Battlefield 4 to be unveiled at GDC

We all know Battlefield 4 is a thing. But finally, we'll get a good hard look at DICE's shooter at the Game Developer's Conference later this month.

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We all know Battlefield 4 is a thing. And supposedly a remarkable thing, at that. But finally, we'll get a good hard look at DICE's shooter at the Game Developer's Conference later this month. According to an invite sent by EA, the reveal will happen on March 26th. Assuming there's no embargoes, you'll see if DICE was able to add any new innovation to the modern war-fighting genre.

Speaking of Warfighting, you did save that copy of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, right? That way, you'll be able to get into the Battlefield 4 beta whenever it drops. We'll have more info after March 26th.

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    March 15, 2013 11:55 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Battlefield 4 to be unveiled at GDC.

    We all know Battlefield 4 is a thing. But finally, we'll get a good hard look at DICE's shooter at the Game Developer's Conference later this month.

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      March 15, 2013 11:57 AM

      please do a different setting than modern bullshit :(

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        March 15, 2013 12:05 PM

        Battlefield 372 - send back the one squad of modern soldiers vs the roman empire. preempt that reddit guy's movie

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          March 15, 2013 12:24 PM

          the squad would be individual players but one person on the other team playing it like an RTS.

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            March 15, 2013 12:27 PM

            i would play that

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            March 15, 2013 3:25 PM

            OMG, that'd be BADASS.

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              March 15, 2013 3:53 PM

              someone needs to mod something to work like this. I bet it'd be pretty easy to do with natural selection.

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                March 15, 2013 4:19 PM

                It'd be similar to Dungeonland. 3 players doing the ARPG thing, and 1 doing RTS.

                I could see a Left 4 Dead mod that does that. Replace the AI Director with, well "Human Director".

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          March 15, 2013 1:09 PM

          Everybody standing around waiting for a chariot to respawn.

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        March 15, 2013 1:20 PM

        I still want to see them do a proper PC 1942 sequel.

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          March 15, 2013 9:33 PM

          same, I'd really like to see a return to WW2 with the new engine. I think the setting just lends itself to fun, well-balanced gameplay (as weird of a sentance as that is).

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      March 15, 2013 11:58 AM

      Doesn't anyone think this is kind of a bad thing? I'd hate to start seeing GDC taken over by big blockbuster announcements and move from a developer conference to a mass media show.

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        March 15, 2013 12:08 PM

        yah it seems like all the conferences are kinda going this way as of lately... everyone wants their own spotlight.

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        March 15, 2013 12:14 PM

        It's stupid and the GDC has actively tried to combat this shit for the last few years now. But this is EA, so what did you expect?

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          March 15, 2013 12:22 PM

          I'm expecting a thirty second pre-rendered trailer.

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            March 15, 2013 3:51 PM

            This is DICE, if they don't show actual game footage it'll be engine showcases or at least thats what I'm hoping for anyway.

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          March 16, 2013 11:11 AM

          Hmmm, I wonder if they've really been fighting it. The GDC is a business too, and their goal was probably to get here eventually, where they have big companies like EA paying them money to present.

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        March 15, 2013 12:53 PM

        Relax. The leader designers are Phil Fish, Johnathon Blow, and Notch.

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        March 15, 2013 1:22 PM

        DICE is big on tech though, so it makes sense.

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        March 15, 2013 4:46 PM

        Well, sure, but I'm sure this is being done with the full consent of GDC's organization. It's up to them to control, I guess.

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      March 15, 2013 12:09 PM

      !

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      March 15, 2013 12:14 PM

      new era? hmm.

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      March 15, 2013 12:23 PM

      I am sure BF4 will nice looking graphically but I am not sure about the gameplay anymore with this series. They basically removed lot of what was unique or good with battlefield series. They basically started compressing the maps to make them more infantry/call of duty friendly and less about the vehicles. The maps that do support vehicles don't feel balanced at all for them.

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        March 15, 2013 12:26 PM

        The maps that came with BF3 were shit but a lot of the expansion maps are cool.

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          March 15, 2013 12:35 PM

          The only maps that felt decent were Caspian and Firestorm and possibly Kharg. Even then they were far too small compared to BF2 and BF2142 as you couldn't do any advanced tactics. BF was never about about the instant action/spawn until Bad Company introduced that and now every game suffers from the problems it causes. The flags are less important and the squad leader has no real function.

          The game suffers at least from the long time BF player perspective from being designed for lower populations and different philosophies compared to the other battlefield games.

