Incoming 2013: Battlefield 4

The brand new first-person shooter is set to arrive this year from EA and DICE

What we know:

Battlefield 3 impressed millions of first-person shooter fans all over the world with its stunning Frostbite 2 engine, which is now used by other EA titles, but also through its engaging multiplayer, not to mention the top-notch post-release DLC, which saw several add-ons appear every few months.

Now, with Battlefield 4, you can bet that publisher Electronic Arts wants to recreate that big success. Throw in the fact that last year's Medal of Honor: Warfighter didn't live up to the company's expectations, prompting the end of the franchise, EA definitely wants to make Battlefield 4 a great experience.

As of yet, however, not a lot of things are known about the first-person shooter, although fans will certainly conclude that it's going to use the same impressive Frostbite 2 engine, albeit with different updates and improvements.

What's more, seeing as how it's going to be a regular entry in the Battlefield franchise, and not in the different Bad Company spinoff series, you can draw the conclusion that it's going to boast a standard story that mostly serves as an introductory course before jumping into its main attraction – the multiplayer mode.

Variety in terms of vehicles, weapons, and online modes will also play a key role in order to draw in as many shooter fans as possible, alongside the impressive destruction mechanics.

Why it matters:

Battlefield 4 is EA's flagship shooter series and, as of right now, the only franchise that can at least put up a fight against Activision's Call of Duty.

What's more, seeing as how it’s one of the few shooters to actually feature fully-drivable vehicles, it's going to certainly please fans of such activities.

Battlefield 4 is expected to appear during the fall of 2013, probably in October, judging by previous release dates for EA shooters. It's going to appear for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 and might even reach the Wii U. A beta will be organized for owners of Medal of Honor: Warfighter later this year.

The full list of Incoming 2013 articles can be read on Softpedia right here.

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