EA's Battlefield 4 poll shows more excitement for multiplayer

82 per cent of people are anticipating Battlefield 4's multi-player more than its singleplayer.

82 per cent of Battlefield 4 fans are looking forward to the upcoming game's multiplayer over the single-player campaign, if publisher EA's current poll on the official Battlefield Blog is to be believed.

The poll, which has been running since March 27 and has seen 39,796 votes at time of writing, asks players what they're looking forward to in Battlefield 4 the most: multiplayer or single-player. 82 per cent of respondents--32,706 votes--said multiplayer.

18 per cent of respondents said they were anticipating Battlefield 4's single-player campaign over its multiplayer.

Swedish developer DICE has previously confirmed that, unlike Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4 will not feature a co-op campaign.

Despite the poll's results, no information about Battlefield 4's multiplayer has currently been made public. DICE officially unveiled Battlefield 4 at GDC 2013, showing off a 17-minute single-player gameplay demo. DICE has said the campaign will track many different elements and incorporate a multiplayer sensibility into the single-player.

EA has confirmed that a Battlefield 4 beta will be happening later in the year, with early access currently promised to those who purchased last year's Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

Battlefield 4 will launch in fall 2013. So far the game has been confirmed for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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BF4Blogger
BF4Blogger

While I'm somewhat excited to experience BF4 on my new PC (since I have BF3 on Xbox), I'm not as thrilled about it as I would have been had they announced a 2142 re-make. As the very best version of the BF franchise, it's a shame it's received no love to this point.

In watching the promo footage, I can see some of the elements from MoH:WF that made that game great and notice how seamlessly they've been incorporated into BF4's mechanics. The game looked pretty fluid and the graphics were sharp. One can only hope for a truly immersive experience on both the single and multi player sides.

I don't think that a new BF was necessary given that BF3 is still somewhat fresh (EG was just released last month!) and is still going strong. Given that BF2 still has solid play and the game is 7+ years old, I think BF4 is a bit premature. I'm not all that surprised though given how it's all about competing with the CoD benchmark. Sadly though, in doing so, the deep and engaging game that is Battlefield becomes somewhat watered down and little more than a prettier clone with vehicles. http://battlefield4blogger.com

Trea1-4
Trea1-4

Been playing BF3 since it came out till this day love the game the teamwork is incredible and look forward to buy premium on this one too and hopefully that the bar got raise even more

husker11
husker11

Saying BF players are more interetsed in multiplayer than single player is like saying a dog prefers licking its own balls compared to licking an electric fence

husker11
husker11

prepare to be DLC raped...probably including co-op DLC.

duderdave
duderdave

This has got to be one of the dumbest poll questions ever.

"What is the BF franchise know for?" Team-based multiplayer.

"What is the BF franchise good at?" Team-based multiplayer.

"What is the BF franchise not so good at because they had never done it before?"Single player campaign.

"What did the BF franchise do well in BF3 that they are foolishly not going to do in BF4?" Team-based multiplayer co-op missions

"So, are you more looking forward to what they do well, that is team-based multiplayer, or are you looking forward to what they don't do as well, and that you may only play once or twice, that is single player campaign (sorry but you can't vote for co-op because we're too foolish to make that for BF4)?"

ANSWER =

"D'uh, let me think now... d'uh, hmmmmm,... d'uh, I guess I'll say multiplayer - d'uh, is that the right answer boss?"

Seriously, what a waste of time and polls...

erix43
erix43

DICE usually does a good job of listening to their fanbase. I think they'll polish off the campaign this time around to make it a true 100 percent amazing game. They've always given me my money's worth. Love this Dev team. I still rock BF3 to this day with my good friends online. The campaign was "ok" in BF3, but BC is better and humorous. Let's see when BC3 comes out too! 

vadagar1
vadagar1

EA's Battlefield 4 poll shows more excitement for multiplayer

 

cfstar
cfstar

Omg this is unbelievable.

What's next? A black president?

moonlightwolf01
moonlightwolf01

It's not really surprising, battlefield has always been more about the multiplayer, Since this is EA though they'll probably mess even that up.

