If there is one next-gen experience that is highly anticipated this year it is Battlefield 4. Particularly so for upgrading console users who will for the first time experience the awe of 64 player multiplayer modes and feature parity with the PC version. EA has announced today that PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers will be able to begin their Battlefield 4 experience with the open beta which begins on October 1, and I’m sure for most people that day cannot come soon enough.
Unfortunately Peter Moore’s blog post is slim on details regarding the exclusive beta available to those who were unlucky enough to buy the latest Medal of Honor game, purchasers of the Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe Edition on Origin and to premium members of Battlefield 3. But if history is any indicator they may be able to gain early access before the beta goes open to everybody on October 1.
Beginning with the strength of their amazing ‘Fishing in Baku’ trailer which showed off the cinematic qualities of the single player campaign, it is clear that with Battlefield 4 EA is moving from strength to strength. The steady stream of multiplayer footage from maps like Paracel Storm also continues to impress with EA focusing on improving on the already phenomenal multiplayer available on Battlefield 3 by adding new modes and massive set-pieces to frame the already exciting battles.
With the focus also being on next-generation consoles this year it will be interesting to see how far Battlefield 4 has come on current generation consoles this October when the beta hits, I know I will be picking up the current-gen version to play in the interim and then upgrading as soon as possible when the next-gen versions hit.