Battlefield 3! A game with a generic single-player, that absolutely pales in comparison to the size of the multiplayer battles that are being waged constantly, with every single burst of bullets mattering massively to somebody. Right now though, Battlefield 4 is looking like more of the same, just shinier. But it’s going to use some of that multiplayer magic to sell the single-player portion of its game as well.
Speaking to OPM, DICE general manager Karl-Magnus Troedsson explained how the studio would be bringing in certain online elements to the core single-player story, creating an overlap of sorts:
There are signature multiplayer elements that we want to bring into single-player. We want to give the player a choice. Do they want to go for the sneaky approach with a sniper rifle and a silenced pistol, or do they want to take a jeep and have the entire squad shoot at everything they see?
Players will also have the option of ordering around their AI teammates to provide covering fire and other soldiery things, which most likely won’t be anywhere near as perfect as the system used in Star Wars: Republic Commando.
Then again, bad AI partners might be the most realistic addition to Battlefield 4 if its hoping to ape online play, at least the way that I’ve experienced it.
Last Updated: July 1, 2013