Max-Elite
Max-Elite

No suprise there, but it does suck it misses co-op.. The extra weapons you could only unlock with that just gives it a nice touch

botsio
botsio

people nowadays are more interested in multiplayer than singleplayer!since last year at  every game press event most asked question was multiplayer based!i enjoy singleplayer alot!but on a more competitive level like a tourney multi is fine with me!no wonder aliens colonial marines suffered!the multiplayer experience was made central to the detriment of single player!don't listen to them dice and ruin battlefield 4!its got so much potential!

badiie05
badiie05

I did not see that coming -.-

Morthulo
Morthulo

Battlefield 4 MP is going to be insane, I can't wait. All I want to know though is are they going to release it on the PS4 or not? Hope they confirm this ASAP 

blackothh
blackothh

I look forward to seeing another EA product get fucked up

tonymoise
tonymoise

Battlefield is the only game I buy for the multiplayer...so these stats do not suprise me. I will play the single player but the game's multiplayer is where the action is.

Lambchopzin
Lambchopzin

STOP THE PRESSES EVERYBODY! Thank you GS, we would all be in the dark were it not for these statistics you have gracefully shared with us today.

sirscarecrow
sirscarecrow

I learned some new things today.

Huey's are still used ??

The water is several thousand feet deep right next to the shoreline of a beach.

Speaking of realism. EA, from the crap you did with BF3, BF4 won't roll well, I can guarantee you that mch already.

Gen_Warbuff
Gen_Warbuff

I'm so glad they did this poll, I would have never guess that people wanted to play MP! HOLY S#!T!

Prats1993
Prats1993

And in other news, EA's BF4 poll also revealed that their fanbase consisted of mentally retarded individuals.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

I can't understand why they they dont just make Bad Company their campaign title and focus Battlefield on multiplayer, at least then the two franchises will be different in something besides quality in storyline.

Also the loss of Co-Op is a real shame, I enjoyed playing those and thought adding Co Op DLC was a missed opportunity...

pip3dream
pip3dream

Well of course.  The SP in these games are forgettable.  Spec Ops: The Line was the last memorable military shooter for me.  Actually, it might be the ONLY memorable military shooter I've played.


SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

Well BF3 was the first core game to actually have a real campaign and it was a complete waste of time BF2 never had a campaign instead it had loads of MP maps and that was a far superior game

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

Here's what I remember. The COD game where it tossed you back and forth between US, Brits, and Russians in WWII was for me the last epic SP game I've played (when it comes to warfare, not including other SP FPS games). The first Modern Warfare was good but was short to me. Then came the advent of MP focus which is fine. But, one or the other is always going to lose out in production times and value when they go about trying to put both experiences together nowadays. So, I wouldn't mind at all if they split the two cuz I'm now waiting for the bargain bin on the COD and BF series cuz I'm not much into the MP. Stop pumping shit out every year and instead go with a two year cycle SP and MP games alternating or something. I don't have the exact answer but they've lost me at this point with their production philosophy.

rad8045
rad8045

I bet the MP on BF4 is exactlly the same as the MP on BF3.

Trea1-4
Trea1-4

@husker11 yup but u know one thing ...this is the only game i bye DLC for (Premium)

Trea1-4
Trea1-4

@erix43 i agree i play BF3 damn near every day myself on the ps3 Love this game and will rock my dog tags till game hits...a true fan!!

calum1984
calum1984

@erix43 "DICE usually does a good job of listening to their fanbase." hahahahahahahahaha.....no seriously if that was the case then "Battlefield" 3 would have been more like......you know Battlefield 2 and not Bad Company 2. Remember when it was announced "we are making the true sequel to battlefield 2 on pc" could have fooled me with the result

XZeroKPS
XZeroKPS

@vadagar1 Yup, didn't have to search hard for this comment. I wonder what CoD fans would say to a similar survey. I'm sure the results will be fascinating(ly obvious)

erix43
erix43

@moonlightwolf01 

EA is the publisher, DICE is the Dev. Stop being a troll. READ SIR. Mess it up? BF3 is the best warshooter/multiplayer on the planet. No question. 

