During an interview with CVG, Battlefield 4 executive producer Patrick Bach really hammered home the point that DICE, as well as their fans, are looking at the single player campaign more than the online components.
“Showing multiplayer would’ve been hard I think. It’s hard to showcase multiplayer in a good way so everyone gets it. Also I think we have a strong heritage of making good multiplayer games, so I don’t think people are as worried about multiplayer as they are about our single-player. It’s hard to convince someone with ‘only’ 17 minutes of software, but in general I think yeah – people are more worried about what we’re doing with single-player than what we’re doing with multiplayer.”
This makes a lot of sense to most gamers out there who are familiar with the FPS market and have seen what that online multiplayer is like. In most cases, if you’ve seen one online multiplayer mode, you’ve seen them all. Where a game like Battlefield 4 can set itself apart is its single player mode. This is where Bach feels they needed to try a bit harder.
“I think that we are more confident with multiplayer than we are with single-player, so to us we need to step up our game when it comes to single-player too in order to earn the respect of Battlefield players.”
“We have the luxury of having an awesome multiplayer and only a ‘good’ single-player in BF3,” he added. “So of course people have been positive with our single-player, but nobody thinks it’s as good as our multiplayer – so that’s where we have to step up our game.”
You can check out the full interview here.
Battlefield 4 is set to release on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this fall.