gamescom: Battlefield 4 Debuts Paracel Storm Trailer; Easy Upgrading to Xbox One

Our friends at Electronic Arts and DICE delivered a new “Battlefield 4” trailer at gamescom, showcasing the intense and dramatic naval combat on swelling seas and stormy oceans, with 64-player action in the “Battlefield 4” “Paracel Storm” map.

The exciting new gameplay builds on a string of exciting announcements for Xbox fans – including the news that all your “Battlefield 4” stats for Xbox 360 stats will carry over to Xbox One. When you start playing “Battlefield 4” when it launches Oct. 29 on Xbox 360, all the progress you make, such as earned stats, ranks and gear, will carry over when you upgrade to the Xbox One version in November.  

In addition, Electronic Arts and DICE have shared that Premium memberships for “Battlefield 4,” which grant access to themed digital expansion packs, new weekly content and personalization options, will also transfer from Xbox 360 to Xbox One.

At gamescom, DICE announced “Battlefield 4 Premium,” an exclusive membership for Battlefield fans that provides a wealth of new content to keep the action going all year long. “Battlefield 4 Premium” members will receive five themed digital expansion packs: “Battlefield 4 China Rising,” “Battlefield 4 Second Assault,” “Battlefield 4 Naval Strike,” “Battlefield 4 Dragon’s Teeth” and “Battlefield 4 Final Stand”; and will also be granted two-weeks early access to each. With “Battlefield 4 Premium”, DICE will serve up weekly content and unique personalization options so players can dominate the battlefield in style.

“Fan reaction to ‘Battlefield 3 Premium’ has been nothing short of amazing. We are humbled to see more than 4 million people join in,” said Patrick Bach, Executive Producer, “Battlefield 4.” “With “Battlefield 4 Premium” we continue to roll out the red carpet, treating our fans like VIPs with a massive amount of new gameplay, exclusive new content and even more benefits at an incredible value.”

At E3 this year, it was also announced that the first map pack for “Battlefield 4” – “Second Assault” – would be available first on Xbox One.

“Battlefield 4” is the genre-defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory — moments found only in Battlefield. With dynamic destructible environments, epic vehicular combat, and the chaos of all-out war, “Battlefield 4” gives you the freedom to do more and be more for an unrivalled entertainment experience.