Originally Posted by jsacevedo
I've thought about it a bit, but I (generally) prefer realistic, military-based shooters. Is it still going to be free-to-play?
Yup, and from what I've read it's not "Pay to win" like some micro-transaction games. The MP is also outside of the PSPlus paywall, so you can MP without a sub.
You can pay to rank up much faster, but mostly the nickle and diming is costmetic stuff. It looks a bit more arcadey, but I'm also getting a BF/MAG vibe from it. I'm in since it's free to play.
BF4 just looks incredible. I’m really digging 5 to a squad now, especially as when I’m playing it always seems there’s a 5th odd man out we want in there. I’m really hoping commander mode works as well as it supposed to, and that they give the squad leader a dedicated COMM right to him. Makes running the squad all that more important.
The Squad leveling for perks is also interesting. I wonder if the SL can customize the load-out for it? Squad wipes just got a lot more painful than just losing a forward place to spawn.
I really, really hope "next gen" means BFBC2 Destruction 2.0 like map destruction is back. It seems like it, but who really knows. The CQC style maps (Metro?), and need to allow large maps on this current generation systems, seems to be the reason it was absent in BF3 for the most part.
Hopefully the "next gen leap" means we can bring everything down on enemy squads (and sometimes accidentally on friendlies) once again.