Not sure how this happened, but there you go:
Here's the actual blog.
Wait, the ability to enter buildings is a selling point for Battlefield? Hasn't that been a feature in games since 1979?
At this point your jokes have become so bad i cant tell whether this is one of those or you just dont get that part of the sentence
I hope that means all next generation console platforms will be available in all three relevant markets by that time. If this circumstance has not yet occured by then, I think it'd be a bad move for EA/DICE.
Games that have been released prior to a console launch never do as well as they could, and you'll never get as deep of a market penetration as in the early life of a console, hence it's paramount to wait until all the platforms are out - in order to make Battlefield one of the defining online multiplayer experiences of the upcoming console generation, and increase marketshare longterm.
Or miss out on a major marketing opportunity, just to hit some extremely shortterm fiscal quarter goal. Oh well, what do I care... I just want a healthy and sizeable BF4 community on PS4 (or in the unlikely case that I'll chose Microsoft's box over Sony's - a sizeable and healthy community on Xbox). Fiscal responsibilty to shareholders and sound longterm strategy don't go hand-in-hand. Fucking shareholder value scum.
After how gross BF3 left me feeling, I still think BF4 might be the first time I opt-out of the franchise. The DLC and "premium" and micro-transaction stuff was gross. The way they yanked servers and then charged fees to run servers in their place was gross. The way t hey fractured the player-base with so many shitty variations in expansions (close quarters? -- really?!) was gross. The way that made finding a good server with a good rotation of maps and modes and a good community of regular players on a FULL server (no, sorry, I don't want to play two shitty maps in death-match only mode 24x7) was gross. The way they pretty much stripped out the ability for people to really build a community around a server (other than variations on shitty rotations and modes, every server looked and felt the same -- usually devoid of personality and community) was gross.
I don't have any faith that they will learn their lesson and reign that bullshit in for BF4 and considering I spent about 60 hours playing BF3 since the early launch period (when I initially imagined I'd be playing thousands of hours), I think I'm done with this franchise.
Maybe enough other people will finally be fed up enough that it'll grow and improve communities around games like ARMA and Red Orchestra. But . . . I doubt it.
that's pretty funny. i do kind of hope that it's a real release date and not just a place holder. they actually announce when the game is going to come out.
battlefield franchise didn't seem to great now. 2 i found was great. after that it wasn't so great.
After buying BF3(for cheaps nearly a year after release) and viewing how shitty most of the DLC(and Origin) was, I'll take a pass, besides I'm tired being GJ-Joe in games killing Arabs/Persians, Asians and Slavs, Want to win me back battlefield? Do something new...... And no that doesn't mean being able to switch from iron sights to acog..........
Use your keyboard!
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