DICE has announced some big changes coming to the Battlefield franchise’s UI. The developer said in a new blog post (via BF4Central) that it’s working on a new user interface that should be “more intuitive and centralized,” with the aim of improving “the experience of playing with friends and to bring relevant content to your attention.”
From DICE’s blog post, here’s a description of the the big change that coming:
“Now, you’re able to create a Squad before you actually enter into a game. Being able to join up with your friends and join into a game together makes it a much smoother experience, and helps make sure you’re able to spawn on your buddies as soon as you’re in the game.”
The update will also include other changes such as a “recommendation engine” where players can suggest new maps and modes.
Battlefield’s new UI is now available in beta form for Battlefield 4, but only for a “small audience.” DICE will make more announcements about “additional testing opportunities” in the months ahead.
The new UI will be available for Battlefield 1 as well, with a release for Hardline “soon after that.”
“Once it’s rolled out for all three games, you’ll be able to easily swap between the games as long as you own them,” DICE said. “Want to jump from St. Quentin Scar in Battlefield 1 to the skyscrapers of Shanghai in Battlefield 4? It’ll be easier than ever.”
Battlefield 1 launches on October 21, though there are ways to play it sooner.