The Battlefield series is known for its successful multiplayer. However, the single player has never been as strong, owing, perhaps, to the linearity of the gameplay. Dice aims to fix that in the latest installment, Battlefield 4, by focusing on improving the single player.
Creative director, Lars Gustavsson, explained during the demonstration how the developers aim to do this in a special presentation at DICE’s Stockholm studio. The team will focus on bringing the open world elements of its multiplayer to the single player:
“If we can deliver on that, while telling you great story where you don’t care about anything except finding out what comes next – I’d want that. And since you’re steering the direction of what’s happening with the new set of tools you’re using – hopefully you’ll be so connected to it, you’ll come out of it and say ‘I want more’. That’s my hope and dream.”
The released gameplay footage is in agreement with their approach, you can take several paths to accomplish objectives and it really depends on how you want to proceed.