Not too long before Battlefield 4 hits, and EA today dropped a few more details regarding the Battlefield 4 Battlelog system. "Enhanced features," EA calls them.
Bottom line here is that EA and DICE are working toward more social integration, because at some point over the last few years, that became a big deal in practically every game genre short of RPGs. Hey, why not interact with your friends even when you're not playing with them? Networking is the future of everything.
So here's that list of "enhanced" Battlelog content:
Anytime, Anywhere – No matter where players go, Battlefield is always at their fingertips. Whether they’re heading home on the bus, taking a lunch break at work or lounging on the couch, players can log into Battlelog and check out their stats, interact with friends and much more from their smartphone, tablet, browser or directly through their console.
Battlescreen – Battlelog is now more seamless, offering a coherent second-screen experience to give players the chance to better enhance their game. Whether it’s highlighting attack points on the mini map, keeping track of squad members or playing as the team’s Commander, every move made in Battlelog reflects directly back to the game in real-time.
Real-Time Load Outs – Gamers can now switch their weapons, change their load outs and check their progression at any time, all with real-time results in-game. Players can also select servers or even launch a match from their devices, making the transition between game sessions easier.
Missions – Want to find out who is the best tank destroyer is or who can capture the most bases? A brand-new feature called Missions will allow players to custom create challenges for their friends to compete. Battlelog will also notify players when they have been kicked out of the number one spot so they won’t miss a beat to boot back up and fight for the title.
Geo Leaderboards – Battlelog is introducing targeted, geo-localized leaderboards that will allow players to not only compete with everyone in the Battlefield community, but with people in their city, in their country or on their continent. This is a great way for gamers to rank up while making new friends, or even adversaries, on the battlefield.
Of course we do have a trailer too, just for Battlelog. It more or less covers everything above, just presented by the lovely folks from DICE and in slightly more detail. Everything is better explained with moving pictures, after all.
Battlefield 4 will be out October 29, 2013.