In an interview with The Guardian, DICE CEO Patrick Soderlund suggested that Battlefield 4 cloud servers could allow for real time weather effects.
“I sit the floor above the Battlefield development team and there is no lack of ideas down there. It’s just a matter of, how many of them are feasible and how many can we do.”
“One of the things I think is cool in Battlefield 4 is the geo-leaderboard – you can find out who in your neighborhood is, say, the best best assault player. That’s cool. And so let’s take that a step further and say, what if we had servers where it pulls in just things as simple as weather and day time from the local area.”
“If the server is in Stockholm and it’s sunny, what if the map is sunny, too? What if it’s snowing and dark in Moscow? Okay, let’s have the servers there playing snowy and dark maps. You look at the possibilities and realize you can do so many more things in the cloud-enabled world than we couldn’t do before. That’s frankly one dumb idea from me, but it’s kind of cool!”
Have you seen the Battlefield 4: China Rising DLC new map screenshots yet?
Would you like to see real time weather incorporated into Battlefield 4?