EA invite teases Battlefield 4 reveal at GDC
posted on 03.08.13 at 05:13 PM EST by (@salromano)
Save the date for March 26, says EA GDC invitation.

Electronic Arts is teasing a Battlefield 4 reveal for the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco later this month.

An invitation sent out to media today asks potential attendees to  save the date for March 26 at 7pm. The font and color palette on the invite, which features a rainy backdrop, are very similar to that of Battlefield 3.

Previous Game Developers Conferences have played host to the reveals of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Battlefield 3 download content, and Battlefield 3 itself.

Stay tuned. The Game Developers Conference begins on March 25 and runs through March 29.

Thanks, IGN.

  • riesza

    Oh man, I can’t wait to play more shooters

    • Himiko

      This. :/

    • xMCXx

      Yeah, it’s kind of a niche market.

  • Prodigy-X
  • Blazing

    #YOLO

  • Tsukiru

    Wasn’t Mirror’s Edge 2 supposed to come after Battlefield 3?

  • Bloodios

    Hmm… I wonder if Battlefield 4 is going to ditch DX10 and only going to supports DX11 and DX11.1, like how Battlefield 3 did with DX9… Either way, a Battlefield game running at 60fps with stunning graphics on next-gen consoles would be lovely.

    Hmm… mentioning that makes me curious… I wonder how Activision is going to approach the next-gen consoles. Surely the idea of sacrificing all to maintain 60fps on consoles going to need some serious revision…

    In any case… where the heck is Mirror’s Edge 2?!

    • 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

      You don’t really expect Activision to actually invest money into developing a new engine when using the Quake engine has worked so well the past 7 years, do you?
      Can’t imagine Acti doing it. They will probably use that 60fps excuse to stick to their current engine and simply up the native resolution to 1080p instead of the current sub-hd standard. Surely PS4 and Xbox3 can maintain 1080p60fps visuals on that engine if Killzone Shadow Fall, a graphically vastly superior game, can maintain a rock-solid 30 fps @1080p on PS4 at launch.

      I’m genuinely wondering how long it will take for Acti to switch from 360 to Xbox3 considering their huge annual sales on MS’s console.
      Anyways, I couldn’t care less about BF4 or MW4/BO3. They will sell by the millions but I’m not into military FPS-ers. At least the visual gap between BF4 PC and BF4 PS4/Xbox3 should be much smaller now as both consoles run on DX11.1 hardware,

      Still, I want ME2. Mirror’s Edge is still one of my all-time favorite games and I absolutely adore Faith. Such a beautiful, believable charming, adorable, strong female character. I want more!

      • Bloodios

        Regarding Killzone: Shadow Fall, I’ve heard many speculations that the demo was a very early build, created with the idea that the PS4 would launch with supposedly only 2-4GB of memory, so with Sony later decided to embrace 8GB of GDDR5, and plenty of time left till the system launches, Guerrilla Games should be able to optimize the game for 60fps.

        The idea is that in the best case scenario where all FPS, including Shadow Fall, would be capable of running at 1080p@60fps on next-gen consoles, where would that leave the Call of Duty series?

        I personally think that the selling point of the Call of Duty series is its twitchy responsiveness of having running at 60fps. So, with next-gen, where 60fps is supposedly no longer an issue, surely attentions would then turn to graphics, and this is where I’m wondering how Activision would work it out with that outdated engine… I mean, sticking with current-gen console isn’t going to work forever…

        All that aside, I also would like to see Mirror’s Edge 2. The first game obviously ended at a pretty comfortable spot to start a sequel. EA better includes an enhanced version of the first game with the second one, one launches… Mirror’s Edge 2 powered by Frostbite 2.0, with PhysX support and everything, makes me excited just thinking about it.

        • tubers

          Doubt 60 FPS would be the standard for all next gen console shooters.. devs love to add visual flairs with FPS to set them aside COD.

          Then again were just speculating.

          COD will still have its brand name regardless.

          • Bloodios

            Yeah, but I still think that next-gen games should be aiming for 60fps as the baseline though… I mean, I can understand having turn-based RPG running at 30fps, but low-latency feedback is essential for all FPS. Maybe not as much as it would be for fighting games and shmup but essential nonetheless…

        • 浪黒雷 (Roland Gmyrek)

          I’ve read the detailed DF analysis and there Guerrilla confirmed to Richard Leadbutter that the game will be running at 30fps. I don’t think that the increased RAM can lead to double the current frame-rate It’s more likely to yield better textures and visuals, alas I’m no expert. My layman’s image is that more RAM equals better textures and a more stable game. I honestly would not mind if 30fps remains the standard, as long as each game can maintain a rock-solid 1080p30 image without any screen-tearing.

          Regarding ME there have already been official comments made by DICE that a sequel would run on FB2. A re-make of the first is unlikely as it would increase cost and time but throwing the original UE3-powered game amped to max with PhysX on would be a treat – I know as I own the PC and PS3 versions.

          As I said, I’d take a visually impressive 30 fps title over a 60fps one, as long as the former renders at 1080p and maintains rock-solid performance from start to finish. The COD games running on console never achieve 60fps anyways, they’re more in line with 45 fps on 360 and around 35 on PS3, so it’s just a perceptive 60fps feeling. So I could not care less – rock-solid performance = smooth controller response.

          If Killzone Shadowfall is an early benchmark for the level of visual fidelity we are expected to see in all of Sony’s 1st party titles than MS should be fucking scared! As long as I can physically hold a controller in my hand and mentally operate a game I will remain a faithful PS gamer until Sony ceases to produce new ones and beyond. April and E3 will be the most exciting times since the dawn of this generation. GC and TGS should yield more game reveals and hands-on time with Sony’s (and MS’s if they grant Japanese and European gamers the honor of attending TGS and GC) hardware. I’m stoked.

  • DesmaX

    From all the games I’ve played this gen, BF 3 was the most impressive. I just can’t believe everything happening on screen was the action of other players.

    I can’t imagine how BF 4 would be like

  • Warboss Aohd

    dis franchise angerz me.