We know Electronic Arts and developer DICE will show off Battlefield 4 next week at GDC (March 26). But as you might expect, details are already starting to leak out.
The information comes from a tipster in the ChipHell forums and is cited at WCCF Tech . Some of these technical details are bound to impress franchise followers. Well, to some extent, anyway.
It appears the Frostbite engine will once again return but in contrast to Battlefield 3 , the new entry will utilize 80% of the engine's total power, as compared to only 30% used in BF3. Furthermore, the Frostbite 2.5 engine on display in BF4 will "feature much more enhanced visuals with PC being the lead platform for the game." Well, that's nothing new. As for performance, the game should maintain a steady 60 frames per second at 720p resolution on both next-generation consoles. This isn't quite what everyone wanted, though, as many were hoping for the max 1080p/60FPS target on the new hardware.
BF4 should also feature dynamic weather effects like rain, fog, haze and even sandstorms, and all of it will be random. Each map will see these effects depending on the conditions. This new iteration will show off the upgraded Destruction 4.0 system, which allows for a highly destructible environment. Lastly, the setting should be China 2020, and China and the USA will be the main factions in multiplayer. As for the single-player, we're looking at a 5-6 hour campaign, which I suppose isn't much of a surprise, either. Shooters are all about multiplayer these days.
Click through the link above to read up on more of the multiplayer details but we should know everything there is to know on the 26th. Battlefield 4 will be ready to go later this year.
Related Game(s): Battlefield 4