First look: Battlefield 4 (Xbox One)

UGP had a play of the eagerly anticipated Battlefield 4 at Eurogamer Expo, and as expected it looks blooming brilliant. Needless to say the queue was monumental, but once we got our hands on a controller, it was very much worth the wait.

I played “Obliteration” mode in a large multi-player session. The objective was simple, retrieve a bomb and blow the opposition up. The game looks incredible – from blades of grass to the barrel of your gun, the detail is epic. I had a fairly poor game (2 kills 4 deaths), probably due to the fact that amidst the frenetic battle, I was peering around at the environment with my jaw tickling the floor.

What struck me in the limited time we were given was the audio. I can pay Battlefield 4 no bigger compliment than to say I genuinely felt like I was in a warzone. Given the visual pyrotechnics, it is actually quite frightening when you see and hear a bloody great tank heading your way. It really is spine tingling stuff.  Battlefield 4 multi-player is also extremely tricky, but I love the fact that you really have to fight for supremacy, much as you would in a real world battle.

I enjoyed my sneak peek so much that I genuinely considered stealing the console and game, and making a break for the border. The weeks leading up to Battlefield 4’s release promise to go as slowly as the queue in which we waited. I’m looking forward to this game more than Christmas, and I love Christmas.

 

Battlefield 4 will be available to pre-order from the UGP store soon!