Battlefield 4 features 64-player multiplayer on Xbox One and PS4

DICE unveils first look at multiplayer map Siege of Shanghai.

DICE has confirmed that the Xbox 720, PC, and PlayStation 4 versions of Battlefield 4 will feature support for 64-player multiplayer matches.

At EA's E3 2013 press conference, DICE unveiled the first look at the multiplayer level Siege of Shanghai. The level featured helicopters, attack boats, and Jetskis, and culminated in a group of attackers working their way to the top of a massive skyscraper that was then reduced to rubble.

The returning Commander mode was shown running on a tablet, with the Commander player calling down an artillery strike. Alongside the Commander class, five-person squads were also shown. The Commander mode was shown running from a top-down viewpoint, and DICE added that it could also be played from the console.

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Battlefield 3 were restricted to 32 players, though the PC version allowed for 64.

Earlier today, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One version of Battlefield 4 would run at 60fps and that DLC for the game would be released first on Microsoft's next-generation console.

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mvickers89
mvickers89

Stop trying to make 'Xbox 720' happen

It's not going to happen

netter99
netter99

atleast we will get 32 players on the old consoles, still sucks though.

GamersKing84
GamersKing84

How is this official or confirmed when i didnt see this news at ign.com and such! i didnt even hear Dice say it at the EA conference

dalua360
dalua360

1:12 min , many shots and no hit... Hit system broken again ? Or bad player ?

dalua360
dalua360

the game is great.... I just don't support all the milking with the Frostbite 1, 2, 3 argument..... There's no much difference between them... at least in terms of destruction... it's all pre-programed, it's not like in Red Faction Guerrilla that you could destroy full buildings online 6 vs 6 players, and the physics were realistic because the destruction was always different depending on the point of force that was being applied...

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Battlefield 4 saved two press conferences !!! 

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

Really doesn't look much different to BF3, but the expanded multiplayer looks immense. Hoping the extra power will at least go into making sure it runs more smoothly than the last game.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

Bout time the consoles caught up to PC. Until the PC version gets 84 player multiplayer.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

what the heck is with the lack of any editorial correction or overview going on in this article... Xbox 720?? 32players on console bf3????? and where did they say 64 player support or bf4 on consoles ?????  What the heck am I reading....

GamersKing84
GamersKing84

Question! How is this info confirmed when dice or ea did not announce it at the conference? they only said for PC! and the guy whos writing this info on this article is getting many errors on the page such as saying xbox 720 instead of Xbox one, and saying 32 players was on ps3 and 360 for bf3 when it really was 24

Kooken58
Kooken58

Would of been nice to hear them confirm or not if there were 3 factions as well.

Solace427
Solace427

Did he really put Xbox 720? 

bighorse83
bighorse83

The next question is dedicated servers, or peer to peer, ?

KommonSinse
KommonSinse

So...is COD still doing the 6 vs. 6, or 9 vs. 9 on a couple modes? That sounds exciting...

kidnatural
kidnatural

Okay okay... my chances of getting this game just increased exponentially. 

Razor10000
Razor10000

being a bf player since bf1942 and after the fail that was bf3, i am impressed with bf4. dice don´t ruin everything, make the rest of bf4 maps all big. one of the things i hate the most on bf3 was the art direction, and is still in bf4. i hope dice makes the graphics more clear and natural. they still have the time. make it happen dice.

Gamerhomer
Gamerhomer

It's what is needed. Battlefield3 just doesn't know what it's catering for. Some maps are far too big for 12 vs 12 and some are made for just that. Now everything can be focused on 64 players so each map can be catered for that number. Can't wait.

Gamerhomer
Gamerhomer

Building came down was like BROOOOHHHH!, and he was "WHOOOOOOOOH"

Kooken58
Kooken58

Remember how they showed us Caspian Border Radio Tower collapsing way back before BF3 came out? And when we got our hands on the game we realized we actually couldnt intentionally destroy it...Im hoping the same doesnt happen for these skyscrapers. Would be rather dissapointing if it was a scripted event for winning the match or something.

B-boy
B-boy

great news , more players more fun , I hope next bf game will 128 players

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

Great news.  This game will be a day one buy for me, on the PS4.

TacticaI
TacticaI

I can't believe it took them this long. I really can't, which makes this news all the more astounding. 

da_chub
da_chub

Articles like this show how far behind console are to pcs. 64 player matches being such a big deal. I played mw1 with 64 people like 6 years ago...on pc.

THizzle7XU
THizzle7XU

@mvickers89 Ya, this article was written June 10, 2013. MS already came out with the Xbox One name. WTF are they calling it 720 for?

grove12345
grove12345

@WantYouBad PS3 has 512mb of RAM and did... 128 players?

Different game and different engine i know. But 84 players aint going to be much in this console generation.

the_big_doggg
the_big_doggg

@GamersKing84 

You are correct. Guess Gamespot should hire you to write these articles.

djpetitte
djpetitte

@Kooken58 

that's already confirmed and nothing new in the battlefield world.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Solace427 Just to make us annoyed and point it out in the comments, I think.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

@Gamerhomer  Not to mention BF3 was designed with PC in mind. This on the other hand should be designed with all consoles in mind

Lawdog1521
Lawdog1521

@Kooken58 Well, this was a little different. The tower was just a clip of it falling. this one was during gameplay and tanks were firing on the building from down below. Hopefully it'll be real time, although most likely in most matches it would knocked flat early on.


Maybe they're will be a time limit that must be reached before it can fall or something.

buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

@B-boy  I wonder what Homefront 2 will shoot for player wise considering BF4 has 64 players.  Is COD gonna stick with 6/12 players?

endouken
endouken

@da_chub Oh my days.  FUCK THE PC MASTER RACE ATTITUDE (with love from a PC, Xbox and PS3 owner).

Wej_accept_it
Wej_accept_it

@da_chub PS3 had online FPSs running 60 players at 60fps several years ago, developing for multiplatforms has held back development.
If Valve ever get around to releasing a new Half Life game and it's not a PC exclusive I'm rioting

ModestDude
ModestDude

@da_chub It's not like PC has 128 players now. Just save the negativity

vacguardian
vacguardian

@buffaloblitz85 @Gamerhomer BF3 was at first designed with the PC at the lead, than it changed half way through. But I am excited to see what is to come, especially due to the same microarchitecture we all share now xD

KommonSinse
KommonSinse

@hellangel_boy @bighorse83 Same as me. I've got BFBC, BFBC2, BF1943, and BF3 on Xbox 360 and all of them use dedicated servers.