Electronic Arts is forgoing soldiers for the next installment of the Battlefield series, instead turning the game into a high-res version of cops and robbers.
Players of military shooter Battlefield 4 have reported several big issues with the game, including a bug that applies damage from a single bullet multiple times, killing the player instantly (quickly dubbed the “one-hit kill” by players). As a result, EA has said it will not work on any planned expansions to the game until the core product is running smoothly.
While you typically play a hero in military shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield, some of your actions aren’t exactly heroic. You’ve likely partaken in more than a few actions that international law would frown upon, to put it mildly.
If so, the Red Cross wants a fitting in-game punishment for your crimes.
The enhanced capability of the devices has given game developers the ability to borrow more from filmmakers, blending cinematic excitement with the immersive elements of interactive entertainment.
The game is “Tomb Raider,” launched March 5, and critics are already singing its praises as a masterful reboot of the 17-year-old franchise. In the relatively short history of videogames, that series, perhaps more than any other, has shown that players are more than willing to accept a female lead character in a fantasy action game.
But when it comes to games that are set in more realistic scenarios, women are rare — and they’re never cast as the primary hero.