Battlefield 4 website up, hints at rain being prominent in the game

We seem to be getting closer to the Battlefield 4 announcement. The website for the game is up, though it doesn't give us much in the way of information about the game, except that it will have tanks. The website has what appears to be a rain-covered glass window, and you can move your mouse around to get a glimpse at what's on the other side of the window for a couple of seconds before it fogs up again.

The image behind the "glass window" appears to be almost the same as the promo art that was leaked a few days ago, with the only difference being the lack of a guy running towards you. The tanks are the same as the one from the promo art.

Where Battlefield 3 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 focused on highly destructible environments, Battlefield 4 might have a dynamic weather system. This is strongly hinted by the promo art and the "rainy" website. It will be interesting to see whether a weather system would have any bearing on gameplay like the destructible environments, or if it will simply be window dressing.

The Battlefield 4 website shows the usual PR bells and whistles

The Battlefield 4 website shows the usual PR bells and whistles


The promo art for Battlefield 4 was leaked earlier this week. Of course, going by the picture, EA doesn’t seem to be breaking any new grounds here. The game will still probably be the same modern military shooter with an emphasis on large maps and vehicles in multiplayer. Judging by the rain, though, perhaps some dynamic weather system may be at play. Only time will tell.

Recently, the announcement date for Battlefield 4 was revealed to be March 26. It was revealed by game journalist Geoff Keighley on his Twitter account.

"It's official: Battlefield 4 unveiling happens on March 26 in San Francisco," said the tweet. We don't have much details about the next game, but we do know that it will still be set in the modern era. While expected, this may be a drawback for the game as its contemporary—the Call of Duty series—has tackled a semi-science fiction setting with Black Ops II.

DICE General Manager Karl Magnus Troedsson revealed in August last year that Battlefield 4 will stay in the modern era setting. "There's a lot of things inspiring us as to how the franchise will move on. Everything from fans' feedback, to market research and, of course, what we want to build ourselves. It's not just one single thing," said Troedsson. "And, yes, I know Battlefield 4 is probably the most creative name we ever could come up with. I can't comment any more on that game because it's all secret," he added in a funny side note.

Published Date: Mar 21, 2013 10:37 AM | Updated Date: Mar 21, 2013 10:37 AM