DICE has revealed that their second-screen app, Battlescreen, will only be featured on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for Battlefield 4. Battlelog assistant producer Jesper Nielsen unveiled the details in a recent Engadget interview
, stating that the second-screen functions were limited to next-gen and PC due to Battlelog being "powered by the web."
“Battlelog is powered by the web, and that has a lot of implications. There are a lot of different things you can do, things you can do faster, rather than building stuff in native code,” Nielsen said.
“It’s going to be a lot easier for us to actually update things from the in-game Battlelog than would otherwise be the case. You’d have to do patches normally; here we can actually do things almost by the flick of a finger.”
On the next-gen consoles and PC platforms, players will have access to a number of features through Battlescreen, including a tactical view of the battlefield, highlight attack points on the mini map, and tracking squad mates.
For those who may have forgotten their Origin login details, Nielsen also stated that a new QR code system is being implemented for use on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, that will allow users to simply scan the code and be logged in automatically. “It might sound trivial, but it’s actually making something that might be problematic for people super simple,” he said.
Battlefield 4 is due on October 31st 2013 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions also in the works. Check out the trailer below for a brief glimpse at the Battlelog features.