As if this comes as any gigantic surprise, right?
As is typically the case these days, the majority of consumers purchase a first-person shooter for the multiplayer component. And of course, the upcoming Battlefield 4 is a FPS.
If you check the official Battlefield Blog , you'll see an example of multiplayer's widespread popularity: According to their current poll, 82% of gamers are more interested in the multiplayer than the single-player aspect of DICE's new shooter. There have been around 40k votes tallied thus far. Only 18% of participants are saying they're more looking forward to the campaign, which probably won't be a problem for EA, because they've already said the campaign will actually boast online aspects. There will also be no co-op choice for the campaign, which we'll miss because it was a nice option in Battlefield 3 .
Well, so long as the multiplayer is good, the game will sell. This has been the case for most big shooters over the past few years.
Related Game(s): Battlefield 4