EA was scheduled to begin their Battlefield 4 marketing carpet bomb run at some point today, but some early leaks of a low-res gameplay reveal and a handful of screenshots has forced them to start a little earlier.
After the jump is 17 minutes of Battlefield 4 single-player gameplay. The whole thing is split up into various moments in what is presumably a much longer mission. Also, it has Bonnie Tyler music playing at the start. Bizarre.
I’ll admit, when I began watching this footage I wasn’t expecting much. I was expecting more of the same in terms of visuals and gameplay. While I was right about one of those (this is still your typical hoorah American military first-person shooter) I was wrong about the presentation. My word, that new Frostbite 3 engine is capable of some amazing visuals.
Battlefield 4 is now available for pre-order if you’re still one to pre-order games. It’s heading to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360. It will, I’m sure, land up heading to whatever next-gen console Microsoft announces. It’s out sometime during our spring 2013.