The new Battlemap feature on Battlefield 4 won’t be compatible for the current-gen consoles it has been revealed today. The BF4 Battlelog will be compatible with all versions though.
The Battlemap integration is a new second-screen service that allows players to keep track of all their action via a smart full radar-enabled overhead map on a close-by computer or smart device.
The Battlelog assistant producer Jesper Nielsen spoke with Engadget today and said that the feature won’t work with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, but will work with the PS4, Xbox One and PC editions.
“It’s going to be a lot easier for us to actually update things from the in-game Battlelog than would otherwise be the case. You’d have to do patches normally; here we can actually do things almost by the flick of a finger,” Nielsen said.
He added: “Battlelog is powered by the web, and that has a lot of implications. There are a lot of different things you can do, things you can do faster, rather than building stuff in native code.”
EA have set a date of October 29th in North America, and November 1st in Europe for Battlefield 4. It’ll be out on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and the next-gen versions will be out this fall.