At a massive event held in Stockholm on March 26, DICE unveiled Battlefield 4™ with a staggering 17-minute live demo in front of 500 journalists and community members. Read on for the first details on the game that will usher in a new era for the Battlefield series.
500 press and community members gathered at the Skandia theater at the heart of Stockholm for the gameplay reveal of Battlefield 4. The event was also mirrored in San Francisco.
We are very proud and excited to have finally unveiled Battlefield 4. At two events – one held in DICE’s home town Stockholm, one in San Francisco – we played the Battlefield 4 “Fishing in Baku” single player demo live in front of hundreds of journalists and community members. Their impressions from the gameplay reveal will start to hit the Internet as you are reading this.
Bringing the best of multiplayer into single player
Battlefield 4 is a seminal moment for the series and for us at DICE. We have long been known for our award-winning multiplayer. This time around, we are bringing the best elements of our multiplayer into the single player campaign.
This means that gamers will experience huge environments, a playground of destruction, access to an arsenal of vehicles, and the ability to direct squad mates – all within the single player campaign. Battlefield 4 is our most human, dramatic, and believable game yet, powered with our proprietary Frostbite™ 3 engine. This is the engine that will let you own land, sea and air.
Watch the 17-minute gameplay reveal
You can view the staggering 17-minute “Fishing in Baku” demo above. The demo begins as the player – Recker – opens his eyes to discover that he is trapped in a rapidly sinking car with three of his squad mates. Shooting the window is the only way out. Panic and fear are pushed aside as Recker makes a difficult decision – take the shot and recover the intel but risk that not everyone will survive.
Join the exclusive Battlefield 4 Beta
We are also happy to announce the upcoming exclusive Battlefield 4 Beta. There are a number of ways to get into this Beta: By pre-ordering the Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe Edition on Origin.com, by being a Battlefield 3: Premium member, and by being a registered owner of Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition. We will have more information on the exclusive Battlefield 4 Beta at a later date.
From now until release, we will have much more to share with you, and we are looking forward to every step of the way. Here’s hoping that you will join us on our biggest adventure.
Battlefield 4 will release Fall 2013. Join the discussion on the newly opened Battlefield 4 forums on Battlelog. Pre-order Battlefield 4 now and get a Premium expansion pack at no additional charge.