Battlefield 4 might be out on PC and consoles already but Press Start got to go hands on with Battlefield 4 on Xbox One in Sydney’s CBD last week and the experience made two things abundantly clear:
1. Next-gen graphics and capabilities are going to blow your socks off.
2. Battlefield 4 has some cool new tricks but the core formula hasn’t changed.
EA have upgraded their engine for next-gen and created Frostbite 3 – a tuned-up and refined version of the engine created to build Battlefield Bad Company all those years ago. The new engine isn’t a total overall like Frostbite 2 was, instead it’s a push for realism through through better texture rendering, lighting conditions and dynamic behaviors to help immerse players in the world. Trees sway lazily in the breeze of an open field and walls crumble under the weight of a tank travelling at top speed they way you’d expect which speaks to possibly the most fascinating part of the Battlefield 4 experience: Levolution.