Battlefield 5 will feature "more destruction"

"Storytelling does not come naturally to Swedes," adds EA exec Patrick Soderlund.

A week before DICE launches Battlefield 4, the developer has said Battlefield 5 will feature "more destruction" than its predecessors.

When asked by the New York Times about what players can expect from Battlefield 5, executive producer Patrick Bach said "More features. More extras. More destruction."

"Every new game needs to be the next big thing," he added.

Bach also pointed to the gameplay of Battlefield as its reason for success, rather than its story and narrative. Single-player is still relatively new to the Battlefield series, with 2011's Battlefield 3 the first numbered entry in the series to feature a full single-player campaign.

"The story is just the coating on the game," said Bach. "The game is now the experience of playing it.”

“I hate to say this, but storytelling does not come naturally to Swedes,” added EA exec Patrick Soderlund. “But we’re good at designing systems, and that’s what these games really are. Minecraft puts a box in front of you and says, ‘Do whatever you want with it.’ Battlefield is a system designed for entertainment rather than for telling you a story.”

Swedish developer DICE is also working on a new Star Wars: Battlefront--which Bach has said is "scary" for the developer--and Mirror's Edge 2, with both games being formally announced at E3 2013.

Battlefield 4 will be released next week for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will follow at launch.

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691 comments
FuzzyPancakes
FuzzyPancakes

If I decide to get BF4 now... would it be considered fixed? or should I keep waiting?

eric_neo3
eric_neo3

If Dice doesn't get off their asses and fix BF4 then this series is dead.

vackillers
vackillers

well if thats the case when it comes to story telling... scrap the damn campaign that can get completed inside 4 1/2 - 5 hours, and add back in the sandbox BOT Support then.......

Fate_00
Fate_00

*BOOM, SQUASH, CRASH* 

Nevermind..

Trencher10
Trencher10

"More destruction"? Of what? The franchise?


Good luck with that.

Noclippin
Noclippin

Fuck this, I'm waiting for BF6..

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

I love Swedes...tastes much nicer than mashed potato.

Mr357Magnum
Mr357Magnum

Wow. First saw the headline and immediately thought: Oh GameSpot, surely you must have typo'd. Surely GS means the upcoming battlefield 4. Surely Dice must not have made hints about another battlefield A DAY before its current product. Surely Dice would not have made hints about the superiority of the next one. Sure, right? Right. I'm just going to keep my assumptions and pretend that Dice doesn't produce annual tech demos for hardware showcasing.

XxXDarkness0XxX
XxXDarkness0XxX

how about a new battlefield Vietnam shit ill even go with WW2 

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

Let's hype the NEXT Battlefield before the latest version is released. Brilliant PR/marketing dept! It seems that no matter which company it is, M$, game publishers/developers, they all say the stupidest things every damn week.  Are they really all that ignorant as to the negative vibes a lot of the public gets from their idiotic statements? Oh ya, OUYA MASTER RACE 4k, 60fps, textures, graphics, quad SLI, Holley 4 barrel! ( That last sentence was my impression of a gaming exec. )

danielcliment
danielcliment

This is not a very nice thing to do.... don't let out the news BF5 will be better than the game that has not even come out yet.... We like the BF saga, gamers dont have to be overflowed with "breaking news" about the NEXT game all the time, let people enjoy at least this one, without already thinking is not as good as the next one.... It feels like going to Mc Donals, getting stuffed and driving into Burger king.... let me digest one first...


Or at least make a BF4/Pepto Bismol bundle....

jehnubis
jehnubis

Really? Battlefield 4 must have been quite the "under achievement!"

lionheart1981oz
lionheart1981oz

Da Fuq.....my brain just froze -_- BF4 aint even out yet.

Oh well more destruction the better !

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

Reading this mae my brain bleed. First off, you hype the next game, then you disrespect the story designer?

In one sitting I lost respect for ya, and in another I am more interested in what 5 has to offer than 4. Good job.

t0taldj
t0taldj

Battlefield 6 self destruction confirmed!

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Not exactly the reason, but I;m skipping BF4 and will get BF5. Not only I am tired of military shooters and need a decent break, but by the time BF5 comes out, the devs should have plenty of time with the PS4 and Xbox One and will no doubt make a better game technically.

