Yesterday – May 21st 2013, DICE announced that Battlefield 4 will be arriving on the new next-gen consoles, the Xbox One and the PS4. You’ll be happy to know it will also be released on the current-gen consoles with its debut being in October.
Battlefield 4 will be powered by the Frostbite 3 engine and will throw you into a genre-defining all-out war experience. It will keep you gripped to your screen with unseen visual and audio fidelity, spectacular character animations and map destruction like no other.
The game takes place in the year 2020. You’ll play as the leader of the Tombstone Squad, a group of US Special Forces, and be introduced to huge environments, destructible structures and a whole new arsenal of vehicles and weapons to play with.
DICE have said the game will be available on October 29th on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. There has been no information on whether this date applies to the Xbox One and PS4 though. This could mean that Microsoft and Sony haven’t set a permanent date for the release of their new consoles yet.
Players that pre-order Battlefield 4 on any platform will receive the China Rising premium expansion pack at no additional cost. China Rising will introduce you to four massive multiplayer maps which are situated in the Chinese mainland. It will also include all new vehicles and gear that players will be able to utilize in-game. For PC gamers, if you pre-order the digital deluxe version on Origin, you’ll receive access to the multiplayer beta and unspecified bonus items in addition to the China Rising DLC.
You’ll be able to see the unveiling of the Battlefield 4 multiplayer at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at 9:00pm GMT on Monday, June 10th. You can get more information about the event and on Battlefield 4 on their website: http://www.ea.com/e3
DICE aren’t giving away much on the China Rising DLC but if I had to guess, it will be one of many great expansion packs that will be released. From previous Battlefield games, DLC has always been a step forward for DICE. With the team offering a brand new DLC pack on release day, this means we’ll get even more awesome content to keep us engaged for months.