Let it be said that Battlefield 4 does not have big shoes to fill in terms of its story. More like tiny, shrunken down clogs that its predecessor left behind, EA’s next big, bombastic shooter won’t have to do much to impress after the bitter taste that BF3’s double crossing plot left behind. But leaving the past in the cold like a dog that got its teeth on your favourite pair of loafers, Battlefield 4’s story looks like it’s going to be bigger, bolder and most importantly, better, than ever before.
What’s also key with Battlefield 4’s story is that it isn’t just fighting against past iterations, it’s also going up against the long reigning king of FPS sales that is Call of Duty: Ghosts. But unlike Activision’s fire-powered offering, EA’s seems to be doubling down on both the explosive factor (and those orange clouds of heat do look mighty impressive) as well as the interactions between a squad (which you could argue was perfected in other Battlefield series – Bad Company). And, showcasing that now in video form, is the Battlefield 4 story trailer, which you can watch after the break.
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I’ll also say this, as I’m sure it may not have been mentioned elsewhere, but I find it incredibly interesting that Battlefield 4’s plot seems to hinge somewhat on a female character. While it’s yet unclear as to whether or not she’ll be playable (or even what her name is), in BF3 the closest we got to a leading woman was a lone mission with a faceless female pilot. That being said, considering that just three games featured female protagonists in 2012 (an abysmal statistic that’s in J Station X’s very own About Page), this character’s inclusion in one of the most hyped about games of the year is a notable step forward.
Of course how much of a role she plays and whether she’s an antagonist or a protagonist (or both) have yet to be seen, but suggested by this smaller trailer-sized glimpse, the Battlefield 4 story seems to be shaping up nicely.
The Battlefield 4 release date is November 12th on PS4 and November 19th on Xbox One.