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Producer: PS4 adds social element to Battlefield 4

Fans play Battlefield 4 on the opening day at the E3 Gaming and Technology Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11.
Fans play Battlefield 4 on the opening day at the E3 Gaming and Technology Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11.
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DICE producer Aleksander Grondal, the multiplayer boss for Battlefield 4, believes the PlayStation 4 “share” button will add an exciting social element to the EA game.

Grondal, who PlayStation Universe reports has been utilizing DICE’s Frostbite Engine to transition the Battlefield franchise from PS3 to PS4, said sharing content pairs well with Battlefield 4.

“That’s a super cool thing for us. The ability to share has been on PCs for a few years and people have done a lot with it,” Grondal said.

The PlayStation 4 “share” button will allow gamers to broadcast live 100 percent real-time footage” to anyone watching. Friends can also interact –– and talk trash –– with the gamer while he or she plays.

“So, I am super excited about people sharing their Battlefield moments on PS4. It will create a much more interesting sphere of social interaction,” Grondal said.

As for the developing the military shooter, Grondal said the transition from PS3 to PS4 has been a smooth one.

“For us, it’s not that much of a difference really. We have a scalable engine. It was already ‘next-gen ready,’ if you will, when we shipped Battlefield 3,” Grondal said.

“We do parallel development for all platforms, so, for us, (moving on to PS4) is not really that big of a change.”