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EA Reveals Battlefield 4 Multiplayer -- The Next Generation of Online Warfare

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Celebrated DICE Studio Delivers a New Era of Battlefield with World-Class Multiplayer Gameplay Featuring Levolution, Commander Mode and Epic 64-Player Battles for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC</i> </p>

Monday, June 10, 2013

EA Reveals Battlefield 4 Multiplayer -- The Next Generation of Online Warfare

17:30 EDT Monday, June 10, 2013

LOS ANGELES (Business Wire) -- DICE, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today demonstrated the next generation of Battlefield 4™ at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California. DICE showcased “Angry Sea,” a stunning single-player demo at the Microsoft media briefing, “Xbox: A New Generation of Games Revealed.” DICE also debuted “Siege of Shanghai,” a spectacular 64-person multiplayer match at “The Download: EA 2013 Preview” press conference. Both software demos were running at a silky smooth 60-frames per second, even while rendering massive maps, vehicles and infantry, environmental effects and dynamic destruction. Gamers can tune into a live stream of Battlefield 4 multiplayer direct from the EA E3 show floor at: http://www.battlefield.com.

DICE also revealed two notable innovations in multiplayer: a game-changer called Levolution, and the return of the fan-favorite Commander Mode. Levolution creates a dynamic and emergent battlefield where gamers can use the environment to their advantage like cutting the power to a building to shroud their enemy in darkness or reducing an entire skyscraper to rubble to alter the battlefield. With Levolution, the environment reacts to the player's every move and ensures no two games will ever be the same. Commander Mode placestwo opposing players at the heart of the situation room with a birds-eye view of the battlefield. It's a tug-of-war match between two commanders as they deliver critical intelligence and powerful assets to their troops below to the turn the tide of the battle. Gamers will feel the rush of Commander Mode on current-generation and next-generation consoles as well as PC. For the first time, commanders can also take control from their iPad® or Android™ tablet.

DICE also announced today in celebration of the unveiling of Battlefield 4 multiplayer and to thank the millions of fans that have logged over one billion gameplay hours in Battlefield 3, DICE is giving away Battlefield 3: Close Quarters digital expansion pack to all Battlefield 3 players for free*. For more details on how to download the pack, please visit: http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4/cq-giveaway.

Battlefield 4 will be available October 29 for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. Battlefield 4 will also be available for Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®4.

To see the debut of Battlefield 4 multiplayer please visit www.battlefield.com. To join the conversation on Battlefield 4, please visit http://www.facebook.com/battlefield, follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/battlefield and #BF4, or sign up for the official Battlefield newsletter at www.battlefield.com. Press assets for Battlefield 4 are available at http://info.ea.com.

*Conditions and restrictions apply. See http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4/cq-giveaway.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 285 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.

In fiscal year 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.

The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect, Battlefield and Battlefield 4 are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter Inc.

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