Battlefield 4 producer: "We think we have the best game"

Patrick Bach says competition in the AAA shooter space is "beneficial for everyone."

Producer Patrick Bach has commented on the competition that Battlefield 4 faces from Call of Duty: Ghosts this holiday, as well as from Destiny, Titanfall, and others in 2014.

Bach told GameSpot that competition in the shooter market is good for consumers and that Battlefield 4 will emerge as the "best game" if it can stay true to the core of Battlefield.

"I think [competition is] beneficial for everyone. Consumers, first, of course, they get more choice," Bach said. "For us, we need to think about what is Battlefield really about so we don't dilute the franchise in any way. We need to focus down on what makes Battlefield awesome, and make it even more awesome.

"And I think Battlefield 4 hopefully is a good testament that we're doing that. I can't really see any downside to having multiple games being great," he added. "I'm happy for the consumer, first, and I think we will step up our game to fight the competition even harder. We think we have the best game; we need to prove it."

Battlefield 4 launches October 29 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game is also in development for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Battlefield 4.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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467 comments
xfiles2099
xfiles2099

I personalty have always hated the Battlefield games I hate the vehicles aspect of the game in multiplayer but i must say this one looks really good may have to get this one.

gameexpert33
gameexpert33

honestly I think battlefield4 will be the better game in terms of multiplayer due to the many factors such as bullet drop you simply don't get with cod, as for the story the jury is still out the fact is we simply don't know if battlefields story will be better than cods at this time.

though I'm going to get both anyways .

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

EA will always be EA. But let's not forget about DICE, people. They make damn good games. Bach says Battlefield 4 will come out on top -- I believe him.

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

ah... the age old fisty-cuffs between BF and COD.

I've learned over the last couple of years, to just buy both and enjoy the multiplayer elements for different reasons per game.

hardly ANY interest in the campaign modes though however. I think I would be FAR more interested, should their campaigns be full co-op. but they're not. they're just "on rails" poorly acted, poorly scripted re-do's of every shooter story since the last generation of consoles.


but I do still really enjoy each game's multiplayer modes. BF just a little more than COD. 

Hitch3nz
Hitch3nz

i don't complain its too short i said BF3 made for MP if u want compare between both of them compare on MP level not SP i like cod single player i played most of them but most people buy the that type of game for MP aspect not story game play which u can finish too fast even on hard what u will boost your time couple of hours but fact remain same MP in BF3 got huge scale than CoD i prefer sometimes not compare between them cause its invalid sometimes one u play on scale of big war and one u just killing people fast in small map xD

Par4doX_
Par4doX_

Power to ea ^_^ ..people stop hating ...we all buy these games anyway and enjoy it.. so why does everyone always have problems - be HAppy man  :D

CorndogBilly
CorndogBilly

Will BF4 have BOTS? not aimbots but a decent offline mode, you know, like BF2? If Ghosts has an offline bot mode and BF4 doesn't, im getting Ghosts

mediarays
mediarays

Thank God there are no zombie mode in Battlefield

samdam3
samdam3

brb day one dlc, fuck you ea you stupid cunts


BUT


Considering you make such good games im still buying it lol

Code135
Code135

Of course BF4 will "emerge as the best game" ... if devs and publishers don't put in a good word for their product and be cocky about it, how else will the community show interest and get hyped (excluding the marketing) ... 

Only thing I see different from BF3 is commander mode ... on a tablet (for real ...) and boats ... oh and buildings getting demolished but I can see that it's scripted anyways. Still, better than fake lighting promoted by CoD as well as doggies and, wait for it ... FISH AI ... yeah !

frostbite2user
frostbite2user

lets face it, not many FPS have good stories, I think the last good story in a FPS was MOH 2010 but most people would not agree with me, I found it The most realistic story in a shooter but i guess no-one likes realism. Multiplayer I think BF4 will be the best if they do it right but that remains to be seen

FutonSentinal62
FutonSentinal62

Battlefield is a fun game, but it definitely comes with some baggage. With Destiny and The Division coming out. I think its a little too early to say your game is going to the best shooter.

rad8045
rad8045

Don't even try to compete with COD because you will FAIL !!! Battlefield looks nicer but COD plays better, more arcade and over the top than Battlefield. But that's just my opinion, Both games are great.

pcgamingowns
pcgamingowns

The best game is Quake 1-3

Not some half ass army sim.

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

Battlefield is the greatest shooter ever to exist.

PureJagin
PureJagin

Maybe not best game this year, but in terms of E3, it easily beats CoD: Ghosts (Everything does...), probably Titanfall, but maybe, just maybe, Destiny could give it a challenge. It wins for the Multiplayer category, but we'll have to wait for the Campaign category

vadagar1
vadagar1

frankly I just want battle front 3 cause I need me some tie fighter vs X wing dog fight battles

vadagar1
vadagar1

well they can't go wrong with battle field 


but im still playing BF3 and I ain't planing on finishing any time soon

AceBalls
AceBalls

I'm a 'consumer' :(    I thought I was a gamer.

haedrianz
haedrianz

i have to admit , that i m a huge fan of battle field and respect them a lot ... i think bf4 looks great and has new nice features like commander mode ... but i do agree , it seems more like a bf3 on testosterone than an actual improvement ...  Call of duty ghost seems to play the same card ( like it did this last 5years, same game every year) ... so bf4 will win against COD .. but, i m not sure they will win against Titan or Destiny .. they bring a lot of new things. 

