Battlefield 4: DICE Tried Adding Animations to Get In and Out of Vehicles, Then Scrapped the Idea

on October 22, 2013 5:04 PM

In Battlefield 4, and in pretty much every Battlefield game, you just walk up to a vehicle, press a button and you’re inside it, without any kind of animation or transition. Turns out that it could have been different. DICE actually tried to implement animations, but it just didn’t work out, as Multiplayer Producer Aleksander Grøndal told DualShockers in an interview that you’ll be able to fully enjoy soon.

We decided to go against it. We tried it a few times, but every time we do that we feel like it’s taking too much time.

We want people to get into the game and not to spend time in being in a sort of canned animation, because some times that’s cool, some times that’s just annoying. You just want to get out there and do it.

It might be something we’ll take a look at again for the future, but definitely not for Battlefield 4.

What camp are you in? Do you prefer to actually see some sort of transition as your character enters a tank, or maybe you just prefer to start shooting people as soon as possible?

Let us know in the comments, while you wait for the full interview that will be published on Thursday.

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