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Battlefield 4: DICE interested in eSports for shooter

by William Schwartz


DICE is interested in making Battlefield 4 more oriented for the eSports crowd, according to a recent interview with Karl Magnus Troedsson. With multiplayer being the meat and potatoes of the Battlefield series, it only seems natural that DICE would attempt to appeal to this growing demographic of shooter fan.

In the video interview, Troedsson explains that DICE isn’t quite ready to delve into the details about what they will incorporate into Battlefield 4 to reach this crowd, but that “we’re definitely going to see what we can do there.”

“eSports is an area that we are very interested in,” said Troedsson. “It’s not as easy as some game developers like to think, that it’s just you do x,y and z and everything is done. It’s actually much bigger than that now.”

Balance has always been a key component to any successful eSports game, we’ll have to wait and see what DICE’s plans are on this front. The Battlefield franchise is no stranger to organized play and clan matches, the Battlelog component introduced in Battlefield 3 allows for its players to group with each other and track statistics with ease. Though with Battlefield being such a dynamic shooter, one thing is certain. Streamed competitive matches of Battlefield 4 could be very interesting to watch indeed.

Battlefield 4 is slated for a late October release.

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