Battlefield 4's Battlescreen to be Exclusive to PC and Next-Gen ConsolesJohn Llewellyn Martin |
The second screen capabilities of Battlefield 4's Battlelog app will give players even more control of their fights than ever seen. But they'll only be able to use the Battlemap if they're playing on a PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
According to Official Xbox Magazine UK, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players will be out of luck if they want to use the Battlelog in order to control certain facets of the game like loadouts, spawn points and squad controls.
DICE assistant producer Jesper Nielsen spoke to Engadget about the app and why it wouldn't be coming to current-gen consoles. He said, "When we set out to build this, our biggest goal from the start was really to bring a better Battlelog to the console players," and that "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."
It's the developer's first time working with a second screen, so it seems as if they're trying to do the best they can with what they're given. If PCs and next-gen consoles are better suited for the technology, then that's just the way we'll have to play it for now.
What do you think about the lack of a Battlemap and Battlescreen on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Battlefield 3? Let us know in the comments below and look out for the game when it's released on Oct. 29 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, with their tasty second screen features, will be released later in the year.