Battlefield 4
Battlefield 4

Games developer DICE has justified the changes made in the console controls for Battlefield 4, one of the much anticipated FPS (first-person-shooter) games which is yet to release.

DICE has stated that in order to help players get quick access to certain features and perform actions like shooting, melee, aiming and others simultaneously, they have improvised the control layout. "To accomplish this we needed a button that allowed players quick access while also enabling the player to still perform all the necessary functions of Battlefield, like shooting, aiming, moving, and melee," Battlefield 4 executive producer Patrick Bach told Game Informer.

This change is said to give consistency to users who are playing the game and shifting from PS3 to PS4 or from Xbox 360 to Xbox One consoles.

Making the In-Game Movement Easy For Players

It has been noted that all movements of vehicles or players are assigned to the left side control buttons. This will reportedly provide a similar control for players and vehicles which will be easy for the gamer. "We wanted to have a more intuitive control scheme as the default for Battlefield 4. Since you are moving your character with the analog stick it made sense to have similar controls for vehicles. If you prefer to use the triggers for acceleration and breaking you can change to that layout in the options menu," said Bach.

Not in Favour of Bringing Back BF3 Control Layout

Bach added that introducing a new layout for the controls might not be easy for players who have been playing the game for quite some time. Unfortunately, they would not be able to give a complete BF3 control layout option. "We recognize that change is hard, and the veteran control schemes are our nod to players who wish to have a Battlefield 3 control style. We continue to see teamplay as a key area for Battlefield, and that meant that we could not purely duplicate the old setup," he added.

Following is the control layout which was recently posted on Gamepur:

Trigger Buttons
L1: Grenade
L2: Aiming
R1: Spot/Commorose (Hold)
R2: Fire

Directional Pad
Up: Accessory
Down: Fire Mode
Right: Gadget
Left: Gadget

Analog Sticks
Left Side:
Up/Down: Move
Left/Right: Move
Press: Sprint

Right Side:
Up/Down: Look
Left/Right: Look
Press: Melee

Other Buttons
Triangle: Switch Weapon/Pick Up (Hold)
Circle: Crouch/Phone (Hold)
X Button: Jump
Square: Reload/Interact (Hold)
Options: Pause/Scoreboard (Hold)
Touch Pad: BattleLog