DICE has officially unveiled Battlefield 4 at a press event during this week’s Game Developer’s Conference.
The first gameplay footage was shown during a 17 minute demo last night, along with details on the game’s release.
The video, which can be seen on the official Battlefield website here, shows gameplay from the single player campaign, which was the most criticized aspect of Battlefield 3. The game will run on DICE’s brand new proprietary Frostbite 3 engine (Battlefield 4 will be the first game to use the engine) and is currently scheduled for a Fall 2013 release.
Battlefield 4 is described in an press release as showing “A future that is more human, dramatic and believable than anything before it.” EA promises that the single player will incorporate aspects previously seen in multiplayer, such as vast open environments as well as social elements that will track progress to add a level of competition between players.
The only confirmed platforms are the current generation of PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, along with a PC release on Origin. An Electronic Arts spokesperson has confirmed to Polygon that it will also see a release on the PlayStation 4. While it hasn’t been mentioned at all yet, we wouldn’t be surprised if it came to Microsoft’s unannounced next-gen console. Battlefield 4 won’t be coming to the Wii U however.