Battlefield 4 adds vehicle 'test range'
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 4, 2013 10:45AM PDT
Battlefield 4 most recently released the Paracel Storm trailer to show off its vehicle combat. The series mainstay has become a defining trait of Battlefield, and DICE has taken a step to make hopping in a new vehicle a little less daunting for players. Just like real-life, it will let you learn how to drive before putting other players' lives in your hands.
"We've definitely heard that people are afraid of getting in there [and using vehicles like helicopters] and that's not our intent," creative director Lars Gustavsson told IGN. "So what we've done is, we've added a test range, which allows you to try out all the hardware ahead of time so that if you want to learn to fly a helicopter you can get in there and you can find the settings that work best for you. And then start doing some stunt flights just to feel safe before you go out and get the responsibility of a bunch of other people sitting in your helicopter, so I truly hope that this will help people feel more safe about trying out the whole battlefield."