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Battlefield 4 single player will exploit “signature multiplayer elements” to provide greater tactical scope


We’ve already heard that Battlefield 4’s solo campaign will pull features “directly from multiplayer”, but weren’t sure they’d be precisely the right bits. Sure DICE, let the camaraderie of multiplayer inform the fictional relationship of your characters. But what about the wide-open maps? The scope for invention that makes the jeep just as valid as the machine gun when picking a weapon? Those are the things we’d like to see requisitioned for single player.

Happily, to hear studio head Karl Magnus Troedsson tell it, that’s precisely what’s been done.

“There are signature multiplayer elements that we want to bring into single player,” he explained to Official PlayStation Magazine. “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?”

The jeep! See? While in Stockholm, OPM also saw plenty of promising evidence of a campaign flush with space and options. There are those squad commands briefly demoed during the game’s 17 minute reveal in March, of course, but it’s the “expansive” new combat environments that ensure they’re put to good use. And – probably crucially – there’s a boat, car and jetload of vehicles littered about each level.

A world away from Battlefield 3’s campaign, then, which alternately put grey, blue and orange tints on tedium and hoped we’d be too strobed out to notice. Well, we weren’t.

So: you convinced yet?