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        March 15, 2013 4:25 PM

        Yep. I remember playing things like Tobruk where the Germans did a tank assault against emplaced infantry and artillery. Fun. Or Gazala where the narrow pathing hurt vehicles but made playing "commando" fun (made even more fun in Desert Combat flying the A-10 through the valleys). Wide variety of game play. The stock BF3 maps were essentially all the same, being infantry only maps with useless jets and a couple of vehicles that didn't help too much.

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      March 15, 2013 12:24 PM

      RIP PC.

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      March 15, 2013 1:18 PM

      Today's battlefield isn't really battlefield anymore

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        March 15, 2013 1:19 PM

        true, the infantry combat is actually fun and the guns will shoot where you point them

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          March 15, 2013 1:23 PM

          ahahaha I love this comment. Mostly because its true.

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          March 15, 2013 1:24 PM

          Boom goes the dolemite

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          March 15, 2013 3:20 PM

          HA! Excellent.

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          March 15, 2013 4:25 PM

          lol wrecked

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          March 15, 2013 4:26 PM

          battlefield burn

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          March 15, 2013 4:37 PM

          signed. dated.

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          March 15, 2013 4:38 PM

          While I agree, flying bombing runs in '42 is still the high-point of aerial combat for me.

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            March 15, 2013 4:40 PM

            I loved dive-bombing so much in that game. that and peppering the bridge with bombs while enemy tanks were crossing it in Market Garden.

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          March 15, 2013 5:16 PM

          :)

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          March 15, 2013 6:42 PM

          and that's the thing, it has become about infantry,guns, and cqb.

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            March 16, 2013 8:10 AM

            It's actually balanced to account for the fact that most people won't be in vehicles.

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          March 15, 2013 9:27 PM

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      March 15, 2013 4:43 PM

      I'm ready.

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      March 15, 2013 4:58 PM

      It makes me sad to admit it but BF3 really didn't do much for me after a month or so, and I thoroughly hated the unlock system. I loved me some BC2 though, and would buy a new one of those in a heartbeat.

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        March 19, 2013 1:00 AM

        BC2 wasn't awful - the SP campaign was surprisingly well-written and enjoyable - but the lack of basic standard movement features like Prone was idiotic. As long as the game is customized properly to each platform it's released for, I'm cool with it. It's a great series if they don't consolize it. :)

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      March 15, 2013 4:59 PM

      sick, im pumped!

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      March 15, 2013 5:15 PM

      I fear a ridiculous multiplayer XP grind sprinkled in completely-optional-yet-highly-attractive micro-transactions along the way to help soothe the burn. I hope that's not the case.

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        March 15, 2013 8:26 PM

        Don't get your hopes up. I'm sure there will also be bi-weekly paid DLC that has to be purchased if you want any chance of finding a populated server. EA will kindly maintain a single, 8 player server for people with only the base game.

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          March 15, 2013 9:31 PM

          You aren't being forced to buy the game when it comes out.

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      March 15, 2013 10:04 PM

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      March 16, 2013 5:54 AM

      I would have figured they were tackling 2143 as suggested by End Game's easter eggs

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      March 16, 2013 11:08 AM

      Wtf? No one even things of the SimCity launch fiasco? Why are people excited? It's probably going to be always-on single player, and have a shitload of bugs.

      And it'll probably have great looking trailers and posters, and sucker fanboys in anyway. Sigh.

      Save yourself $35 and pick up Natural Selection 2 (www.naturalselection2.com) for $25. Who needs vehicles when you can be a giant alien impaling marines on your horn?

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        March 16, 2013 11:09 AM

        No one *thinks of the...

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        March 16, 2013 11:15 AM

        And before you say BF4 is a multiplayer game first, I bet you they will screw with that too. I predict the last 10 days of August to be another messy affair for EA, even though I know nothing at all about BF4. Will the fanboys learn? Probably not.

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      March 16, 2013 12:22 PM

      They need to completely remove the unlock system or make it free to play already. Either way i probably still wont bother.

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      March 17, 2013 12:18 AM

      Offline mode with bots thx.

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      March 18, 2013 7:51 AM

      MUST HAVE IN GAME SQUAD VOIP SIMILAR TO BF2!

      Pretty sad when the voip of a 8 year old game surpasses the current release BF3 but damn it needs to come back. Squad voip, and especially squad leader to commander voip, was CRITICAL to gameplay.

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        March 18, 2013 8:55 AM

        Yeah it's hilarious I don't really want ANY new features in BF4 over BF3 except a better squad experience including out of the box VOIP and squad leader to squad leader communication. Even if they don't add commander back (I highly doubt they will), some way for squads to work together in a larger context is something really valuable for the BF franchise.

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      March 18, 2013 4:25 PM

      Trailer teaser: https://vine.co/v/bpeapQiWB3l

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