Battlefield 4 Singleplayer To Be The Perfect Battlefield Movie
Written by Andrew Moynihan on 17 April 2013 at 13:30
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There are many features you may want in a game, but normally players want one thing above all: to be involved.

It's a little worrying then when DICE are pushing the singleplayer campaign strongly for the upcoming Battlefield 4, but say their goal is "to create the perfect Battlefield movie"...

Battlefield 4 Singleplayer To Be The Perfect Battlefield Movie

In an interview with Edge, Patrick Bach had several interesting things to say about the game, much revolving around the work that was going into making the singleplayer campaign; something which traditionally is scorned in favor of the multiplayer elements.

Bach says that they are really trying to make the characters and events memorable, for you to have the same feeling playing with the AI as you do with your friends:

"...we want to move elements of multiplayer into singleplayer. If you’re playing multiplayer, you actually care about the guys in your squad, those are often your friends, they have their personalities, you help them, they help you, and they have their own mindset. Now we need to create a singleplayer that mimics that feeling."

I'll be honest, I don't often get to play online shooters with my friends, so I don't think the helping and caring aspect is true. It still shows an admirable goal however, especially since the team also don't want to use forced cutscenes.

"...we talk a lot about player autonomy. We want to keep the player as the player and be a part of all these scenes. If you have a dialogue, you should not be standing there and no-one cares about you. You need to be invited, someone is at least looking at you as you pass by"

Back also talked about how the team will not be adding gimmicks into the game, even popular ones such as motion controls. In fact, he extends the feeling to any in-game aspects, such as the free running and heavy smoke shown in the announcement trailer: "even if it looks great, if it’s not fun to play then it’s just a pretty picture".

So do you guys think the Battlefield 4 singleplayer will be worthwhile? Or should the team not spend as much time on it, and make the multiplayer even better? Tell us what you think!

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kikmeister
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I sure hope they don't screw up the single player campaign like what happened to aliens colonial marines. I would buy this for the campaign only. The ISP in my area sucks in that you would be lucky to stay connected for any multiplayer game for an hour or more. Usually, I get disconnected after a few minutes of playing either BF3 or Black Ops II in multiplayer. Oh well…

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where do you stay?

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singleplayer>coop>multiplayer

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You're right! What happened to co-op anyways? So many publishers push multiplayer like "now you can play with your friends!" Dude, if I had friends that wanted to play games with me, we'd hang out and play some co-op…
Not saying this is how it is for everyone, but I don't really know anyone that does multiplayer with people they know irl :)

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Good. Focus on Single Player :)

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Eh, they can still major in multiplayer. Just don't submit like almost every other game developer company, but put the same effort in multiplayer :). BF4 has my vote! Pre-ordering soon :D

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Tero
15:40 Apr-19-2013

I'll test the beta before ordering ;)

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Lol, a few minutes after I posted this reply, I decided that myself XD, or at least, i'll look at some short gameplay :)

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nice game

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I'd love it them to focus more on the singleplayer more than multiplayer.

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Tero
15:38 Apr-19-2013

BF has always been about the multiplayer :)

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Make it 2X Longer than the Battlefield 3… That will do it..

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Tero
15:38 Apr-19-2013

Maybe they'll just add longer cut-scenes ;)

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Well the length of BF3 for me is okay.. So if BF4 will have the same length.. I can still give a thumbs up..

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Tero, can you tell me please how much you paid on your graphics card?

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in a local store i can make a new rig like mine for under 100$ …

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if there is so much innovation in the single player of battlefield 4, then future games may include a story line in which have to decide what to do next by communicating with our team mates. That would be really awesome! :)

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Even though I am looking forward to the multiplayer more than the single player, I ALWAYS play the single campaign before I go online. I guess it's a habit I can't break.

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agree

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same here

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Honestly, the only part of BF4 for that I will play is the campaign, so this is awesome news for me!

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XxSoultheKeeperXx
02:06 Apr-18-2013

Really!? I've heard that commander mode from BF2 is making a reappearance….

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what is commander mode? I never had bf2…

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Commander mode is well it is what it sounds like. You can be the commander (obviously) and you control your artillery, call for ammo drops and have a UAV scan. You can also tell what other squads to do such as taking over a control point. Someone correct me if I am wrong its been a LONG time since I played BF2

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I just am not a competitive guy and so I really don't get into the online aspect of the BF or CoD games. I know it's weird but it's just who I am. I won't begrudge anyone else for loving the online parts. I wouldn't even rage too hard against a dev that dropped single player aspects to their games. I would however have no reason to buy their games if they lost the single player parts.

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oh that's what commander mode is… well that sounds a lot like SOCOM

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Honestly why waste time on something NOBODY is going to play, people who don't have internet typically don't buy these games, and people who do have internet typically pass on the campaign IMHO it's kind of a waste of time for D.I.C.E.

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Still it is nice idea, graphics is good and interesting to play but that was saying for bo2 and I dont like it….

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XxSoultheKeeperXx
23:14 Apr-17-2013

Your point definitely has merit i also enjoy good campaigns and coop sessions with friends, but honestly think of any Call of Duty game or Battlefield game how many times have you played through the campaign, for some once for most it was skipped,IMO they should make campaigns on big multiplayer titles and just make it a co-op campaign.

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i always play the campaign before playing online, so speak for urself

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I don't even touch multiplayer on shooters (if you've ever watched any gameplay on youtube, you'll know why…mp shooters are jam packed with white suburban girls that call people the n word and think it makes them "one of the guys" to do so, alphamale jerkoffs that get their jollies insulting other players, little kids that scream "WAT THE HEEECCCCKKK" whenever they die, the list goes on and on), but I can certainly see why someone would pass up campaign on the BF games…I mean…wow…BF3's campaign was virtually pointless. It was essentially a very pretty screensaver that required you to move your mouse once in a while. I'd love a GOOD campaign in BF, but for the time being, it looks like they're still not really getting the message that making it even prettier isn't a fix to what people were complaining about in BF3. Oh well…maybe in BF5!

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