This new Battlelog has been revealed and OMG this looks like the coolest thing ever! But judge for yourself, watch the video below.
What I love about this is how multi-platform it is, not everyone has a tablet, but everyone has a smart phone now days. And now the devices that are now more apart of people’s lives than anything is useful for gaming in a fantastic way.
It doesn’t seem gimmicky either, these are legitimately useful features…
- Being able to find new room and queue to join matches while still in-game, or even before you get home/get ready to play
- Being able to configure loadouts on your device rather than on-screen
- Being able to use your tablet (or phone?) as a second screen for map info (which is not on the PS3 and 360)
These seem legitimately useful either as being easier to use (touch screens should be much easier to navigate), or a just plain a nice added feature. The other stuff is a fairly nifty bonus too.
Now granted BF4 is not the first game to try this, Ghost Recon Future Soldier had a few of the same features in its app, related mainly to stats and loadouts. I never really used it myself (the beta app didn’t work for me) right now it seems well rated.
Alas some questions are still raised. For instance what OS’s will be available at launch? All this showing of apple devices could just be marketing, but launching on iOS first before all others might be kick in the junk considering currently Android devices definitely out number Apple devices. But I seriously, seriously doubt this will be a problem, since that’s too big of a hole to miss. Yet what about Windows 8 and Windows Phone? The market share might not be near as large (in tablet and phone form) as either Android or iOS, but it’s still very important as both seem to be slowly gaining ground.
Then there are matters like how well the app is developed (bugs, crashes), how frequently it syncs with the game (or is it real-time?), and more.
And lastly we can be excited for the commander mode!
Is that the Sony Xperia Tablet in her hand? Awesome, although my worst fear on this is waiting too long to get in a match since its only one commander. It doesn’t seem like MAG where there were multiple leaders, and speaking, can anyone be commander? Or only honed trained warriors? I remember in MAG having a negligent leader at any tier was terrible, but in that game you needed to gain experience to be eligible for higher positions. Also is that app free?
Obviously all these questions are just spouting out of my excitement for the features, this will not be the only game having these features as we’ve seen at E3. This holds a world of new ideas and potential problems we’ve yet to fully experience in the world of gaming. Its exciting, and I’m looking forward to it, all of it.
How about you?
Initially spotted on: Engadget