DICE explains Battlefield 4 Spectator Mode
Developer DICE has released details for Spectator Mode in its upcoming first-person shooter, Battlefield 4.
Posting on the official Battlefield blog, assistant producer Daniel Matros and junior gameplay designer Dennis Brännvall detailed the options Spectator Mode will offer.
Battlefield 4′s Spectator Mode will feature four different views; first-person, third-person, tabletop and freecam view. Servers with Spectator Mode enabled will be able to accommodate up to four spectators in addition to the number of players allowed in the game.
First- and third-person views will allow the spectator to follow a specific player. In freecam view, players can switch between five cameras laid out on the map and move them to cover larger areas quickly.
Spectators will be able to switch freely between each type of view. The display will allow spectators to see every player on the squad they have switched to and view relevant game details, including score, remaining time, and objectives. Squad bars on each side of the screen will show each squad member’s health and class.
Additionally, spectators will be able to see each participant’s Player Card, which details current weapons, attachments, gadgets and relevant vehicle customizations. Viewers will also be able to toggle off and on the layers of display.
Battlefield 4 launches on October 29 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The PlayStation 4 version will be released November 15, while the Xbox One iteration hits November 22. A beta for the game began last week and runs until October 15.