Battlefield 4 Is Doing Its Best To Impre-- Watch Out For That Ship!

This is what competition gets you. It gets you a development studio, DICE, trying to convince you that they are making the best military first-person shooter of the year.

Today, it made its latest pitch, while someone in its studio or in the EA marketing team cooks up the word — "Levolution" — in order to hype the game's destruction, weather and malleable levels...

It's also trying to impress you with a long-term DLC commitment. It's saying that if you sign up for a $US50 Premium subscription of post-release content, you'll get new content every week, including five expansion packs involving an escalating war between the US and China...

Here's what Premium would get you, according to an EA press release:

  • Battlefield 4 Second Assault — Includes four fan-favourite Battlefield 3™ maps now re-imagined with the power of Frostbite™ 3. Available first on Xbox One.
  • Battlefield 4 China Rising — Players fight for dominance across the vast and majestic Chinese mainland. Available December 2013.
  • Battlefield 4 Naval Strike — Experience dynamic ocean combat as the Chinese armada takes the fight to the sea. Available Spring 2014.
  • Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth — The US strikes back engaging in all-out urban warfare. Available (northern) Summer 2014.
  • Battlefield 4 Final Stand — Bring the war to its epic conclusion. Available (northern)Summer 2014.
  • Two-weeks early access to all expansion packs for that competitive edge
  • Unique personalisation options including camos, paints, emblems, dogtags and more
  • Priority position in server queues
  • New content every week
  • 12 bonus Battlefield 4 Battlepacks
  • Transfer Battlefield 4 Premium membership from Xbox 360 to Xbox One and PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4.

Battlefield 4 will be out in Australia on October 31 on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and on next-gen later in the year.


    I paid for premium for BF3 and wasn't disappointed at all

      You weren't disappointed in discovering that premium in Austalia was twice as much as anywhere else?

        No not really. I don't think it was twice as much, certainly about a third

        isnt it $50 everywhere?
        i happened to be in HK after it launched and after conversion the price was the same by a few dollars

        i only ever saw it cheap during some Amazon sales

          This was controversial at the time it was created. Australians were paying like, 80 bucks when they thought it was 50.

      x3, this will be a day one purchase for XB1 here.

      Yep, $50 only sounds like a lot if you haven't played Battlefield. If you've sank months into BF3 you know you're going to buy the DLC and enjoy it anyway. For me the game pretty much justifies the price of a either console on it's own.

      Yeah it's definitely worth.

      BF4 looks more and more awesome the more I see.

      I don't really see how people complain with the dollar per hour cost is quite low if you play a lot.

      Two years on and I still regularly play with out ever taking an extended break. Sure i've played other games, other mp games ect. I have never stopped regularly playing BF3.

      loved premium

      but personally still feel gouged that i paid a total of $80-90 for game+dlc that should have been rolled into one main game

      damn EA gouging

    Who the heck has time for new content every week? I still have barely touched the two add on things that I've got for BF3.

    Gotta say though, this looks really good.

      It's not every week, its 4 months apart. Just like the BF3 expansions.
      In truth, I also haven't played the last 2 BF3 expansions much since I pretty much stopped playing before they came out, but the value of Premium was pretty good.
      You get a lot of new content through-out the year and I got my moneys worth even without playing the latest 2 expansions.

        Really? "It’s saying that if you sign up for a $US50 Premium subscription of post-release content, you’ll get new content every week, including five expansion packs". Because the article says different.

          Oh yeah ... i missed that. I wonder what new content they could possible make every week?
          Perhaps new skins or something.

    I've been a fan of the series for some time now. Yet, I can't help but think this is going to be a shitty cod/bf3 clone full of scripted stuff. Not sure if I want to waste $100 on this. Any one else underwhelmed at this release?

      I have naturally low expectations of all games these days, thus never disappointed

        It's sad, the step from 2 - 3 was a big one, and despite being similar games I enjoyed 250 hours of BF3. This one doesn't doesn't have me expecting much. I'll still buy it though.

          Totally agree, I myself were hoping for a departure from the modern combat.

    Ill be getting premium..... i've nearly logged 1000hrs so $ per hour is quite small even if the origional outlay was in the region of $150.

    Man the comments/gamers here are almost complete polar opposites to the comments/gamers on the US version of the article.
    Im quite pumped by what I saw (but still with a degree of scepticism as to the conditions/restrictions of what I saw), but everyone in the US was all raging at the DLC and how its the same ol' crap again.
    Because aircraft carriers running aground and changing weather conditions is just SO OLD now? @[email protected]

    Regardless of the technical advances EA will still remove all official servers asap in favour of rented servers, so youll still face badmin assholes who ignore any and all terms and conditions in abusing their admin status, EA will continue to do nothing about it and youll all end up with 90% Noshark TDM and Operation Metro server equivalents under the new game, rendering that DLC outlay worthless after only a few weeks after each DLC goes live

    Look at BF3 today for your proof

    EA only care about profit and even now BF3 still has game breaking bugs and glitches DICE doesnt care to fix and never will

    Screw EA The absolute worst thing ever to touch DICE and the Battlefield franchise!

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    I can't F***ing to point at stuff.

    Until seeing these trailers I was convinced I was going to wait at least a month after BF4 was released before buying, after the hard time I had getting BF3 to work in its first few weeks, but now.............. I'm seriously thinking of pre-ordering it.

    Last edited 21/08/13 4:31 pm

    $80 for bf3, $60 for premium and 500+ hours on the ps3 I got my money's worth that's for sure, even bought it on Pc game+premium for $50 played bout 60 hours and still feel as I got my money's worth.

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