Battlefield 5 will feature "more destruction"

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

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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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OOOH I see why people are so confused and angry now! xD I didn't realise this was so long ago! :D Hello friends. I am from the end of 2014, Battlefield 4's launch was shit, but the game was really fun in itself. yeah. Oh and they're making a Battlefield Cops game called Battlefield: Hardline. It's probs just a money grab while they make BC3 or BF5 but it still looks fun. :)

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Someone got to remind dice and EA that the wagon goes behind the horses!

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For Battlefield 5:

Fix the bugs from BF4 first. This is a must!
Longer, better campaign, especially if you're going to force us to play it to unlock weapons. There's no reason to have a crappy campaign (which also has bugs). Either fix the campaign and make it so it's actually enjoyable / believable, or don't force us to play it to unlock weapons. Pretty easy. Hell, make a campaign based off of a book. Get an author some joy. Have him/her write the script and the story. Make it your best foot forward.

Lots of Beta and Alpha testing from us, the players. Be open with us. You weren't when you first sold us the game, and we now know why.

More maps would be great! Instead of four maps per map pack, make it six, or even eight! I missed playing a lot of the other maps from BF3. I understand that would be a big goal is to bring them all back, but the more options we have for maps, the happier we are. Maybe do it like Fallout 3 and New Vegas did and put them on disks to either be played via disks or downloaded. There were so many maps that we missed out on with Second Assault.

I understand why you decreased the time for ammo resupplying and health regen packs, but I really enjoy TDM games and the times of those were perfect in BF3. I think you made them too long a few patches ago (BF4).

I actually miss Team Chat.

Commander is slightly over sensitive on the 360. The cursor wants to jump on units/objectives too easily. Minor issue.

On the Start page, have a link for objectives for unlockables. Make it easier to find and easy to track. I don't always want to be on BattleLog. I would like some of the general functionality in the game for quicker access.


Just some of the things that came to my mind. I've been playing the BF series for awhile, and I enjoy it. But there's really no excuse for having maps not loading at the start, or hit markers being off, or kill cams screwing up. I love the series, just time to make it better.

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How about you introduce some creation into this series Dice, like, I don't know, building houses, planting flowers, baking pies, making friends. Destroying things all the time gets monotonous.

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

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

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*BOOM, SQUASH, CRASH*

Nevermind..

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"More destruction"? Of what? The franchise?


Good luck with that.

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**** this, I'm waiting for BF6..

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So BF5 will be the actual BF4 then?

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

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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.

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

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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. )

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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....

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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!

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

Oh well more destruction the better !

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> For a second i thought i became illiterate.

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No. Wai.

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Battlefield 6 self destruction confirmed!

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Does this mean I should expect yearly releases now from these too?

Yawn.

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Both consoles have PC-like architecture so there should be very little having to learn the ins and outs of the console.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 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.


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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Unfortunately, all EA cares about is what it "needs" to make more money.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> it's true but people will enjoy it

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You are dumber because they just tell people not announce it.

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@Grishrak Yoshiro Graphics whore detected

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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

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Don't look at Gamespot photo of bf4 beta, didn't you read that the developer has said Battlefield 5.

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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.

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This is quite premature imo...

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> you mean CoD 11?


Yeah, there's that many


Actually there is more.. good lord

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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.

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can'r wait for battllefield 4!!

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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!