Battlefield 5 has released a very short video clip of the in game engine graphics. I have posted it at the end of this article. If you are a Call of Duty fan it is important to note the style of the Battlefield shooters are much different than what you’re used to. Battlefield shooters are entirely more realistic. The arcade styled first person shooter is fun, don’t get me wrong, but for many of my generation the lack of realism is becoming an eye sore. The style of play is night and day. The levels seem more spacious and realistic. Activision is smart for not spending the money to evolve their game. They don’t need to when gamers continually shell out money for a mediocre, “it has the same graphics as the game before it” type of game.
Let’s also give fair criticism to the Battlefield series. While there is a ton more to do in the game (driving jets, helicopters, tanks) the last two Battlefield games have not been good. I believe this has a lot to do with DICE attempting to make their Battlefield games more like Call of Duty.
On May 6th DICE will release the first trailer of the newest Battlefield game. We do not know if it’s called Battlefield 5. I hope they are realeasing Bad Company 3 – or at least going to develop a game with the same mechanics ad Bad Company 2.
I consider Bad Company 2 to be the best first person shooter of all time. This is because of the realistic mechanics of body movement. No first person shooter that I’ve played (key words; “that I’ve played”) have the same movement mechanics as this game. The pace at which people moved in Bad Company 2 was more realistic than in any Call of Duty game I ever played. Teamwork was a real factor and strategizing with other players was a necessity to win. For this reason, I hope the new Battlefield 5 takes DICE back to the roots that made their first person shooter games unique. After all, it was the stark difference between the Call of Duty games that created a large following of gamers who wanted realism over speed, and thus went to Battlefield.
Though I will not yet recommend we purchase Battlefield 5, I would urge all first person shooter fans to be aware of what DICE is doing to push first person shooter games forward.