DICE and EA today unleashed Battlefield 4 into retail stores for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, meaning that plenty of people will call-in sick to work tomorrow if they haven’t already done so. Battlefield 4 lets players wage war across land, air and sea with vehicular combat, dynamic environments and a new level of destruction due to the next-gen game engine.
Interestingly, Battlefield 4 will also be available for the PlayStation 4 starting Nov. 12 in North America and Nov. 29 in Europe, and for Xbox One starting Nov. 19 in North America and Nov. 22 in Europe. Yes, you read that correctly: the Battlefield 4 release date for the next-gen systems is actually a few days before the PS4 and Xbox One themselves hit stores.
But, console players who buy BF4 today on the current-gen Battlefield 4 release date can start the battle today and upgrade to next-gen for $9.99 when those systems launch in a few weeks. Players will also be able to transfer their multiplayer stats at launch of the next-gen consoles so they can hit the ground running.
Battlefield 4 features an engaging single-player campaign and online multiplayer action. In the single-player campaign, Battlefield 4 puts players in the boots of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel Recker, member of the Tombstone squad. The world is on the brink of chaos, China is the tinderbox and the player is the inadvertent spark that could ignite a global conflict. Navigating the turmoil around them as they fight to save the final hope for peace between U.S., Russia and China, players will engage in combat on foot and by operating land, sea and air units.
In multiplayer, Battlefield 4 offers a wide range of unique experiences. The varied and distinct maps, thrilling game modes and dynamic destruction ensure that no two games will be the same. Battlefield 4 players engage in close quarters squad-based combat and in vast battles commandeering tanks, jeeps, jets, helicopters and naval units. Whether in a jet dog-fighting the opposing team or on board an attack boat in a joint strike with squad mates, the freedom of choice is always present in Battlefield 4 multiplayer. Players will lead their team to victory by running and gunning at the front lines, locating the perfect sniping position, or repairing critically damaged vehicles. Battlefield 4 lets players be more and do more on the battlefield to deliver an entertainment experience that is unrivaled.
Fans looking to get the most out of their time on the battlefield can also join Battlefield 4 Premium. As Battlefield 4 Premium members gamers will receive themed digital expansion packs, two-week early access to each pack, plus additional content and new updates every week for $50. Battlefield 4 Premium includes the five expansions Battlefield 4 China Rising, Battlefield 4 Second Assault, Battlefield 4 Naval Strike, Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth and Battlefield 4 Final Stand. Fans that purchase Battlefield 4 Premium on current-gen consoles will also carry their membership forward on next-gen platforms.