the campaign but my primary focus is going to be multiplayer as it's always been with the series and always will be. I would say the only game to my recollection that has a solid single player campaign as well as a solid multiplayer might be Halo it might be one of the very few franchises that's renowned for its single player as well I just multiplayer. Well currently I'm not sure how its multiplayer fares to its fans as some Halo fans have told me it's pretty divided.
"The last 3 Battlefield releases I've literally just skipped the campaign..." How do you know it's bad if you never played it
were people really expecting a strong single player lol DICE they are know for multplayer. And they do a damn good one. Ive been player BF4 for years now. Still stays strong and the player count is strong as well
Who plays the campaign? MP FTW
Each mission probably has its own chapters and i remember reading somewhere "its gonna span over multiple characters.
Yup over characters from WW1 era.
Still think DICE got lucky with the satirical campaigns in Bad Company 1 and 2. The bread and butter of Battlefield has always been the multiplayer and that's not going to change. On the other hand, part of me still wants an authentic campaign based on real events and with the visuals of BF1, it would look absolutely ridiculous. Bring on that MP gameplay though, please.
Me too. While I dog on the bad single player campaigns it's not as if I don't want a proper campaign but I believe that many people might be asking for way too much as making a single player campaign on a game is not a simple thing. In order for them to have a single player campaign that is held in high regard they would have to put an equal amount of time on its campaign as all the other top single player only games are doing. I mean consider this we could all laugh that the order 1886 was really short but consider they spent a very long number of years developing that games engine Story gameplay along with other assets. I'm not sure it's worth it to the publisher financially to spend such an amount of money on a portion of a game that may not even get an open response by fans that actually want good single-player games as most who buy single player only titles I'm doubtful are seeking the battlefield or Call of Duty franchises to fill any void. Consider this as a person that loves the Battlefield multiplayer experience do you really think I'm picking up Dead Space 2 to play the multiplayer? Does anyone think I'm buying Uncharted 4 to play as multiplayer because I'm waiting for Battlefield? If I don't like multiplayer that much to play a game that's not focused on it does anyone really believe someone likes single player enough to purchase a game that's not focused on it in a series that's known to not do it well? Liking the feature does not mean you're going to purchase any and every game that has it people who like single player still respect good single-player, just like people who like multiplayer respect good multiplayer not just any and every. Having the bullet point doesn't mean you have the respect of the consumer.
Does it really matter?! BF campaigns are always mediocre and short.
And overwatch has none...
People buying Bf for SP lol... Good joke.
Umm, wasn't it confirmed that the game has multiple different protagonists(Horse riding woman, Harlem Hellfighters, Shell shocked zeppelin looking guy, mustache pilot)? So each mission is one protagonists whole story. So i think it's 2-3 hours per episode = 12-18 hours total.
You're far too hopeful. It'll be like 5 hours in total.
if its over 6 hours long i dont mind
So a tutorial then ?
If you're playing a BF for campaign.........YOUR GUNNA HAVE A BAD TIME.
And BF2 had no single player campaign and that game was great, so great over the course of BF3 and 4 they remastered some of the best maps.
Unless its good, I doubt I'll even touch the campaign.
W. T. F.
Wow, this really killed the hype for me, talk about anti-climax.
The graphics is too good to be true I highly doubt about the final product to look this good