Watch 17 Minutes Of Battlefield 4 Gameplay, Right Here

EA just released this enormous 17-minute gameplay demonstration of Battlefield 4's singleplayer campaign.


Yes, that is Bonnie Tyler you are hearing at the start. Amazing.

This is the first piece of media EA has managed to successfully release on its own tonight, after first screenshots and then a low-res version of a trailer slipped out early.

Here's the part of the press release you'll find interesting:

Players will learn how to work together in both the Campaign and Multiplayer, issuing squad orders and comparing achievements in both experiences. Adventure and Competition will unfold through a series of beautifully crafted locations constructed with some of the best art and sound design in modern shooters. All of this is only possible with Frostbite 3 – a new standard for interactive entertainment in 2013.

Interesting. And suddenly every game announced to run on Frostbite 2 - like Dragon Age 3 - loses a little of its lustre.

Battlefield 4 is definitely out in the Fall on PS3, PS4, PC and Xbox 360. And, presumably, the next Xbox as well.


Strike 1

Allocate resources to a single player campaign instead of focusing on a tutorial system so that people actually learn how to fly a heli in MP. BF will always be about the MP and about the vehicles in particular. Despite the painful lessons learned from 3, the devs seems to be insistent upon repeating the same mistakes. Lesson learned though. Wait for this one to hit the bargain bin. A game that forgets its core roots and tries to do too many things at once while doing none of them well deserves not yours nor my money.