Multiplayer gameplay featuring Levolution, Commander Mode and 64-player battles for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC
At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, DICE showcased Angry Sea, a single-player demo at the Microsoft media briefing, Xbox: A New Generation of Games Revealed. DICE also debuted Siege of Shanghai, a 64-person multiplayer match at The Download: EA 2013 Preview press conference.
In addition, DICE unveiled two notable innovations in multiplayer: a game-changer called Levolution, and the return of the fan-favorite Commander Mode. Levolution creates a dynamic and emergent battlefield where gamers can use the environment to their advantage like cutting the power to a building to shroud their enemy in darkness or reducing an entire skyscraper to rubble to alter the battlefield.
Commander Mode places two opposing players at the heart of the situation room with a birds-eye view of the battlefield. It's a tug-of-war match between two commanders as they deliver critical intelligence and powerful assets to their troops below to the turn the tide of the battle. Gamers will feel the rush of Commander Mode on current-generation and next-generation consoles as well as PC. For the first time, commanders can also take control from their iPad or Android tablet.
In related news, DICE is giving away Battlefield 3: Close Quarters digital expansion pack to all Battlefield 3 players for free.
The PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Battlefield 4 will launch on October 29th in North America and November 1st across Europe. Battlefield 4 is also being developed for Xbox One and PS4.