DemannameD
DemannameD

It really bothers me that they are already talking about BF5, before BF4 comes out.... There was to big of a gap between BF2 and BF3, but way to short of a gap between BF3 and BF4. They need to be working on Bad company 3 and the new Battleground.

andfx8
andfx8

Why are they even talking about BF5 when BF4 has yet to come out? Dumb. 

leandrro
leandrro

i dont like single player, but even battlefield bad company 1 in 2008 had a much better single player than modern warfare games with all that american patriotic BS and on the rails gameplay

megabmin
megabmin

this is not bf5 it's bf4! can't you see that?!?!?!?!

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

I guess I'm one of the very rare few that actually enjoyed Battlefield 3's campaign then.. *sigh* oh well! Battlefield 4 still looks absolutely incredible. 

NoAngle
NoAngle

This is quite premature imo...

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

All of my interest in Battlefield is practically dead at this point. I simply can't trust DICE, or this franchise.
When Battlefield 3 came out, I remember being completely disappointed in the lack of maps.. but I thought 'hey, maybe it'll be like BC2, where they'll roll out more maps for other game modes for free, maybe with an expansion pack towards the end of its lifecycle.' Instead, what we got was EA being greedy whores, making players pay as much as they paid for the game for maps that should've been on the disc in the first place. What we got was EA splitting the community into those that were suckered into buying a ridiculously overpriced Season Pass, and those that weren't willing to waste their money. What we got was EA advertising Battlefield as the Call of Duty alternative, pitting fanboys against one another just to increase sales.

Like every other franchise EA has ever gotten a hold of, in their pursuit of riches they soured the name of a great franchise, one I will no longer be taking a part in.

japes60
japes60

can'r wait for battllefield 4!!

elbauto
elbauto

BF 4 haven't came out yet, just talk about BF 5...

emacdaddy08
emacdaddy08

But, apparently getting ahead of yourselves does come naturally.....come on guys.

Whiskey3romeo
Whiskey3romeo

This is just Dices way of saying that all the stuff that will be broken in BF4 will be hopefully be fixed in BF5.

groowagon
groowagon

we... need... 2142 sequel...

gokuss4z
gokuss4z

Damn battlefield 4 isn't out yet!!

Lord_Vader
Lord_Vader

I can't believe they're already talking about BF5 when BF4 has yet to be released. Way to milk the franchise. I'm tired of these modern FPSes that are flooding the market. Go back to something that hasn't been done in a while like WWII or 2142.

Verityrant
Verityrant

@jehnubis That is how I felt reading this, all I heard was BF5 will be better on the eve of 4 being released, and that DICE sucks at storytelling.  WAY TO SELL IT!  Add sucks at generating hype and sales to the list too!

murph85
murph85

@Gamer_4_Fun Both consoles have PC-like architecture so there should be very little having to learn the ins and outs of the console.

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@megabmin Don't look at Gamespot photo of bf4 beta, didn't you read that the developer has said Battlefield 5.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@NoAngle 

I think everyone can agree to that.  That's like IW bragging about better dog AI for CoD 8

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@elbauto There is no problem if they telling people early it's good to has fast early news, because when you wait for a game you like when it took about many years people will said it look like game is dead what happened to this game it was so fun!

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

@emacdaddy08 I think you forget to realize that a reporter asked them this question, it wasn't just a random statement by DICE

Pikdum
Pikdum

@groowagon They more than likely dropped the project to develop SW: Battlefront 3. Which sounds like it would be a good alternative so I'm not complaining.

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@GetafixOz LOL, We waiting for Battlefield Bad Company 3 EA & Dice should Talk & announce it!

gunneysean
gunneysean

@Lord_Vader Korea or Vietnam would be better. Not to many games touch those wars like they should.

Verityrant
Verityrant

@murph85 @Gamer_4_Fun Maybe but BF4 was built on this gen and will be ported to the next gen.  The next games will fully be in next gen for development. 


Kjranu
Kjranu

@XIntoTheBlue @DemannameD Well, EA has said several times they want to use BF franchise to compete with CoD as MoH reboot failed pretty miserably in that regard.