DICE ‘very interested’ in Battlefield 4 eSports

Developer says it is looking at competitive gaming support for upcoming military shooter; game won’t have any co-op.

DICE is “very interested” in eSports support for Battlefield 4, according to studio general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson.

“I can say that eSports is an area that we are very interested in,” Troedsson told Leutin09 in a new video interview posted on YouTube.

Troedsson did not go into any further detail, as only Battlefield 4’s single-player has been revealed that far. Still, he explained that eSports is a growing phenomenon and that it will be no easy task to pull it off in the final product.

“It’s not as easy as some game developers like to think; that’s it’s just that you do A, X, Y, and Z and everything is done. It’s actually much bigger than that now,” Troedsson said. “There are some people that actually see this as a new phenomenon and that’s not true either. It’s been around for a long time. It’s just recently that it’s really starting to take off…”

Troedsson further explained that Battlefield multiplayer has always been “very competitive” and “the heart” of every new installment in the series.

“And that won’t change moving forward,” he said.

Also during the interview, Troedsson revealed that Battlefield 3’s cooperative mode will not return for Battlefield 4. “We don’t have co-op in Battlefield 4. We have made that decision. We’re focusing everything we have on multiplayer and the single-player,” he said.

Battlefield 4 launches this fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, but not Wii U.

By Eddie Makuch, News Editor

From: http://www.gamespot.com/news/dice-very-interested-in-battlefield-4-esports-6406280


Limbo coming to PS Vita

Playdead’s 2010 side-scrolling game supposedly coming to Sony’s latest portable.

Playdead’s black-and-white side-scroller Limbo is coming to the PlayStation Vita, according to a new IGN report. The game was originally released in July 2010 on Xbox Live to a warm critical reception before later launching on PlayStation Network, PC, and Mac.


In addition to Limbo, Sony recently confirmed that Telltale’s well-received The Walking Dead series is coming to the PS Vita.

In November 2011, Playdead revealed that Limbo had sold 1 million units across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Limbo puts players in the shoes of a small child who must find his way through a black-and-white world, filled with puzzles and dangerous, often deadly, obstacles. The game won critical acclaim upon release, which was followed by a small avalanche of award nominations that yielded multiple Interactive Achievement Awards and a Game Developers Choice Award.