An FPS Server guide for developers It's not rocket science and to be honest, most if not all of these features have been around for some time. However we keep seeing new games released, with a lot of these basic features missing. Click here to view the list of features we've been asking for since 2001
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EA CTO Rajat Teneja is stating that the new PS4 and Xbox1 is more powerful then current gen PCs.
"Our benchmarks on just the video and audio performance are 8-10 times superior to the current gen," Teneja continued. "The compute capabilities of these platforms and the data transfer speeds we can now bank on, essentially removes any notion of rationing of systems resources for our game engines."
Someone should tell Mr. Teneja, that the old EA forum server is not current gen...
It'll be interesting to see how these next gen console games get ported to the PC. I guess if, it's another terrible port its just bad programming and not programing for the lower common denominator (the console) this time around.
From a ComingSoon.net Article - News about the Release Date, DLC info, Multiplayer Beta, and BF4 for the new consoles.
DICE, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), today announced that Battlefield 4 will be available this holiday for early-adopters of the next-generation hardware systems: the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Powered by the advanced Frostbite 3 engine, Battlefield 4 will be available October 29 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Players that pre-order Battlefield 4 will receive the "Battlefield 4 China Rising" premium digital expansion pack at no additional cost. In this sprawling expansion, players fight for dominance across the vast and majestic Chinese mainland in four massive multiplayer maps, using all-new vehicles and high-tech military equipment. Separately, players that pre-order the "Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe" exclusively on Origin will receive the base game, bonus in-game digital items, the "Battlefield 4 China Rising" digital expansion pack and access to the exclusive Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta.
At E3, DICE will be unveiling Battlefield 4 multiplayer with a live demo at “The Download: EA 2013 Preview” press conference taking place at 1:00 pm PST on Monday, June 10. Fans attending E3 will have the chance to go hands-on with multiplayer in EA's booth located at #1601 in the South Hall. DICE will also be live streaming their entire E3 booth experience including multiplayer matches complete with commentary.
Tripwire Interactive and the Rising Storm Team are delighted to announce the start of the pre-purchase period for Rising Storm, the next game in the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise.
Rising Storm focuses on the island-hopping campaigns in the Pacific Theater of World War 2 and the brutal and intense combat between the US Army and Marine Corps forces and the Imperial Japanese Army.
Naturally, there are benefits to pre-purchasing the game - a 15% discount and immediate access to the Rising Storm Beta! Head for the STEAM STORE PAGE!
•"Precision, authenticity and thick danger... making it so absurdly fun" - PC Gamer, May 2013
•"a tactical, intense, harrowing multiplayer experience like none other." - OXCGN, May 2013
•"very accessible realism" - Gamespot, April 2013
Rising Storm is the option for those who want to purchase Rising Storm (and RS alone)
Rising Storm Digital Deluxe is for those who want to purchase Rising Storm with the DD additions
Digital Deluxe Upgrade is for those who ALREADY OWN RISING STORM and would like to add the DD additions
“There will be exciting new developments for the Battlefield brand as fiscal ’13 progresses,” said Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director John Riccitiello during an EA Q4 FY13 earnings call earlier today.
Looking back, he states, “we did what we said we’d do with Battlefield. Battlefield 3 took very significant share from the leading competitor, on its way to being one of the biggest selling titles in EA history.”
Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer, added, “our Battlefield brand has been pushing the edge of online combat for 10 years, and along the way assembling a huge community with tremendous expectations. As we predicted, Battlefield 3 took market share last year, and more importantly, millions of players are still online, deeply engaged in this game.”
Recent reports indicate that Battlefield 3 Premium has earned over 3.5 million subscriptions to date, earning $120 million in revenue through the March quarter.
Looking forward, EA hopes to repeat their success and accomplish even more with Battlefield 4, releasing this fall, going head-to-head with Activision’s recently announced Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Detailed in a recent agreement with Disney, EA also hopes to produce strong results with games based in the Star Wars universe with developers like DICE (Battlefield) and Visceral Games (Dead Space).
Looks like Blues News is reporting on the reboot of Wolfenstein, called The New Order
The New Order is set in 1960 after the Nazis won World War II. Gamers play as the familiar American war hero B.J. Blazkowicz and are tasked with launching an "impossible counter-offensive" against the Nazi powers that have taken over the world.
Set in Europe, The New Order will have players infiltrating Nazi strongholds and battling legions of enemies, while taking control of "super weapons" that the Nazis have used to dominate earth--"and beyond," Bethesda teased.