E3 2013: Xbox One to get Battlefield 4 map pack, Second Assault, first

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Xbox One is set to receive a timed exclusive downloadable map pack for Battlefield 4 called Second Assault, as announced in today's press conference by EA and Dice.

Shown earlier today in a gameplay demo, Battlefield 4 is unsurprisingly packed with firefights, but Second Assault is set out far out at sea where the main character and his allies must in a sinking battleship that collapses bit by bit as the firefights rage, leaving little room for safety and cover. ...And then you see the ship splits in half and you're thrust on deck where you witness a jet slide off and into the water. Everything that happens from that point will surely only get crazier. For the awesome gameplay footage, check out the video below.

Battlefield 4 will launch for both the current and next-gen Xbox and Playstation consoles and PC on October 29.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 10, 2013 – DICE, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today demonstrated the next generation of Battlefield 4™ at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California. DICE showcased “Angry Sea,” a stunning single-player demo at the Microsoft media briefing, “Xbox: A New Generation of Games Revealed.” DICE also debuted “Siege of Shanghai,” a spectacular 64-person multiplayer match at “The Download: EA 2013 Preview” press conference. Both software demos were running at a silky smooth 60-frames per second, even while rendering massive maps, vehicles and infantry, environmental effects and dynamic destruction. Gamers can tune into a live stream of Battlefield 4 multiplayer direct from the EA E3 show floor at: http://www.battlefield.com.

DICE also revealed two notable innovations in multiplayer: a game-changer called Levolution, and the return of the fan-favorite Commander Mode. Levolution creates a dynamic and emergent battlefield where gamers can use the environment to their advantage like cutting the power to a building to shroud their enemy in darkness or reducing an entire skyscraper to rubble to alter the battlefield. With Levolution, the environment reacts to the player’s every move and ensures no two games will ever be the same. Commander Mode places two opposing players at the heart of the situation room with a birds-eye view of the battlefield. It’s a tug-of-war match between two commanders as they deliver critical intelligence and powerful assets to their troops below to the turn the tide of the battle. Gamers will feel the rush of Commander Mode on current-generation and next-generation consoles as well as PC. For the first time, commanders can also take control from their iPad® or Android™ tablet.

DICE also announced today in celebration of the unveiling of Battlefield 4 multiplayer and to thank the millions of fans that have logged over one billion gameplay hours in Battlefield 3, DICE is giving away Battlefield 3: Close Quarters digital expansion pack to all Battlefield 3 players for free*. For more details on how to download the pack, please visit: http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4/cq-giveaway.

Battlefield 4 will be available October 29 for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. Battlefield 4 will also be available for Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®4.

To see the debut of Battlefield 4 multiplayer please visit www.battlefield.com. To join the conversation on Battlefield 4, please visit http://www.facebook.com/battlefield, follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/battlefield and #BF4, or sign up for the official Battlefield newsletter at www.battlefield.com. Press assets for Battlefield 4 are available at http://info.ea.com.

*Conditions and restrictions apply. See http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4/cq-giveaway.