I may have been the only person in the industry who didn’t get the memo that second screen gaming was going to be the next big thing. Luckily, the guys at DICE have made it abundantly clear that this is the future of gaming with their latest trailer for Battlefield 4, which focuses on the new and improved Battlelog.
It seems that you’ll be able to control a good bit of the action from your browser, phone or tablet. While some of the tasks seem a bit mundane such as using your tablet as a real time mini map or being able to switch servers without leaving your game (it still bugs me as a PC gamer that this is now being billed as a feature), having the ability to tinker with my load out when I’m not near my keyboard seems like a pretty cool addition.
I’d have to say the most interesting addition is the ability to set up “missions” that act as a personalized leaderboard for some specific situations. It would be pretty cool to know exactly who’s the best pilot amongst my buddies, if nothing else.
Check out the Battlefield 4 trailer below and let us know in the comments what you think. Is this the next big thing, or another gimmick that we’ll forget about in a few years?