Black_Pander
Black_Pander

@Max-Elite the issue with coop was that it was broken (on pc). there was literally no way to play with a friend, it just did not work, which was really annoying. 

Butcher_ss
Butcher_ss

@Morthulo 

How exactly do you know it's going to be insane? This is EA we are talking about. The game will be highly advertised, overhyped as usual and end up disappointing true Battlefield fans. Premium has been announced before even the game is out and they screwed up MOH players by saying they would be getting BF4 beta without saying that bf3 premium players would also be getting it. I am not giving anymore from my money to EA because all they do is take our money, remove content from the game and then call us blind for pointing out what they have removed. They can take bf4 and shove it where the sun don't shine.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

@Prats1993 I thought it was made up of skill grinders, bronies and chronic moaners?

Wawas20
Wawas20

@charlieholmes its been two years since the last bf. and cod has different studios take turns so they get two years too

rad8045
rad8045

Just as every COD game is the sames as the last, i think they have gone as far as they can go with military shooters.

juno21
juno21

@erix43 @moonlightwolf01 lol bf3 was good, but it could have been alot better. Hopfully bf4 makes up for its short comings ( I swear to god if vehicles magically heal themselves again...im not buying)


Butcher_ss
Butcher_ss

@erix43

EA might be the publisher but they control a lot of the development. Same way they controlled bf3 and it came out with 3000 bugs, many of which have not been fixed a year and half since release. EA owns DICE so they forced them to release an unfinished game hence all the bugs and problems. Just check MOHWF and Sim City and how EA forced them to release unfinished produces.

Max-Elite
Max-Elite

@Black_Pander @Max-Elite I don't think it was broken, played all the missions several times with 2 friends of mine, first to unlock the weapons for myself and later to help them with it, so I've spend some hours in it with friends. Only problem I've encountered was the fact that it was impossible to play with 1 of them, while we could play multiplayer together without any problems.. Later we found out that his internet (or rather the way he connects to the internet) was the problem, he came over to my place with his laptop and as soon as he connected to my internet we had no problem at all cooping! So no problems there for me mate, think I only had 2 matches with random players and hours of games with friends in coop.

GrayF0X786
GrayF0X786

i agree, this whole premium thing is just plain sad, people here don't know the value of money sadly.

Wawas20
Wawas20

@rad8045 cod maybe bf no way. go back to ur cave and play ur mmo:s 

Butcher_ss
Butcher_ss

@erix43 @Butcher_ss 

You mean that in every round you get killed when you get behind cover due to the awesome hit detection? You mean the suppression which makes the bullets magically go right and left of the target? You mean the falling from 5 feet and getting instant deaths? Or the 0% health but magically alive "feature"? I could go on but I will need a lot of space.

Butcher_ss
Butcher_ss

 @Aengelus

Oh no, a parents joke. You keep throwing your money to EA, that's the reason why BF4 will be another unfinished, buggy, nothing new game. Because some people will buy it no matter what they include, people like Erix43 who think that because DICE is the developer they also control when the game will be released. The fact that EA was voted as the worst company speaks for itself.

Aengelus
Aengelus

@erix43 @Butcher_ss haha I'm sure your parents will buy you the game regardless of how good it turns out to be so don't worry. 

erix43
erix43

@Butcher_ss @erix43 

Again, DICE is the dev. I read about EA and Sim City, blah blah. Great. BF3 plays great. It's a huge game, that actually has less bugs on PC, but more on consoles. Yes it runs better on PC because of hardware limitations on consoles. You can't knock BF3/EA, other games yes. It's near perfect MP i would say, but the bugs really aren't that noticeable. You have to be a big loser to really take them seriously. 

Butcher_ss
Butcher_ss

@MatrixGamer78

I don't know what a Steamer is and the last COD game I played was MW1. Whatever I have said has happened whether you like it or not. They advertised premium then removed content from it as it came out and called us blind when we pointed out the differences. People took screenshots before they changed the content but they already had our money so they couldn't care less. So again they can take bf4 and shove it where the sun don't shine. Do you think it's a coincidence EA was voted worst company?

rad8045
rad8045

@Wawas20 What are mmo:s ? and have you got a problem with my choice of dwelling ?