Battlefield 4 details: PC Specs, Destruction, Story, Oculus Rift, and More

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Some new details on Battlefield 4 has popped up due to a demo held by EA and EB Games Australia. While the demo was quite similar to the one shown at E3 this year at the Microsoft conference, a bunch of new details were revealed from a Q&A by EA’s David Silverman.

He talked about the destruction mechanics in the game and said that it is said to be more dramatic than the one in Battlefield3 and resembles Battlefield 2’s destruction. The maps cannot be completely destroyed but you will have a lot of freedom. Later he talked about the PC Specs, revealing that the requirements should be same as the previous game.

The campaign will be much better this time and he admits that the story in the previous game could have been better. It is said to be a character driven and emotional storyline. Due to their experience in creating multiplayer games, their singleplayer design has improved as well.

Here’s the summary of the info, rounded up by BF4talk.

Singleplayer:

  • Admitted that the BF3 story could have been more.
  • Campaign will be more character driven and emotional. Confidence in their skills in building multiplayer led them to spend more time into creating a good singleplayer story.
  • NPCs will be more human. Right down to the smallest and simplest details of just watching you walk around etc.
  • Cutscenes are acted out in a soundstage like in movies

Specs:

  • Oculus Rift support is not planned, but is possible in the future
  • PC specs are similar to the specs of BF3. No official specs list has been released.

Multiplayer:

  • Battlelog returns on PC and will integrated into the console games
  • Commander Mode runs in-game and tablet, however the in-game versions will have extra features such as live video feeds etc.
  • Maps can’t be totally leveled, however, destruction is going to be more dramatic than BF3’s and will be similar to BC2’s destruction.
  • They are considering bringing back the ability to destroy MCOMs by having structures and buildings fall on them, like BC2
  • You can cut the power in the indoor parts of the maps and use the darkness and non functional elevators to your advantage
  • Seize of Shanghai, the map shown at the E3 Demo, is a medium size map.
  • The spokesman said that “You won’t be disappointed by the number of maps in the game” and that new game modes will shown very soon.
  • He also stated that Operation Metro is the most popular map in BF3, thus indirectly confirming that it’ll return in the Second Assault DLC.

The game was said to be better on PC but consoles will deliver a great experience too. Here’s a complete list of Battlefield 4 weapons and gadgets we know so far.

  • Magilla187

    They are considering bringing back the ability to destroy MCOMs by having structures and buildings fall on them, like BC2

    You can cut the power in the indoor parts of the maps and use the darkness and non functional elevators to your advantage

    Just hearing these two makes me overly excited can’t wait to get this game just so much fun i do hope they do put the ability to destroy the MCOMS

  • Lee

    Oculus rift would be Amazing in any battlefield game, shame they’re not making it compatible from the get-go… but then , it hasnt actually been released yet. otherwise from the videos I’ve seen… if it had occulus rift support I would call it a truly
    “nextgen” game, otherwise it just looks too much like a BF3 update… I cant say it any simpler… oculus rift is the NEXT step… we need them on the shelves with compatible games…… like….. now.