Finally, the nebulous “Next generation console” tag has been detailed, with the news that Battlefield 4 is headed to both PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. EA has confirmed the news after Microsoft’s big reveal, pinning a “Holiday 2013” launch date on both consoles.
Regardless of where you play it, the new game is powered by the super-shiny Frostbite 3 engine, promising a “genre-defining all-out war experience”. Expect “unmatched visual and audio fidelity, superior character animations and dynamic destruction” – developer DICE promises that no two matches will be exactly alike.
Of course, release dates for the two new console versions aren’t quite ready to be discussed yet, but if you’re happy playing Battlefield 4 on your old, out-dated, current-generation system (and why not?), the game hits shelves on October 31st.
If you already know you’ll love it, then head on out to your local gaming emporium and slap down a pre-order. Might be a good idea to chat with them first – selected retailers around the place are offering the Battlefield 4 China Rising premium digital expansion pack, as well as access to the BF4 multiplayer beta when it kicks off.
China Rising? Here:
In this sprawling expansion, players fight for dominance across the vast and majestic Chinese mainland in four massive multiplayer maps, using all-new vehicles and high-tech military equipment. Separately, players that pre-order the Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe exclusively on Origin™ will receive the base game, bonus in-game digital items, the Battlefield 4 China Rising digital expansion pack and access to the exclusive Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta.
EA is now focussing on its plans for E3 next month: Battlefield 4 multiplayer will be shown off with a “spectacular live demo” at the publisher’s pre-show press conference, as well as in a playable form on the show floor – so we’ll have all the details for you in just a few weeks, right here on Player Attack.