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Post by Eorl @ 02:13pm 06/08/13 | 28 Comments
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.

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Posted 03:25pm 06/8/13
Good times ahead.

Posted 03:44am 07/8/13
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Posted 04:45pm 06/8/13
... that's a big spider D:
Posted 04:49pm 06/8/13
Posted 05:10pm 06/8/13
Doesn't the edges of the monitor annoy you?
Posted 05:14pm 06/8/13
I'd be more annoyed that my three monitors were about to be rendered obsolete by the Oculus Rift.
Posted 05:33pm 06/8/13
I'd be more annoyed that my three monitors were about to be rendered obsolete by the Oculus Rift.

lol, bf4 on the Oculus rift? Have you played bf3 in 3d? It's terrible.
Posted 06:07pm 06/8/13
it would appear that your e-peen has girth and levity

that's a terribad game though, you will just play any game that comes down your wire huh
Posted 06:24pm 06/8/13
lol, bf4 on the Oculus rift? Have you played bf3 in 3d? It's terrible.

Can you not toggle the 3D effect with the Oculus? Surely it would be as simple as just duplicating the input to the eyes instead of rendering unique frames at slightly different angles for each eye (incidentally halving the required rendering power).
Posted 06:28pm 06/8/13
Battlefield of Duty 4... ugh
Posted 06:29pm 06/8/13
Yeah no doubt kos but what would be the point? Playing in 2d @ 640×800? Isn't that like going back 10 years in PC gaming.
Posted 06:49pm 06/8/13
Why is BF3 wake island on the monitors but the tablet has the commander mode for BF4?

Multiple monitors sark for FPS gaming, especially when you really need to concentrate on what's in front of you. The only good use will be when we can put the map on the second screen.

Can't wait for BF4, really liked BF3 so it can only get better and better.
Posted 07:05pm 06/8/13
Yeah no doubt kos but what would be the point? Playing in 2d @ 640×800? Isn't that like going back 10 years in PC gaming.

Yeah, from what I've heard/read, the lower resolution and much higher pixel pitch relative to your distance from the screen is something that you don't notice for very long thanks to the immersion, but it still sounds far from perfect.

The first consumer version will be 1080p+ (which I assume means 960x1080 for each eye) and I'm sure that will increase with future versions, but ideally I think the biggest improvement could be something like at least 1080p for each eye so that the FOV is dramatically increased from the ~90° that it is currently (compared to the ~190° of human vision).
Posted 07:17pm 06/8/13
Yeah I really want one but I'm after 1080p per eye too.
Posted 08:25pm 06/8/13
I will be getting the consumer version of Oculus Rift. The immersion factor is a bajillion times better vs a high resolution monitor. Kind of the difference between playing a 2D action scroller vs a 3D action FPS...

Posted 12:52am 07/8/13
i just hope they have focused on the game and not all this extra bulls*** with apps for tablets and phones like they did with bf3 and S***log....i want to play battlefield not look at my stats or see what servers people are is going on in this world. do all the kids really like playing with their phones this much? im going to go out on a limb here and say bf4 is going to be the same s*** as 3 but you get to experience on multiple devices if you wish.
also does anyone know if this s*** is another pusbox port or was it actually developed on pc? or are they just lying to everyone again.
Posted 02:15am 07/8/13
Battlefield of duty 4!
Posted 08:12am 07/8/13
Won't be buying, since my headphones didn't work with the game and, despite many people with the same issues and tons of threads / bug submissions, they did nothing about it.

All it took would have been a simple audio out device selector and they couldn't be f***ed. So now, I can't be f***ed playing their next game which for all I know, probably still won't support my f*****g headset...
Posted 09:46am 07/8/13
How strange. What headset?
Posted 09:59am 07/8/13
Can't you choose that in windows and make your headphones the default device?
Posted 08:48pm 07/8/13
Awesome setup Audi. Ive got 3 monitors myself but never got them to work with games apart from COD4 and Minecraft but minecraft looked s*** on the side 2 monitors. Ended up mostly using them to help with assignments.

Should see about getting them to work with CS:GO as thats a game i will probably play for a while into the future.

edit - so ive set up the surround thing in nvidia's control panel to 5760x1080 but the two side screens are at a f***ed angle in cs:go. Im trying to solve it with online searches now but has anybody already got it sorted to save me time?
Posted 09:24am 08/8/13
You can adjust the 2 side monitors via FOV . There will always be a bit of stretch though. The thing is you never directly look at the side monitors, they are peripheral vison only. The side monitors add massively to the sense of emersion you just have to train you're self not to look at them directly. Took me a few days, no way I could go back to a single screen now.

P.s. also don't forget to setup bezel correction.
Posted 09:49am 08/8/13
I foresee alot of gamers with f***ed necks.

As for three monitors for an fps ..... pass
Posted 03:39pm 08/8/13
Playing on a single screen to me feels like i'm a horse with blinkers on.
Metro Last Light in 3d surround is a site to behold.
Posted 02:02pm 08/8/13
to be honest i would love this setup up but i cant afford it 3 24" monitors and the graphic card to run the s***
Posted 03:38pm 08/8/13
As for three monitors for an fps ..... pass

Just had a look out of interest. In my 700hrs in bf3 200hrs are in the attack choppa, 200hrs in tanks and 40hrs in jets.
Posted 09:53pm 08/8/13
I do admire how clean your desk is, is there something wrong with you :-P

Just kidding, i am a bit of a clean freak but no matter how hard i try my desk always looks like a war zone
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