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

How can you have the best game when it's the same game you released last year with new maps and weapons?

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

@samdam3 Naw, I'm old enough now where I won't put up with shit.  I used to love EA and have played EA games going back to Archon on the IBM PC.  They're like M$ now though.  It's grab all yer money and give you the shittiest service/product possible.  Fuck 'em.  Let them go the way of Sierra.

JumpoffjoeyP
JumpoffjoeyP

@frostbite2user i heard that story was great but didnt play it so i wont say yay or nay...  but i have to say as far as I've played lately, CoD running the show as far as campaign... but hoping BF4 campaign gets jus unreal... but as far as Multiplayer i agree with u on BF4... i don't see how they can miss on it from the looks, but i was feeling the same way bout MoHWF and i felt that was  disappointing

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

@frostbite2user I completely agree with you on MOH. Was a really great story driven campaign with great action sequences.

Also I think this is where Bad Company 3 could have came into play. I enjoyed the campaign as much as the multiplayer. 

JumpoffjoeyP
JumpoffjoeyP

@rad8045 CoD plays watered down.. same ol shit over and over nothing new... only new weapons and sights... it only plays better cuz its easier... anybody can have a 30-10 game on there fairly consistently... Not everyone is gonna have 30-10 on a regular basis on bf3 becuz relies alot more on team tactics... sure the engine makes it a lil glitchy and thats bout all CoD has on it.. other than Campaign, CoD campaign WRECKED BF3 campaign..

rad8045
rad8045

Battlefield 3 did beat MW3 though, that game was trash.

JumpoffjoeyP
JumpoffjoeyP

@GONtheSKYLORD "Military Shooter" imo... I agree its the best Military shooter not just shooter... lots of other great shooters to make a good argument...although bf3 is my personal fav of all time becuz of the competitiveness

warbdaniel
warbdaniel

@haedrianz It really is a brand new game! Just wait until you play it and you'll see the differences! Physics engine, sounds, vehicle handling, map features, new weapons... it honestly is NOTHING like BF3!

eyanvenom
eyanvenom

@JayQproductions You must've mistaken this for the CoD franchise.

 BF4 is definitely familiar to BF3, but also a great step forward. ESPECIALLY for console gamers (like myself).

jchristenberry
jchristenberry

you complete objective a b and c and it goes down... scripted.

still looks incredible though!

rad8045
rad8045

@JumpoffjoeyP @rad8045 I played over 100 hours on BF3 and there wasn't much team work happening, maybe it's because I play lone wolf all the time I don't know ? But I noticed a lot of BF3 players still run and gun like on COD or camp and snipe. As for getting lots of kills I found BF3 more rewarding in the kills department, I was always getting 30+ in TDM and 15+ on conquer . The maps on BF3 just seemed to suit my game style better which is stalking, As I said earlier as good as BF 3 was I found the maps too big to how many people could play on them at one time, If BF4 addresses this with bigger servers on the consoles then I will enjoy BF 4 a lot more. COD to me plays better because the action is always faster on more consistent than BF 3.horses for courses I suppose. Lets just game on and be happy hey ?

dawg295
dawg295

@rad8045  The Battlefield series before BF3 came out KILLED COD, but BF3 is basically a COD clone, and i'm sure DICE is gonna get lazy and make this one a COD clone too.

warbdaniel
warbdaniel

@jchristenberry it's not scripted. There are 4 pillars on the skyscraper than need to be destroyed. As soon as these supporting pillars have been RPGd or Rockets have damaged them enough, the building will be destroyed! It REALLY is NOT scripted!

JumpoffjoeyP
JumpoffjoeyP

@dawg295 @rad8045 thats the single most retarded thing I've heard... bf3 is NOTHING like CoD... completely diff... CoD is just a run n gun cheesy shooter... as hardcore of a fan as I used to be.. BF3 has LOTS of kinks to work out but still with all those kinks far better than CoD.. At least far more competitive.. BF3 came out before MW3 and a year before BO2 and was still better than both(multiplayer at least)...

nicksayers
nicksayers

@dawg295   In what ways is BF3 a COD clone!? I'd really love to know your reasoning behind that comment. You mean, how they're both FPS!? That's a riveting deconstruction of BF3, my good lad!

frostbite2user
frostbite2user

@rad8045 @dawg295 well if you get a ps4 or pc, I woulnt count on the xbox one because there will be one person playing battlefield at a time

ShimmeringSword
ShimmeringSword

@rad8045 If you were playing it on consoles, that would be your problem. PC maps were nice and populated.

rad8045
rad8045

@dawg295 @rad8045 End of the day there both good shooters and I will be checking both of them out, BF3 for me was good but the maps seemed way to big for the amount of players on the servers, hopefully with the larger servers on BF4 it will play a lot better.

Par4doX_
Par4doX_

@Jayproductions     you are so ignorant ...thinking bf3 plays the same on a pc as bf4 plays on a ps4